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Obama Can Win a Huge Victory in the Fight on His Immigration Executive Orders... But Only If He Does It Right

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

President Obama is soon to issue executive orders on immigration. To score a huge victory in the inevitable political battle, however, he has to orchestrate it for maximum impact.

What's Holding Back Immigration Reform?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Perhaps the question of "why not" isn't very complicated. Though Republican leadership favors a bill, minority caucuses can easily and with impunity block legislation these days. But I was struck by something else.

Ryan Hints At Immigration Plan

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says House Republicans will tackle immigration reform in pieces rather than the Senate's comprehensive approa...

Gutierrez Concedes Immigration Reform Will Be 'Piecemeal,' But Promises 'A Full Menu'

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a leading proponent of comprehensive immigration reform in the House, said Thursday in a radio interview that the GOP pr...

'Bipartisan' Task Force Wrong on Deportations

Cesar Vargas | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

If President Obama were to halt deportations, it could serve as a model for Congress, and would put pressure on Congress to create a solution that would then displace the President's discretion.

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...

Elise Foley

Senate Immigration Bill Would Reportedly Lead To Huge Job Gains | Elise Foley | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Right-leaning pro-immigration reform group American Action Network began circulating a report Tuesday claiming that a Senate-passed bill...

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 ...

Poll Reveals Support For Immigration Measure

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

-- Poll after poll show that a majority of Americans favor allowing immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to remain here legally and, further, to a...

McCain: 'We Are Not Winning' Key Reform Push

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

(Corrects attribution to Catholic University President John Garvey instead of Notre Dame University President John Jenkins) * Backers ...

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

Gang Of Eight Targets 121 House Republicans | Elise Foley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Senate "gang of eight" met with pro-immigration reform business, agriculture, faith and conservative groups on Tuesday to...

Elise Foley

Obama Speaks Out Against Piecemeal Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama insisted on Tuesday that a month-long delay on immigration work during the August recess won't kill momentum for ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Reid: 'Boehner Should Let The House Vote' On Immigration | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives must act on immigration reform passed by the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Sunday. "Y...

Obama To Meet With McCain, Schumer On Immigration

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House says President Barack Obama will meet Thursday with two senators playing a major role in an immigration overhaul in Cong...

House Republicans Rip 'Obamacare-Like' Measure

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans leaders are warning about enacting an `Obamacare-like' immigration bill. In a statement after a closed-door meetin...

Landmark Move By Senate Would Lead To Big Immigration Changes

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Setting up a potential clash with the Republicans who control the House, congressional Democrats insisted Tuesday they will not agr...

Are We Really Near Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

Ediberto Roman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

It seems like something less than "sweeping reform" is afoot, unless we are merely once again referring to sweeping the undocumented under the proverbial rug?

Senate Immigration Bill To Increase Legal Workers

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Landmark immigration legislation passed by the Senate would remake America's workforce from the highest rungs to the lowest and bri...

Bush Sees Progress On Immigration Reform

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President George W. Bush says it looks like an immigration overhaul has a chance to pass Congress and he says its' important to ...

Dave Jamieson

How Tech Workers Got Hosed In The Senate Immigration Deal | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of the many agreements struck in the Senate immigration bill passed Thursday, one of the most critical came courtesy of two long-standin...

How to Force Immigration Reform Through the House

Richard Klass | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

Over a century ago as part of a revolt against the tyrannical Speaker of the House "Uncle" Jo Cannon, the first "discharge petition" procedures were adopted. This measure that weakened the power of the speaker might, ironically, now bolster the flagging authority of Speaker Boehner. How so?

'Furious' Tea Party Readies Fight Over GOP Push

Politico | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

The tea party has a message for Republican senators who voted Thursday for the immigration bill and congressmen who might: Welcome home. ...

Chuck Schumer: House Will Pass Senate Immigration Bill

Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) predicted on Sunday that the House would pass the Senate's immigration bill, despite Speaker John Boehner's ...

Michael McAuliff

Dreamer: 'All My Life I've Lived In Fear' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A year ago, President Barack Obama lifted a veil from hundreds of thousands of people whose parents brought them to the U.S. without do...