This past week House Democrats introduced a discharge petition, which if successful would force a vote on previously stalled immigration reform legislation. Most acknowledge that the strategy has been employed for the singular purpose of shaming House Republicans for their inaction on immigration reform, and has virtually no chance of success.
They were an ironclad voting bloc for Republicans. But the dynamics may be changing for agriculture business owners, who are struggling to find American workers willing to do the physically demanding work, and struggling to find even undocumented workers amid stricter immigration enforcement along the border and inside the United States.
It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez.
Border justice is more than simply a legal issue; for some it is a moral, ethical and even spiritual cause.The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is highlighting what it sees as the humanitarian consequences of a flawed immigration system by organizing a Mass and procession at the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, AZ.
Agriculture advocacy groups are trying to bring back the passion for immigration reform that the Republicans and Democrats both showed at the beginning of the Obama administration. House Republicans have been the most recent targets of agriculture groups’ frustrations, and a demand for reform has never been stronger. However, many obstacles still exist that make legislative reform this year unlikely.
In theory, House Republicans decided to collectively link arms and take a big risk on immigration reform. GOP lawmakers realized popular legislation had already passed the Senate and enjoyed broad public support, but Republicans quietly came to the conclusion that they could kill the bill and pay no political price.
The first day of April is notorious to most of us, thanks to jokes and pranks our co-workers and friends might play on us.
He would have been at the Roman Catholic mass on ducted at the border wall at Nogales by Catholic Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, and 10 other bishops.
The inability of Congress to fix the nation’s broken immigration system is bad for America.It’s hurting the economy and leaving us less secure. The problems are complex, but Congress has a good idea about what needs to be done.
Immigration is a feminist issue. That’s why I’m adding my voice to the growing number of women who are telling House Republican leadership to wise up and stop blocking reform of our badly broken immigration system.