Category: Congress & Federal Laws

Analysis: Sen. Alex Padilla Can Win on Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Alex Padilla, the 48-year-old the freshman senator from California, will not say if he will support the Democrats’ social spending package if it leaves immigrants behind. Latino Rebels has asked Padilla, as well as the other three…
Former Haitian Envoy Says Deportations ‘Not The Answer’

The former U.S. envoy to Haiti, who resigned last month in a scathing letter, told lawmakers Thursday that mass deportations are “not the answer” to a rise in migration from the Caribbean nation, given the extreme poverty and dangerous conditions…
Democrats Grasping At Straws On Immigration

A second ruling by the Senate parliamentarian has Democrats grasping at straws over how to include some form of immigration relief in their sweeping reconciliation package, as activists pressure them to do more to change the upper chamber’s rules. Senate…
Parliamentarian Rejects Democrats’ Plan B On Immigration

Durbin: ‘We’re gonna keep trying’ The Senate parliamentarian on Wednesday ruled against Democrats’ plan to legalize undocumented immigrants by updating a decades-old immigration registry, the latest blow to lawmakers’ efforts to include major immigration changes in their reconciliation package. The…
Facing A Heap Of Defeat, Progressives Stake Hopes On Spending Bill

Immigration, voting rights, policing, gun control: Congress is filled with liberal hopes crushed by the reality of slim Democratic majorities. So progressives are digging in on what could be their last chance at success in years. As Democrats race to…
Omar Urges Biden, Schumer To Disregard Parliamentarian On Immigration

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is calling on Democratic leaders to disregard a recent ruling by the Senate parliamentarian disallowing prominent immigration reforms — a key element of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion domestic agenda — to be included in the massive…
House Panel Advances Immigration Language For Reconciliation Bill

The House Judiciary Committee late Monday approved the immigration language for the upcoming reconciliation bill being used for the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending plan, which the party hopes to approve without any Republican support. The proposal advanced shortly before midnight…