The answer to President Obama’s failure to enforce immigration laws is to take away his unilateral control and start sharing enforcement power with state and local authorities, the chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary says.
“My hands are tied.” Those are words that Howard Dean Bailey never wants to hear again. The last time he heard them: an immigration judge was ordering him out of the country. In June 2012, just days shy of his … Continue reading
Senate Democrats are debating whether to include language in the defense authorization bill to give legal status to young people who are illegal immigrants but serve in the military.
Under pressure from both sides of the immigration reform debate, the Obama administration has recently released statements outlining its plan to improve the quality of life for undocumented immigrants and people seeking American citizenship. The administration has been under fire … Continue reading
The Baltimore City Detention Center will start scrutinizing federal orders to hold immigrants for deportation instead of automatically granting these requests, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) announced Friday. The policy change adds Baltimore to the growing number of cities in the … Continue reading
Two Republican lawmakers from Illinois, Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Aaron Schock, have come out in support of immigration reform, Roll Call reported.
Republican state Sen. Dan Patrick and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro traded verbal punches during a televised debate on immigration Tuesday night, but even those tough blows appeared to be a softer version of Patrick’s previous immigration comments.
With many issues, the more you study them, the more likely you are to understand them. But with the immigration debate, the closer you follow it, the more likely you are to go stark raving mad. This probably suits the … Continue reading
The House passed a version of the legislation and a Senate committee voted 8-5 Wednesday to keep the bill alive. Three Republicans joined with five Democrats after the bill was changed to require any student seeking in-state tuition rates to … Continue reading
Immigration reform could play a key role this year in about a half-dozen Senate races from Colorado to South Carolina.