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Immigration Reform Legislation (2013)

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  • Will new Congress intensify partisan strife?

    Will new Congress intensify partisan strife?
    With barely a week to go before another government shutdown could be upon us, the Republican leaders in Congress vow it won't happen this time. They have been huddling over ways to avert it, while other congressional Republicans plot other ways to...
  • Empty threats vs. real immigration reform

    House Republicans once again find themselves choosing whether to govern or to make a point. Last year they embarked on a destined-to-fail effort to "defund Obamacare," leading to a 16-day government shutdown. Now, some Republicans want to "defund amnesty,...
  • Number of immigrants deported from U.S. dropped sharply in last year

    Number of immigrants deported from U.S. dropped sharply in last year
    The number of immigrants deported from the U.S. fell sharply in the last year, a decline driven by the Obama administration's struggle to handle the surge of Central American migrants and its continuing shift in deciding whom to deport. The decrease was...
  • House votes to declare Obama's immigration actions 'null and void'

    House votes to declare Obama's immigration actions 'null and void'
    House Republicans approved a measure Thursday that aims to ‎block the Obama administration from moving to shield millions from deportation, a largely symbolic legislative response to the president's new immigration policy that reflects lawmakers'...
  • How Lehigh Valley lawmakers voted on U.S. House immigration bill declaring Obama's order illegal

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a largely symbolic measure on Thursday that effectively declares illegal action on immigration taken by President Barack Obama. Obama's plan, announced last month as an executive order, would let up to 4.7 million...
  • Pass the spending bill

    Pass the spending bill
    Republicans in Congress have a rare opportunity during the next 10 days to demonstrate that they can be more than an angry and unruly mob and actually govern responsibly by passing an omnibus spending bill during the lame duck session. In the context of...
  • House votes against Obama immigration order

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives issued a symbolic rebuke of President Barack Obama's immigration action Thursday in the first phase of a multistep Republican plan to avert a government shutdown next week while retaining the party's ability to...
  • Wittman, Rigell say Obama overstepped authority on immigration

    Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, and Rep Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach said they voted for legislation to prohibit Presidents from exempting or deferring from certain illegal immigrants. The almost entirely party line vote of 219-197 is a first effort...
  • Margaret Carlson: Boehner's fake red meat for angry Republicans

    Margaret Carlson: Boehner's fake red meat for angry Republicans
    Question for Speaker John Boehner: Are you better off than you were a month ago? Yes, yes, yes. Finally, the conditions are ripe for a duffer with a year-round tan, a pack of smokes and a glass of Merlot to do some business. Boehner bought himself a...
  • 17 states sue to stop Obama's immigration plan

    Texas and 16 other states sued the federal government and immigration agencies in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to try to derail President Obama's executive action deferring deportation for up to 5 million people, arguing it was unconstitutional and...
  • Ex-GOP leader now trains journalists for partisan group

    WASHINGTON Since Kirby Wilbur quit as chairman of the Washington state Republican Party last year, he's held a job that would seem a tricky balance: training objective journalists at an overtly partisan organization. Wilbur is executive director of the...