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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-10 11:33 PM
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Rare Immigration Bills Pass In Congress
Source: Associated Press (via HuffPo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Congress has taken the unusual step of waiving immigration restrictions for two Japanese citizens fighting to live in the United States.

The private immigration bills passed by the House on Wednesday they had already been passed by the Senate are the first to be approved in more than five years. The measures now go to President Barack Obama for his signature.

One bill would clear the way for the granting of legal status to the widow of a Tennessee Marine who gave birth to their son after he was killed in Iraq in 2008. Another would provide relief to a Japanese man living in California whose mother was killed in a car crash when he was a teenager and who was never legally adopted.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/16/rare-immigrati...
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-10 11:40 PM
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1. Seems fair to me
Both very sad cases too.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-15-10 11:43 PM
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2. That is GREAT news!
It's unfortunate that getting those bills going, and then passed, is so difficult.

Recommended.

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shimmergal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 12:03 AM
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3. It didn't used to be so difficult.
When I was a documents librarian some years ago, there were many, many private bills that went through to regulate someone's immigration status. Most all of them appeared to be on humanitarian grounds like these. Don't know what happened in the intervening years to turn matters of simple human need into political footballs.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 05:57 AM
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6. Politics - the Party of NO, the right's hatred of foreigners and immigrants
in general, even legal ones, etc...


mrak
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AlphaCentauri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 12:50 AM
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4. There is another proposal for humanitarian reasons
Congressman Al Green Requests Temporary Protected Status For Victims Of Summer Floods In Pakistan

http://www.fortbendnow.com/2010/12/15/49473
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 01:28 AM
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5. k/r
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