Immigration reform

  • We're Heading for a Showdown Over Deportations

    On the flip side, such actions—really, any deportation executive action—will be used as further ammunition in the defense against doing anything on immigration policy this year. Republicans, even those who have spoken in favor of immigration reform, have said it can't happen while lawmakers don't…

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    • House speaker says world wants US to lead

      MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that allies of the United States want America to show strong leadership globally, and that he wants some of his congressional colleagues to stop shying away from immigration reform.

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        • McCain: Illegals Aren't Going Home

          Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain told an audience at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy Jr. forum that illegal immigrants are not going home, The Hill reported. The United States has no realistic option but to accept their presence. They're not going home. And so...

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            On April 10, I was honored to be one of 45 small business leaders and entrepreneurs invited to the White House to meet with senior administration officials and congressman Jared Polis (D- Colorado) to discus how tech startups and innovation can strengthen the economy and create jobs. It’s an…

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            • John Boehner Mocks GOP On Immigration: 'Ohhhh. This Is Too Hard'

              House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) criticized his GOP colleagues at an event in his district on Thursday for resisting immigration reform, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. "Here's the attitude. 'Ohhhh. Don't make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard,'" Boehner told the Middletown Rotary Club,…

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              • McCain: Illegal immigrants are 'not going home'

                Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that immigrants living in the United States illegally are not going home, and that the U.S. has no practical way of forcing them to leave. And so why don't we give them a path to citizenship," McCain asked at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy Jr. forum.…

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                • Saving the Asylum System

                  Broad immigration reform may have stalled but Rep. Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is considering reforming the asylum system. He recently said, "Our immigration system should be generous to those persecuted around the globe, but we must also ensure our compassion isn't…

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                  • Republicans break up with Hispanics

                    As Republicans in the House block immigration reform time after time, American Latinos get the message: It's over, don't call me. Incapable of producing even one GOP vote in favor of the Democrats' last-ditch gamble at forcing an open vote of the House, the message to Latinos is crystalline.…

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                      • Jeb Bush Will Rise With Immigration Stance

                        Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush set off a firestorm when he said people who come to America illegally to provide a better life for their families are committing "an act of love." In an interview early in April, Bush said: "Someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, and they…

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                        • Our Vision Is More Than a DREAM: What's Next for Immigrant Youth?

                          In recent years, immigrant youth have been the engine behind the immigrant rights movement, playing the roles of the sympathetic character, the rebellious radical - and even the shrewd strategist. As we came on the scene as a unified group that had found each other on campuses, conferences and…

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                          • Moderate Dems resist Obama on deportations

                            Liberal Democrats are aggressively pushing President Barack Obama to take executive action to halt deportations of undocumented immigrants. But some moderate Democrats aren’t sure that’s such a good idea. Continue Reading The Obama administration is reviewing its immigration enforcement policies…

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                            • Illegal immigrants benefit the U.S. economy

                              There are few subjects that evoke as much emotion as immigration reform, especially since future laws could result in a path to citizenship for over 11 million illegal immigrants. When analyzed from the vantage point of information derived from reputable, nonpartisan sources (the Pew Research…

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                              • My view: Utah's agriculture industry needs immigration reform

                                The need for immigration reform has united individuals from various sectors, including business, education and religion.

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                                • Aaron Schock, Adam Kinzinger to back legal status

                                  Two House Republicans from Illinois are endorsing some sort of legal status for immigrants in the country illegally, adding renewed GOP support for immigration reform efforts that have come to a standstill on Capitol Hill. The statements from Illinois GOP Reps. Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger come…

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                                    • Oberweis apologizes as GOP leaders urge action on immigration - Chicago Sun-Times

                                      Before a standing-room-only crowd of immigration reform activists, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis on Tuesday offered a mea culpa for a track record of taking harsh stances on illegal immigrants. Speaking at the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition alongside a Mount Rushmore of…

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                                      • Top GOP Candidates Differ on Immigration Reform

                                        The state's Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, State Sen. Jim Oberweis , has been a longtime opponent of offering a pathway citizenship to undocumented immigrants.

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                                        • GOP Senators Go After Obama On Immigration

                                          WASHINGTON -- Twenty-two Republican senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday going after the administration's review of its deportation policies, saying the reported "changes under consideration would represent a near complete abandonment of basic immigration enforcement." The…

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                                          • 22 Senate GOPers: ‘Grave concern’ on deportations

                                            More than 20 Senate Republicans penned a letter on Thursday to President Barack Obama, raising “grave concerns” about the administration’s review of immigration law. Under fire from immigration activists for deportations of undocumented immigrants, Obama announced last month that his Department of…

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                                            • Illinois Republicans warm to legal status in immigration reform

                                              Two young Illinois GOP lawmakers, Reps. Aaron Schock and Adam Kinzinger, have announced they support some form of legal status for immigrants living in the United States illegally. Another Illinois Republican, Rep. John Shimkus, has also expressed some support for providing illegal immigrants with…

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