Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end “birthright citizenship” for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only “the good ones.”
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton intends to draw an early distinction with Republicans on illegal immigration, pointing to a pathway to citizenship as an essential part of any overhaul in Congress.
The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law.
Vice President Joe Biden spoke to graduates of Miami Dade College in South Florida.
House Democrats have unveiled an immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living here illegally and tightens border security.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says the House will take up immigration reform this fall, but he won’t be supporting the bill that passed the U.S. Senate.
As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation, a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday rejected the idea of giving immigrants in the U.S. illegally a special pathway to citizenship, and said the Housemust chart its own course on immigration even if it never results in a bill President Barack Obama can sign.
Immigration advocates are spending August trying to generate momentum in favor of remaking immigration laws in Congress.
Former President George W. Bush believes the latest immigration reform legislation has a chance to get through Congress.