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
6 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
October 28th, 2013
04:08 PM ET
6 months ago

GOP Rep: Many House Republicans will sign onto immigration bill

Washington (CNN) - The only House Republican to so far sign onto a Democratic immigration bill in the lower chamber thinks he will soon be joined by many other Republicans.

Asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer Monday how many other Republicans will sign onto the House bill, Rep. Jeff Denham answered that "I'm confident we're going to get a huge number of Republicans," he said, although "the ultimate number I think remains to be defined."
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Filed under: Immigration
Rubio favors House approach over immigration bill he helped author
October 28th, 2013
02:05 PM ET
6 months ago

Rubio favors House approach over immigration bill he helped author

Washington (CNN) -  He was a leading member of a bipartisan "Gang of Eight" Senators who pushed a comprehensive immigration reform bill through the chamber earlier this year.

But with that measure facing little hope of passage in the Republican-controlled House, Sen. Marco Rubio feels Congress should play small ball when it comes to approving any bills on immigration reform.

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Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio
Republican Denham co-sponsors Democratic immigration bill
October 27th, 2013
06:50 PM ET
6 months ago

Republican Denham co-sponsors Democratic immigration bill

Washington (CNN) - All is not trouble and strife on Capitol Hill – at least according to Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro, of Texas, and Republican Rep. Jeff Denham, of California, who are co-sponsoring a new immigration bill.

Denham is so far the lone Republican to join 185 Democrats to support an immigration reform bill that could give millions of undocumented people a path to citizenship.

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October 25th, 2013
09:08 AM ET
6 months ago

Video: Sen. Rubio on Obamacare, immigration

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida talks Obamacare and immigration.


Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio • President Obama
Gov. Brown pleads for comprehensive immigration reform
October 24th, 2013
02:32 PM ET
6 months ago

Gov. Brown pleads for comprehensive immigration reform

(CNN) - Shortly after President Barack Obama renewed his call for immigration reform, California Governor Jerry Brown implored lawmakers in Washington Thursday to “rise to the occasion” to pass a comprehensive bill.

During impassioned remarks at a forum sponsored by the left-leaning Center for American Progress, Brown recounted how the story of a young man’s frightful childhood journey across the border convinced him of the need for immediate action.
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Filed under: Immigration • Jerry Brown
Obama puts immigration back in spotlight
October 24th, 2013
11:38 AM ET
6 months ago

Obama puts immigration back in spotlight

Washington (CNN) - It's time to fix the United States' "broken immigration system," President Barack Obama said Thursday, citing bipartisan support to revamp immigration laws.

His speech didn't reveal anything that hasn't been said before, but the announcement put the immigration issue back in the spotlight.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
Obama to put immigration back in spotlight
October 24th, 2013
09:26 AM ET
6 months ago

Obama to put immigration back in spotlight

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Thursday will put comprehensive immigration reform back in the spotlight, a White House official said.

Obama is to make an announcement about the issue at 10:35 a.m. from the White House East Room.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama
Obama to renew call for immigration reform
October 23rd, 2013
07:55 PM ET
6 months ago

Obama to renew call for immigration reform

Updated 8:11 p.m. ET, 10/23/2013

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama plans to urge Congress on Thursday to take back up comprehensive immigration reform.

The White House says that Obama will make the announcement on Thursday (at 10:35 a.m.) The statement will be delivered in the White House East Room.
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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama • White House
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