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.
There are few subjects that evoke as much emotion as immigration reform, especially since future laws could result in a path to citizenship for over 11 million illegal immigrants.
President Barack Obama reiterated his support for immigration reform and called for ways to improve enforcement of U.S. immigration law in his 2015 budget, which totals $3.9 trillion.
The upcoming weeks of bipartisan budget negotiations offer a fresh chance for Congress to put an end to the brinksmanship and discord and prove to the public that it can govern responsibly and get the economy growing again. Latinos, who … Continue reading
As Congress takes a summer respite to figure out how to move immigration reform forward in the House, mounting evidence shows that reform would be a plus to the national economy.
President Obama has staked his bid to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws on providing a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally. Failing to do so, he told a Spanish-language television station, would mean 11 million people “permanently … Continue reading
This time, Obama focused on reform’s economic impacts, saying it would “provide a big boost to our recovery.”
Last Thursday the Senate passed an immigration reform bill that was dramatic in its scope and potential impact. Its future in the House is in doubt, but discussion around the bill has already made one thing clear: Immigration is no … Continue reading
It is often said that America is “a nation of immigrants.” But that’s not true in the strictest sense. As of the 2010 Census, the foreign-born share of the U.S. population was 12.9 percent, and so 87.1 percent of Americans … Continue reading
Even with one of the Senate’s strongest opponents to the chamber’s sweeping immigration-reform bill saying Sunday that the legislation will likely pass this week with a resounding 70 votes, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul predicted the legislation was doomed in … Continue reading