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Lies Immigration Reformers Told Me

President Obama and backers of deferred action for Dreamers tout the conditions that limit applicants. How restrictive are they, really?<p>“Mom hid a present for you in the basement.”<p>“Last time you said that, you locked me downstairs for three hours.”<p>“This time I won’t.”<p>Before Matt Groening gained …

House conservatives block modest GOP immigration proposal

<b>(CNN)</b> - House conservatives on Friday blocked a narrow immigration reform measure, showing how hard it is an election year for the GOP-led chamber to make even small changes to the nation's immigration laws.<p>And this proposal was from a fellow Republican.<p>Rep. Jeff Denham of California pushed to add …

House leaders sell immigration plan

CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The House Republican leadership is trying to sell their colleagues on a series of broad immigration principles, including a path to legal status for those here illegally.<p>Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team introduced the principles at their annual policy retreat here. Top …

Immigration reform's narrow window

Immigration reform backers see a narrow window in late spring to push a sweeping overhaul through the House — a goal that eluded them in 2013.<p>The politics of immigration in the Republican-controlled chamber is still tough — and might be impossible — with many lawmakers opposed to any measure that …

Ryan: Immigration vote in October

If you’re expecting floor action on immigration in the House, you may have to wait until October.<p>House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told attendees at a town hall in Racine, Wis., that his chamber could start voting on immigration bills that month – pushing the timeline for action in …

Pelosi: House should pass own bill

Seeming to almost echo House Speaker John Boehner, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday the House should determine its own comprehensive immigration bill separate from the one passed by the Senate.<p>“I always support the prerogatives of the House, and I want the House to have a bill that goes …

House GOP: We Won't Consider Senate Immigration Bill

The prospects for an immigration overhaul effort that could reshape the contours of American society appeared grim Wednesday after a closed door meeting of House Republicans.<p>A majority of the fractious House Republican Conference lined up in opposition to (barely) bipartisan legislation already …

Some immigrants sour on plan for path to citizenship in immigration reform bill

If Congress overhauls immigration laws, undocumented immigrants may be offered a path to citizenship.<p>But not everyone agrees with that, and some of those in the opposition are immigrants themselves.<p>An immigration reform bill similar to the one passed this week by the Senate is likely to be taken up …

Senate's Immigration Joy Could Turn To Ashes In House

The Senate's "Gang of Eight" on the immigration overhaul legislation became a gang of 68 when all was said and done Thursday.<p>And that number is important, especially to the senators. Supporters of the immigration bill in the Democratic-controlled Senate have said a strong bipartisan Senate vote for …

Mexican journalist urges U.S. to act cautiously when beefing up border security

The U.S. Senate is building momentum toward passing an immigration reform bill that includes a major increase in funding for security along the southern border.<p>Some $30 billion would be spent to increase patrols and fencing on the border between the United States in Mexico — funding that's viewed …

Immigration Splits Conservative Parties in Both the U.S. and the U.K.

Whereas reform is creating rifts in the GOP, it's driven by splintering among the British Conservatives.<p>Reuters<p>A proposal for sweeping immigration reform, hammered out by the bipartisan group of senators called the Gang of Eight, passed a key test in the Senate Monday when 67 senators -- including …

Immigration Bill May Keep Wage Exemption For Foreign Herders

When Patrick and Sharon O'Toole began their ranching business on the Wyoming-Colorado border, they tended the sheep themselves. But eventually, the O'Tooles wanted to settle down and have kids, so they hired foreign ranch hands with H-2A, or guest worker, visas to work on the ranch for $750 a month.<p>…

GOP honchos want immigration reform, but sit out fight

Just three months ago, the Republican Party establishment couldn’t have been more resolute: Achieving immigration reform is essential to the GOP’s future political viability.<p>A post-election autopsy commissioned by the Republican National Committee insisted that the party “must embrace and champion …

Immigration reform bill gets a boost as two conservatives announce support

The chance of landmark immigration reform progressing through Congress was seemingly boosted on Sunday, with two conservative lawmakers expressing a …

House sends message on deportation

The Republican-led House voted Thursday to cut off funds for an Obama administration initiative to block deportations for DREAM Act immigrants.<p>The measure was an amendment sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) — one of Capitol Hill’s most prominent critics of illegal immigration – to the Department …

Poll predicts immigration plan doom

Seven in 10 Americans don’t think Congress will be able to pass comprehensive immigration reform, although Democrats and Hispanics are slightly more confident, according to a poll released Friday.<p>Only 24 percent of registered voters think a comprehensive immigration law will be signed this year, …

Anne Arundel officials decline to clear record of second-grader who made ‘pastry gun’

The family of a second-grader suspended from his school in Anne Arundel County for chewing his Pop-Tart-like pastry into the shape of a gun has lost a bid to have the episode expunged from the child’s record, according to the family’s attorney.<p>Robin Ficker, the family attorney, met with school …

House GOP to quit immigration talks?

Republicans in the House bipartisan immigration group are threatening to leave negotiations if they don’t come to an agreement Thursday.<p>Reps. John Carter of Texas and Raul Labrador of Idaho both separately said the time for negotiations is over.<p>“Tomorrow night, as far as I’m concerned, is the last …

Pakistan elections: how Nawaz Sharif beat Imran Khan and what happens next

Here's a little fairytale from Pakistan. Fourteen years ago a wise man ruled the country. He enjoyed the support of his people. But some of his …

Gang of 8 defends guest worker plan

The Senate Gang of Eight has largely controlled the Senate Judiciary Committee’s immigration markup, and the group’s next step: shielding a painstakingly negotiated agreement for a new guest worker program.<p>This week, the gang will have to fend off amendments from both the right and left to fiddle …

The GOP's Former Head of Hispanic Outreach in Florida Becomes a Democrat

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The former head of the RNC's Hispanic outreach committee in Florida is so fed up with the national …

Immigration’s Odd Couple: Two Puerto Rican Congressmen Forge a Deal

In the House’s ‘Group of Eight,’ two Puerto Rican legislators are forging a deal. By Sandra McElwaine.<p>They are a congressional odd couple, dos amigos …

Buried in immigration reform bill, a plan to create a national photo database

The immigration reform bill currently sitting in the Senate is huge: it's more than 800 pages long, with more than 300 proposed amendments crammed in. Senators are in the early stages of debating the measure, and so far, there's a lot of talk about border security. But one detail that isn't getting …

India launches biometric data project to make every citizen count in official eyes

Could a semi-Orwellian programme to collect biometric data for 1.3 billion Indians become a key tool to pull people out of poverty and integrate them …