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  • Sens. John McCain (left), Arizona Republican, and Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, two of the authors of the immigration reform bill crafted by the Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight," shake hands on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, June 27, 2013, before the final vote. The historic legislation would dramatically remake the U.S. immigration system and require a tough new focus on border security. (Associated Press)

    House GOP to Senate: No rush on immigration

    As the immigration reform debate moves to the House, Republicans have all but rejected the Senate's comprehensive approach and instead are embracing a package of targeted bills. Key sponsors of the Senate legislation, however, aren't giving up hope.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Immigration-problem solutions exist

    "Gang of Eight" member Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, is threatening that if the amnesty bill before Congress is not passed into law, there will be massive civil disobedience. His threat alone puts the lie to the nonsense that he and others in Washington have been pushing at us about the poor, downtrodden undocumented individuals living "in the shadows."


  • Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Democrats say they didn't concede on immigration bill

    Democrats who wrote the immigration bill insisted they didn't give up any core principles in agreeing to more fencing and adding 20,000 Border Patrol agents to the Southwest border, telling Univision that illegal immigrants will still get legal status well before the new security kicks in.


  • Edward Snowden

    Sen. Charles Schumer: 'Serious consequences' for Russian decision to help Snowden

    President Vladimir Putin's decision to allow Edward Snowden to land in Russia will have "serious consequences" for U.S.-Russian relations, Sen. Charles E. Schumer said Sunday.


  • **FILE** U.S. Border Patrol agent Jerry Conlin looks to the north on June 13, 2013, near where the border wall ends as is separates Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego. (Associated Press)

    Border security deal boosts immigration bill's chances in Senate

    Senators struck a deal Thursday to boost border security in the immigration bill, including building 700 miles of fence and adding 20,000 Border Patrol agents to the Southwest, in a move those on both sides say could clear the way for a bipartisan vote next week.


  • Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, arrives for a vote at the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    SIMMONS: Immigrant bill hinders Americans seeking jobs

    If you are out of a job or keeping toes and fingers crossed that a dear one will soon be making enough money to bring home the bacon, this heads-up is for you. The immigration bill that could hit the floor of the Senate any day now could cost Americans jobs by nearly doubling the number of guest workers allowed into the country.


  • Senate OKs judge for D.C. circuit on 97-0 vote

    Senators voted 97-0 Thursday to confirm Srikanth Srinivasan to a judgeship on the vitally important U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia after Republicans relented and allowed the vote to go forward this week.


  • **FILE** Roberto Morales, 25, holds a sign representing a permanent resident card while attending the "Rally for Citizenship" on Capitol Hill on April 10, 2013, in support of immigration reform. (Associated Press)

    Immigration bill backers say not all back-taxes will be paid

    The Senate immigration bill's authors acknowledged Tuesday that their legislation does not require illegal immigrants to pay all back taxes, saying it would be too difficult to make them ante up everything they might owe.


  • Nancy Ohanian

    STEIN: No need for speed on immigration bill

    The Senate "Gang of Eight" immigration bill, S. 744, now wending its way through the Judiciary Committee, has been sold as a "pathway to citizenship" for the estimated 11 million illegal aliens. It does a lot more damage than that, and the public needs to understand what's in it.


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