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GOP Lawmaker Says Dem Got Him Booted from Immigration Event

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) threatened to back out of a pro-immigration news conference on Wednesday unless Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) was disinvited, Curbelo told The Hill on Tuesday. FWD.us, a pro-immigration reform advocacy group led by Facebook founder…
City Council Passes Bills to Support Immigrant Communities

City councilor Lorena González presented two pieces of legislation today designed to create a welcoming city for immigrants. Both measures passed [unanimously? TK]. One resolution is designed to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, a program protects certain…
Feds: Every legal Mexican Immigrant Sponsors Six More to US

While President Trump has his eyes on curbing illegal immigration, federal rules are allowing legal immigrants to “sponsor” several more family members from their countries, according to the Department of Homeland Security. On average, legal immigrants have been sponsoring three…
How to Cut off Midwestern Growth: Restrict Immigration

Everyone knows that populations in rural Iowa are shrinking, and the few counties that did grow in the last two decades did so through immigration. But cities in the Midwest and Iowa are also relying heavily on immigration, recent studies…
Speaker Ryan denies Trump Immigration Deal with Democrats

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., dismissed President Donald Trump’s immigration reform talks with Democratic leaders Thursday, insisting that any agreement on the status of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants would require Republican support to pass through Congress. “The president…
Trump’s Dumb Dance on Immigration

He will almost certainly let his restrictionist fans down. Donald Trump needs to put some points on the board, and fast. Health-care reform is dying. Every time the White House announces a new Infrastructure Week, Trump gets bored by mid-morning…
Can a Decades-Old Immigration Proposal Pass Under Trump?

The RAISE Act, with the backing of the White House, represents the best opportunity for immigration restrictionist groups in 20 years. When President Trump publicly backed a bill to curb legal immigration, he placed a decades-old idea—that until now had…
How Democrats Gave Us Trump’s Immigration Nightmare

America’s anti-immigrant, enforcement-first framework has been decades in the making. Can Democrats undo it? If you were to choose just one issue that best captured the awfulness of Donald Trump, it would probably be immigration. In the summer of 2015,…