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Joe Biden, Irish Leader Call for Immigration Reform

Joe Biden hosted Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny today for an annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, and both leaders took the opportunity to call upon Congress to pass immigration reform. Irish-Americans have long had a stake in the immigration reform debate, with the US Council on Irish Immigration hosting another lobby day on Capitol Hill just this … Continue reading »

VP Joe Biden Speaks at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Swearing-In, Says Latino Voters Are “Center of Nation’s Future”

Vice President Joe Biden appeared at a ceremonial swearing-in for Latino lawmakers sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute yesterday, and used the opportunity to express his confidence that immigration reform could and would pass through Congress. “It’s your time,” he told the audience of Latino elected officials, according to ABC News. In Biden’s other … Continue reading »

Obama and Biden: Immigration to Be Priority Issue in Second Obama Term

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are making it clear that, after the immediate post-election psu to deal with the impending fiscal cliff, immigration reform is at the top of their second-term agenda. In recent interviews with both English- and Spanish-language media outlets, both members of the Democratic ticket predicted that an Obama/Biden … Continue reading »

Obama & Biden: Immigration the First Non-Fiscal Issue in an Obama Second Term

Democratic Ticket Makes Intentions Clear, but Question Remains: If Obama is Re-Elected, Will Republicans Obstruct or Sue for Peace? President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are making it clear that, after the immediate post-election push for a deficit reduction package and compromise on fiscal reforms, immigration reform is at the top of their … Continue reading »

Highlights: the DNC 2012 and Immigration

This week’s Democratic National Convention represented a clean break from the old and discredited conventional wisdom that for Democrats, immigration is an issue best avoided when talking to general election audiences.  Instead, and in contrast to last week’s Republican National Convention, Democrats embraced the new paradigm of immigration politics, one that recognizes that leaning into … Continue reading »