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Mario Diaz-Balart Concedes Defeat On Immigration, For Now | Elise Foley | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the biggest Republican supporters of comprehensive immigration reform in the House has finally given up. Rep. Mario Diaz-Bala...

Independence Day - a Celebration of Liberty and Justice for All?

Rep. Joe Garcia | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Rep. Joe Garcia

As we reach the halfway mark of 2014, the world's oldest democracy still struggles with the basic notion that the United States was founded, developed and enhanced by immigrants, owing much of its success to the hard work and sacrifice of the generations that came before us.

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Bob Goodlatte: Dreamers Should Be Stripped Of Protections | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) distanced himself on Thursday from previous discussions on allowing young undocumented immigrants who came to...

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John Boehner: Obama, Not Cantor Loss, Killed Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) didn't do much on Thursday to dispel the notion that immigration reform is dead -- he just disputed ...

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Steve King Wins Yet Again | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans gave more ammunition on Thursday to Democrats who claim they're letting hard-liner Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) lead the p...

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Eric Cantor Attacked From All Sides On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) faced two competing attacks on Wednesday near his home district in Richmond. The first: Tha...

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Steve King Challenges Chuck Schumer To A Duel | Elise Foley | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) challenged Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to a duel -- or, at least, a metaphorical one -- over immigration reform...

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Jorge Ramos Goes After John Boehner On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) received a blunt question on Thursday from prominent Latino journalist Jorge Ramos: "Why are you blo...

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Haley Barbour Defends John Boehner On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), a conservative supporter of immigration reform, expressed full confidence on Thursday that Ho...

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Immigration Not On House GOP Agenda For Spring | Elise Foley | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration reform still isn't on the agenda for the House GOP, according to a memo sent Friday by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) t...

John Boehner Mocks GOP For Resisting Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) criticized his GOP colleagues at an event in his district on Thursday for resisting immigration reform, the Cincin...

Obama: Immigration Reform Will 'Haunt' Congress

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama warned Congress during an interview aired Thursday that the issue of immigration isn't going away, even if lawmakers refuse to ...

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Eric Cantor Reminds Everyone That He And Obama Don't Agree On Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A year after a comprehensive immigration reform bill was introduced in the Senate, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made it cle...

Oscar for Valid Dreamers

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

During her acceptance speech, Lupita Nyong'o eloquently remarked: "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." We should continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform that can provide every talented person the opportunity to succeed in the greatest nation on Earth.

Steve King Has Another Reason To Block Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who has made blocking comprehensive immigration reform one of his key priorities, said Thursday that a fight over the issue ...

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House Democrats Single Out GOP Hardliners On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) singled out in a letter on Monday eight of the House Republicans who are most oppose...

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House Democrats To Obama: It's Time To Halt Deportations | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twenty-nine House Democratic members sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday calling for him to halt deportations, arguing t...

Capitol Police Officer Raises Voice At Immigration Protesters: 'Comprende?'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A Capitol police officer got testy with immigration reform advocates -- including children -- on Thursday when they were singing outside the office of...

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'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...

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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.

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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...

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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...