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Democrats Clash with White House on Immigration Raids Ahead of State of the Union
Congressional Democrats continue to tangle with the Obama administration over a series of immigration raids carried out over the holidays as President Obama prepared for his final State of the Union address to Congress. Democrats, led by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, have protested a number of
Why California Couple Refuses to Leave Mexico Following Surrogate Birth of Son
A San Jose, California, couple who traveled to Mexico for the surrogate birth of their son a few weeks ago is now refusing to leave the country until they can take their son with them. A U.S. State Department spokesperson told ABC News today the department is aware of reports that Haseeb Amireh and
House Passes Law to Curb Mass Data Collection
ABC News’ Daniel Litke reports: Patriot Act, meet the USA Freedom Act. The House of Representatives approved a bill today to curb the federal government’s mass collection of metadata, a practice revealed by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The USA Freedom Act codifies into law
Key House Republicans Give Up On Immigration Reform Gang
The chances of comprehensive immigration reform becoming a reality in the near future are increasingly unlikely. The group of lawmakers working on the issue in the House of Representatives shrank to five today after Rep. John Carter (R-TX) and Sam Johnson (R-TX) pulled out of the bipartisan gang of
Growing Bipartisan Coalition Urges Obama to Seek Congressional Authorization for Syrian Strike
A growing bipartisan coalition in Congress is coming together to “strongly urge” President Obama “to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria.” In a letter that will be sent to the president later today, Rep. Scott...
Republicans on DREAMers: Take It or Leave It
House Republicans are telling Democrats to take it or leave it when it comes to a proposal to address young undocumented immigrants. The House immigration subcommittee on Thursday staged a hearing on the status of those immigrants, known as DREAMers. And Republicans in that committee are backing a
House Plan Could Give Legalization, Then Take It Away [ANALYSIS]
A group of Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives cooked up a way to sell immigration reform to conservative lawmakers, but the plan seems so poorly thought-out that you have to wonder if it will ever see the light of day. The idea: create a way for some of the country's 11
House GOP Unmoved by Senate Immigration Vote
If you needed a reminder that comprehensive immigration reform faces an uphill climb in the House of Representatives, look no further than the words of two members who have been working on the issue for years. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla who's helping craft an immigration bill in the House, said
The Note: Obama At The Gate
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHAT A DIFFERENCE FIVE YEARS MAKES: In Berlin five years ago, Barack Obama addressed one of the largest and most enthusiastic crowds he’s ever seen. He was treated as such superstar that the McCain campaign responded with a TV commercial...
House Committee Would Criminalize Being Undocumented
One small step for immigration in the Senate, one giant leap backward in the House? While the Senate was working to amend the bipartisan immigration bill on the floor, the House Judiciary Committee was busy late Tuesday night passing its piecemeal approach to immigration overhaul....