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.
TThe Hill published a story Thursday headlined: “GOP: We’ll move immigration reform if we take back Senate.”
President Barack Obama is holding out the prospect that immigration legislation might pass Congress this year and is urging police officials to join with evangelical Christians and businesses to pressure House Republicans.
Hopes of congressional action on immigration have effectively disappeared. In fact, Politico reported yesterday that there’s “growing pessimism on Capitol Hill that a sweeping immigration bill is achievable in President Barack Obama’s second term.” In other words, barring an unexpected … Continue reading
The deadline to pass immigration legislation is this August, said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., who is part of the effort to develop an immigration bill that could pass the House.
Thousands gathered on the National Mall last April to advocate for immigration reform. A new campaign launched Monday by tech leaders aims to push Congress to pass immigration reform legislation.
The federal government and American Civil Liberties Union, among others, sued to block the immigration legislation passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Nikki Haley in 2011. And judging from court documents filed early this week, the state … Continue reading
A new, 60-second ad aimed squarely at Republican lawmakers seeks to compel them to push through a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. Adopting a sharper tone, the ad blames House Republicans for holding up the immigration legislation that … Continue reading
While Capitol Hill largely has gone quiet on immigration reform, activity outside the Beltway is revving up to keep the issue in the forefront.
A dozen House Democrats have not co-sponsored the immigration reform bill their leaders are pushing for.