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Immigration reform could be bonanza for Dems

The immigration proposal pending in Congress would transform the nation’s political landscape for a generation or more — pumping as many as 11 million new Hispanic voters into the electorate a decade from now in ways that, if current trends hold, would produce an electoral bonanza for Democrats and …

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Ed Gillespie: Republican Voters Resigned To Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON -- Immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants may not be the bogeyman many Republicans think it is, GOP strategist Ed Gillespie and pollster John McLaughlin said Wednesday, based on focus groups with conservatives in Iowa and South …

Do Republicans Support Immigration Reform? Depends How You Ask Them

Republicans are wary about allowing undocumented immigrants to eventually attain citizenship, according to a poll released Wednesday, even while the …

Business balks at immigration deal

A deal between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and labor groups on visas for low-skilled workers was supposed to clear a path for an immigration reform package in the Senate.<p>Instead, some business groups are grumbling about the deal and they’re gearing up for a lobbying battle on Capitol Hill — where …

Onions, Apples, Tomatoes and Immigration Reform: We Owe it to Ourselves

If you own a garden, have ever experimented with gardening, or are even vaguely aware of fluctuations in availability and prices of produce in your supermarket, you know that different fruits and vegetables have different seasons. April will soon be upon us, the beginning of another spring, and …

Immigration Reform Threatens Social Security, Conservative Senior Citizens League Warns

WASHINGTON -- A conservative group is sending a new mailer to seniors, warning them that undocumented immigrants will cut into their Social Security benefits under proposed plans for comprehensive immigration reform in both the House and Senate.<p>The mailer, distributed by the Senior Citizens League …

New Bill Will Address The Desperate Need For Immigrants On America's Farms

Farm workers already here would get a speedier path to legal status than other immigrants in the country illegally, and a likely new visa program would make it easier for foreign workers to come to the U.S. Policymakers aim to install such workers in place of the half or more of the nation's farm …

Immigration

Marco Rubio and Immigration Reform: Why He's Likely to Walk

Marco Rubio's role as the Republican point man on immigration reform is remarkable if you think of the senator who played the part before him. John …

Republicans

GOP Members of Immigration 'Gang of 8' Pressured by Fellow Republicans

Four Senate Republicans, including Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, want the details of the immigration overhaul package being drafted behind closed …

Jeff Flake

Immigration reform coming soon, Obama tells Spanish networks

<b>(CNN) -</b> U.S. President Barack Obama had a clear message in interviews with two of America's largest Spanish-language broadcast television networks on Wednesday: Immigration reform is coming soon.<p>A group of lawmakers are close to working out the details of their proposal, Obama said.<p>FULL STORY

Seize the immigration deal

The stars seem to be aligning for immigration reform.<p>The election of 2012 scared many Republicans into thinking that their increasingly hardline stance on immigration is cutting against big demographic changes. These Republicans fear that they might risk writing themselves off for decades to come, …

Survey: Most religious Americans support a pathway to citizenship

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – A majority of all major religious groups in the United States, according to a survey released Thursday, support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants currently living in the country.<p>From American Jews to Mormons, from Catholics to white evangelical Christians, Robert P. …

Tough racial issues face GOP in minority outreach

Republican K. Carl Smith is African-American and he knows that the GOP's racial reckoning won't come from 100-page reports from party headquarters with carefully worded prescriptions about "outreach" to "demographic partners."<p>Instead, the type of sea change needed to shake the GOP's image as a …

Second Thoughts on the Future

Are Republicans deciding they don’t want to do immigration reform after all?<p>Party elites speak through the traditional media while party bases …