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With Congress Gridlocked On Immigration, States Pursue Their Own Solutions

Pew's Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Elise Foley

John Boehner Calls Harry Reid's Idea 'Nutso'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that he isn't going to let immigration reform become part of the effort to address the...

Religious Leaders: Congress Should Support Immigrant Children

Religion News Service | Heather Adams | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Religious leaders urged President Obama and Congress to provide funding for legal assistance to unaccompanied migrant children who are in U.S. c...

Cheering for the USA From a Detention Center in Florence, Arizona

Luis F. Mancheno | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis F. Mancheno

I left the detention center still in shock and thinking about this group of men. Although the US government had hurt them so much, they still identified strongly with the place where they grew up, the place where their families are, and the place where they saw their kids born.

Elise Foley

John Boehner Backs Away From Mocking GOP On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) distanced himself on Tuesday from comments he made last week that blamed GOP members for blocking im...

Congress Gets Back To Work, And It's Looking Like They'll Be Doing The Bare Minimum

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gets back to work Monday after a two-week vacation, and it's looking like lawmakers will do what they do best: the bare m...

Congress Unlikely To Get Anything Done On Immigration, Trade This Year

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Little more than a week after Groundhog Day, the evidence is mounting that lawmakers have all but wrapped up their most consequent...

A Defining Moment: Immigration Reform in 2014

George Logothetis | Posted 04.07.2014 | World
George Logothetis

As the leader of a global business group I have seen on multiple occasions how America has showered opportunity and hope on many within our group (and my family) who have come from an immigrant background.

Biden: Immigrants, Legal Or Not, 'Are Already Americans'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says Congress has a moral and economic imperative to offer a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigran...

Jared Gilmour

Talk Radio Host Crusades Against Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.07.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham is on a crusade to prevent immigration reform talks between the Senate and the House. For more...

Obama Calling For Big Reform

Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is using the bully pulpit to insist that Congress pass legislation overhauling the nation's immigration sys...

Obama To Press Congress On Immigration Reform

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - As the White House struggles to fix the problem-plagued rollout of its healthcare reform law, Presiden...

Want 'Consensus'? Let's Move Past the Basics on Immigration Reform

Allena Tapia | Posted 12.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Allena Tapia

A news portal and supposed nonpartisan nonprofit provides space for a naked look into "the most important issues America must tackle in the next 30 years," and I'm the only one disappointed enough with Morgan's waste of space on basic talking points and repetitive drivel to put pen to paper?

'Special' Path To Citizenship Causing Knot In Progress

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation, a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States ...

Focus Shifts To Obama If Lawmakers Axe Key Measure

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - If immigration reform sputters in the deeply divided U.S. Congress, supporters are plan...

Cantor, Others Embark On Immigration Tour

AP | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress debates immigration legislation, members of the House and Senate embark Thursday on a weekend tour of immigration-related si...

The Fight to Keep Families Together Does Not End at Deportation

Lizbeth Mateo | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Lizbeth Mateo

If immigration reform passes, we cannot leave out the millions of people whose families have been separated by deportation. They deserve to be home, and if we win, they may come home soon.

The Past Wasn't Always So Easy

Jack Gardner | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Jack Gardner

When you look at today's problems thru the 1787 lens -- or that of 1864 or 1942 -- and consider the truly herculean challenges our ancestors were able to overcome for our benefit, it seems as though we should be able to do better.

Contentious Disputes Loom As Congress Returns To Work

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nomi...

Immigration Bill Faces Uncertain Future

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The immigration debate is shifting to the Republican-led House, where lawmakers have shown little appetite for the large-scale, comprehe...

Notes From the Other Border

Leanne Tory-Murphy | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
Leanne Tory-Murphy

The word "border" has always conjured up images of wide, flat and dry places. My sense of reality began to sharpen about 10 years ago when I received a phone call from a friend who had been detained by Border Patrol on an Amtrak train in upstate New York. Her detention was not unique.

My Simple, One-Page Immigration Proposal

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

With regard to our nation's illegal immigration problem, the goal should be to solve it -- not win some political battle. The solution must but be simple, not complex. So I thought I would take a stab at a simple, not perfect, solution for illegal immigration.

Paul Soros' Visible Legacy

Andrei Cherny | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Andrei Cherny

At this moment when Washington is convulsed with debates over the most significant overhaul of immigration laws in a generation, the life and work of a man named Paul Soros, who passed last week at the age of 87, is not only instructive, but inspiring.

It's Not Rocket Science

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

We Americans can always find ways to make the simplest things very complicated and difficult. So, it is no surprise to watch as the United States Senate tries to prevent itself from becoming bogged down with regard to immigration reform.

Mother's Day Is All About Families

Mee Moua | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Mee Moua

Some members of Congress want to gut the family immigration system by making it much harder for siblings and adult married children to reunite with their loved ones here in the U.S.