After weeks of adamantly rejecting the label, President Joe Biden referred to “the crisis that ended up on the border with young people” in remarks to reporters Saturday, but the White House later backtracked, insisting the “crisis” he was referring to was not the immediate situation at the nation’s southern border.
A slew of Republican governors have refused the Biden administration’s requests to send unaccompanied children from the border to their states, but legal experts say they are likely powerless to stop it.
GOP Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Tom McClintock (Calif.) on Tuesday asked Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to provide all documentation of communication between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Biden transition team regarding the administration’s immigration policy.
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.
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...
Sen. John Cornyn, trying to distance himself from President Donald Trump as Election Day looms, now says he opposed siphoning off billions from the Pentagon in order to build the border wall, a claim that directly contradicts multiple statements defending that budget maneuver.
Voters who say they support President Trump have become much more open to recognizing the contributions of immigrants, as 32 percent say newcomers strengthen society, according to a
The first lady’s “dream, her story, is idolized,” Gomez said. “It’s like, ‘Oh, wow, she studied and became a U.S. citizen.’ But a father fleeing violence from his home country in Latin America, dreaming of the American Dream, he is a criminal. Why is she idolized and others are not?”
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Grappling for votes — and the spotlight — as Democrats hold their national convention, President Donald Trump reached back Tuesday to the signature issue of his 2016 campaign to...
Prominent Republicans with ties to Florida's immigration business community are furious with one of the Sunshine State's newest member of Congress—Senator Rick Scott—and the party's refusal to
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.
They’ll need 25 Republicans and all Democrats to force a vote. Some of the lawmakers represent competitive districts in traditionally blue states, such as California and New York. Three are from heavily Hispanic areas in South Florida. Others occupy more conservative seats.
As House Republican leadership furiously searched for a way out of competing immigration uprisings from both ends of their own party, they committed Thursday to hold a vote on a conservative bill that has been demanded by their right flank for months.
A group of Republicans are making good on their threat to try to force a DACA floor vote in the House -- potentially paving the way for a showdown among proposals to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Hillary Clinton maintains a nearly 50-percentage-point lead among Hispanic voters in a new Washington Post-Univision News poll, with Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity raising questions about how much his candidacy has hampered Republicans’ long-term chances to win back support from the nation’s largest minority-group voting bloc.Congressional Republicans’ struggles suggest the party may need to shift on some issues to overcome Hispanics’ tilt toward Democrats.
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.
A local activist filed a police report against a member of U.S. Rep. Joe Heck’s staff claiming she was assaulted while she filmed the congressman leaving an appearance Wednesday morning.
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.
Gingrich lanzó en 2012 un plan de reforma migratoria que otorgaba la residencia solo a aquellos indocumentados que llevaban al menos 25 años en el país y carecían de antecedentes criminales. Pero no incluía la opción de ciudadanía.
Exactly one year ago today, Donald Trump kicked off his successful bid for the GOP nomination by attacking Latino immigrants as rapists and drug dealers, and promising to build a wall between them and American soil. Now, the same community Trump targeted may be the one erecting a wall between him and the White House.
Donald Trump has promised to build a wall along the southern border. He's referred to Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals. He's attacked the Republican Hispanic governor of New Mexico. He's done much to alienate Latino voters since entering the presidential race, yet according to some polls he s running ahead of 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney among them.
In the latest indication that Latino Americans feel uncomfortable with Trump s rhetoric, Ruth Guerra, the Republican National Committee s director of Hispanic media relations, will step down from her role at the end of this month, a "rare" move for party staff members particularly during a presidential campaign.
Univision, the nation s largest Spanish-language broadcaster, has drawn more than 100,000 people to hundreds of voter registration and citizenship drives aimed at urging Latinos to vote.
Donald Trump's vow to round up and deport all of America's undocumented immigrants if he is elected president could shrink the economy by around 2 percent, according to a study to be released on Thursday by conservative think tank the American Action Forum.
Donald Trump is poised to get the lowest vote ever among Latinos if he becomes the Republican candidate for president, says a recent poll commissioned by America's Voice, a group that advocates for immigration reform.
Members of the GOP foreign policy establishment are open to supporting Ted Cruz or even Hillary Clinton for president if that's what it takes to prevent Donald Trump from becoming commander in chief.
The House voted on Thursday to embrace the legal challenge to President Barack Obama's actions on immigration in an election-year fight over executive authority and the 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally that has roiled the Republican Party. Republicans who hold a commanding majority cast the issue as Obama exceeding his constitutional authority in unilaterally expanding programs for immigrants. They prevailed on a 234-186 vote that authorizes Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to file a friend-of-the-court brief in the case of United States v. Texas.
Today, to mark the three year anniversary of the infamous RNC autopsy report, House Republicans are holding yet another anti-immigrant vote. This is the eighth by our count. But, this vote sends a message to the Supreme Court: United States v. Texas, the lawsuit brought by 26 GOP Governors and Attorneys General, is, in reality, nothing but a political exercise.
The conventional wisdom is that Democrats benefit from immigration. A new paper by Anna Maria Mayda, Giovanni Peri and Walter Steingress shows that this is true, at least on average. Larger numbers of immigrants who acquire citizenship (and can thus vote) increase election returns for Democratic candidates across different types of U.S. elections. Yet increases in the share of non-citizen migrants are correlated with higher Republican vote shares.
The House voted on Thursday to embrace the legal challenge to President Barack Obama's actions on immigration in an election-year fight over executive authority and the 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally that has roiled the Republican Party.
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has effectively split the conservative Tea Party movement, as his fiery campaign draws in followers of the group who had been expected to line up behind Ted Cruz, a more consistent champion of small government.
While the Mexican government has said little about Mr. Trump's plan to beef up border security, two of the country's former presidents have a message for Mr. Trump: Mexico won't pay. "I'm not going to pay," Vicente Fox said, using a profanity to comment about the wall Thursday in an interview with Fusion. "He should pay for it. He's got the money."