The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate on Tuesday seemed to blame House Republicans' opposition to a comprehensive immigration reform bill for the lack of trained doctors in African nations now struggling to contain a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus.
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By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times
The danger of another government shutdown receded dramatically Tuesday when the House voted to begin debating a stopgap spending bill that bypasses the thorny immigration debate, leaving a few Republicans steaming. Published September 16, 2014
Nearly two-thirds of likely voters in key U.S. House and Senate races disapprove of how President Obama is handling the immigration issue, with a narrow plurality favoring the Republican party over the Democrats.
The Obama administration has cut deportations back to the level they were before President George W. Bush's end-of-term surge, raising questions about whether he is skirting the law with his claim of prosecutorial discretion.
Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
Illegal immigrants can score big in New York, where Democrats are pushing a bill — aptly dubbed "New York is Home" — that would grant driver's licenses and voting rights, and even the ability to seek public office, to those in the country unlawfully.
Incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is tied with GOP challenger Scott Brown in a new poll from CNN on the hotly contested New Hampshire race.
The city of Detroit is joining a national initiative aimed at creating immigrant-friendly environments.
A new poll shows that despite widespread worry about the effects of illegal immigration, California voters broadly support a path to legalization for immigrants in the United States without proper documents.
The dispute between the city of Portland and the administration of Gov. Paul LePage over welfare benefits to some immigrants could heat up at the next city council meeting.
New York state is a national leader in helping thousands of unaccompanied migrant children who have fled Central America for the United States, but more funding is needed for services that would give them a normal life, advocates told state legislators Tuesday.
In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third and fourth graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice. In another, an algebra teacher reminds high school students to always fully distribute both sides of an equation before solving it.
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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.