Opponents seized on a Republican framework of ‘principles’ that would legalize undocumented immigrants—not just over the idea, but the timing of a vote ahead of their midterm elections.
Undocumented immigrants living in the United States will get no special pathway to citizenship under a set of principles proposed by House Republicans Thursday afternoon. Instead, GOP lawmakers in the lower chamber are offering them an opportunity to “live legally … Continue reading
Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have drafted their principles on immigration reform, and they just went public.
CAMBRIDGE, MD – House Republican leaders support an immigration reform package that would provide legal status for many of the nation’s 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants, offer a pathway to citizenship to undocumented youth, bolster border security, and expand legal immigration, … Continue reading
Immigration reform advocates expressed encouragement Thursday at the new set of principles on the issue put forward by House GOP leaders.
CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The House Republican leadership is trying to sell their colleagues on a series of broad immigration principles, including a path to legal status for those here illegally.
WASHINGTON — President Obama put Congress on notice Tuesday night that he is poised to act without their help, but congressional Republicans countered that a president can go only so far without the legislative branch, even one as unpopular as … Continue reading
Congress is so last year. As expected, President Obama made clear — both in terms of the policy proposals he outlined and the rhetoric he used to do it — that his focus for the next year would be on … Continue reading
Immigration If there is one legislative compromise that Mr. Obama just might reach with lawmakers this year, it could be over an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. But the president barely mentioned the issue on Tuesday, devoting just one … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — After five years of fractious political combat, President Obama declared independence from Congress on Tuesday as he vowed to tackle economic disparity with a series of limited initiatives on jobs, wages and retirement that he will enact without … Continue reading