Trump airs 2-phase plan for ‘Dreamers’

By Ken Thomas and Alan Fram, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Searching for a bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration agreement could be reached in two phases — first by addressing young immigrants and border...

Trump’s Immigration Priorities Complicate ‘Dreamer’ Talks

By Laura Meckler and Kristina Peterson, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON – The gulf over legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation appeared wide Thursday as President Donald Trump insisted that any deal include funding for his promised border...

Here’s What To Expect On Immigration In 2018

By Stuart Anderson, Forbes The easiest prediction to make for 2018 is that Donald Trump will not visit the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July and extol the virtues of America’s great tradition as a nation of immigrants. But what should we expect on immigration in 2018? Low...

That Part of Illegal We Don’t Understand

by Construction Citizen | December 07, 2017 “What part of illegal don’t you understand?” is a common retort in discussions of what should be done about undocumented workers in industries such as construction. The answer isn’t as clear cut as it seems. Illegal immigration is the...

Police chief supports legal path to U.S. for Dreamers

By Art Acevedo In the days after Hurricane Harvey, “Houston Strong” became a slogan capturing our city’s grit and solidarity. Amid the loss of lives and homes, Houstonians stepped up to shelter neighbors, businesses donated millions of dollars for rebuilding...

How long will Texas be the most anti-immigrant state in the nation?

With little fanfare but with quiet determination, Texas has acquired the dubious distinction of becoming the No. 1 anti-immigrant state in the nation. Lawmakers need to reverse this trend of alienating the state’s Hispanic population before it’s too late. They can...

SPONSOR FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRANTS BEFORE “RAISE ACT” ELIMINATES KEY CATEGORIES

Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) recently introduced the “RAISE Act”, which would dramatically decrease legal immigration to the United States, principally by eliminating key family-based immigrant categories, in addition to other major changes in the...

The Last Time the U.S. Seriously Considered Merit-Based Immigration

Alana Semuels Aug 4, 2017 This week, President Trump, in coordination with Republican Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, signalled his intention to make vast changes to America’s immigration system, cutting back on the number of legal immigrants to the...

Where will Obama’s immigration action have the biggest impact?

“We are a nation of immigrants,” President Obama declared last week, as he announced the executive actions he’s taking to defer the deportation of approximately 5 million undocumented immigrants. While the president’s actions do impact the whole nation,...

Obama Defends His Use of Executive Authority on Immigration

WASHINGTON — President Obama, in an interview broadcast on Sunday, said he rejects Republican criticism that he has exceeded his authority in moving to spare millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, adding that he has been “very restrained” in his use of executive...
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