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Obama Gives Full Endorsement To Gang Of Eight | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave a full endorsement of the "gang of eight" immigration reform bill on Tuesday, just ahead of its first vote o...

Boehner Makes Immigration Prediction

Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he thinks there's a good chance that legislation overhauling A...

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Marco Rubio's Behind-The-Scenes Immigration Lobbying | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As efforts to comprehensively reform the nation’s immigration system near the first of several likely Senate votes, behind-the-scenes ...

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Immigration Reform Debate Begins | Elise Foley | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate kicked off its debate Friday on the "gang of eight" comprehensive immigration reform bill with vows from Sen. Jeff Sessions (...

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Republican Senator Denies Record Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said again on Friday that "nobody" is being deported from the United States -- a nation that expelled a reco...

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GOP Senator Still Confident Rubio Is 'Committed' | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has made some immigration reform advocates nervous by insisting that the Senate "gang of eight" bill he helped...

The Immigration Debate: English Matters

Barbara Mujica | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Barbara Mujica

One aspect of the proposed immigration reform that has attracted little attention is the requirement that applicants for legal status show proficiency in English. The issue should be central to the discussion.

Harry Reid Predicts Easy Passage For Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) predicted on Tuesday a relatively easy path to passage for the bipartisan "gang of eight" imm...

Steve King Predicts Bad News For Rubio In 2016

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is already predicting doom in 2016 for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in the influential Republican caucuses in Iowa, where he sai...

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Bob Menendez: We Don't Have 60 Votes For Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), a member of the bipartisan "gang of eight," told Univision he is more optimistic than ever before about pass...

The Best DREAM Act Yet

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 05.24.2013 | Latino Voices

After a decade-long battle to push for legislation that would legalize undocumented youth who’ve resided in the United States since they were childr...

Senate Immigration Bill Lurches to the Right

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics
Alex Nowrasteh

E-Verify is in theory supposed to keep unlawful immigrants out of the labor market. But in reality, not only will it fail to keep people out, it will also hinder job creation with expensive new regulations.

Immigration Reform Clears First Hurdle

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The politics of immigration reform are already messy, and they're just going to get messier. The hurdles are going to get a lot higher, and a lot harder to clear. Whether they can be cleared or not may depend on the final tally the bill gets in the Senate floor vote.

The March for Innovation

Heather Smith | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Heather Smith

A vast majority of them were brought to America through no fault of their own. But they have grown up as Americans and know about the country they came from only through stories their parents tell them. Are we to leave them to live in the shadows?

Elise Foley

Big Step Forward For Senate Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan "gang of eight" immigration bill on Tuesday in a 13 to 5 vote after a marathon fi...

Lessons From IRCA for the House Judiciary Committee

Donald Kerwin | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

The lessons of IRCA argue strongly in support of passage of comprehensive immigration legislation (like S. 744) for four principal reasons.

Conservative Analysis: Immigration Reform Would Save Billions Over The Next Decade

Posted 05.15.2013 | Business

There are reasons beyond gut feelings or voter demographics for lawmakers to pass immigration reform. It could help the nation's economy, according to...

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Republicans Smack Down Jeff Sessions On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee abandoned Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Tuesday in his effort to limit the number of immi...

Jason Richwine's Resignation Is Welcome News, But We Expect More

Janet Murguía | Posted 07.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

The Heritage Foundation has yet to address larger and much more important questions. How could someone who traffics in specious theories on intelligence, race, and ethnicity be Heritage's policy expert on not only immigration but education?

Immigration Reform Needs Growth Focus

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

By keeping immigration legislation focused on economics, the Gang of Eight's proposal has the opportunity to pay dividends to the treasury and to generations of young workers wishing to create a better lives for themselves.

Immigration Reform: You Can't Always Get What You Want

Sylvia Puente | Posted 07.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

As a community advocate working in the complex field of policy, I constantly wrestle with striking a balance between my idealism and my pragmatism. How does one reconcile die-hard beliefs in what is best for one's community with hard-learned lessons in the art of political compromise?

Immigration Measure Passes First Test

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

* Judiciary Committee opens amendment marathon * Republicans express skepticism and promise long process * House negotia...

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Jeff Sessions Attempts To Keep Green Cards From Low-Income Immigrants | Elise Foley | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan Senate immigration bill would already make becoming a legal permanent resident a costly process for undocumented immigran...

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Ted Cruz Attempts To Gut Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Among the 300 amendments to the Senate immigration bill is one that would take away one of its central purposes: giving a pathway to cit...

Ecuador's Philosophy of 'Buen Vivir' and the Gang of 8 Bill

Nathalie Cely | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Nathalie Cely

By addressing the immigration issue, we establish finally the human value of our regional interrelationship. Let us hope that Congress and the administration support their efforts and put in place a comprehensive immigration reform that will protect all whose journeys bring them to this great country.