When it comes to immigration, Democrats are masters of deception.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that immigrants living in the United States illegally are not going home, and that the U.S. has no practical way of forcing them to leave.
The Pelosi immigration road show is unfolding as the issue remains on the back burner in the Republican-controlled House.
Immigration reform advocates have tried being polite. They’ve staged acts of civil disobedience and warned Republicans the party will pay at the ballot box if they drag their feet on an overhaul.
Erika Andiola, the high-profile immigrant “dreamer” from Mesa who this year served as U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s district outreach director, has given up her congressional staff job so that she can focus on stopping the possible deportation of her mother.
Despite assurances from House Republicans that comprehensive immigration reform has no chance of happening in 2013, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said on Nov. 14 that he still thinks legislation is possible this year.
With only 13 legislative days remaining on the House calendar after this week, an increasing number of House Members are saying the lower chamber will wait until 2014 to take up immigration legislation.
The Gang of Eight legislation,1300 pages long and passed in July by the Senate, has been falling apart since the day it was introduced. Even Florida Republican Marco Rubio, who was a strong advocate for the bill initially, eventually turned … Continue reading
President Obama late Friday said he remained hopeful that Congress would overhaul the immigration system before the end of the year, and offered a stern warning to those Republicans who oppose reform. “The only way we can continue to place … Continue reading
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.). On Thursday, Rep. Diaz-Balart, who was part of the House’s bipartisan Gang of Eight, told the Washington Post that “we’re not going to be able to do it this year.” And speaking at a high school … Continue reading