Category: Congress & Federal Laws

Congress, Find a Fix to Immigration Mess

President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out a program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation is highly unfortunate because of the uncertainty and anguish it has created. But the president’s order also brings opportunity — if Congress can finally…
California Lawmakers to Tackle Housing Crisis, Immigration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state’s housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S. Here’s a…
Immigration Bill Ready for Consideration

The U.S. Senate now has an immigration bill ready for the consideration, and hopefully it will receive the scrutiny it deserves rather than being dismissed out of hand. The bill is titled the “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act,”…
SPECIAL REPORT: York Farmers Navigate Immigration Law

Growing a product with a short shelf life and facing potential employee shortages, York County farmers are adept at cultivating a diverse workforce. And that entails making choices about how — and in some cases, if — they should invest…
Lawmakers Seen Dabbling With Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Four years ago, the drive for comprehensive immigration reform peaked with Senate passage of a bill that included a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants working in agriculture. The bill died in the House. Now, under President Trump, who wants…
Alabama Senate Race: Heated Immigration Talk Takes Cues From Trump

There is little policy nuance in the race for Alabama’s Senate seat. There is almost none when it comes to immigration. Republican candidates seeking their party’s nomination on Aug. 15 gave almost unequivocal support to President Donald Trump’s plans for…
Congress still Clueless About Immigration

Immigration is a major league policy challenge. But Congress, having recently passed a pair of bills that will accomplish nothing, is stuck playing in the minors. There are many risk-averse members of the legislative branch who prefer simple ideas over…