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Pass the Bill!
Pass the Bill! By DAVID BROOKS It’s beginning to look as though we’re not going to get an immigration reform law this year. House Republicans are moving in a direction that will probably be unacceptable to the Senate majority and the White House. Conservative commentators like my friends Bill Kristol and Rich Lowry are […]
House GOP divided on immigration but united against Senate, Obama
By Frank Thorp, Luke Russert and Carrie Dann, NBC News Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:54 PM EDT NBCNews.com House Republicans huddled behind closed doors Wednesday in a long-awaited “special conference” to discuss tactics, air grievances and plot the way forward – or out of – the national debate over comprehensive immigration reform. While the “lively” […]
On immigration, demographics and math
On immigration, demographics and math By Mark Murray, Senior Political Editor, NBC News With the immigration debate now moving over the Republican-led House of Representatives,MSNBC.com’s Benjy Sarlin writes how some conservatives believe that wooing Latino voters is less important than improving on their performance with white voters. On election night, Fox News anchor Brit Hume called […]
Statement by President Obama on Senate Passage of Immigration Reform
For Immediate Release June 27, 2013 The White House Office of the Press Secretary Statement by President Obama on Senate Passage of Immigration Reform Today, with a strong bipartisan vote, the United States Senate delivered for the American people, bringing us a critical step closer to fixing our broken immigration system once and for all. I […]
Senate passes sweeping immigration overhaul
Senate passes sweeping immigration overhaul By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News In a bipartisan vote, the Senate on Thursday passed a sweeping, historic overhaul of the nation’s immigration system – the first attempt to tackle such reform in six years. But the bill appears to face a procedural brick wall in the GOP-led House, […]
Deals for industries, immigrants tucked in Senate bill
WASHINGTON — Foreign retirees could live in the United States for longer periods each year if they agree to make hefty cash investments in real estate. Overseas snowboard instructors could enter the USA under visas now reserved for athletes, and beach resorts could hire more lifeguards and groundskeepers from abroad. The massive immigration overhaul working […]
After first bipartisan vote, tensions begin to flare on immigration reform
After first bipartisan vote, tensions begin to flare on immigration reform By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News The day after an overwhelming bipartisan vote to begin work on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, that debate got a little less, um, Kumbaya. A procedural squabble erupted on the third day of formal discussion on the […]
IT’S OVER: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is Going To Pass
IT’S OVER: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Is Going To Pass JOSH BARRO JUN. 11, 2013, 11:29 AM 12,555 74 AP This Congress only acts when it absolutely has to. We got a resolution to the fiscal cliff and a debt ceiling increase because those were necessary. We won’t get tax reform or a sequestration replacement because those […]
Senate Floor Debate Must Maintain Spirit of Compromise, Adhere to Certain Principles to Ensure A Workable System
For Immediate Release Senate Floor Debate Must Maintain Spirit of Compromise, Adhere to Certain Principles to Ensure A Workable System June 11, 2013 Washington D.C. – Today, the long-awaited opportunity to reform the country’s dysfunctional immigration system moves one step closer to reality as the full Senate begins consideration of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic […]
Rubio, House GOP again warn immigration bill lacks support without border fixes
By Kasie Hunt, Frank Thorp and Carrie Dann, NBC News Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that there will not be enough votes in the House to pass the Senate’s immigration bill as it is currently written even if the legislation can find the 60 votes it will need in the upper chamber. “I can […]