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Chamber of Commerce Battles Hard Right Over Immigration Reform
Posted on 22 Oct 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The president needs to get personally involved in the high-stakes immigration battle to overcome growing GOP distrust, Tom Donohue, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Monday. “I have serious concerns about trust all around in town... Read More

Text of GOP 'Standards for Immigration Reform'
Posted on 31 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On Thursday, Congressional Republicans released a one-page document , obtained by The New York Times, outlining their blueprint for immigration overhaul." - NYT, Jan. 30, 2014 . Read More

Expert: Immigration Reform May Come In 'Bite-Size Packages,' If At All
Posted on 22 Jan 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

“[Sessions’ opposition to the bill] shows the tension within the Republican Party. You've got some members who want to be accommodating on immigration because they want to attract the Latino vote for 2016, whereas others are firmly anti... Read More

Path to What, and When?
Posted on 22 Jan 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"House Speaker John Boehner is set to unveil his counter to the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill. The one-page GOP set of principles could be aired just prior to President Obama's State of the Union speech on January 28th. ... Read More

Of Mastodons and Dodo Birds: Angelo Paparelli on the GOP's 'Muddled Message' on Immigration
Posted on 4 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Apparently, ... given Ryan's decidedly anti-immigrant stance , for every undocumented person, hope begins only after self-deportation. The GOP’s muddled message on immigration is not the way to win the Presidency or capture control of... Read More

GOP Candidates Betray the Spirit of Reagan on Immigration
Posted on 6 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In the past two decades, spending on border enforcement has skyrocketed more than six-fold, and personnel at the border five-fold. Yet the mantra of many Republicans has been to throw more money at the problem while rejecting any fundamental... Read More

Experts: GOP Lawsuit Against Obama on Immigration Will Fail
Posted on 31 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Republicans’ response could very well depend on what the President does, “if and when” that occurs. Expanding DACA to include some family members of those already eligible could provoke a different reaction than smaller measures... Read More

Lacking Agricultural Visas, Growers Blame GOP
Posted on 3 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"When Chuck Herrin, who runs a large farm labor contracting company, looks out at the hundreds of workers he hires each year to tend to the countless rows of asparagus, grapes, tomatoes, peaches and plums, he often seethes in frustration. It is not... Read More

Major GOP Group Readies Pro-Immigration Ad Blitz
Posted on 1 Mar 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Republicans looking to bring their party around on immigration are set to launch a major ad campaign in support Congressional efforts to pass a comprehensive bill. According to Politico , the American Action Network, which spent $44 million backing... Read More

The Guns of August (2013)
Posted on 23 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Molly Ball , Josh Marshall and Frank Sharry try to predict what the House of Representatives will do with immigration reform, and why. (Apologies to Barbara Tuchman .) Read More

GOP wants Homeland Security exempt from environmental laws along borders
Posted on 24 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a move aimed at improving national security, House Republicans want to give the U.S. Border Patrol unprecedented authority to ignore 36 environmental laws on federal land in a 100-mile zone stretching along the Canadian and Mexican borders... Read More

Conservative GOP House Member Now Supports Path to Citizenship
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"At a church in Aurora on Sunday afternoon, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman told a standing-room-only crowd of roughly 800 that he was in favor of legal status for [unauthorized] immigrants and a path to citizenship for their children. Coffman, a Republican... Read More

Language on immigration alienating Latino voters, GOP told
Posted on 29 Jan 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Senior Republicans including the brother of the former president George Bush have warned the party to avoid using "harsh, intolerable and inexcusable" language about illegal immigration or risk alienating Latino voters." - The... Read More

For Latinos, Immigration More Personal than Political, Poll Says
Posted on 6 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As President, Obama has not delivered on immigration reform, to the chagrin of many Latinos who have complained that he did not push the matter with the same drive and zeal that he did, say, healthcare reform. Nonetheless, a majority of voters... Read More

Tags: immigration , vote , GOP , Latino

Meet the GOP's Pro-Immigration Moneyman
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Gutierrez eventually rose to become chief executive of Kellogg and President George W. Bush’s commerce secretary. But now he worries for the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants and is putting his reputation, his energy and his... Read More