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President Obama: Get immigration reform done by summer

February 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

President Obama: Get immigration reform done by summer By: Jennifer Epstein January 30, 2013 06:52 PM EST President Barack Obama hopes to see Congress to pass a major immigration reform bill by early summer, he said Wednesday, as he blamed resistance on Capitol Hill for the failure to get the reforms done during his first term. […]

Pitfalls ahead for senators’ immigration plan

February 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

Pitfalls ahead for senators’ immigration plan By Rosalind S. Helderman and Tara Bahrampour, Published: January 29 The release of a new bipartisan Senate plan to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws and a policy address expected Tuesday from President Obama have launched dramatic new momentum on a long-stalled issue. Now the hard part begins. The blueprint unveiled by senators Monday amid warm bipartisan unity settled […]

Reid predicts the Senate will pass immigration reform

February 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

Reid predicts the Senate will pass immigration reform By Noam N. Levey 10:06 AM PST, February 3, 2013 WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday he is optimistic the Senate will pass immigration legislation, suggesting Republicans will have no choice but to join the push for a sweeping overhaul. “Things are looking really […]

Senators hope to approve bipartisan immigration reform within months

February 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

  Senators hope to approve bipartisan immigration reform within months By Michael O’Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News February 7, 2013, 8:44 am NBCNews.com A bipartisan group of senators formally unveiled an immigration reform framework that they hope the Senate could pass “in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion” by late spring or early summer. Speaking at a […]

Senator Look at Past Failures for Lessons on Immigration Overhaul

January 31st, 2013 (No Comments)

January 31, 2013- The New York Times Senators Look at Past Failures for Lessons on Immigration Overhaul   By ASHLEY PARKER   WASHINGTON — As eight senators in a bipartisan group look ahead to a broad immigration overhaul, they are also looking back to 2006 and 2007 — the last time a major immigration measure was considered — […]

Obama embraces Senate immigration plan in call for reform

January 29th, 2013 (No Comments)

By Michael O’Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News Updated 3:34 p.m. ET – President Barack Obama hailed the Senate’s bipartisan immigration framework at a major speech on that topic this afternoon in Nevada, but threatened to send his own alternative legislation to Capitol Hill if Congress fails to act. The president embraced of a statement of principles […]

READ: President Obama’s immigration proposal

January 29th, 2013 (No Comments)

Posted by Ezra Klein on January 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm Here’s the White House’s immigration framework, which is similar to the Senate’s Gang of 8 framework, and to the White House’s May 2011 plan. If anything, their May 2011 plan was more detailed. In his speech in Las Vegas this afternoon, President Obama warned that ”If Congress is unable to […]

Senators hope to approve bipartisan immigration reform within months

January 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

By Michael O’Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News A bipartisan group of senators formally unveiled an immigration reform framework that they hope the Senate could pass “in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion” by late spring or early summer. Speaking at a press conference on Monday on Capitol Hill, five of the eight members of a bipartisan working […]

Barack Obama to unveil immigration plan next week: White House

January 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

26 JAN, 2013, 12.17PM IST, Article here US President Barack Obama will unveil his plans for a comprehensive immigration reform next week which is expected to spell out the legalisation procedure for lakhs of illegal immigrants and lay down steps to attract global talents, including from India. WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will unveil his plans for […]

Next up: Immigration

January 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

By Shawna Thomas, White House producer, NBC News Article here The president is taking his second-term agenda on the road next week. However, the topic of Tuesday’s trip is immigration and not gun control. While event details are still being sorted out, the White House has confirmed that “the president will be traveling to Nevada […]

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