Immigration rights groups see such good prospects for legalizing illegal immigrants this year that President Obama should go ahead and halt deportations right now, saying it's unfair to kick people out just ahead of possible legalization.
Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper's ribs may be aching a bit, but he's apparently healthy enough for the AFL-CIO to tout a clip of him speaking about his father, a union ironworker — part of an hour-long film, "Being Bryce," that debuted on ESPN earlier this week.
The debate is raging over whether the latest immigration bill is an amnesty for illegal immigrants, but one part is clear: The legislation would forgive businesses that have employed those immigrants illegally.
Angry over anticipated changes to Social Security in President Obama's budget, liberal lawmakers, unions and groups representing retired Americans protested outside the White House on Tuesday, one day ahead of the the budget's scheduled release.
A raucous public debate over the nation's flawed immigration system is set to begin in earnest this week as senators finalize a bipartisan bill to secure the border, allow tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country and grant eventual citizenship to the estimated 11 million people living here illegally.
Two senators from the so-called Gang of Eight working on bipartisan immigration reform said Sunday that the rollout of a bill that can pass the chamber is imminent, but two leading Republicans called such talk "premature" and said legislation on such an important topic must not be rushed.
Members of the “Gang of Eight” tasked with carving out a comprehensive immigration package said Wednesday that they hope to file a bill when they return to Washington from their Easter break, and suggested that they are on the verge of a deal between business and labor leaders on visas for low-skilled workers.
President Obama used a naturalization ceremony Monday at the White House to put pressure on an absent Congress to "finish the job" of immigration reform.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters it's time for the union to "be honest with ourselves" and admit immediate change is needed to remain solvent and relevant.