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Mar 5 14

Red Light Cameras

by mgriffeth

This is an interesting article on a recent decision by the Missouri Supreme Court to decline to hear the appeals filed by local municipalities regarding the use of red light cameras.

Feb 9 14

HIRE St. Louis – Economic Diversity Roundtable

by daniel

The International Institute, FOCUS St. Louis, and the Holden Public Policy Forum at Webster University present: HIRE: Economic Diversity Roundtable

Dec 21 13

Christmas Advocacy

by pari

The White house and CIR Vice President Joe Biden vowed that the comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) bill passed by the Senate would become law, even as he was hammered by conservatives over whether the legislation is fair. Read more at The White House and CIR Illinois undocumented Immigrants Driver’s Licenses FAQs The Temporary Visitor Driver’s […]

Nov 1 13

November Advocacy

by pari

Three Republicans back CIR in the House? A bill needs 218 votes to pass the House and the Democratic bill has 186 Democratic co-sponsors. Adding three GOP votes still falls short of a majority for passage. Read more at Republicans on Board? Illinois undocumented Immigrants Driver’s Licenses starts Nov. 12 Beginning in just a matter […]

Sep 12 13

September Advocacy

by pari

Comprehensive Imm. Reform in the House STALLED? States have made huge strides in Immigration in 2013, while the House has been stuck in low gear in spite of the positive developments in the Senate. Read more at House stuck in low gear. Missouri Supremes Uphold part of Eminent Domain Law The Missouri Supreme Court upheld […]

Jul 15 13

July Advocacy

by pari

Comprehensive Imm. Reform in the House? The Republican majority in the House will agree at “some point” to move ahead with its own Immigration Reform. It is unlikely to be sidetracked in the House even after the stone walling received at the hands of the Speaker. Read more at CIR in the House Missouri Supremes […]

May 21 13

May Advocacy

by pari

Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Imm. Reform Senators Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet, and Flake have created a Bipartisan CIR framework that creates a balance between border security and illegal immigration. Read more at Bipartisan Framework for CIR “Right to Work” unlikely to move forward in Missouri While a pro-business agenda has been fast-tracked by […]

Mar 4 13

March Advocacy

by pari

CIR: 8 Year Path to Residency A draft immigration bill will create a new visa for undocumented immigrants living in the United States and allow them to become legal permanent residents within eight years. President Barack Obama’s bill would create a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” visa for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the […]

Feb 2 13

February Advocacy

by pari

Comprehensive Immigration Reform President Obama’s proposal for immigration reform has four parts. First, continue to strengthen our borders. Second, crack down on companies that hire undocumented workers. Third, hold undocumented immigrants accountable before they can earn their citizenship; Fourth, streamline the legal immigration system for families, workers, and employers. Read more at Obama’s Immigration Reform The US […]

Jan 21 13

January Advocacy

by pari

Illinois Drivers Licenses – A reality The new IL law will allow the Secretary of State to issue temporary visitor’s driver’s licenses to applicants who have resided in this State for more than a year, are ineligible to obtain a social security number, and who are unable to present documentation issued by the United States […]