Will House Republicans Accept the Senate Proposal for Immigration Reform?

Former House Judiciary Committee counsel Nolan Rappaport goes through the recent bipartisan Senate proposal for immigration reform and discusses its pluses, minuses, and prospects in the House of Representatives. Excerpt: "...Resistance to comprehensive immigration reform in the House of Representatives...

House Democrats Present Immigration Overhaul Plan

"Just days before a bipartisan group of eight senators is expected to present legislation that would make broad changes to the nation’s immigration system, a group of Democrats in the House unveiled its own blueprint for an immigration overhaul." - NYT, Apr. 11, 2013 .

Conservative Economists Back Immigration Reform, Send Letter to Boehner

"The conservative American Action Forum , a major player on the pro-immigration reform side of the debate over immigration reform, has released a who’s who list of prominent economists who back immigration reform. The letter was sent to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Senate Majority...

Advocates Arrested at DC Sit-In for Immigration Reform

"Seeking to send a message to lawmakers as they leave to face their constituents over the August recess, 41 leaders of groups supporting an overhaul of the immigration system held a noisy but peaceful sit-in on Capitol Hill on Thursday and were arrested, in an escalation of their tactics. Just after...

Band of House Republicans Push CIR

"Webster is among about two dozen GOP lawmakers who support an eventual path to citizenship for millions of people who are living in the U.S. illegally. These Republicans are facing the daunting challenge of trying to persuade colleagues to follow them. Most Republicans oppose this approach on citizenship...

Is Immigration Reform Dead?

"I think it's the conventional wisdom that immigration reform is dead in the House," said Stephen Yale-Loehr , an immigration expert at Cornell Law School. "But I think there could still be a surprise." - Gannett, Sept. 27, 2013 .

As House Clock Runs Out, Immigration Reform Looms

"Lawmakers have come under an unprecedented wave of lobbying from immigration-reform supporters on the right and left in recent days, keeping hopes for the legislation alive in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. A small legion of pro- reform business, religious and law-enforcement...

Congress: How Immigration Reform Died (Part I)

"[I]n a series of interviews with The Hill over the past two months, Democratic and Republican negotiators said the group’s failure stemmed from divisions among Democrats over strategy and policy, as well as Boehner’s refusal to put his weight behind the bill and help steer it through...

Will Tallent Hire Lead to CIR?

"Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has hired a veteran expert on immigration policy, a move that could signal a renewed House effort to act on the issue in 2014. Rebecca Tallent, director of immigration policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center , will start her new job as assistant to the Speaker on Wednesday...

House GOP Proposals Could Legalize 6.5 Million Immigrants

"Between 4.4 million and 6.5 million immigrants illegally in the United States could gain an eventual pathway to citizenship under proposals being discussed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, according to an estimate published Tuesday by the National Foundation for American Policy,...

Speaker Boehner Mocks GOP House Colleagues Opposed to Immigration Reform

"That's Boehner speaking at a meeting of the Rotary Club in his home district near Cincinnati, Ohio. He was in the area specifically to bolster his standing for the upcoming Republican primary in his district, the Cincinnati Enquirer writes. But — even while acknowledging that he was being...