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Pathway to Citizenship

How President Obama Could Provide a Pathway to Citizenship for Thousands and Strengthen Our Military. Right Now.

Benjamin Hernandez-Stern | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Benjamin Hernandez-Stern

The best part? This is already a program authorized under a statute by Congress. Expanding this program doesn't require an executive order.The president can just do it.

Obama Says The Clock Is Ticking On Immigration Reform

Reuters | Jeff Mason | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday there was a small window of opportunity now to pass immigration reform in the ...

Key House Republican Hints At Legal Status For Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) hinted at the principles the GOP will release on immigration reform in a new interview with T...

This #GivingTuesday, Help Strengthen Our Country and Democracy

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

In celebration of #GivingTuesday, we've been sharing a look at just some of what the League has done to increase political participation and strengthen our democracy -- and our country -- in 2013.

Four Reasons Why Shutdown Battle Increases Odds of Passing Immigration Reform

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The possibility of losing control of the House is beginning to stare GOP strategists in the face. Do they really want to risk incensing a big block of Hispanic and other immigrant voters by blocking immigration reform, and energizing them to go out to vote in large numbers to punish Republicans?

One State, One Rate: Campaign for Tuition Equality

Alex Hayden DiLalla | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Alex Hayden DiLalla

Assuming for the sake of argument that one was not persuaded by a sense of social justice, extending in-state tuition to undocumented students makes sense for the entire state on a policy level.

Elise Foley

John McCain Still Hopeful On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as House Republican leaders reject the idea of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said T...

Top Five Reasons why Immigration Reform Is Likely to Pass This Year

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There are more than enough votes on the floor of the House to pass immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship if it is given an up or down vote. The only question now is whether the House Leadership decides that it is in their political interest to call the bill.

Republican Pushing Bill To Legalize Dreamers So No Path To Citizenship

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Even though he is leading an effort to draft legislation that would legalize undocumented young people, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlat...

Dreamers: ‘We Will Not Stand For This'

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 07.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Two House Republicans who in 2010 voted against legislation that would’ve permitted undocumented youth to become U.S. citizens are now drafting legi...

Poll Reveals Interesting Result On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Most Americans approve of the components of the Senate's immigration bill currently stalled in the House, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll...

Elise Foley

John Boehner Doesn't Rule Out Legalization | Elise Foley | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite hearing concerns from some House Republicans about providing a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants, Speaker John Boeh...

Republican Voters Favor Immigration Reform: Poll

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Most Republican voters are concerned that an immigration bill might not solve border security problems, but they're more confident when asked about le...

TIMELINE: How Far We've Come With Immigration Reform

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 06.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Just a few years ago, passing an immigration reform bill to fix the nation’s broken immigration system seemed almost impossible. For Republicans,...

Top 8 Reasons Senate Republicans Approved Immigration Reform

Seriously Skewed | Posted 08.28.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

While the ultimate shape and fate of the bill is still uncertain, it is clear that Republicans now recognize the importance of immigration reform.

Sam Stein

Rand Paul Says He'll Oppose Immigration Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An amendment to put $30 billion towards border security, including 20,000 more agents along the border, is not enough to convince Sen. R...

Jennifer Bendery

Menendez: 'Road To The White House' Includes Pathway To Citizenship | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said Sunday that if Republicans want any real shot at taking back the White House, they must support a pat...

Why the 'Path to Citizenship' May Be More of a Labyrinth

Sylvia Puente | Posted 07.30.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

Of course, the path is strenuous by design, delivered as promised by the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" who forecasted its "tough but fair" nature. Maybe tough is fair. But impossible is not.

Conservative Congressman Supports Path To Citizenship

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Conservative Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) said Monday that he supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, although at the same event he sa...

Undocumented Consumers: Include Consumer Protection in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Norman I. Silber | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Norman I. Silber

Will Congress structure the legalization process to ensure that eligible applicants don't get detained or deported based on their efforts to hold others accountable for incompetence or fraud?

Elise Foley

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...

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...

Elise Foley

Republican: House Bill Will Be Tougher On Immigrants | Elise Foley | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), a member of the bipartisan House group working on an immigration bill, said Monday that his group's plan wil...

Elise Foley

Senate Immigration Bill Released To Increase Border Security, Change Visas | Elise Foley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The senators known as the gang of eight released the full text early Wednesday of their immigration reform legislation, the "Border Secu...

Jon Ward

John Boehner Won't Swallow This Whole | Jon Ward | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) looks likely to try to move immigration reform through the House in a few separate bills, rather tha...