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Immigration reform's No. 1 enemy

Immigration reform advocates have a new enemy: the congressional calendar.<p>Fall’s fiscal fights have lined up in a way that could delay immigration reform until 2014, multiple senior House Republican leadership aides tell POLITICO, imperiling the effort’s prospects before the midterm elections.<p>The …

Immigration reform activists seize on 'moral tone' of civil rights movement

Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic call for racial equality in the March on Washington, immigration reform activists are seizing on his "moral tone" in their fight for laws easing a pathway to citizenship.<p>“At the core, we are talking about the same thing,” says …

Top five falsehoods of the immigration debate

From fence opt-out clauses to free phones for immigrants, PolitiFact has tracked the rhetoric of the immigration debate — and heard plenty of …

Immigration Reform Activists March To Calif. Farm Country

Immigrant and farm worker rights groups came from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, Calif., by the busload this week. Bakersfield, in the state's Central Valley, is farm country, and immigration is a complex issue here.<p>The groups were converging on the home of the third-most powerful Republican in the …

Are Seniors Souring on the Republican Party?

The GOP has lost more support among voters over 65 than any other demographic group in recent months, according to a new poll.<p>As bad as things get for Republicans -- with women, with minorities, with youths -- there's always been one group they can count on: the old. But now one Democratic pollster …

Obama's trump card on immigration

President<p>Obamais tantalizingly close to passingcomprehensive immigration reform, a legacy achievement. The Senate has provided a bipartisan bill, and the House is working on reform. The key issues are border security and a legal pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million who are here …

Students Erupt In Protest As Janet Napolitano Becomes President Of University Of California

Several students were forcibly removed from a meeting room at the University of California at San Francisco as the Board of Regents approved Napolitano to head the sprawling UC system at a salary of $570,000 per year.<p>The demonstrators, angry over Napolitano's immigration policies as Homeland …

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Immigration reform's dog days

The White House and its immigration reform allies are banking on the August recess as their next — and possibly last — major opportunity to compel House Republicans to act.<p>With the issue stalled in the House, the monthlong congressional break is the linchpin of a campaign that President Barack …

Catholic colleges to Catholic members of Congress: Pass immigration reform

The presidents of 93 Catholic colleges and universities are calling on Catholic members of the House of Representatives to pass immigration reform …

Changing The Conversation On Immigration Reform: Two Social Entrepreneurs' Roles In Today's Debate

For years, Americans varying from former President George W. Bush to actress Eva Longoria have denounced the United States immigration system as <i>broken</i>.<p>“Broken” seems like an appropriate term. A patchwork of misaligned incentives, out-of-touch regulations, and partisan politics that seem to satisfy …

Killing the Immigration Bill, Polarizing America

In March, the Republican National Committee released a remarkable document. A report by what is known as the Growth and Opportunity Project X-rayed the 2012 election results and came to one major conclusion: the G.O.P. needed to attract more nonwhite voters or it would never win at the national …

Reframe the Immigration Debate as an American Story

In October of 1984, I attended the annual dinner of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and heard campaign speeches delivered by then President Ronald Reagan and former Vice-President Walter Mondale.<p>Mondale spoke first. His speech was a litany of promises on a string of issues and …

Paul Ryan working behind the scenes to push comprehensive immigration legislation

Two weeks after the end of his failed vice-presidential bid, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was already thinking ahead to another big fight: immigration reform. And he was thinking about it in a bipartisan way.<p>Ryan ran into his old friend, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.), and urged him to restart his …

Immigration overhaul could boost U.S. states' revenue-report | Reuters

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - Granting citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could boost state and local government coffers by about $2 billion annually, said a liberal-leaning think tank study released on Wednesday.<p>The findings come as the U.S. House of …

House Democrats: Path to Citizenship or Bust

House Democrats made it clear on Tuesday that they won't support any major immigration overhaul that does not include a pathway to citizenship.<p>Party …

Lobbyists launch push on immigration in House | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters of a U.S. immigration reform bill are launching a push for the legislation this week that includes phone calls to lawmakers from Catholic bishops, visits to Capitol Hill from high-tech lobbyists and an ad blitz sponsored by organized labor.<p>Candidates swear in as …

On immigration reform, nobody’s happy with Republican Joe Heck

On the flight home from Washington last week for the Fourth of July recess, Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) read all 1,200 pages of immigration reform that had just passed the Senate.<p>It is a document that probably has no political future in the GOP-controlled House, but Heck may be a prime example of why …

Immigration reform will pay a dividend

THROUGHOUT American history, the story of immigration has been tinged by emotions and fear as millions of people abandoned the old and took a brave and often risky leap into the new. It has also been a tale of remarkable cultural blending. Less well understood but still important, immigration has …

How immigration could prop up the U.S. housing market

A couple years ago, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a clever idea for dealing with cities like Detroit, whose populations are dwindling: let immigrants live there.<p>At the time, a spokesperson for Detroit Mayor Dave Bing dismissed the idea, saying, "There are things that would have to be …

While Idealists Gasp, Zuckerberg's Cynical Approach To Lobbying Is Actually Getting Immigration Reform Done

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg and his college buddy, Joe Green, founded a political action committee in hopes of finally getting immigration reform passed in DC.<p>The PAC was called FWD.us.<p>Lots of high profile tech executives joined the group.<p>But almost as soon as Zuckerberg's PAC was formed it …

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House plays immigration small ball

Republican leaders have a message for the bipartisan House gang trying to craft an immigration bill: Your time is up.<p>The group labored behind closed doors for four years to find common ground but hasn’t actually released a bill. Now that conservative Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) has dashed and the …