November 25th, 2013
04:32 PM ET
5 months ago

As Obama makes turn to immigration, protests that he's not doing enough

San Francisco (CNN) - Seeking to move his domestic agenda away from the disappointments of health care reform, President Obama made another pitch for an immigration overhaul Monday, calling on lawmakers to restart an effort that stalled over the summer.

But even as he made his pitch at a recreation center serving mainly Chinese-Americans in San Francisco, Obama was loudly interrupted by a group who says the President's not doing enough to end deportations of undocumented immigrants.
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Filed under: California • Immigration • President Obama
Polls: Majority still support pathway to citizenship
November 25th, 2013
08:47 AM ET
5 months ago

Polls: Majority still support pathway to citizenship

(CNN) - As the President makes another pitch for immigration reform Monday, recent polls show a majority of Americans support allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States and apply for citizenship.

But one poll indicates Americans are divided over whether immigration reform should be considered an immediate priority.
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Filed under: Immigration • Polls • President Obama
Boehner insists immigration reform 'absolutely not' dead
November 21st, 2013
02:02 PM ET
5 months ago

Boehner insists immigration reform 'absolutely not' dead

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner insisted Thursday that immigration reform was "absolutely not" dead – just a little over a week after declaring he had "no intention" of negotiating with the Democratic led Senate over its comprehensive immigration proposal.

Boehner told reporters at his weekly press conference he was "encouraged" by President Barack Obama's comments earlier this week saying he was open to the House GOP's plans to address immigration reforms in a series of smaller bills.
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Filed under: House • Immigration • John Boehner
Perry: ‘Immigration reform is going to be very passé’
November 20th, 2013
06:18 PM ET
5 months ago

Perry: ‘Immigration reform is going to be very passé’

Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) – Calls to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws will fade away as soon as Mexico jump-starts its economy, Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicted Wednesday.

Perry, speaking to reporters at the Republican Governors Association’s annual conference in Arizona, ridiculed Democratic efforts to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill without first enhancing security along the Texas-Mexico border.
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Jeb Bush: 'I'm a conservative'
November 19th, 2013
10:01 AM ET
5 months ago

Jeb Bush: 'I'm a conservative'

(CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush predicted Monday night Congress would pass a series of immigration bills next year and touted his conservative credentials as he talked about his thought process on a potential 2016 presidential bid.

In a wide-ranging, onstage interview at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Bush said he didn't necessarily agree with his mother, who joked there have been "enough Bushes" in the White House.
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Filed under: 2016 • Immigration • Jeb Bush
Students to host 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant' game on campus
AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 19: The University of Texas Tower on the University of Texas campus on September 19, 2009 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
November 18th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
5 months ago

Students to host 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant' game on campus

Updated 5:37 p.m. ET, 11/18/2013

(CNN) - A conservative student group at the University of Texas in Austin is organizing an event Wednesday called "Catch an Illegal Immigrant," where participants will be rewarded with $25 gift cards for "catching" students wearing "Illegal Immigrant" labels.

According to the group, the Young Conservatives of Texas-UT chapter, the purpose of the event is "to spark a campus-wide discussion about the issue of illegal immigration, and how it affects our everyday lives."
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Zuckerberg-backed group makes new immigration push
November 18th, 2013
12:23 PM ET
5 months ago

Zuckerberg-backed group makes new immigration push

Washington (CNN) - One week after House Speaker John Boehner repeated his vow to never hold a vote on the Senate's immigration reform bill, a public advocacy group backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says it's launching a new ad campaign urging congressional leaders to take action on the issue.

FWD.us announced Monday a new series of English and Spanish-language TV commercials called "We Wait" that it says will run on national cable and in some key local markets, as well as online. A source with knowledge of the group's efforts says FWD.us is spending six figures on the ad buy.
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Biden welcomes new Americans, slams Boehner on immigration bill
November 14th, 2013
05:46 PM ET
5 months ago

Biden welcomes new Americans, slams Boehner on immigration bill

Atlanta (CNN) - While troubles over health care and immigration continue to dog the Obama administration, Vice President Joe Biden addressed a friendly crowd Thursday, delivering the keynote speech at a naturalization ceremony.

In his remarks, Biden strongly condemned House Speaker John Boehner’s comments about immigration bill that passed the Senate earlier this year. On Wednesday, Boehner said the House had "no intention" of voting on the bill.
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Filed under: Immigration • Joe Biden • John Boehner
Boehner rules out immigration reform this year
November 13th, 2013
01:40 PM ET
5 months ago

Boehner rules out immigration reform this year

Washington (CNN) - If there were any doubts that comprehensive immigration reform efforts were dead on Capitol Hill this year, House Speaker John Boehner eliminated them on Wednesday.

Boehner repeated his long standing opposition to the Senate-passed immigration bill and his pledge the House would never vote on it, but he went a step further, drawing a bright line: "I'll make clear we have no intention ever of going to conference on the Senate bill."
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Filed under: Immigration • John Boehner
Pro-immigration attack ads to target House Republicans
November 7th, 2013
01:58 PM ET
5 months ago

Pro-immigration attack ads to target House Republicans

(CNN) - A new union-backed ad buy will look to drum up support for passing comprehensive immigration reform in the House of Representatives by targeting vulnerable chamber Republicans, according to a statement.

The Service Employees International Union said Thursday they are spending more than $500,000 on attack ads targeting seven House Republicans who face tough re-elections next year, and House Speaker John Boehner. SEIU has already spent more than $2.5 million promoting immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship, the group said.
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Filed under: House Republicans • Immigration
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