Influential House Members Planning Immigration Push in 2017

By Jon Reid Two influential House Democrats are planning another shot at immigration reform next year, regardless of who controls the House. Veteran Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) have already held “preliminary discussions” about crafting draft...

Major US Immigration Reform in Store for 2017

By Charles Foster I learned the hard way that it is difficult to make predictions as to when Congress will finally enact broad- based, comprehensive immigration reform. Having served as a senior immigration policy adviser for President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, I felt...

Texas Judge Considers Penalty For Obama Immigration Permits

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins (Bloomberg) –- The Obama administration scrambled Wednesday to convince a Texas judge it shouldn’t be punished for violating his order freezing new immigration rules. At a hearing in federal court in Brownsville, government lawyers repeatedly apologized...

Feds: Action Taken to Fix Mistakenly Awarded Work Permits

HOUSTON — Problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama’s executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold, the Justice Department said in newly filed court documents....

Fifth Circuit to weigh hold on Obama’s immigration orders

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hear arguments in a case Friday that could lift the injunction that has put President Obama’s executive actions expanding protections for millions of undocumented immigrants on hold. The appeal stems from the order Texas Judge...

Immigration Advocates Place Their Faith in Obama

Time and again, the Obama administration has stepped forward with a new initiative on immigration. Time and again, those efforts have encountered difficulty, and time and again the White House has thrown up its hands, said it has done all it can, and tried to move on. And each...

Court sets July hearing on Obama’s immigration actions

A federal appeals court said Wednesday it has set a date to hear an expedited appeal of a lower court order that put President Obama’s deportation relief programs on hold. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on July 10 in New Orleans in the Obama...

Immigration Executive Orders from Rick Perry and President Barack Obama: What They Mean for Texas

Even the most ardent critics of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration must acknowledge they are undeniably sweeping, historic in scope and will have a huge impact on the large undocumented long-term residing population of the United States with one or more U.S....

U.S. Appeals Judge’s Hold On President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action. The 69-page brief was filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ahead of arguments scheduled for...

Immigration executive action lawsuit appeal put on the fast track

By Amanda Sakuma President Obama’s sweeping executive actions on immigration have been delayed for more than a month thanks to legal challenges aimed at blocking deportation protection for millions of undocumented immigrants. In that time, there’s been a great deal of uncertainty...
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