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Obama's Immigration Announcement and What's Next

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While many on the right are already decrying our "imperial President" on his recent action, the truth of the matter is that he had to act.

Immigration Legislation Is Dead -- Now What?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

You don't need a crystal ball to see that immigration-reform legislation is dead. It is consistently one of the most difficult topics for any country to tackle, and we have the most dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress in U.S. history.

The Implications of Pew's New Immigration Numbers

Ryan Campbell | Posted 02.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Though it may not be everything immigrant right advocates want, it may enable more undocumented immigrants to live like those who have received DACA, which has made a huge difference in their lives.

Elise Foley

Another House Republican Signs On To Immigration Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

Group Accuses 'Illegals' Of Trying To 'Hijack' Government

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Nonfactual Cruz Figures Explored

Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Ted Cruz says there will be “20 or 30 million” people living in the U.S. illegally...

The GOP's Political Cowardice

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Gohmert and many other Republicans face the same choices: continue to alienate a growing voter bloc in pushing against immigration and ruin your changes to appeal to a broader audience, or take a sharp loss now by getting ahead of the issue.

Elise Foley

CBO Finds Good News For Senate Immigration Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The final version of the Senate immigration bill that passed last week would decrease the undocumented population by about 800,000 more ...

Friday Talking Points -- Professional Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All Americans who love this country very much deserve a commonsense immigration process, one that includes a roadmap for people who aspire to be citizens.

Elise Foley

House GOP On Immigration: What Pressure?

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) rejected the notion on Friday that House Republicans will feel pressure -- even a little -- to pass immi...

Elise Foley

Immigration Reform Passes: Your Move, House

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a politically fraught immigration reform bill on Thursday that would give a path to citizenship to some of the estimat...

Elise Foley

Senate Immigration Bill Set For Passage

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is set to pass broad immigration reform legislation that would legalize millions of undocumented immigrants and allocate bill...

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio Takes On Immigration Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the beleaguered conservative pushing for immigration reform in the "gang of eight," took to the Senate floor ...

Elise Foley

Another Big Step Forward For Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators formally added an amendment on Wednesday that increases border security measures in the "gang of eight" immigration bill, with ...

Elise Foley

Which Senators Support Immigration Bill?

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Senate is expected to easily pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill this week, but it's still unclear whether sponsors will receive the 70 v...

Elise Foley

Senate Immigration Measure Wins Over Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An amendment to add significant border security requirements to an already sweeping comprehensive immigration bill passed a test vote in...

Immigration Today

Ryan Campbell | Posted 08.12.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

If they fail, the anti-immigrant sentiment may cement itself in a narrative for Latinos and Asians which steers them away and lasts a generation.

Elise Foley

Obama Gives Full Endorsement To Gang Of Eight

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave a full endorsement of the "gang of eight" immigration reform bill on Tuesday, just ahead of its first vote o...

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio's Behind-The-Scenes Immigration Lobbying

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As efforts to comprehensively reform the nation’s immigration system near the first of several likely Senate votes, behind-the-scenes ...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Still Skeptical On Rubio Immigration Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gave a pitch on Wednesday for House Republicans to support the Senate "gang of eight" immigration reform...

Contentious Debate Tightly Controlled By Key Lawmakers

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the soothing words she heard from fellow Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii never had a ch...

Elise Foley

Bob Menendez: We Don't Have 60 Votes For Immigration Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), a member of the bipartisan "gang of eight," told Univision he is more optimistic than ever before about pass...

Gang of 8 vs. Gang of Hate on Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.23.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

If the GOP stands squarely in the way of reforming the "broken" immigration system, many political careers will be crushed in the wake of this vote.

Elise Foley

Big Step Forward For Senate Immigration Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...