Supporters of an immigration overhaul had high hopes that 2013 would be their year. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a GOP presidential contender and son of Cuban immigrants, helped lead a successful Senate vote in June. But the effort fizzled in … Continue reading
As 2013 comes to a close, the conventional wisdom is grim: Immigration reform is dead.Expectations ran high; this was supposed to be the year. The President promised action, and the 2012 elections drove home the political imperative.
For immigration reform, 2013 will go down as the year that wasn’t.Advocates for a comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system that would create a path to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented were full of hope and confidence when … Continue reading
Reps. Martha Roby (R-AL) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA)have introduced a legislative plan to protect veterans’ pension benefits from the slashes they would receive if cuts from the recently-passed budget deal ever materialized.
In April 2013, the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” released a 900-page proposal for comprehensive immigration reform. The details included a 13-year path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million immigrants who entered the United States illegally.
The Obama administration started 2012 with an important rule change that will reduce the time that the spouses and children of undocumented immigrants are separated from their citizen relatives while applying for legal status.
Immigration reform is not dead — it’s just waiting for lawmakers to drop the politics, strike a compromise, and get it done. The Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project seems to back up the idea that a pathway for achieving citizenship … Continue reading
My Japanese grandfather came to the United States in 1898 hoping to become an American citizen. He died without even getting a chance to achieve this goal, as our country’s laws back then didn’t allow foreigners to become full Americans.
Salvador Ibarra provided evidence against immigration crooks. His reward? Likely deportation.Any day now, Salvador Ibarra could be deported from the United States. The Oregon resident sits in a federal immigration detention lockup in Tacoma and—barring a last-minute reprieve—will be flown … Continue reading
If Republicans want to oust Harry Reid as majority leader of the U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz believes he has a knockout solution: Don’t pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House next year.