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Trump Could Change The Entire Immigration Debate, But Probably Won't

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans have now, by my count, missed two rather large opportunities to improve their general standing with Latino voters. Donald Trump's speech Wednesday (unless it is further postponed or even cancelled outright, of course) might just become the third big missed opportunity.

Rubio Now Walks Coffman's Path Away From Immigration Reform

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.12.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

A good way to understand (or get further confused) about Rep. Mike Coffman's illusive position on immigration is to compare it to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's. And reporters should consider using this comparison to help explain Coffman's (non)position to voters.

Jared Gilmour

Talk Radio Host Crusades Against Immigration Reform | 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...

Elise Foley

Another House Republican Signs On To Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) became the second Republican on Tuesday to sign on to a Democrat-led comprehensive immigration reform bill that woul...

Marco Rubio Opposes Own Immigration Bill Becoming Law

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) does not think the bill he helped draft and pass through the Senate should be combined with House-passed legislation, spokes...

Elise Foley

Group Accuses 'Illegals' Of Trying To 'Hijack' Government | Elise Foley | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group opposing comprehensive immigration reform emailed its members on Wednesday -- on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist atta...

Immigration Reform: Republicans Face a Damned if You Do Damned if You Don't Decision

Rafa Fernández de Castro | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Rafa Fernández de Castro

In Mexico, there is a bit of doggerel called Herod's Law, referring to situations in which one is either screwed or f...ried.

Elise Foley

John McCain Still Hopeful On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as House Republican leaders reject the idea of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said T...

Ashley Balcerzak

Democrats Slam King's 'Hateful' Language In His Own District | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic senators headed to Rep. Steve King's (R-Iowa) turf Friday to denounce King's recent, inflammatory comments about young, u...

Nonfactual Cruz Figures Explored

Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on Sen. Ted Cruz says there will be “20 or 30 million” people living in the U.S. illegally “...

McCain: 'We Are Not Winning' Key Reform Push

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

(Corrects attribution to Catholic University President John Garvey instead of Notre Dame University President John Jenkins) * Backers ...

Elise Foley

Gang Of Eight Targets 121 House Republicans | Elise Foley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Senate "gang of eight" met with pro-immigration reform business, agriculture, faith and conservative groups on Tuesday to...

What Do White Voters Want (On Immigration)?

Margie Omero | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

To listen to Republicans and Republican-watchers talk about immigration, one would think the debate is about balancing Latinos and whites in a zero sum game of electoral politics. There is nothing in the polling to back this up.

'I Know More Than You Do'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) sparred with former Priorities USA Action advisor Bill Burton on the issue of immigration on Wednesday. Appearing on ...

Jon Ward

Immigration Doom And Gloom Is Giving John Boehner Some Room To Operate | Jon Ward | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that immigration reform has been declared almost dead by many media outlets, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is in a tolerable p...

Elise Foley

CBO Finds Good News For Senate Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The final version of the Senate immigration bill that passed last week would decrease the undocumented population by about 800,000 more ...

Elise Foley

House GOP On Immigration: What Pressure? | Elise Foley | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) rejected the notion on Friday that House Republicans will feel pressure -- even a little -- to pass immi...

WATCH: GOP Senator Flubs Major Vote

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

As the Senate voted on the comprehensive immigration reform bill Thursday, one Republican senator opposed to the bill accidentally voted for the histo...

Elise Foley

Immigration Reform Passes: Your Move, House | Elise Foley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a politically fraught immigration reform bill on Thursday that would give a path to citizenship to some of the estimat...

Elise Foley

Senate Immigration Bill Set For Passage | Elise Foley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is set to pass broad immigration reform legislation that would legalize millions of undocumented immigrants and allocate bill...

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio Takes On Immigration Critics | Elise Foley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the beleaguered conservative pushing for immigration reform in the "gang of eight," took to the Senate floor ...

Immigration Reform Watered Down by Corporate Congress

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

If Democrats wish to vent their frustration with Schumer and a two-party system controlled by corporate interests like factory farms and prison companies, they're more than welcome to defect to the Green Party.

Elise Foley

Another Big Step Forward For Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators formally added an amendment on Wednesday that increases border security measures in the "gang of eight" immigration bill, with ...

Elise Foley

Which Senators Support Immigration Bill? | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Senate is expected to easily pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill this week, but it's still unclear whether sponsors will receive the 70 v...

Rubio Shifts Tone On Immigration Bill

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - Republican Senator Marco Rubio, shifting his tone on the U.S. immigration bill he helpe...