President Obama’s plan to offer work permits to some young illegal immigrants unleashed hope undercut with some wariness about the policy’s implementation.

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  • Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests
    The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • Gun bill’s failure may help immigration legislation
    Here’s an odd political reality: The collapse of the gun bill in the Senate last week may well make the passage of immigration reform legislation slightly easier. “I think the continued intensity of the dysfunction of Congress on this [gun] vote will help immigration,” Democratic pollster John Anzalone said. More
  • Senator Says Boston Bombing Should Be Factor in Immigration Debate
    Senator Charles E. Grassley said, “Given the events of this week, it’s important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system.” More
  • Immigration bill would be largest such effort ever attempted
    After months of negotiations, a bipartisan group of eight senators is poised to offer a sweeping bill to rewrite the nation's immigration laws this week, taking advantage of a changed political alignment that, for the first time in nearly a generation, appears to have opened the way for comprehensive legislation. More
  • 02/27 Links Pt1: Israeli intelligence minister says Trump created a new path to peace; Israel’s ally serving in the White House
    As President Obama’s days in office were coming to an end ... a syllable’s attention to times the Palestinian leadership has rejected full-blown peace offers along the lines of a state in the West Bank and Gaza and compensating land swaps from Israel.
    02/27/2017 - 4:56 am | View Link
  • Crackdown damps immigrants' hopes to buy U.S. homes
    President Barack Obama had protected immigrants like Rodriguez ... the housing market will get hit harder than any other," said Alex Nowrasteh, a policy analyst for the libertarian Cato Institute. If "millions of people get deported and more people ...
    02/26/2017 - 5:14 am | View Link
  • The Daily 202: As Trumpism coopts CPAC, the Reagan era ends
    And if you needed another data point that the Party of Reagan has been hijacked, this week’s “conservative” confab offers many. Needless to say ... is a stronger leader than Barack Obama. Among the many words Trump says that would never have come ...
    02/24/2017 - 12:49 am | View Link
  • DNC chair candidates explain why they're the right pick
    From setting voter turnout and gender parity moonshots to funding innovation hubs, my platform offers specific prescriptions on ... often ignored agency to the center of President Barack Obama's policy agenda. I want to bring that fight and my proven ...
    02/22/2017 - 6:07 am | View Link
  • Trump administration expands universe of immigrants targeted for deportation
    The new policy applies that ... John Kelly was silent on the Obama-era program that deferred deportation for the more than 750,000 young immigrants known as "dreamers." Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which offers green cards to certain immigrants ...
    02/21/2017 - 1:52 pm | View Link
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  • Migration Policy Institute |
    A draft executive order apparently under consideration by the Trump administration could have widespread chilling effects for legal immigrants—both those already in ...
    02/21/2017 - 6:09 am | View Website
  • Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and ...
    Get all the latest and historical facts and figures on immigrants and immigration in the United States in this handy resource. With immigration often surfacing in ...
    02/18/2017 - 8:39 pm | View Website
  • On the Issues
    Barack Obama on the Issues on Barack Obama; Presidential candidates
    02/18/2017 - 6:49 am | View Website
  • Breaking silence, Obama speaks out on Trump immigrants ...
    Former President Barack Obama praised protesters who amassed across the country in opposition to President Donald Trump's immigration orders, breaking his silence on ...
    01/17/2017 - 6:54 pm | View Website
  • Border agent: 'We might as well abolish our immigration ...
    In a shocking reversal of policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at ...
    02/4/2016 - 10:44 am | View Website
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