Blogs on Immigration Law and Policy

by Greg Siskind

House Gang of Eight Falters...But Could This Be Good News?

Tea Party favorite Raul Labrador (R-ID) quit the House Gang of Eight today after the bipartisan group could not reach agreement on health care access for legalized immigrants. Then shortly after he left, a deal was announced on the issue (which makes one wonder if Labrador was the one holding up a deal?

Ezra Klein has an interesting piece stating that going with small bills coming from the House Judiciary Committee migh actually be smarter than trying to pass either the Senate bill or the House Gang of Eight bill in the House of Representatives.

About The Author Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at

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