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Path to Citizenship

Jon Ward

Jeb Bush Didn't Show His Book To Political Advisers Before Its Release | Jon Ward | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A long-time adviser to Jeb Bush said Saturday that the former Florida governor did not show his recently released book on immigration to...

Jeb Bush Dings Marco Rubio On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who caused controversy this week when he came out against a pathway to citizenship despite previously ...

Harry Reid: Jeb Bush 'Made A Fool Of Himself' On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not mince words on Tuesday when asked about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's (R) stated opposition to a p...

Elise Foley

Lindsey Graham: Jeb Bush Undercutting Immigration Effort | Elise Foley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the members crafting an immigration bill in the upper chamber, said Tuesday that former Florida Gov...

Elise Foley

Jeb Bush Book Leaves Citizenship Out Of Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a new book, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) makes a notable reversal on immigration reform, arguing that creating a pathway to citiz...

Obama Plan Defended As Backup For Congressional Failure

AP | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

BY PHILIP ELLIOT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The White House is downplaying its draft immigration proposal as merely a backup plan if lawm...

President Obama: Don't Delay Citizenship Another Generation

Gordon Whitman | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics
Gordon Whitman

Now that we are moving ahead with immigration reform, we should embrace citizenship as a positive value that strengthens the nation rather than putting unnecessary obstacles and long delays in the way of immigrants becoming citizens.

Key Obama Aide Looks To Complete Immigration Journey

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Cecilia Munoz, President Barack Obama's chief domestic policy adviser, keeps a framed letter from the late Democratic senator and i...

Friday Talking Points -- Filibusted

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week was Representative Zoe Lofgren, who (with a Republican co-sponsor) this week introduced legislation to regulate the use of drones for domestic police work.

Elise Foley

Obama Pleased By 'Serious' Bipartisan Conversation | Elise Foley | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

LANSDOWNE, Va. -- President Barack Obama reiterated to House Democrats on Thursday that he is relying on their support for comprehensive immigration r...

Immigration Reform Prevents Employer Abuse

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President Obama has proposed new legislation that would provide a path to citizenship and further secure the boarders, but, critically, it would also crack down on companies that lure undocumented workers into the country by illegally hiring them.

Emily Swanson

Path To Citizenship Poll Finds Half Support Immigration Proposal | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

About half of Americans support a pathway for citizenship for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S., and are even more supportive of requ...

Don't Follow the Loser on Immigration Reform

Jakada Imani | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Jakada Imani

On the strength of the Latino and Asian vote, Obama won. We also won the promise of a balanced approach to comprehensive immigration reform.

For GOP, World Turned 'Upside Down' On Immigration

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no change in text) * Republican leaders' shift on immigration after election * Some fear party risks irrel...

Immigration Reform Gets Praise And Critique From Religious Leaders

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

After a bipartisan group of senators announced a plan on Monday to pass comprehensive immigration, praise and critique continues to pour in. That includes the views of clergy.

Handicapping Obama's Second Term Agenda

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama, like all second-term presidents, will only have a short window of time to push his issues. Which is why he is right to push his agenda immediately, as evidenced by his inaugural speech. However, while Obama has a lot of political capital right now, that could easily change soon.

Bipartisan Poll Shows Huge Support for Immigration Reform With a Roadmap to Citizenship

Eliseo Medina | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

Since the November election, when the strength of the Latino vote was seen by Democrats and Republicans, the question of immigration reform has shifted from "whether" it would be done to "what" it will be.

Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path In One Fast Push

The New York Times | Julia Preston | Posted 03.15.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that woul...

A Maryland Dream That Needs to Become a National Dream

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

Maryland voters made history by resoundingly voting in support of the Maryland Dream Act, which ensures that all of our young people have the opportunity to pursue affordable higher education. It's time for the rest of our country to follow suit.

Passing the DREAM Act Would Acknowledge the Human Rights of Migrant Children and Benefit All of Us

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

While the Maryland ballot initiative on education is great for young migrants in that state, it highlights the fact that federal action is sorely needed to protect the human rights and dignity of migrants everywhere.

Senators Plan Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plan

AP | MICHELE SALCEDO | Posted 01.11.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are proposing comprehensive changes to the immigration laws that would include a pathwa...

Living the DREAM: How Universities Can Walk With Hispanic Students on the Journey to a College Degree

Dr. L. Randolph Lowry | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Dr. L. Randolph Lowry

We have learned a few things in the process that other universities may find helpful as they seek to accommodate these highly motivated Hispanic young people.

Vast Majority of Public Supports a Legalization Program for Unauthorized Immigrants

Daniel Costa | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Daniel Costa

With such vast bipartisan support, is now the time to finally implement a legalization program for the unauthorized population?

Immigration Truths

Vito de la Cruz | Posted 12.23.2011 | Latino Voices
Vito de la Cruz

Legalizing immigrants is the painfully honest solution to America's addiction to illegal immigrant labor. Rationally addressing the details alleviates the pain. That's the truth.

Elise Foley

Dems Push For DREAM Act Without GOP Support | Elise Foley | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans showed no signs of supporting the DREAM Act at a hearing for the bill on Tuesday, with Sens. John Cornyn (Texas) and Chuck G...