Three of President Obama's GOP partners on immigration warned him Thursday not to try to act on his own to grant tentative legal status to illegal immigrants, saying the border is not yet secure enough from both illegal immigration and potential terrorist threats.
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By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times
Three of President Obama's GOP partners on immigration warned him Thursday not to try to act on his own to grant legal status to illegal immigrants, saying the border is not yet secure enough from either illegal immigration or potential terrorist threats. Published October 30, 2014
Less than a year after moving to New Hampshire, former Sen. Scott Brown is within striking distance of chopping down Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in next week's midterm election, having cut her double-digit lead in the polls to almost zero.
One of the contractors housing some of the surge of illegal immigrant children from this summer offers them a petting zoo with miniature ponies, a Tilapia fish-farm operation and guitar lessons, according to documents releasedThursday by a senator who questioned whether the plush accommodations were a good use of taxpayers' money.
Rep. Paul Ryan said it loud and clear on a recent appearance on "Hannity" on Fox News: Republicans in Congress would do whatever it takes to halt President Obama's executive actions on immigration and amnesty.
More than an estimated 8.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. were eligible for citizenship in 2012. Yet fewer than 800,000 took the leap, according to the latest Department of Homeland Security numbers.
President Obama on Tuesday night stumped for Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, but not before he was sidetracked by a protester urging the administration to take greater action on immigration.
He is still bashing Republicans at every turn, but President Obama's rhetoric this midterm campaign cycle has evolved from broad warnings about the dangers posed by the GOP to an issue-specific pitch designed to get Democratic voters off the couch and to the polls.
President Obama should go ahead and issue executive orders on immigration if Congress refuses to act, said former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
A member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights told President Obama Monday that the administration's reported plan to grant work permits to millions of illegal immigrants would have a harmful effect on black workers.
A new study shows that percentage of non-American citizens who illegally voted in close races in recent years may have garnered the Democratic Party victories.
Illegal Pete's, a Colorado-based quick-service eatery known for its oversize burritos, came under fire Wednesday night at a public meeting in Fort Collins from about 30 critics who want the restaurant to remove the word "illegal" from its name.
Immigrant rights advocates unveiled a campaign billboard in North Carolina on Thursday attacking Democratic Sen. Kay R. Hagan for being too strict on illegal immigrants, raising questions of how Hispanic voters will approach this year's elections.
The New York City Council is passing legislation that would stop honoring detainment orders from U.S. immigration officials that don't come with a warrant from a federal judge.
President Obama's spokesman laughed off as "crazy" Wednesday reports that the Homeland Security Department is preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country by ordering enough paper to print as many as 5 million "green" cards annually.
President Obama said that while it's difficult for some Democratic candidates running in states he didn't carry to invite him to their states, they are nevertheless loyal allies and backers of his agenda in Congress.
Ground rules weren't a problem this time, but Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist fanned the political flames late Tuesday over immigration, the minimum wage and — in odd spurts — which of them had been poorer as a child.
Haitian immigration advocates in Miami are anxious for federal officials to clarify how they'll fast-track immigration for a limited number of Haitians approved to join relatives in the U.S.
Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, says he plans to introduce legislation to temporarily ban new visas for nationals of West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus.
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An overwhelming majority of Americans say they have deep worries that illegal immigration will erode the country's culture and economy, revealed a new poll.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday that there's a "general consensus" in his party that something big needs to happen on overhauling the country's immigration laws and that more specifics would be unveiled this week at House Republicans' annual retreat.
Calling it a “pivotal moment,” a band of Latino donors has launched a $20 million campaign to unseat those in the House who stand against President Obama’s immigration proposals and oppose Democratic Party reform bills.
The U.S. illegal immigrant population has begun to tick back up with the improving economy, rising to 11.7 million last year, according to the latest estimates Monday from the Pew Hispanic Center.
The news last week that federal authorities had to release 2,837 convicted sex offenders back onto the streets has renewed focus on a Supreme Court case that requires the government to release immigrants whose home countries won't take them back.
The union that represents the people who would have to decide who gets legalized under any new immigration law said in a letter Tuesday that the Obama administration is not ready to handle the influx of applications.
The American business community weighed in Tuesday on immigration, firing off a letter to House leaders urging them to find the political will to pass an immigration bill this year.