Government Shutdown Odds Grow With GOP Border Wall Funding Bill

House Republicans this week are increasing the possibility of a government shutdown in October by moving forward with a $788 billion spending bill that complies with President Donald Trump’s demands to boost the military, reduce clean-energy programs and fund a wall on the...

Here’s what Abraham Lincoln would have to say about Donald Trump

Donald Trump has described himself as the most “presidential” candidate since the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln. This is despite the fact that, when asked in an interview by Bob Woodward what made Abraham Lincoln so successful, Trump took 84 words to say absolutely...

Donald Trump Calls for Barring Muslims From Entering U.S.

Donald J. Trump called on Monday for the United States to bar all Muslims from entering the country until the nation’s leaders can “figure out what is going on” after the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., an extraordinary escalation of rhetoric aimed at voters’ fears...

Partisan Divide Widens Over Immigration Policy

It probably won’t surprise you that there’s a growing polarization among Americans over how to deal with several immigration policy proposals. Whether it’s Donald Trump’s idea for a massive border fence or the proposal to change the Constitution so that...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, is upset about the number of immigrants in his state—in his estimation there are far too few of them. In contrast with Republican politicians who want to rein in president Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the governor asked the...

Obama Plan for Immigration Action Gets a Cold Reception at Appeals Court

NEW ORLEANS — Government lawyers labored on Friday to persuade federal appeals court judges here to allow President Obama to move ahead with sweeping initiatives to protect immigrants in the country illegally. But the judges’ questions seemed to make it ever more unlikely that...

Texas immigration bills imperiled by time constraints, friction within GOP

AUSTIN — The clock is starting to run out on contentious immigration legislation offered this year by tea party Republicans in the Legislature. With five weeks left in lawmakers’ session, hard-line measures — including bills on college tuition for those in the U.S. illegally and...

Proposed bill would repeal in-state tuition for undocumented students

EL PASO, Texas –Texas lawmakers voted to move a bill forward that would end in-state tuition for undocumented students attending public colleges and universities. “It would double the tuition. It would be impossible for me to pay it,” said Christian Juarez, a...

GOP divided on immigration changes

By Mario Trujillo A bipartisan Senate bill aiming to increase the number of high-skilled visas doled out by the federal government is running up against Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). During a hearing Tuesday, Grassley made it clear that he believes the...

GOP rep: Obama ‘trying to rush’ judge on immigration

Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) accused President Obama on Friday of hurrying a federal judge in Texas for a more favorable ruling on his executive actions concerning immigration. “They’re trying to rush it through the system because they want the judge to change his mind and the...
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