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
  • Jane Sanders Lawyers Up
    (Toensing, in an email to Politico Magazine, notes, “The investigation was started more than a year ago under President Obama, his Attorney General Loretta ... Vermont, that offers a “holistic” approach to higher education. She got a doctorate ...
    06/25/2017 - 4:38 am | View Link
  • Saturday Clean-Up
    “It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend,” said a former senior Obama administration official involved ... plans in that market must comply with a controversial policy known as risk adjustment, which requires insurers ...
    06/23/2017 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Obama's 11th-Hour Education Regulations Worrying Experts | The Stream:
    However, the H-1B program offers longer visas to foreign workers ... Trump has also preserved some of Obama’s open-borders rules, such as the 2012 ‘DACA’ policy which delivers work permits to roughly 765,000 younger illegals. So far, Trump and ...
    06/22/2017 - 4:42 am | View Link
  • Trump to Allow Undocumented `Dreamer' Immigrants to Stay in US
    The Homeland Security news release also indicated that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program-which offers 750,000 immigrants ... The immigration policy was first announced by former President Barack Obama back in the fall of 2014.
    06/20/2017 - 8:29 pm | View Link
  • DHS Rescinds Obama Plan to Protect 4 Million Undocumented Immigrants
    The program, which was announced by President Barack Obama in 2014 ... path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy." An earlier program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), offers some 750,000 immigrants brought to the country ...
    06/16/2017 - 3:23 am | View Link
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  • Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and ...
    Threaded throughout the history of the United States, immigration has taken on greater prominence in political and policy conversations amid debate over possible ...
    06/18/2017 - 9:58 am | View Website
  • Obama says immigrants being treated like Irish during Famine
    Obama says immigrants being treated like Irish during Famine In first public appearance since leaving office ex-president does not directly mention Trump
    04/25/2017 - 1:51 am | View Website
  • Trump and Kelly ‘Dismantle’ Obama’s ‘Progress’ for Illegal ...
    A former Obama official responsible for the detention of illegal immigrants said Trump and DHS are "dismantling the progress we had made."
    04/14/2017 - 3:55 pm | View Website
  • Mayors Call On Obama To Protect Undocumented Immigrants As ...
    A group of 31 mayors on Thursday released an open letter asking President Obama to extend protections for undocumented immigrants, as he enters the final ...
    12/28/2016 - 9:33 pm | View Website
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