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.
This is a fact …America’s immigration system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers and there are 11 million people living in the shadows. Neither is good for the economy or the country. So if … Continue reading
US Representative and Republican luminary Paul Ryan has some added incentive to pay attention to immigration measures coming up for consideration as Wisconsin has become somewhat of an unlikely place for immigration advocate protests. But that is what is happening … Continue reading
Glendy Martínez is waiting anxiously to see if Congress will ever pass legislation to allow immigrants like her, without papers, to stay in the country legally. But frankly, she says, she does not care if it will include any promise … Continue reading
n 1986, lawmakers decided the problem of illegal immigration had to be dealt with. More than 3 million people were living in the United States after crossing the border illegally or overstaying their visas.
Months after their Jan. 28 announcement of a tentative compromise on immigration reform, the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” has finally unveiled its bill, or at least a summary of the proposal. It includes sweeping changes in treatment of both existing … Continue reading
Ralph Reed has emerged as one of the leading religious advocates for immigration reform, and he’s taking sides on thorny policy questions, such as whether undocumented immigrants can become citizens.
Lawmakers in Washington appear to be inching closer to a long-anticipated immigration overhaul that would address issues from pathway to citizenship to border security. But the bill is not expected to address issues affecting tens of millions of families across the country: … Continue reading
Congress’ found its new willingness to tackle immigration reform in mere hours late one Tuesday evening last November, but actually acting has has taken five months and counting.
Before Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, before “self-deportation” became the Republican presidential platform in 2012, there was Hazleton. Joanne Ustynoski echoed many native residents who said that the city’s illegal immigrants were not as committed to hard work as their … Continue reading