New Immigration Bill Filed; Texas Lawmakers Leave Talks

On the same day that the co-chairmen of the U.S. Congressional Border Caucus introduced a bill to help keep federal immigration reform efforts alive, two Texas congressmen left a bipartisan group of House members that had been working on its own legislation.

U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, and Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., on Friday filed the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2013. The sweeping measure creates a six-year visa that allows qualified holders to work and travel, and it grants them a reprieve from deportation proceedings. After six years, visa holders would be ...

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