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
  • The Nancy Pelosi Problem
    his policy that prevented LGBT Americans from serving openly in the military; she opposed the Iraq War when most of the House Democratic leadership, and almost every Democratic senator running for president, supported it; and she opposed Obama’s push for ...
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  • The Obama Presidency Gets Some Early High Historiography
    Georgetown historian and Dissent editor Michael Kazin offers ironic praise to president Obama ... environment fueled by Republican intransigence in explaining Obama’s failure to turn policy victories into political gains for the Democratic Party.
    03/15/2018 - 10:10 pm | View Link
  • Arguable: My ‘Wrinkle in Time’
    In the Arguable e-mail newsletter, columnist Jeff Jacoby offers his take on everything from politics to ... in conservative and Republican circles call for a hardline immigration policy, and with the Trump administration’s increase in workplace ...
    03/12/2018 - 6:41 am | View Link
  • It was hailed as the national model for school reform. Then the scandals hit.
    President Barack Obama offered praise. And one of the most dysfunctional ... achievement gap between black and white students in a major U.S. city. The city offers public preschool for children as young as 3, but many families who take advantage of that ...
    03/9/2018 - 3:00 pm | View Link
  • The NRA's Real Mission
    The more sophisticated “conservatives” say it’s a mental health issue, not a gun policy problem ... He manically claimed that “during the last decade, the Obama decade … a tidal wave of new European-style socialists … seized control of ...
    03/7/2018 - 6:19 am | View Link
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  • Barack Obama Cannot Get Congress To Pass Amnesty For ...
    Barack Obama Cannot Get Congress To Pass Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants So Now He Is Just Going To Ram It Down Our Throats Any Way That He Can
    03/14/2018 - 5:54 pm | View Website
  • Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and ...
    The United States is by far the world's top migration destination, home to roughly one-fifth of all global migrants. In 2016, nearly 44 million immigrants lived in ...
    03/14/2018 - 1:58 pm | View Website
  • Barack Obama on the Issues
    Barack Obama on the Issues on Barack Obama; Presidential candidates
    03/14/2018 - 1:36 pm | View Website
  • U.S. to Stop Deporting Some Immigrants
    President Obama outlined a new immigration policy under which young illegal immigrants who came to the country as children can obtain work permits and will ...
    10/26/2017 - 7:13 pm | View Website
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