Immigration

  • Scott Walker struggles to defuse flip-flop on immigration

    A dispute over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s shifting position has erupted, highlighting the Republican’s struggle to appeal to conservatives on the explosive issue as he prepares to launch a Republican presidential bid. The two-term governor has consistently opposed what he calls “amnesty” for immigrants in the country illegally, but his definition of amnesty has “evolved.” In a recen.... Read More
  • Immigrants disappointed but not deterred by judge’s order

    Immigrants expressed disappointment on Feb. 17, after a federal judge put a hold on President Barack Obama's plan to protect more than 4 million people living illegally in the U.S. from deportation. But many said they haven't lost hope. A look at immigrant views of Obama's programs: Growing up in Guatemala, Keyla Betancurth used to watch her single mother cry at night because she could not afford .... Read More
  • White House to appeal ruling blocking immigration order

    The White House says the Justice Department will appeal a federal judge's ruling which temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. On Feb. 16, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas issued a temporary injunction, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders. The ruling puts on hold Obama's orders that could s.... Read More
  • Obama: Critics of immigration reform ignore ‘human consequences’

    President Barack Obama is accusing opponents of his immigration action of failing to think about the "human consequences." The president spoke during an Oval Office meeting this week with six young immigrants who would be subject to eventual deportation under a bill passed by the House. The legislation would overturn Obama's executive actions limiting deportations for millions here illegally and g.... Read More
  • House Republicans move toward lawsuit against Obama’s immigration orders

    House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration. House Speaker John Boehner announced the plans this week in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers, telling them GOP leaders are finalizing a legal plan with the best chance of blocking Obama's moves, according to a person in the room. Options include joining a lawsuit already filed by .... Read More
  • House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

    The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted on Jan. 14 to overturn President Barack Obama’s key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion. The 236-191 vote came on a broad bill that would provide nearly $40 billion to finance the Homeland Security Depar.... Read More