From the start of his campaign, no issue was more central to Donald Trump’s appeal than immigration: He launched his run last year with the promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and expanded his pitch to triple the number of ICE agents, end sanctuary cities and suspend […]
Could Immigration Be the Issue Trump Uses to Make Good on Promises to Unify the Country?
by Foster, on Immigration
With the election results in, it’s no surprise that half the country is going to work and school this morning deflated. In a sense, that was bound to happen no matter the final outcome, largely due to the polarized nature of American politics and the current American electorate. During the […]
Influential House Members Planning Immigration Push in 2017
by Foster, on News
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 legislation after the election, which they hope will serve as the […]
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 confident that, with President […]