Category: Congress & Federal Laws

Bill Would Require Immigration Reporting

Under a new bill proposed by Republican lawmakers, it would be illegal for state or local governments not to adopt or enforce federal immigration laws. Immigration advocates say the vagueness with which the bill, H.B. 1266, is written could destroy…
Congress Mulls Independent Immigration Courts As Backlog Soars

Current court structure within DOJ creates ‘inherent conflict,’ head of judges’ union says. House Democrats will hear testimony Thursday on the prospect of making the immigration court system — now housed within the Justice Department — independent. The hearing by…
Immigration Advocates Unite Behind Strategy To ‘Disregard’ Parliamentarian

They’re urging Senate Democrats to ignore rulings against immigration provisions. Immigration advocates have taken three strikes, but they don’t believe they’re out. Instead, they plan to ignore the umpire. After the Senate parliamentarian shot down Democrats’ third effort to include…
Democrats Seek To Salvage Paths For Immigrants In Imperiled Bill

Democrats are trying to regroup on immigration changes in their sweeping tax and social spending bill, even as key proposals face enormous obstacles and the overall package teeters on collapse. “We haven’t given up,” Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) said…
Democrats Pitch Parliamentarian On Immigration Relief

The immigration provisions in the reconciliation bill are getting a so-called Byrd bath to determine whether they are eligible. Democrats made their case Wednesday for including temporary immigration protections in their social spending bill — setting the stage for a…