President Joe Biden's hopes of working with congressional Democrats to craft a legislative solution to the rising number of immigrant asylum seekers at the southern U.S. border will hang heavily on moderates like Texas Representative Henry Cuellar.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Thursday after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border that it is "past time" for Congress to address immigration reform, including a path to citizenship, and called the border surge a "crisis."
HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed two immigration bills that give farmworkers and "Dreamers" a path to citizenship. However, experts say getting the Senate to pass the bills will not be easy.
House Republicans rolled out their rebuttal to President Biden’s immigration plan Wednesday, maintaining that Democrats’ proposal is unworkable amid a mushrooming crisis at the southern border.
Armed with hope for the first time in years that immigration legislation can pass through Congress, Democrats on Capitol Hill are moving forward this week on bills that could help create a pathway to citizenship for millions of individuals living in the USA without legal status.
Potential contenders for piecemeal reform include establishing a path to citizenship for "Dreamers," reforming the agricultural worker program, and expanding employment-based immigration.
Democratic lawmakers are wrestling with how to move forward with a series of immigration bills that would legalize undocumented immigrants, with some pushing for sweeping immigration revisions out of the gate and others urging caution.
Biden unveiled his plan during his first day in office, proposing an eight-year pathway to citizenship for many of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.But the political landscape is much changed from a decade ago. For one, Biden's plan faces an evenly divided Senate, where under the existing rules they will once again need large Republican support to pass any legislation on immigration. And so far, no bipartisan coalition has emerged in the Gang of Eight tradition.
New President Joe Biden unveiled a bold immigration plan just days ago. It’s taken only days for Democrats gauging how far President Joe Biden’s bold immigration proposal can go in Congress to acknowledge that if anything emerges, it will likely be significantly more modest.
It’s taken only days for Democrats gauging how far President Joe Biden’s bold immigration proposal can go in Congress to acknowledge that if anything emerges, it will likely be significantly more modest. As they brace to tackle a politically flammable issue that’s resisted major congressional action since the 1980s, Democrats are using words like “aspirational” to describe [...]
President Joe Biden's early moves on immigration signal his determination to learn from past efforts to reform the system, but that doesn't mean he won't repeat their legacy of frustration.
As one of his first acts, President Joe Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul that would provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the country illegally
It was a bold opening salvo from the incoming administration of President Joe Biden: an immigration bill that would open a path to citizenship for roughly 11 million people living in the country illegally. But even the Democratic senator leading the charge acknowledged on...
On the same day he is inaugurated into office, Joe Biden will introduce immigration legislation that will include an eight-year pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million immigrants living in the United States without legal status.
Legislation he will propose on his first day as president will give undocumented immigrants the chance to become citizens and restore and expand programs for refugees and asylum seekers.
President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday will send a comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress shortly after being sworn in to office, proposing overhauls to key parts of the country's system that would include a pathway to citizenship for D
The new Biden administration is expected to introduce some major reforms to the U.S. immigration system. Several promising proposals are being circulated in Congress and among immigration leaders in the country.
Local immigrants and advocates Saturday hailed a federal judge’s order for the Trump administration to restore a program designed to protect young undocumented people from deportation, but warned that legislative action was urgently needed to reform the nation’s outmoded immigration system.
McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) -- President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security spoke to an online immigration business panel Thursday afternoon and promised under his direction the new administration would make bipartisan immigration reform a top priority.
President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that he planned to use his first 100 days in office to take action on an immigration bill, roll back President Trump’s executive orders on the environment and send assistance to state and local governments.
While weary and wary immigration activists count down the days until Biden can erase Trump's administrative orders, they do not see a large-scale legislative overhaul contained within one bill as a
President-elect Biden is expected to quickly reverse some of the Trump administration's most controversial policies. But his ability to reshape immigration would be limited in a divided government.
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has unveiled her plan for immigration, which would use executive authority to guard 6 million undocumented migrants from deportation and offer Dreamers a path to citizens.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping immigration plan to seek a pathway to U.S. citizenship for 11 million people in the country illegally, deploy thousands of immigration lawyers to the southern border to help with asylum cases and earmark $5 billion to bolster the rule of law in Central America.
Apparently the First Son-in-Law is lost without his PowerPoint slides. Kushner had trouble answering questions about the proposal, and was frequently interrupted by fellow adviser Stephen Miller to fill in the gaps.
President Trump will roll out a new immigration proposal on Thursday at a White House Rose Garden event, putting the spotlight back on his signature issue as the 2020 presidential campaign kicks into high gear.
The White House is nearing completion of a proposal to revamp the legal immigration system that could include the creation of an independent blue ribbon commission that would help decide how many future visas will be allocated and what kind of workers should receive them, according to two sources familiar with the talks.
Washington, D.C. – Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi released this statement reaffirming the House Democratic Majority's commitment to addressing critical immigration issues in the new Congress
Immigration was a good issue for Senate Republicans in the midterm elections, but Democrats see it as a winner for them in 2020 and have little desire to negotiate on the issue in the lame-duck session or next year.
Republicans in the U.S. Congress who are pushing for action on immigration legislation said on Thursday they were getting closer to an agreement on a bill that President Donald Trump could support.
The announced departure of House Speaker Paul Ryan and several other mostly Republican members of Congress probably won’t shift the power balance enough to loosen the immigration logjam that has persisted for years.
The Trump administration is finalizing the details of a set of immigration principles that could upend efforts to come up with a permanent fix for the status of young immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.
Sen. John McCain talks about the need for immigrants with all skill levels and how the issue should be handled as part of an overall package, during an interview with The Arizona Republic on Aug. 3, 2017.
President Trump said Wednesday that he will make the final decision on whether to defend President Obama's 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers, and said he wished Congress would pass a comprehensive immigration plan -- though he said the country is not ready for that.
Eight years ago, President Barack Obama entered the White House on a promise to reform America’s immigration system. His urgency ultimately dissipated and reforming America’s immigration system will not be counted among his achievements. Other issues took priority, partisan divides emerged, and an intransigent Congress refused to move legislation across the finish line. Thus, President Obama will leave office today with a mixed legacy on immigration.Reforming America’s immigration system will not be counted among his achievements.
A recent report by sociologist Jacqueline Hagan sheds a new light on the often unappreciated value of the skills possessed by immigrant workers in some of these occupations. Specifically, she makes the case that skills encompass way more than just formal education. These findings take an especially important value in the current political context, characterized by misinformation, scapegoating, and an intentional demonization of immigrants.
The contest for control of the House of Representatives will probably yield an even more polarized chamber, leaving a smaller, more conservative Republican majority that may challenge the re-election of Paul D. Ryan as speaker and greet Hillary Clinton with a fresh round of investigations — whether she wins the White House or not.
Welcoming a new report on immigration from the National Academies, AILA President Bill Stock noted it confirms decades of research, and “what most Americans have always known” that immigrants who come to America “share our ideals and values and contribute to our communities, society, and economy.”
The GOP's harsh immigration rhetoric was on stark display in Cleveland, while Democrats are sprinting in the other direction. The deep partisan split over immigration casts heavy doubt that Congress could pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul early next year with a new occupant at the White House and a newly-minted Congress.
Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hilary Clinton has named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia as her Vice-Presidential running mate. A look into Tim Kaine’s past positions on immigration reveal that he has supported steps towards reforming America’s immigration system, has spoken out against punitive, anti-immigrant measures at the state level, and has made significant efforts to reach ...
As explained in The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States, there is abundant evidence that immigration is not linked to higher crime rates and hasn t been for the past century.
Undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. collectively pay about $11.64 billion yearly in state and local taxes, a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy found.