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Elise Foley

'Fast For Families' Grows As Advocates Starve For Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four immigration activists who had gone without food for 22 days broke their fast on Tuesday, passing the effort onto others as they con...

Elise Foley

Obama Confronts Hecklers At Immigration Speech | Elise Foley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hecklers interrupted President Barack Obama during a speech on Monday to demand he halt deportations, which have risen to record levels ...

The Need for Immigration Reform

Ernestine Fu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Ernestine Fu

America's immigration system is broken. Today, there are 11 million aliens who are working just as hard as my father worked and are an indispensible part of our economy. Yet all but a few cannot gain permanent residency.

Elise Foley

Boehner: Immigration Reform 'Absolutely Not' Dead | Elise Foley | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) firmly rejected the idea on Thursday that his conference is obstructing immigration reform and will ...

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Immigration Advocates Fast, Tell Boehner To Do His Job | Elise Foley | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant rights advocates who have been fasting for a week walked to John Boehner's office on Tuesday to ask, unsuccessfully, for a mee...

Elise Foley

Republicans' Many Excuses For Inaction On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

About a year after Republicans lost badly with Latino voters in the presidential election and began to promise quick action on immigration reform, a S...

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House Republican Shames GOP: 'You're Elected To Be A Leader' | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), who was the first GOP House member to sign on to a Democrat-led comprehensive immigration reform bill, said...

Elise Foley

Boehner: House Still Trying To Figure Out Immigration Principles | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) insisted on Wednesday that even though House Republicans have moved slowly on immigration reform, th...

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Voters In Swing Districts Want Immigration Reform, Poll Finds | Elise Foley | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A majority of likely voters in 20 Republican-represented swing congressional districts support the broad outlines of comprehensive immig...

House GOP Immigration Reform Supporter: Not Gonna Happen This Year

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), a long-time supporter of immigration reform, told The Washington Post's Greg Sargent on Thursday that the "window is ...

Elise Foley

Labor Group Urges Latino Voters To Push Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO isn't giving up on comprehensive immigration reform. The largest federation of unions in the U.S. launched a series of telev...

Elise Foley

Another Republican Joins Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are now three Republicans who publicly support a comprehensive immigration reform bill introduced by Democrats, after Rep. David V...

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Peacemeal Immigration Reform 'Not Totally Bad,' Conservative Advocate Says | Elise Foley | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservatives supporting immigration reform said they felt better about its chances after a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill Tuesday, but...

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

Immigration Activists To Rally Across Country | Elise Foley | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration activists will hold rallies on Saturday in more than 160 cities aimed at boosting momentum for comprehensive reform that, fo...

House Republicans Quietly Work On Immigration Reform

AP | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

BY ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republica...

Immigration of Skilled Foreign Workers: America Is Shooting Itself in the Foot

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Over the past decades, the United States has established the H1-B visa as the main gate for skilled workers hired by US companies. In order to avoid any abuse, the US Senate went as far as establishing quotas for H1-B visas on an annual basis.

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...

Group Of Republicans Pushes House Immigration Reform

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

BY MICHAEL J. MISHAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the five weeks since he declared his support for a comprehensive immigration overhaul, U.S. Rep. Daniel...

Path To Citizenship Remains Central Question In Immigration Bill Debate

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

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

Elise Foley

Evangelical Group Makes Major Ad Buy In Support Of Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of evangelical Christian leaders, launched its biggest ad buy yet Tuesday in support of compr...

Goodlatte Rejects Path To Citizenship

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

VERONA, Va. — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is rejecting the idea of giving immigrants in the U.S. illegally a special pathway t...

Obamacare Delay Provides Fodder For Immigration Critics

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For many House conservatives, President Barack Obama's decision to delay a central provision of his health care law has emerged as ...

GOP Plan to Beat Itself Up

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The party is so focused on wrangling that it has turned itself into a spandex-wearing professional wrestling cartoon character. Fighting is not what Americans want. They want peace and prosperity. Republicans need to get that message and get to work.