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Immigration Reform Gains Momentum, All Eyes on Boehner

Immigration Reform Gains Momentum, All Eyes on Boehner

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An immigration reform bill in the Senate now has crucial Republican support after senators struck a deal centered on border security last week.But whether the sweeping legislative package can pass t…

Republican Senator Lends Support to Immigration Reform Bill

Republican Senator Lends Support to Immigration Reform Bill

Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said Sunday that she will support the immigration reform bill drafted by the bipartisan “Gang of Eight,” arguing that the legislation provides a &…

Rubio Optimistic About Immigration Reform

Rubio Optimistic About Immigration Reform

Photo by Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., believes that the immigration bill he helped write will eventually get enough votes to break a filibuster in the Senate.Earlier this week,…

Marco Rubio Right in the Middle of the Immigration Debate

Marco Rubio Right in the Middle of the Immigration Debate

Photo by Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As an immigration reform bill heads to the floor of the Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is staking out a position as the man who can help bargain for Republican…

Immigration Reform Could Help Immigrant Farm Workers

Immigration Reform Could Help Immigrant Farm Workers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The pay for farm jobs is usually low and the work is grueling. That’s why no one should be surprised by a study released on Wednesday looking at immigration and agriculture in North Carolina.The upshot: Almost no U…

Most Americans Don’t Know Much About Immigration Bill

Most Americans Don’t Know Much About Immigration Bill

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When it comes to immigration reform, most Americans don’t know much about it, and few think that the Boston bombing should be a factor in the debate.The issue may be front-and-center in the nation’s cap…

Gay Rights Push Could Endanger Immigration Bill

Gay Rights Push Could Endanger Immigration Bill

Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A push to include gay couples in a bipartisan immigration reform bill threatens to upset the delicate coalition backing the proposal in the Senate, Politico reports.Under current law, Americans i…

Proposed Immigration Bill Has Widespread Support

Proposed Immigration Bill Has Widespread Support

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., emerged from a White House meeting Tuesday confident that President Obama supports the immigration reform bill they plan to introduce Tuesday night. &…

Immigration Bill Delayed, Likely Not Ready Until Next Week

Immigration Bill Delayed, Likely Not Ready Until Next Week

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Wednesday’s expected Senate briefing on the Gang of Eight immigration bill was postponed.Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was scheduled to explain the nearly finished proposal, but senators coming out of the closed-…

Immigration Reform May Allow More Foreign Students to Stay in US

Immigration Reform May Allow More Foreign Students to Stay in US

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — It will likely be easier for foreign students who earn certain degrees in the United States to stay in the country and work after graduation if immigration reform comes to fruition.The effect on the U.S. economy an…

Senator Schumer Hopes to See Deal on Immigration ‘By the End of the Week’

Senator Schumer Hopes to See Deal on Immigration ‘By the End of the Week’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senator Chuck Schumer, speaking on CBS’s Face the Nation, announced that he is hoping to see a bipartisan deal on immigration by the end of the week, though other senators are less optimistic.
“There …

Business and Labor Leaders Agree on Immigration Sticking Point

Business and Labor Leaders Agree on Immigration Sticking Point

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Business and labor leaders agreed on Saturday to a deal on the guest worker program, signalling a key development in the debate over immigration reform.Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., briefed Dennis McDonough, White Hous…

Ex-Governor of Puerto Rico: GOP Must Lead on Immigration Reform

Ex-Governor of Puerto Rico: GOP Must Lead on Immigration Reform

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Luis Fortuño, the former governor of Puerto Rico, says the Republican Party needs to take the lead in fixing the country’s immigration system.”Clearly the immigration system is broken, it’s not working well,” says Fortu&n…

Jeb Bush: No Path to Citizenship in Immigration Reform

Jeb Bush: No Path to Citizenship in Immigration Reform

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said on Monday that he does not support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., a central provision of immigration reform plans being considered …

Sens. McCain, Graham: Obama Committed to Immigration Reform

Sens. McCain, Graham: Obama Committed to Immigration Reform

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Republican senators struck an optimistic tone on Tuesday following a meeting with President Obama, expressing confidence he’s committed to passing a comprehensive immigration reform.The president sat down with John McCain (Ariz….

Sens. McCain, Graham to Meet with Obama on Immigration

Sens. McCain, Graham to Meet with Obama on Immigration

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Tuesday will meet with the two top Republicans who are leading the Senate effort to draft comprehensive immigration reform legislation.Obama will sit down at the White House Tuesday afterno…

Obama Confident Immigration Reform Will Pass Despite Leaked Plan

Obama Confident Immigration Reform Will Pass Despite Leaked Plan

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama insisted on Wednesday that Congress will pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, saying that a leaked copy of a White House proposal that irked Republicans working on a bipartisan bill won’t j…

White House: Leaked Immigration Bill Draft Is Plan B

White House: Leaked Immigration Bill Draft Is Plan B

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Leaked draft legislation reportedly authored by the White House would be used as a backup proposal should negotiations fail in Congress over comprehensive immigration reform, administration offici…

WH Chief of Staff on Leaked Immigration Proposal: Let’s Make Sure It Doesn’t Have to Be Proposed

WH Chief of Staff on Leaked Immigration Proposal: Let’s Make Sure It Doesn’t Have to Be Proposed

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) — Responding to sharp criticism from Sen. Marco Rubio over the leaked White House immigration proposal, President Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough pushed back on Sunday morning on This Wee…

Anti-‘Amnesty’ Activists Prepared for Immigration Fight

Anti-‘Amnesty’ Activists Prepared for Immigration Fight

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The forces that helped to bring down a proposed sweeping overhaul of the U.S. immigration system in 2007 are quietly mobilizing to do the same again.As President Obama prepares to use his State of the Union address…

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