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.
Putting one more nail in the coffin of the game labeling conservatives ”tea party” and “establishment,” a cross-section of GOP groups came out in favor of passing immigration reform this year. In a memo entitled “Partnership for a New American Economy, Americans … Continue reading
A key tea party leader is urging House Republicans to get behind immigration reform.
There’s no doubt that establishment Republicans have moved to the right under pressure from the tea party. That’s led some to conclude that even as tea party candidates lose primary battles this year, the tea party movement has won the … Continue reading
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat who was part of bipartisan group that drafted a comprehensive immigration reform bill last year, says that Republicans really would like to see such a measure pass in Congress, though individually they don’t want … Continue reading
PUEBLO, Colo. — Representative Scott Tipton, Republican of Colorado, entered his town hall meeting and quickly began greeting the assembled crowd, including those who did not necessarily share his political views. He shook the hands of a group of Hispanic … Continue reading
House Speaker John A. Boehner this week effectively declared immigration reform dead, at least for this year. “I’ll make clear we have no intention ever of going to conference on the Senate bill,” the Ohio Republican said Wednesday, referring to … Continue reading
Republicans who have warned for years that their party needs to do a better job reaching out to Hispanic voters are finding a lot to smile about this month: according to the latest Gallup poll, Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics … Continue reading
Immigration reform advocates in the U.S. are hopeful that they can help push a bill through Congress by the end of the year. According to Kica Matos, a spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), “It seems like Republicans are … Continue reading
If a dog won’t hunt, change the dog. My father taught me that rule during my first hunting trip. And it holds true for members of Congress, too. Take the clutch of Republican Latinos in the House of Representatives. While … Continue reading