04/18/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. The chief of the asylum division at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/17/14 04:29 PM
President Obama on Thursday said that he had a “very pleasant conversation” with Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., a day after the House Majority Leader slammed him after a phone call where they discussed immigration reform.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/17/14 10:56 AM
President Obama said that immigration reform would be an “issue that haunts” Republicans if they failed to act and pressed Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to use his “political capital” to find a solution.
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/16/14 06:37 PM
Update: A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, has issued a response to Cantor's statement, included in the story below. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a highly critical statement Wednesday, slamming President Obama for what he called “partisan...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/16/14 05:47 PM
House Democrats, who are stepping up the pressure on Republicans to take up comprehensive immigration reform legislation, said Tuesday the Obama administration is getting ready to take executive action on the matter very soon. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson earlier this month told...
By Charles Hoskinson | 04/16/14 01:18 PM
President Obama on Wednesday called on the House to "listen to the will of the American people" and vote on Senate-passed immigration legislation, something the White House knows is unlikely to happen as long as Republicans are deeply divided on the issue.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 12:33 PM
President Obama on Wednesday urged House Republicans to “listen to the will of the American people” and bring immigration reform for a vote.
By Byron York | 04/16/14 12:27 PM
President Obama released a statement on Wednesday urging the House to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
04/15/14 04:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has...
04/15/14 03:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass legislation. Obama met in the Oval Office with six religious leaders. Following the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/15/14 02:32 PM
The meeting came with many pro-immigration reform groups pushing for Obama to do more unilaterally, with the GOP-controlled House unlikely to take up the issue in a midterm election year.
04/15/14 10:15 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story April 3 about a hunger strike by immigration reform advocates, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a Christian social justice organization. It is Sojourners, not Soujourners. A corrected version of the story is below: Immigration reform advocates begin...
By Byron York | 04/15/14 08:00 AM
Republicans are famously divided on immigration reform, but Democrats pretty much unanimously support it. There's a reason for that. In stark, partisan political terms, continuing the high level of immigration of recent decades, and certainly increasing immigration as envisioned by many...
By Washington Examiner | 04/15/14 05:26 AM
Lawyers often say that “when you can't argue the facts, argue the law. When you can't argue the law, argue the facts. When you can't argue either the facts or the law, start calling names.” New York Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, provided a...
04/13/14 12:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love." In an interview that aired Sunday, Paul said that those immigrants "are not bad people" but added...
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