Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Source: Carrie Dann / NBC News Speaking to religious conservatives Friday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said that welcoming immigrants to the United States will be an economic boon because they are hard-working, family-oriented and “more fertile.” Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born [...]
Source: Chris Moody / Yahoo! News Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a co-author and key proponent of the Senate immigration bill, said he will revoke his support if an amendment is added that allows gay unauthorized immigrants to claim foreign same-sex partners as family. “If this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights [...]
Source: Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan / Reuters / Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to begin debate and amendments on a historic immigration bill, burying a procedural roadblock that opponents regularly use to delay or even kill legislation. With November’s election results indicating broad support for updating the country’s immigration laws, [...]
Source: Brian Bennett / Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Eight senators who have spent weeks trying to write a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration laws have privately agreed on the most contentious part of the draft — how to offer legal status to the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants. According to aides familiar with the closed-door [...]
‘Where’s The Fence?’ Sen. McCain Faces Angry Residents While Defending Immigration Plan During Town Hall (VIDEO)
Source: Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite On Tuesday night, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) faced a frustrated crowd when defending his immigration plan during a town hall meeting. Responding to concerns about border security, McCain received a less-than-pleased reaction from residents. “There are 11 million people living here illegally,” he said. “We are not going to get enough buses to deport [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: Rep. Maxine Waters On Immigration Reform; Pres. Obama Addressing The Black Agenda (VIDEO)
Roland Martin talks with Rep. Maxine Waters about immigration reform, President Obama speaking specifically to the Black agenda and diversity in the President’s cabinet. MR. MARTIN:: Hello, and welcome to “Washington Watch,” the Hollywood Edition. Stars gather here this week for the 44th annual NAACP Image Awards, which will air next Friday on TV [...]
President Obama speaks on the need for comprehensive immigration reform and outlines a proposal for a fair, effective and commonsense immigration system.
Roland Martin talks with Congressman Chaka Fattah about President Barack Obama’s immigration reform proposal.
John McCain: Without Backing Immigration Reform, ‘Our Chances Of Being In The Majority Are Minimal’ (VIDEO)
Source: Noah Rothman / Mediaite Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) joined CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on Monday to explain his support for a bipartisan effort to reform the immigration system in the United States and provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S. McCain was asked if Republican support for this measure [...]
New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer, along with a bipartisan coalition of senators, told reporters they have created a set of principles based upon which they hope lawmakers will pass immigration reform by summer. (Jan. 28)