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.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that comprehensive citizenship for illegal aliens is not something that can or should be blocked by the United States.
A key tea party leader is urging House Republicans to get behind immigration reform.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, charged by President Barack Obama with reviewing U.S. policies on deportation, said on Tuesday he would not let political considerations constrain him from making improvements to the system.
House Speaker John Boehner said he is “nudging” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to run for president and he wants to take up immigration reform legislation in small pieces, starting first with border security.
The GOP shouldn’t even field a presidential candidate in 2016 unless Congress passes immigration reform this year, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue said Monday.
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
CHICAGO — Republican Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW’-nur) says he supports a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, but didn’t offer other specifics on immigration reform.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) predicted Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will negotiate on comprehensive immigration reform next year, despite Boehner’s declarations to the contrary.
Creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants has long been seen as the keystone of comprehensive immigration reform efforts, but according to two new surveys from the Pew Research Center, Hispanic and Asian-Americans are more concerned about addressing the … Continue reading