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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...

Immigration Bill Approved By Senate Panel

AP | DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleare...

Senate Committee Nears Decisions On Elusive Immigration Compromise

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

BY DAVID ESPO & ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to nail down an elusive compromise on high-t...

Immigration Reform: Stand Down IT, Lobbyists!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

For all the numbers bouncing around the immigration reform debate, the most relevant number is 27 percent. That's the share of Gov Romney's Latino vote and that's the reason this much needed advance in public policy might just make it over the legislative goal line.

Senate Committee Moves Toward Immigration Vote

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

BY ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee is aiming this week to pass a landmark immigration bill to secu...

The Republican Party Is Dead

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's not difficult to imagine a few years from now a political landscape controlled by a Democratic dynasty, where the only Republicans left in office come from states and districts where the small minority of folks who voted for them share their ignorant, intolerant 1950's ideals.

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...

Rubio Trapped As Conservatives Take Aim At Key Reforms

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

Finally, committee action is set to start today in the Senate on the immigration bill. ...

Immigration Bill Would Provide Key Boost To Social Security

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - A Senate bill to overhaul U.S. immigration laws would help ease financial...

Elise Foley

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.

Immigration Measure Faces Critical Trial

Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A landmark immigration bill in the Senate is facing a critical trial – whether it can surviv...

Elise Foley

Hundreds Of Amendments Filed To Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the potential pitfalls for the bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill came into focus on Tuesday when Judiciary Committee mem...

Jim Demint Wades Back Into Political Scene

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

* South Carolina conservative left Senate looking for more influence * Heritage Foundation immigration study tests clout of new leade...

Conservative Report Finds Flaws In Immigration Reform Push

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative Heritage Foundation is claiming in a new report that bipartisan immigration legislation pending in the Senate would cos...

Fierce Backlash Threat Looms Over Immigration's 'Rough Business'

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for m...

Obama: Including Gays In Immigration Bill 'Is The Right Thing'

AP | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- President Barack Obama says he supports recognizing gay unions in a broad immigration bill pending in Congress but won't say w...

Obama To Test Higher Profile Role In Contentious Debate

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's prospects for a sweeping legislative victory this year now rest almost solely on the immigration overhaul ...

Immigration Measure Criticized By Advocates

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A sweeping immigration bill in the Senate ran into criticism Tuesday from advocates who complained it puts up undue barriers to cit...

Conservative Rep Emerges As Central Player In Immigration Debate

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Depending on whom you ask, Rep. Bob Goodlatte is either trying to stand in the way of landmark immigration legislation or he illust...

Immigration Reform Neglects Thousands

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

SAN DIEGO -- Carlos Gonzalez has lived nearly all his 29 years in a country he considers home but now finds himself on the wrong side of the border &n...

Some Say Bipartisan Deal Could Be Bad For GOP

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some feisty Republicans are challenging a claim widely held among GOP leaders that the party must support more liberal immigration laws ...

GOP Rep Warns Of 'Aggressive Tactics' Among Asylum Applicants

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Thursday that the way the U.S. grants asylum to immigrants may need to be addres...

Elise Foley

Ted Cruz Attempts Gotcha Moment On Janet Napolitano | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tried on Tuesday to catch Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano saying she didn't read the "gang of eight...