Between one-third to half of all undocumented immigrants could gain legal status and obtain a green card if a series of yet-to-be introduced Republican piecemeal proposals become law, according to a new report out Tuesday.
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Passing immigration reform is fast gaining momentum among House Republican leaders after Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced on Thursday that he would begin drafting an one-page “standards or principles document.”
If the Virginia Republican Party wants to move past the far right candidates that shut them out of their state's top offices last November, they may not want to take advice from people who believe that most of the Twentieth Century is unconstitutional.
As activists began their 22nd day of fasting, House Republicans were busy holding a two-hour committee hearing a few blocks away on whether President Barack Obama (D) has “encroach[ed] into Congress’ sphere of power” on immigration reform.
One key House Republican member said on Tuesday that the House may push through immigration reform sometime in October, and that other legislative priorities like Syria and spending cuts shouldn't deter the House from passing reform.
When Jossimar Diaz-Castro asked House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte (R-VA) at a town hall event on Monday night about the bipartisan Senate immigration bill, Diaz-Castro probably did not expect to be asked if he is undocumented.
House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) stirred up questions about the future of immigration reform when he said on Monday that he would not support citizenship even for young undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children. But Goodlatte may be softening his position.