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Immigration Overhaul Is a Question of When, Not If, DNC Panel Concludes

Immigration Overhaul Is a Question of When, Not If, DNC Panel Concludes

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — “It’s not if, it’s when,” Rep. Xavier Becerra told ABC News’ Jake Tapper in response to a question about passing immigration overhaul. “It makes no difference if it’s a Democrat in the White House or a Republi…

Mitt Romney’s Son Chokes Up Over Family’s Immigrant Past

Mitt Romney’s Son Chokes Up Over Family’s Immigrant Past

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — Mitt Romney’s son Craig choked up Thursday night when he recounted for the Republican National Convention how his grandparents immigrated from Mexico to live the American dream.”It’s easy to forget that the story…

Joe the Plumber: Build a ‘Damn Fence’ and ‘Start Shooting’

Joe the Plumber: Build a ‘Damn Fence’ and ‘Start Shooting’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Ohio Republican congressional candidate Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher told a crowd of about 125 supporters in Arizona that the government should “put a damn fence on the border goin…

Joe the Plumber: Build a ‘Damn Fence’ and ‘Start Shooting’

Joe the Plumber: Build a ‘Damn Fence’ and ‘Start Shooting’

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Ohio Republican congressional candidate Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher told a crowd of about 125 supporters in Arizona that the government should “put a damn fence on the border goin…

Paul Ryan on Social Issues: Where Does He Stand?

Paul Ryan on Social Issues: Where Does He Stand?

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate set off weekend-long debates about the young Wisconsin rep’s fiscal policies, but less was said about his stance on social issues. Where does Romney’s runn…

$465 for Legal Status Under Obama’s ‘Dream Act’

$465 for Legal Status Under Obama’s ‘Dream Act’

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration will formally begin granting some young undocumented immigrants legal status and work permits later this month under a controversial new policy first announced by President Obama in June.Th…

UK Immigration Staff Calls off Planned Strike on Eve of Olympics

UK Immigration Staff Calls off Planned Strike on Eve of Olympics

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Travelers flying into London just in time for the summer Olympic Games will be spared from massive delays at Heathrow Airport on Thursday.The union representing British border guards on Wednesday called off a…

Immigration Groups File Suit Against AZ Immigration Law

Immigration Groups File Suit Against AZ Immigration Law

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Staying true to their promise, immigration groups are asking a federal judge to block Arizona’s “show me your papers provision” from going into effect.The provision, which the Supreme Court up…

VP Beat: Contenders on Arizona Immigration Ruling

VP Beat: Contenders on Arizona Immigration Ruling

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — PORTMAN WEIGHS IN ON IMMIGRATION: ABC News’ Gregory Simmons reported on Sen. Rob Portman’s take Monday night on the Supreme Court’s immigration decision, saying he believed “the federa…

Neb. Senate Candidate Seeks Romney, Obama, Rubio Combo Approach to Immigration

Neb. Senate Candidate Seeks Romney, Obama, Rubio Combo Approach to Immigration

Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska governor and senator and the current Democratic nominee for the open senate seat in the state, appears to have a very open mind when it comes to immigration reform.“…

Sen. Portman Weighs In on Supreme Court Immigration Ruling; VP Future?

Sen. Portman Weighs In on Supreme Court Immigration Ruling; VP Future?

Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press(WASHINGTON) — After a day of silence on Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on immigration, Ohio Senator Rob Portman finally weighed in. Portman said that while he had not had a chance to read through the case…

What the Arizona Immigration Decision Means

What the Arizona Immigration Decision Means

Scott Olson/Getty ImagesBy TERRY MORAN, Anchor, ABC News Nightline(WASHINGTON) — Let’s break down the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Arizona immigration law like this:Institutionally:  A near-total victory for the federal government. T…

Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Part of Arizona Immigration Law

Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Part of Arizona Immigration Law

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Police officers in Arizona are allowed to check the immigration status of every person who is stopped or arrested, the Supreme Court ruled Monday morning.  But the court struck down other key parts of the law.The…

Mitt Romney’s Playbook on Immigration, Everything: Pivot to the Economy

Mitt Romney’s Playbook on Immigration, Everything: Pivot to the Economy

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(NEW YORK, N.Y.) —  Just when you think identity politics is back, Mitt Romney does his best to squash it.Since the Obama administration says it will no longer deport young illegal immigrants, pundits have wondered wh…

Rubio Says Immigration Shouldn’t Be About Politics

Rubio Says Immigration Shouldn’t Be About Politics

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — Both parties are playing politics on the issue of immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio told a crowd of Latino officials Friday.“I proposed some specific ideas and I publicly talked about it.  The reaction from many on the l…

Obama Campaign Presses Romney on Immigration Question

Obama Campaign Presses Romney on Immigration Question

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) — A new Obama campaign web video casts a spotlight on the fact that, for seven days, Mitt Romney has avoided giving a definitive answer about whether he would repeal President Obama’s order suspending the deportati…

Romney Campaign on Immigration Stance: ‘Stay Tuned’

Romney Campaign on Immigration Stance: ‘Stay Tuned’

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney is on the defense regarding his stance on the immigration issue. President Obama’s decision to stop deporting many of the children of illegal immigrants tapped into public sentiment and a key iss…

Waiting for Romney: Dems Pounce on Senate Leader’s Refusal to Outline GOP Immigration Position

Waiting for Romney: Dems Pounce on Senate Leader’s Refusal to Outline GOP Immigration Position

Darren Hauck/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s campaign Tuesday pounced on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to comment on the Obama administration’s move to relax deportation laws for the children of illega…

Obama Polls Strong Among Latinos Since Changing Deportation Rules

Obama Polls Strong Among Latinos Since Changing Deportation Rules

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — If Mitt Romney earlier this year faced an uphill battle with Latinos, the nation’s fastest-growing voting bloc, that hill may have just turned into a steep mountain.President Obama’s announc…

Boehner Questions Obama’s Immigration Move

Boehner Questions Obama’s Immigration Move

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner today took a direct assault at the president’s immigration announcement as he questioned the constitutionality of his decision to stop deporting and begin granting work permits to h…

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