Both the White House and aides to House Speaker John Boehner are working Friday to knock down a report that the Republican leader has privately promised to pass immigration reform this year.
WASHINGTON — At a recent White House meeting with immigration activists, President Obama told the group his hands were tied. Even if he wanted to halt the deportations of millions of illegal immigrants, the president told the group, he could … Continue reading
Conservatives have found a new weapon in their fight against the Obama administration over immigration: thousands of immigrants convicted of crimes. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said repeatedly that Republicans are reluctant to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws because they … Continue reading
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that a “fresh start” is needed for the controversial deportation program known as Secure Communities, offering another indication this week that the Obama administration will soon revise its immigration-enforcement priorities.
A civil-rights groups are planning protests in front of the White House against the deportation of undocumented immigrants on May 1, when many countries celebrate Labor Day. Latino and immigrant-advocate groups Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) and Casa de Maryland … Continue reading
Christian leaders throughout America visited the White house earlier this week to discuss immigration reform with the leadership of other faiths. President Barack Obama was present and patiently listened to why these leaders support immigration reform. The political issue is quickly … Continue reading
OAKDALE, Pa. — President Obama, seeking to shore up support for midterm elections that threaten to cost his party control of the Senate, vowed Wednesday to improve federal job training programs and chastised Republicans for blocking an overhaul of immigration … Continue reading
With many issues, the more you study them, the more likely you are to understand them. But with the immigration debate, the closer you follow it, the more likely you are to go stark raving mad. This probably suits the … Continue reading
The widespread conservative media freak-out over Jeb Bush’s potential candidacy mostly centered on his — horrors! — comments expressing empathy for those who come illegally to the U.S. seeking a better life for their families.