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Immigration Reform

  1. politics
    Should Democrats Gamble on Immigration Reform in 2021?If the parliamentarian lets Democrats put immigration reform in the reconciliation bill, they’ll have to choose between principle and midterm fears.
  2. politics
    When Will Congress Move on Biden’s Agenda?Democrats’ timetable has slowed, as they are pursuing bipartisan deals and haven’t settled on a legislative strategy. But it will be a busy summer.
  3. immigration
    Biden Keeps Trump’s Record-Low Refugee-Admissions Cap, Breaking PledgeFollowing backlash over the reversal, the White House later signaled it would still raise the cap this fiscal year, but not as high as it had pledged.
  4. politics
    Democrats Launch Biden-Backed Push for Immigration ReformThe bill features a pathway to citizenship and other broad reforms, but Democrats are already signaling that they may take more piecemeal approach.
  5. filibuster
    Today’s Republicans Use the Filibuster Just Like the Segregationists DidUntil Democrats show the moral outrage that overcame filibusters against civil rights, you can forget about gun, climate change, or immigration bills.
  6. The GOP’s Not-So-Cunning Plan to Blame a Shutdown on DemocratsIt involves insisting they’re at the mercy of the Democratic minority, and Trump is, as he put it, “the least racist person.”
  7. the national interest
    Trump Holds Meeting to Show He’s in Charge, Instead Proves OppositeMitch McConnell reportedly said, “He’ll sign anything we put in front of him.” Trump admits it on television.
  8. Politicians React to Trump’s Decision to Rescind DACAThe decision has split members of the Republican Party.
  9. Days After Trashing Anonymous Sources, President Trump Becomes OneLast week, Trump suggested it should be illegal for journalists to quote anonymous sources. Then, he gave anonymous quotes to CNN.
  10. the national interest
    Trump Still Deciding Whether to Abandon Main Policy Stance TonightHe tells CNN he might come out for immigration reform. Or not. He’ll see. Don’t rush him!
  11. Trump’s Labor Pick Draws Breitbart BacklashThe Labor Department enforces immigration law in the workplace — and Trump just picked a “pro-amnesty” business owner to lead that department.
  12. Here Are the Top 3 Items on Hillary Clinton’s 2017 AgendaClinton plans to pursue a trio of policy goals that have attracted some GOP support in the past — but (almost certainly) won’t in the near future.
  13. A Majority of Republicans Are Cool With ‘Amnesty’It turns out Trump’s base and the rest of America have very different opinions about politics.
  14. The GOP’s ‘2012 Autopsy Report’ Is Now Officially Dead and BuriedIt’s now clear the party leadership didn’t know its audience when it urged GOPers to get behind comprehensive immigration reform or lose the future. 
  15. immigration reform
    Rubio Flips on Immigration, Attacks Trump for Doing the Same ThingThe former immigration-reform advocate said he’d end protections for Dreamers.
  16. the national interest
    How Donald Trump Destroyed the Republican Party’s Best-Laid PlansA spoiler for whom the GOP has no ready answer.
  17. the national interest
    Hillary Clinton Plans Extremely Gory Beating, Republican WarnsA New Hampshire Republican is really, really worried about 2016.
  18. Hillary Clinton Sets an Immigration Trap for RepublicansThe Republican goal is not to commit; her goal is to force them.
  19. early and often
    Hillary Makes an Early Play to Win Over Hispanic VotersShe said when her GOP rivals “talk about legal status, that is code for second-class status.”
  20. Is Congress Still Heading for a Shutdown?Congress has yet to fund the Homeland Security Department, a federal court halts Obama’s executive action, and the White House agrees to hit pause. 
  21. the national interest
    Poll Confirms the Republican Immigration Shutdown Plan Is Their Worst Idea EverJohn Boehner dials political suicide hotline.
  22. the national interest
    National Review Editor: Ban Obama From SOTUA new idea for republicans who think impeachment is too been-there, done-that.
  23. the national interest
    Why Didn’t Republicans See Obama’s Immigration Move Coming?Congress foiled by extremely predictable scheme.
  24. Republicans Hand Obama an Immigration Political Triumph“We shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too.”
  25. Paul Ryan Sad Obama Losing Chance to Cut TaxesPaul Ryan has a poor understanding of the concept of a dilemma.
  26. the national interest
    Boehner Makes Immigration Offer Obama Can’t RefuseHe is willing to vote on a bill, maybe, but probably not.
  27. politics
    Obama Puts Off Immigration Reform Until NovemberNever mind what he said in June. 
  28. the national interest
    House Republicans Want President Hillary ClintonOr they’re just really dumb. Okay, it’s probably that.
  29. the national interest
    Killer of Immigration Reform Identified As David BratA reason to actually miss Eric Cantor.
  30. Boehner Decides Helping Hillary Win Is Better Than Passing Immigration ReformFour thoughts on another Boehner-tastrophe.
  31. the national interest
    Conservatives Don’t Hate the Immigration Deal. They Hate All Deals.A party against legislating.
  32. Watch John Boehner ‘Theatrically Mock’ Fellow Republicans on Immigration Reform“Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard!”
  33. early and awkward
    Obama Called Cantor to Attack Him on Immigration, or Wish Him a Happy PassoverMaybe both?
  34. oh congress!
    Schumer Urges House to Pass Immigration Reform Without BoehnerUsing an obscure legislative tactic.
  35. the national interest
    How House Republicans Screwed Their Next Presidential NomineeThe party’s YOLO wing decides not to reform immigration.
  36. oh congress!
    Boehner Says Immigration Reform Isn’t Happening, Claims It’s Obama’s FaultRepublicans can’t trust him to get things done.
  37. oh republicans!
    Republican Leaders Unveil Immigration Plan, House Members Don’t See the PointIf it won’t win votes, why bother?
  38. oh congress!
    Immigration Reform Has One Brief Shot in 2014After the primaries, but before the general election.
  39. congress
    John Boehner Seems Ready to Fight the Tea Party on Immigration ReformHe is said to have committed to “step by step moves.”
  40. the national interest
    Republicans: Immigration Reform Must Die Because of the ShutdownA weirdly self-damning argument.
  41. shutdownmageddon
    Obama Is Over the Shutdown, Wants to Tackle Immigration ReformHe’ll push for a vote “the day after” the government reopens.
  42. the national interest
    Paul Ryan’s Crazy Plan to Save Immigration ReformStep one: Fool all of the people some of the time. Step two: Fool some of the people all of the time. Step three: Profit.
  43. immigration reform
    Fiery Debate on Wagner: Chait vs. GOP SenatorOn NOW With Alex Wagner.
  44. the national interest
    Conservatives Hate All Legislation NowAlmost as bad as government: governing.
  45. the national interest
    How Immigration Reform Can PassDischarge petition!
  46. the national interest
    Do Republicans Need Minorities, Anyway?Immigration-reform-hating conservatives want to know.
  47. over the borderline
    Senate Backs ‘Border Surge,’ Improving Immigration Bill’s ChancesSomewhat.
  48. the national interest
    Senators Agree to Complete the Dang FenceNo alligator moats, though — that happens when the House weighs in.
  49. the circus
    Frank Rich on the National Circus: Immigration Reform Enters Its Death SpiralIf Senate Republicans don’t kill it, the crazies in the House will.
  50. Obama’s Secret Growth StrategyThere is an alternative to cutting taxes and regulation.
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