Will Christie's immigration bill haunt him in 2016?
Gov. Chris Christie's support for New Jersey's version of the DREAM Act could cause problems with the Republican voters he'll need in presidential primaries.
January 6th, 2014
07:25 AM ET
3 months ago

Will Christie's immigration bill haunt him in 2016?

(CNN) – In late May 2011, Mitt Romney made his first campaign jaunt to South Carolina, a primary state that bedeviled him during his first presidential campaign and would prove just as vexing in his second.

Romney's difficulties with the conservative base are now well-documented. But among his many problems on the right, immigration wasn't one of them.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Immigration • New Jersey
January 5th, 2014
07:13 PM ET
3 months ago

5 tests for kumbaya on Capitol Hill

Washington (CNN) – 2013 ended with Congress reaching a deal on funding the government without all the end-of-the-year drama that we've come to expect. Democrats and Republicans defied the recent all-or-nothing gamesmanship and brokered a budget deal before its deadline, prompting speculation that maybe, just maybe, dogs and cats can live together.

Here are five things on both President Barack Obama's and Congress' agendas that will show pretty quickly whether breaking the partisan logjam in the capital is possible or just a fantasy.

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Reid: Boehner will compromise on immigration reform
December 21st, 2013
03:09 PM ET
4 months ago

Reid: Boehner will compromise on immigration reform

Washington (CNN) - He will cave.

Despite his public statements to the contrary, House Speaker John Boehner will meet with Senate leaders to negotiate comprehensive immigration reform in 2014 - at least, Harry Reid says he will.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Immigration • John Boehner
December 5th, 2013
02:53 PM ET
4 months ago

Dems to Obama: Suspend deportations

Washington (CNN) – While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, some members are calling on President Barack Obama to take the matter into his own hands, urging him to suspend deportations of undocumented immigrants.

Thirty Democratic members of Congress wrote in a letter that he has the authority to pause deportations of undocumented immigrants, urging "the sensible and moral step of stopping deportations."

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Filed under: Congress • Immigration
Evangelicals: Pray for Boehner on immigration reform
December 5th, 2013
12:24 PM ET
4 months ago

Evangelicals: Pray for Boehner on immigration reform

Washington (CNN) - A group of evangelicals in favor of passing immigration reform have a message for House Speaker John Boehner: "We're praying for you."

In new ads, Evangelical Immigration Table–group that has been behind immigration reform on Capitol Hill–asks people to pray for Boehner and House Republican leadership on immigration reform and urge those leaders to listen to their prayers.
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Filed under: Ads • Immigration • John Boehner
Rep. Kennedy joins immigration fast
December 3rd, 2013
01:11 PM ET
5 months ago

Rep. Kennedy joins immigration fast

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Tuesday joined a fast aimed at encouraging the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

The freshman Democratic congressman from Massachusetts is among six activists who will replace current members of the "Fast for Families" group, many of whom are too weak to continue after 22 days of foregoing any sustenance except water. The group has been camped out on the National Mall  to protest the lack of progress on immigration measures pending in the House.
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Filed under: Congress • House of Representatives • Immigration
Christie denies he reversed position on NJ DREAM Act
December 2nd, 2013
04:37 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie denies he reversed position on NJ DREAM Act

(CNN) - Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey hit back at claims Monday that he flip-flopped on his position involving a big immigration issue in the Garden State.

After the New Jersey Star-Ledger ripped Christie for going back on his support for a bill that would grant in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants, Christie said he did no such thing.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Immigration
November 29th, 2013
12:34 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama visits protesters fasting in support of immigration reform

Washington (CNN) - President Obama paid a visit Friday to a group of activists who have been fasting for weeks in the hopes of pressuring Congress to pass new immigration laws.

The President and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, visited the group on the National Mall to lend support for the cause. The "Fast for Families" protesters have given up all sustenance except water during their protest, which they hope will force lawmakers to take up immigration reform measures pending on Capitol Hill.
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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
Obama said he can't stop deportations of immigrants, but maybe he can
November 26th, 2013
03:50 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama said he can't stop deportations of immigrants, but maybe he can

Washington (CNN) – A heckler standing just behind Barack Obama in San Francisco this week yelled to the President that he "has the power to stop deportation."

A clearly irritated Obama interrupted his speech and shot back that he doesn't have that authority, saying the United States is "a nation of laws."

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
November 25th, 2013
09:11 PM ET
5 months ago

Heckler: Obama's response a disappointment

San Francisco (CNN) - Ju Hong didn't come to President Barack Obama's event here Monday to heckle the commander-in-chief. But as Obama closed out his remarks calling for new immigration reform bills in Congress, Hong - an undocumented student from South Korea - could keep quiet no longer.

"I need your help here," he cried out from his place on the stage behind Obama, an area where protests rarely originate. "There are thousands of families separated. Every single day."
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Filed under: California • Immigration • President Obama
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