In mid-May, as most of Congress was consumed with the troubles at the Internal Revenue Service and the Senate was conducting closely watched hearings on a sprawling, contentious immigration reform bill, something remarkable happened in the House Homeland Security Committee.
Nine DREAmers attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico Border through a legal port of entry in order to start a movement and send a message on immigration and the need for reform.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Sessions was unable to prevent the Senate from passing a massive immigration overhaul, so the Alabama Republican is crossing the Capitol to keep the House from doing the same.
It was only a week ago when prospects for the House passing broad immigration reform seemed dim. However, after hearing this week from House Republicans – not including Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa – and looking at new polling data, it … Continue reading
Immigration reform supporters continued to push for action this weekend, with both legislators and activists taking to the streets to further their cause.
President Obama has staked his bid to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws on providing a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally. Failing to do so, he told a Spanish-language television station, would mean 11 million people “permanently … Continue reading
The House Immigration Subcommittee changed its tone this week. Once opposed to providing a road to citizenship as part of immigration reform, the panel finally is entertaining the idea of offering lawful status to DREAMers, young immigrants who came to … Continue reading
Although congressional leaders remain split on the issue of immigration reform, many advocates believe that things are looking up for the 11 million people currently living in the United States without American citizenship. According to The New York Times, House … Continue reading
What is the likelihood that Congress will pass a comprehensive immigration-reform bill this year? DEMOCRATS (83 VOTES) Very likely: 2% Somewhat likely: 25% Somewhat unlikely: 44% Very unlikely: 29%
Rep. Steve King re-emphasized his calls to tighten America’s borders in a speech on the House floor Thursday afternoon.