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Elise Foley

Senate Immigration Measure Wins Over Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An amendment to add significant border security requirements to an already sweeping comprehensive immigration bill passed a test vote in...

Immigration Reform: It Remains to Be Seen If Marco Rubio and Good Political Behavior Prevail

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The efforts, and hopefully the success, of Rubio and the Gang of 8 to fix the immigration problem is a hopeful sign that the dysfunction and anarchy that has characterized both Washington and politics as a whole may be coming to an end.

Jan Brewer Endorses Immigration Bill Amendment

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said Sunday she supports a border security amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform bill being considered by Cong...

Huge Number Of Americans Agree About Undocumented Immigrants And The Economy

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

Most Americans believe immigration reform would be good for the economy -- the same conclusion borne out by a lot of research. To be exact, 75 per...

Key Dem: Boehner Will Have 'No Choice'

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - Washington may again be the site of massive civil-rights rallies, this time pressuri...

Repeating Mistakes, Ignoring Solutions

Anthony Amore | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Anthony Amore

Despite all of the people, money, and equipment that has been thrown at the problem of illegal immigration, the agencies have proved to be a failure at accomplishing their mission. Why? A complete lack of resolve on the part of politicians to be honest about illegal immigration.

The Senate's Border Security Agreement: A Damaging Exercise in Political Expediency

Donald Kerwin | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

Based on the political calculation that a resounding victory on S. 744 will pressure the House to pass comprehensive reform, the Senate appears poised to adopt a "border security" agreement negotiated by Sens Corker and Hoeven. The amendment should be rejected for several reasons.

Elise Foley

Senate Immigration Deal To Go For Vote Monday

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is set to hold its first vote Monday on a broad amendment that addresses border security and other GOP concerns with the comp...

Help Us iMarch Towards Immigration Reform

Yuri Cunza | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Yuri Cunza

Last week, the Gang of Eight's comprehensive immigration reform bill hit the Senate floor, bringing us one step closer to fixing a broken system that ...

Elise Foley

Immigration Group Reaches Border Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A deal will be announced on Thursday for a border security amendment that would up the cost and requirements for enforcement of immigrat...

States Are Calling On Congress: Pass Immigration Reform!

Greg Adkins | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Greg Adkins

A bipartisan effort is going on in Washington to try and address the pressing problem of immigration. A group of four Democrats and four Republicans i...

Elise Foley

Senators Scramble For Border Alternative

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Senate immigration reform "gang of eight" worked furiously behind the scenes on Wednesday to come up with an amendment th...

Jennifer Bendery

Tea Partiers Boo Marco Rubio On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Erin Konkel traveled from Houston, Texas, to go to a daylong tea party rally on immigration reform Wednesday in front of the Capitol, wh...

Elise Foley

Huge Savings Predicted From Immigration Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan immigration reform bill currently under consideration in the Senate would shrink the deficit by $197 billion over the nex...

Elise Foley

Senate: Don't Build The Danged Fence

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted down amendments on Tuesday to significantly expand border fencing and biometric systems to check entries into the Unite...

Elise Foley

Gang Of Eight Senators Shrug Off John Boehner

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators working toward immigration reform insisted on Tuesday that House Speaker John Boehner hasn't doomed the effort by saying a comp...

Ted Cruz Attempts To Derail Immigration Bill

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced on Monday another amendment to throw a wrench into the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill:...

Immigration Reform -- The Time for Free Trade

Benjamin Powell | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Benjamin Powell

Conservatives who support free trade in goods and services, but oppose greater migration, and liberals who support immigration but oppose free trade, both need to understand that the economic case for free trade in both labor and in goods and services is essentially the same.

Rubio: Immigration Bill Almost Ready

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) - Republican Senator Marco Rubio said on Sunday he still supports a bill to overhaul the U.S. immigration, but reitera...

LOOK: How Granting Undocumented Immigrants Citizenship Will Boost The Economy

Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.14.2013 | Business

Critics of U.S. immigration policies have long described the system as broken and flawed -- a structure that often forces the country's 11.1 million u...

Marco Rubio Threatens To Leave Immigration Bill Over Gay Couples

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) made another threat on Thursday to walk away from his own comprehensive immigration reform bill, this time ove...

Elise Foley

John McCain Decries John Cornyn Amendment As 'Poison Pill'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) unveiled an amendment on Wednesday that some argue could bring down the comprehensive immigration reform bill...

White House Gets Personal On Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

A day after the immigration reform bill passed its first crucial hurdle, the White House released a video highlighting the personal stories of some of...

Poll: Latino Voters Don't Want Border-First Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices

A strong majority of Latino voters reject the idea that border enforcement should come before a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, accor...

Elise Foley

Immigration Reform Passes First Test

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate immigration reform bill passed its first procedural hurdle on the floor Tuesday in a 82-15 vote, with only Republicans voting...