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Elise Foley

New Snag In Immigration Talks | Elise Foley | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration talks in the Senate snagged Friday when Republican members of the "gang of eight" rejected another compromise on the future ...

Bipartisan Senate Group Nears Deal On Immigration Reform

Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators neared agreement on a comprehensive immigration bill that would ...

Gang Of Eight On Path To Key Measure

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no change in content) * Aim to produce a comprehensive legislation next month * Senators optimistic about ...

Elise Foley

Top Senator: Immigration Talks Moving Too Slowly | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) expressed frustration on Wednesday with the pace of immigration talks, issuing a stat...

The Self-Delusional GOP

Howard Foster | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Howard Foster

After its November defeat, the Republican National Committee commissioned an extensive survey to find out went wrong. Yesterday we learned the results: anemic support from Hispanics and young voters.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrat Downplays GOP Opposition To Pathway To Citizenship | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) on Tuesday downplayed the notion that a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants would serve as a...

Boehner Embraces Bipartisan Immigration Plan

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

* Speaker did not address key issue; pathway to citizenship * Boehner aims to foster bipartisan efforts (Adds details) ...

Will Immigration Reform Mean More Deaths on the Border?

Hannah Hafter | Posted 05.19.2013 | Latino Voices
Hannah Hafter

What is "secure" about a border where people are losing their lives? And what is "comprehensive" about immigration reform that not only fails to address the humanitarian crisis on the border, but also reproduces the same policies that led to it in the first place?

Elise Foley

Rand Paul Calls For Path To Citizenship | Elise Foley | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave a full-throated endorsement on Tuesday for comprehensive immigration reform that would allow undocumented im...

Elise Foley

Lindsey Graham: Jeb Bush Undercutting Immigration Effort | Elise Foley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the members crafting an immigration bill in the upper chamber, said Tuesday that former Florida Gov...

Elise Foley

Anti-Immigration Group Goes After GOP Senator | Elise Foley | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group opposed to increased immigration began $150,000 in advertising on Tuesday, targeting Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a member of...

Elise Foley

Graham: Obama Immigration Meeting 'One Of The Best' | Elise Foley | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Tuesday they came out of a meeting with President Barack Obama more conf...

Jason Linkins

As Sequester Crisis Looms, Washington Lawmakers Fight Over Nonsense | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From time to time, our nation's lawmakers must grapple with inalterable necessities. There are deadlines, disasters, looming crises -- s...

Xavier Becerra 'Quietly Thinking' About Immigration Reform

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 02.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), a key negotiator on immigration reform, said he and a bipartisan group of House members have been having “very quiet...

Elise Foley

Jay Carney: Despite Rubio Staff Claims, White House In Contact | Elise Foley | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that the Obama administration has been engaged with the offices of members of Congre...

Measure Raises Questions Among Families

Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — If America is a nation of immigrants, it's also a nation of immigrants' husbands, wives, paren...

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano: Immigration Enforcement Money Can't Just Be Thrown At Border | Elise Foley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano attempted on Wednesday to veer the debate on immigration from the border to interior enforc...

Elise Foley

Jeff Flake: GOP 'Will Warm To' Path To Citizenship | Elise Foley | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) -- both members of the Senate "gang of eight" -- said Tuesday they are hopeful that...

We Remain Vigilant and Want a Timeline

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Ana Garcia-Ashley

Time and time again, independent polls show that the public, by and large, supports comprehensive immigration reform that holds employers accountable, stops the exploitation of the vulnerable and pays a living wage.

The Immigration System Is Better, the Border Is Safer, But More to Do

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

With the president and the Senate "Gang of Eight" offering their reform outlines last week and the House holding its first hearing Tuesday, the debate on how to best improve our immigration system has begun in earnest.

Marco Rubio: Same-Sex Rights For Immigrants Not 'A Central Issue'

The Huffington Post | Lisa Miller | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday in an interview at Buzzfeed Brews that he does not believe equal treatment for same-sex couples should be made ...

Elise Foley

John Boehner: Pathway To Citizenship For Dreamers 'Worthy Of Consideration' | Elise Foley | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) hedged on Wednesday when asked whether he agrees with his number two, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R...

Elise Foley

Republicans Dismiss Pathway To Citizenship As 'Toxic' | Elise Foley | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans insisted on Tuesday that Democrats are showing a lack of willingness to compromise on immigration reform by calling fo...

Chelsea Kiene

Two GOP Lawmakers Continue Support Of Same-Sex Immigration Equality | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican House members joined a group of Democrats on Tuesday in demanding that immigration reform legislation include equal right...

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor: Dreamers Should Receive Pathway To Citizenship | Elise Foley | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said on Tuesday that he believes undocumented young people who entered the United States as ch...