House Republican leaders intervened Friday to prevent a vote on immigration legislation, dealing a severe blow to election-year efforts to overhaul the dysfunctional system.
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) on Friday plans to file an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that would grant green cards to young illegal immigrants who serve in the military.
Both the White House and aides to House Speaker John Boehner are working Friday to knock down a report that the Republican leader has privately promised to pass immigration reform this year.
House Speaker John Boehner’s staff says he has not made a commitment to the White House to move an overhaul of the immigration laws this year, pushing back against comments made this week by a senior advisor in the Obama … Continue reading
Conservative immigration-reform supporters are trying to soften “tea party” opposition and give Republican lawmakers cover in advance of one possible final push on the issue this year in the House.
WASHINGTON — At a recent White House meeting with immigration activists, President Obama told the group his hands were tied. Even if he wanted to halt the deportations of millions of illegal immigrants, the president told the group, he could … Continue reading
Critics of the administration’s immigration policies are pointing to data on the thousands of immigrants convicted of crimes – and then released – as evidence that there should be no further leniency toward those in the U.S. without permission.
Although many Republicans are optimistic about their chances in this year’s elections, some of Washington’s leading conservatives gathered Thursday to privately vent frustrations about what kind of party they will be left with after November.
It’s no secret that President Obama could heal the pain of immigrant families facing separation today with the stroke of a pen. Using his indisputable executive authority, he could halt deportations, provide temporary relief to millions, and put powerful pressure … Continue reading
Washington’s deficit hawks lamented the dragging pace of tax reform at this year’s Fiscal Summit in Washington, their annual budget brainstorm spearheaded by Pete G. Peterson, the billionaire co-founder of the Blackstone Group.