May 15, 2013 |
WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama plans to meet with Republican Sen. John McCain on Wednesday to discuss ongoing efforts to pass an overhaul of immigration laws and budget issues. McCain, of Arizona, is one of the key Republicans in a bipartisan group of eight senators who drafted broad immigration legislation that would include a path to citizenship for immigrants illegally in the United States. The Senate Judiciary Committee has been assembling the bill as its key sponsors attempt to fend off...
May 9, 2013 |
With their boss playing a busy role in the push to overhaul the country's immigration laws , staffers for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) still have found time to talk with an unlikely interest group: Wall Street analysts. Investors are interested in the bill because of a handful of provisions that could hurt the profit margins — and stock prices — of outsourcing companies that require a large volume of short-term visas to bring foreign workers to the United States. In recent...
May 7, 2013
The May 5 editorial " Protecting immigration reform " noted that an eligibility cutoff date would likely lead "a couple of hundred thousand . . . [to] remain hidden and off the books, probably for many years. " I had thought the current reform's emphasis on better and more effective data, stronger border infrastructure, etc., was designed to lead to improved enforcement of our immigration laws. Or do you believe Immigration and Customs Enforcement will always be unable to...
May 6, 2013 |
As senators working in committee mark up a bill to reform the country's immigration system this week, supporters and opponents are preparing for a fight. The Senate's most recent attempt at immigration failed, reports the Associated Press : Last time around, in 2007, angry calls overwhelmed the Senate switchboard, and lawmakers endured raging town hall meetings and threats from incensed constituents. The legislation ultimately collapsed on the Senate floor. "I've been through this battle, and it's ugly," said former Sen. Trent...
May 4, 2013 |
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The challenges facing the Republican Party as it heads into the elections of 2014 and 2016 were on stark display here this weekend as South Carolina Republicans gathered for their annual convention, an event that revealed a party in the throes of some internal strife. The source of the argument seems to boil down to what it means to be a true conservative in the modern Republican Party, and whether the party needs to change in order to broaden its appeal, particularly to Latino voters.
May 4, 2013 |
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — President Obama on Saturday completed a three-day visit to Mexico and Costa Rica and now returns to Washington with hopes of finishing what could become the biggest accomplishment of his second term: an overhaul of immigration laws. Obama has said repeatedly during his trip to Mexico City and San Jose that he strongly supports a bipartisan Senate bill that rewrites immigration laws, even if it does not precisely match his vision. The Senate Judiciary...