THE PRESIDENT: "Hello, everybody. We have just finished what I consider to be a very productive meeting on one of the most critical issues that I think this nation faces, and that is an immigration system that is broken and needs fixing. We have members of... Continue »
Yesterday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reiterated that he's got the votes to move immigration reform forward, and soon. Today MSNBC's Mark Murray reports: Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, said it was smart policy and smart politics to take up immigration reform. He noted that... Continue »
Just in case there was any doubt the first time around... In "Reid claims he has votes for reform," Politico's Alex Isenstadt reports: "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said once again Tuesday that he has the votes to pass comprehensive immigration reform." As Thursday's White House meeting on... Continue »
The AP reports in "Obama says immigration overhaul is essential:" WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he is committed to a comprehensive immigration overhaul that includes a way for illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens. Continue »
Yesterday Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) committed to making the reform of our nation's dysfunctional immigration system a top priority in Congress, after healthcare and energy. Well, today Cecilia Mu�oz, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, summed up a week's... Continue »
Yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, following the President's Wednesday press conference, placed immigration squarely on the map. It stands as yet another clear sign post that immigration reform is moving forward, as new polling shows a whopping sixty-one percent of Americans favor a "pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants."... Continue »
The room is filling up over here, and witnesses are taking their seats. Check back soon for live updates, photos, and video from today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform. Frank Sharry has predicted that today's hearing will butcher a good bit of the conventional wisdom on immigration.... Continue »
At last night's White House press conference, President Obama again re-affirmed his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, citing the need to fix our very broken immigration system. As CNN reports, in "Obama pushes for immigration reform:" "President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he wants to work with members of... Continue »
As we look ahead to Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on common sense immigration reform, with a star lineup that includes former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Dr. Joel Hunter of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and SEIU's Eliseo Medina, it's time once again to... Continue »
While in Mexico City today, President Obama reiterated the need for a new immigration debate focused on solutions, rather than more divisive “politics as usual.” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (pictured here) echoed the President’s comments, also saying that any immigration reform legislation will need to have supporters... Continue »