Republicans have long sought to disingenuously link undocumented immigrants with crime and violence, particularly since Donald Trump took office last year and launched an anti–immigrant crackdown nationwide, which continues to rip families apart.
Nearly a month ago, Democrats ceded what little leverage they had by ending a short-lived shutdown and voting to reopen the government based on the flimsy promise of a DACA vote by Mitch McConnell. On Thursday, three bipartisan immigration bills were voted down in quick succession, making DACA recipients’ futures more…
The Senate’s bipartisan immigration deal is falling apart because the president wants it to. By late Wednesday, a coalition of 17 senators—eight Republicans, eight Democrats, and one independent—reached consensus on a bill that would create a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who came to the…
Senate Democrats at two different points on Tuesday blocked GOP leaders from lining up votes on conservative immigration proposals, including plans that sought to package a Trump-friendly border security initiative with pathways to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants, The Hill reported.
The Trump administration’s efforts to put an end to the DACA program for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children has been put on hold by a judge for the second time in two months.
A group of conservative Republican senators will ask the chamber on Monday to debate a new immigration bill that checks all of Donald Trump’s far-right boxes, including the elimination of the diversity lottery, an end to “chain migration,” and a whopping $25 billion over 10 years for border security measures.
In late January, the Democrats prepared themselves to get played on saving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by consenting to reopen the government based on assurances that Republicans would act in good faith and bring a deal to the floor. On Friday, they got played.
In an extremely telling aside to reporters, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that the roughly 850 immigrants serving in the military or waiting to start basic training aren’t at risk for deportation, the Associated Press reports. It’s a departure from statements made in months past, when U.S. officials…
On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gave what might be the longest speech in the history of the chamber. She gave it in opposition to a crucial budget bill because it lacks protections for young undocumented immigrants. But on Thursday, Pelosi did a strange thing: she said that, while she wouldn’t vote…
Senate leaders from both parties have reportedly begun circling around a final budget deal that would see the federal government funded for the coming two years, averting a shutdown that was set to begin on Thursday.
In the latest dimension of the Trump administration’s war on undocumented immigrants, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Tuesday that President Trump has already done more than his fair share to help undocumented young people, including those who were “too lazy to get off their asses” to apply for the DACA…
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday that it’s “not likely” Senate Democrats and Republicans will agree on a bipartisan deal to provide DACA recipients with a pathway to citizenship ahead of Thursday, when funding for the federal government will run out (again).
Donald Trump is hitting all of his favorite notes at his State of the Union speech—especially when it comes to launching disgusting attacks on immigrants.
If you were still under any pretense that Republicans want to pass any sort of protections for DACA recipients, look no further than the comments of Representative Paul Gosar, DDS:
At least two dozen Democrats are scheduled to bring young undocumented immigrants to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.
Since the Great Shutdown of 2018, there has been heated debate among activists, pundits, and elected officials over whether or not Democrats “caved” to Republicans.
A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers are preparing to unveil what they hope will be a solution to the seemingly stalemated immigration debate.
Donald Trump is now saying that he wants a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. But—even if you put aside the fact that he ended the program—he’s made so many wildly contradictory statements on DACA that it’s clear he has no clue what he’s talking about.
Happy 370th day of the Trump presidency, which is also yet another day when The New York Times has decided to spam its subscribers with stories from Trump’s Real America, where people hold some obscure and nonsensical and—just maybe!—racist positions.
The Department of Justice sent nearly two dozen letters Wednesday to cities and counties across the country—ranging from Jackson, Mississippi and West Palm Beach, Florida to the states of Illinois and Oregon—threatening to issue subpoenas if those jurisdictions don’t provide the DOJ with documents proving that they…