February 16th, 2014
12:47 PM ET
2 months ago

McCain: ‘I won’t give up’ on immigration reform

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain said Sunday he's not abandoning immigration reform this year, warning that the country's changing demographics make reform an imperative task for Republicans.

"I have not given up hope that we will act - and we must act," the Arizona Republican told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."

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Did Schumer call Boehner’s bluff on immigration?
February 9th, 2014
02:49 PM ET
2 months ago

Did Schumer call Boehner’s bluff on immigration?

Update 2/10/2014: A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner responded to Schumer's idea.

"The suggestion is entirely impractical, since it would totally eliminate the President's incentive to enforce immigration law for the remainder of his term," said Michael Steel, Boehner's spokesman.

Washington (CNN) - When House Speaker John Boehner abruptly announced Thursday that he didn’t see a way forward on immigration reform this year, he said President Obama was part of the reason.

“There’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws,” Boehner said. “And it’s going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes.”
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Immigration • John Boehner
February 7th, 2014
11:45 AM ET
2 months ago

Inside Politics: Boehner says 'never mind' on immigration

Washington (CNN) – Whatever you think of his politics, House Speaker John Boehner has a great sense of humor. So perhaps he won't mind the question framed this way: What happened, in the course of just one week, to make Speaker Boehner the Miss Emily Litella of immigration reform?

(If I have lost you already, take a moment and search the Web to understand the reference - you won't regret it.)

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Filed under: Immigration • Inside Politics
Boehner signals immigration unlikely this year
February 6th, 2014
01:01 PM ET
2 months ago

Boehner signals immigration unlikely this year

(CNN) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner signaled on Thursday any action on immigration is unlikely this year because House Republicans don't trust President Barack Obama on the issue.

"There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws and it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes," Boehner told reporters.

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Filed under: Immigration • John Boehner
McConnell predicts no immigration reform in 2014
February 4th, 2014
05:04 PM ET
2 months ago

McConnell predicts no immigration reform in 2014

(CNN) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he can't see an agreement on immigration reform happening this year, citing an "irresolvable conflict" between the U.S. Senate and House.

McConnell indicated the Democratic-controlled Senate's insistence on comprehensive legislation is at impossible odds with the House Republican majority's preferred piecemeal approach to immigration reform.

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Filed under: Congress • Immigration • Mitch McConnell
February 4th, 2014
02:09 PM ET
2 months ago

A tale of two Republicans: A story of the GOP and immigration reform

Washington (CNN) – The similarities are plentiful.

Both congressmen are Republican. Both represent central California - their districts share a border. Both are recently elected to Congress. Both have outspoken positions on immigration reform.

And that's where the similarities end.

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Filed under: California • House Republicans • Immigration • Republican Party
January 30th, 2014
05:22 PM ET
3 months ago

House Republican leaders unveil immigration standards

Updated 9:37 a.m. ET, 1/31/2014

Cambridge, Maryland (CNN) – House Republican leaders unveiled on Thursday an outline of immigration "standards," saying there "will be no special path to citizenship" for the country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.

The document says, "These persons could live legally and without fear in the U.S., but only if they were willing to admit their culpability, pass rigorous background checks, pay significant fines and back taxes, develop proficiency in English and American civics, and be able to support themselves and their families (without access to public benefits)."

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Filed under: Congress • House • Immigration
January 29th, 2014
04:53 PM ET
3 months ago

Pelosi insists immigration plan include path to citizenship; some House Republicans vow to oppose major reform

Washington (CNN) - As House Republicans headed to Maryland's eastern shore to discuss their immigration reform principles, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi drew a bright line on the most contentious issue in the debate, insisting, "In our caucus, there has to be path to citizenship."

House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Republican leaders, including GOP 2012 vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, are expected to release a set of principles this week to chart the party's strategy forward on immigration legislation.

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Chamber to 'pull out all the stops' to pass immigration reform in 2014
January 8th, 2014
11:43 AM ET
3 months ago

Chamber to 'pull out all the stops' to pass immigration reform in 2014

Updated 4:42 p.m. ET, 1/8/2014

Washington (CNN) - The president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce vowed Wednesday that 2014 will be the year his organization pulls "out all of the stops" to pass immigration reform, pledging that the Chamber will turn the 2014 midterm elections "into a motivation for change."

"We're determined to make 2014 the year that immigration reform is finally enacted," Donohue said at his 2014 State of American Business address. "The Chamber will pull out all the stops – through grassroots lobbying, communications, politics and partnerships with unions, faith organization, law enforcement and other – to get it done."
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Filed under: Chamber of Commerce • Immigration
Christie heralds DREAM Act as message to Washington
January 7th, 2014
01:01 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie heralds DREAM Act as message to Washington

Updated 1:41 p.m. ET, 1/7/2014

Union City, New Jersey (CNN) - Flanked by Hispanic leaders, students, and immigration reform advocates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie celebrated the signing of his state's so-called DREAM Act on Tuesday, hailing the new law a sound economic choice and an object lesson in bipartisan cooperation.

"We know that when we bring people together, when we work together despite some of our differences, that we also set an example of optimism for every one of the 8.9 million people who live here," Christie said at a signing event in Union City, a Hispanic stronghold just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • DREAM act • Immigration
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