Obama Orders Review of Deportation Practices

According to the White House and yesterday’s article in the Huffington Post, President Barack Obama is directing the government to find more humane ways to handle deportation for undocumented immigrants. The directive to consider changing how the U.S. government enforces deportations comes as immigration groups grow increasingly impatient with Obama, despite his efforts to secure legislation that […]

GOP Reveals its Principles on Immigration Reform

House Republican leaders laid out their long-awaited immigration reform principles yesterday, January 30th,  to the GOP conference, suggesting a broad step-by-step plan that would include more border security and enforcement, major changes to the legal immigration system and what will likely be the most contentious issue: legal status for some people who are in the […]

Immigration Bill

The much harder task would be to come up with an immigration bill that can actually pass both chambers and be signed by President Barack Obama — in an election year. Senate Democratic leaders don’t want to pass a scaled-back version of their comprehensive bill, which received a remarkable 68 votes. They may be open […]