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.
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.
Only the federal government can grant amnesty. But cities and counties can effectively opt to stop deportations—and increasingly, they are.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, charged by President Barack Obama with reviewing U.S. policies on deportation, said on Tuesday he would not let political considerations constrain him from making improvements to the system.
More people are becoming aware of the U.S.’s attempts at immigration reform, and now even countries from around the world are getting a glimpse at the terms and agreements of the proposed bill. Advocates of better, more comprehensive immigration laws … Continue reading
Between 4.4 million and 6.5 million immigrants illegally in the United States could gain an eventual pathway to citizenship under proposals being discussed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, according to an estimate published Tuesday by the National Foundation … Continue reading
One of the highest ranking Republicans in Congress joined the chorus of pessimism about the likelihood of an immigration reform bill passing any time this year.
The United States is a nation of immigrants. But despite this common ground, no issue seems to divide Americans like immigration—specifically, illegal immigration and how to deal with it.
“We hope the president will join us in a year of real action – by empowering people, not making their lives harder with unprecedented spending, higher taxes and fewer jobs.
Our nation’s immigration system is broken and our laws are not being enforced. Washington’s failure to fix them is hurting our economy and jeopardizing our national security.