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The GOP won’t pass immigration reform – and it could prove disastrous for them

Dog whistle politics have served Republicans well. But with shifting demographics, they may become an albatross around the party’s neck. No issue reflects that dynamic as clearly as immigration reform. Failure to address a broken system has alienated……

Southern Republican says racism drives GOP opposition to immigration reform

A Republican lawmaker admitted yesterday that his party is having difficulty moving forward with  immigration reform due to deeply rooted racist animus expressed by a portion of their own constituent base. In an interview with Buzzfeed, the Southern congressman, who wished to remain anonymous, explained that members of his party…

House Speaker John Boehner: ‘Time to deal with’ immigration reform

US House Speaker John Boehner gathered his congressional Republicans Thursday to debate the party’s future, saying the time had come for his party to help pass immigration reform. Secluded at a bayside hotel on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for a three-day closed-door retreat, the House of Representatives’ majority party was thrashing…

Watch: Eric Cantor’s office calls in police to threaten singing immigrant children with arrest

A group of children calling for immigration reform were forced to leave House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) office on Thursday after Capitol Police officers threatened to arrest them. In a video posted to YouTube by the group Keeping Families Together, the children are seen in Cantor’s personal office singing:…

President Obama and First Lady visit fasting immigration activists

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited a group of activists on Friday who are fasting to protest inaction by the House of Representatives on immigration reform. According to the Associated Press, the protesters have foregone all food for 18 days, drinking only water. The president visited the…

100 women activists detained at immigration protest in DC

About 100 women were arrested Thursday at a protest in Washington calling for the US Congress to pass stalled immigration reform, police said. The US Capitol Police, which are tasked with providing security at the buildings of the US Congress, said the women were arrested for obstructing roadways outside the…

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt: New report shows immigration reform will boost economy

Congressman Rush Holt urged fellow lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Friday to pass immigration overhaul, citing a newly released study that says legalizing those who immigrated illegally will significantly boost New Jersey’…  …

Leahy introduces amendment to include same sex couples in immigration reform

Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) took a stand in favor if the rights of bi-national same sex couples Wednesday by filing a floor amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform bill currently making its way through Congress. According to the Washington Blade, Leahy’s amendment would ensure that same sex partners of…

Watch live: Obama urges immigration reform

President Barack Obama speaks from the White House regarding immigration reform. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on June 11.…

Lawmakers reach deal on ‘pathway to citizenship’ for undocumented immigrants

Republicans appear to reach deal with Hispanic caucus as one activist says ‘that’s like Israelis and Palestinians making peace’ Hopes that America’s 11 million undocumented migrants might be granted a pathway to US citizenship have risen significantly after a bipartisan group of politicians in the House of Representatives reached a…

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