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Immigration Advocate Predicts "Skinny" Immigration Bill

Feb 12, 2018
National Immigration Forum

The head of an immigration advocacy group yesterday (Monday) predicted the U.S. Senate would take a winding road before deciding on changes to federal immigration law.

Ali Noorani is the executive director of the National Immigration Forum. He spoke last night at a public forum at Whitworth University.

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The Trump administration has announced it intends to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

The Inland Northwest’s two U.S. House representatives say they hope the announcement will lead to a broader reform of the nation’s immigration laws. Progressive groups are urging support of a measure to help the so-called “young dreamers.”

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For a few weeks recently, Ferguson had quite a high profile, not only in the state, but also nationally, because of his decision to challenge the initial Trump Administration travel ban on people from certain countries. He appeared on national news broadcasts to explain the state’s position. And last Friday, he held a session at Gonzaga law school here in Spokane. Here are some excerpts from his talk.

Wednesday many people who were “with” Hillary Clinton are talking in hushed conversations over cube walls and giving each other hugs. Some had trouble keeping their focus, like one college senior in Richland, Washington. The 23-year-old is a U.S. citizen, born in eastern Oregon. But says she grew up in fear of her mother being deported because she is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico.

Idaho's two Republican congressmen - Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador - landed on opposite sides of a politically hot issue Tuesday. The issue was whether to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year without including a rider attacking President Obama's executive order on immigration clemency.

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