New analysis of Elton Gallegly's (R-CA) tenure as Chair of the House Immigration Subcommittee shows that his hearings rely on a consistent blueprint and a common underlying goal. Despite the supposed range of hearing topics, they each follow the same formula: pit different groups against each other to... Continue »
Republican Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl of Arizona are ready for another fight over border security. The senators introduced legislation on Wednesday for $4 billion in additional spending over the next five years to beef up security along the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue »
The agricultural industry in the United States could face a crisis if the country doesn't find a way to attract more legal farm workers from abroad soon. That's one of the conclusions reached Wednesday at a congressional hearing. Continue »
An examination in Arizona's Maricopa County has found that the sheriff's office, widely known for efforts against illegal immigrants, inappropriately spent $99 million from two jail funds over the last eight years to pay for other law enforcement operations — including immigration patrols. Continue »
Lawmakers are poised to wrap up this year's 40-day legislative session on Thursday debating one of their most politically divisive measures: House Bill 87. Both supporters and opponents of the legislation predicted Wednesday the proposed Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration will pass in some form, but the question... Continue »
A Texas House committee started grappling Wednesday evening with numerous immigration-related proposals. Most of the testimony to the State Affairs Committee in the meeting, which continued into the night, was from people who wanted stricter immigration laws. Continue »
Three weeks ago, forty-one-year old Jose Gutierrez lived in an affluent Los Angeles neighborhood with his wife and two children, had a solid job as a film engineer, and served as the frontman for popular Spanish rock band FZ10. Continue »
Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said Tuesday that her party must change its approach on immigration if it wants to be successful in California. "My view is that the immigration discussion, the rhetoric the Republican Party uses, is not helpful; it's not helpful in a state with the... Continue »
For weeks U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a potential and popular 2012 Republican presidential hopeful, has been reminding Iowans that she is one of them. During an appearance on behalf of the socially conservative The Family Leader organization Monday night she invoked "Iowa nice" to prove her point. Continue »
While Arizona lawmakers gear up to fight a federal court's decision to uphold a block on major parts of Arizona's immigration law, pro-immigration advocates are pushing hard for a national version of the Utah Compact, a document that calls for a softer approach to immigration reform. Continue »