Category: Congress & Federal Laws

The Unlikely Legislative Duo that Joined Together on Immigration

The politics of immigration, now at a fever pitch in Washington, has a long sordid history. Exactly 80 years ago this month, an improbable political duo introduced an emergency immigration bill and ignited a debate about our borders. The circumstances…
Congress’s Deal on Immigration Detention, Explained

The heart of the tentative deal reached Monday night to fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert another government shutdown before Friday’s deadline isn’t actually the $1.375 billion in funds for a physical barrier (President Trump’s “wall”) along 55 miles of…
USCIS Makes Two More Applications Available for Online Filing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that applicants can now complete and file Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship, and Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 online. “One of the major burdens to both…
Republicans Call for Deal on Immigration and Border

Republicans on Sunday called on Nancy Pelosi, the new Democratic speaker of the House, to negotiate a broad border security package after her decisive victory against Donald Trump in the shutdown stand-off. Many Republican lawmakers insisted that they were optimistic…
Locked out of House by Pelosi, Trump Vows State of Union Alternative

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would hold an alternative event to the State of the Union address after Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi barred him from speaking in the House of Representatives until the partial…
White House immigration agenda hurts Senate Republicans in 2020

Each day that President Trump keeps the federal government closed over funding for an unpopular border wall further transforms the perception of Republicans among the general public from favoring growth to unfavoring immigration. This gambit puts Republicans in jeopardy of losing control…
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind unveils plan to reopen government, create immigration reform

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A Wisconsin congressman has announced his plan to reopen the government. Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind said it would strengthen border security without using taxpayer money.  On Tuesday, day 32 of the partial government shutdown, Kind unveiled his plan at La Crosse…