Nearly everything in American life has changed in the 16 months between the launch of Joe Biden’s White House campaign and his address Thursday night as the Democratic presidential nominee. A pandemic has killed more than 170,000 Americans and remade work and school. A soaring economy is now sagging.
Former 2020 presidential candidate Julián Castro told "Axios on HBO" that Democrats could win the presidency in November but lose support with Latino voters, which could "benefit the Republicans in the years to come."
A majority of Senate Democrats called Thursday for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) acting Commissioner Mark Morgan to clarify earlier testimony where he affirmed all unaccompanied minors at the border are screened for signs of child traffickin
As Republican President Donald Trump seeks a second term in November, Americans' interest in voting is growing faster in large cities dominated by Democrats than in conservative rural areas, according to an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos national opinion polls.
Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke answered a question about marginal tax rates in Spanish. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey showed off his Spanish skills while discussing his ideas on immigration reform. Former U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro, who is Mexican American, gave part of his closing statement in Spanish.
U.S. Democrats in the House of Representatives on Friday proposed reinstating hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that was cut off by the Trump administration because thousands of their citizens sought asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Democratic presidential contenders are in a feverish battle to one-up each other with ever-more-ambitious plans to beat back global warming , curb gun violence , offer universal health care coverage , slash student debt and preserve abortion rights . Largely left out of the policy parade: immigration.
Democratic presidential candidates have been reluctant to address law and order challenges at the border, leading some party strategists to fear they will be vulnerable to President Trump.
Democrats hope to use urgent government funding talks under way in the U.S. Congress to reach a deal with Republicans that would remove the Trump administration's controversial question on citizenship from the 2020 census.
As expected, yesterday’s White House celebration of ICE and CBP was an overtly political rally. It neatly captured Trump’s midterm strategy: inject race, immigration and “us vs. them” appeals at every opportunity. The purpose is threefold: 1) to excite white grievance voters in the GOP base; 2) to keep the focus off the terrible Republican record on kitchen table issues; and 3) to distract from the simple fact that the main beneficiaries of the unified Republican control of the federal government has been the super rich, not the average Joe.
Lawmakers thought the immigration debate was over, but a group of House Republicans are agitating for a floor showdown later this month. The House GOP Conference will meet Thursday to strategize.
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 ...
Hillary Clinton warned Republicans on Thursday that if she becomes president, she 'won't give up' if Congress refuses to pass her immigration reforms. "I'll build on President Obama's executive actions and keep going," the Democratic front-runner said.
Hillary Clinton's pledge not to deport any illegal immigrants except violent criminals and terrorists represents a major break from President Obama, and it could vastly increase the number of people who would be allowed to stay in the country.