White House officials are making plans to act before November’s midterm elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants in this country illegally.
As a national conversation surrounding immigration reform wages on, Prince George’s County has received a $3 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to open two new public high schools designed to improve achievement rates among students who are learning English as a second language.
Prince William County is seeking details from the federal government on immigrant children being housed in the county after crossing the border into the U.S. unaccompanied.
A Republican congresswoman says the U.S. should cut aid to countries that are home to children who have crossed the border illegally to pay for the cost of caring for them.
The president was responding to those who said he should visit the U.S. border while in Texas.
Officials apologized to residents of Lawrenceville for keeping them in the dark about plans to shelter hundreds of Central American children.
Western lawmakers fear illegal immigrant and drug smugglers will be able to elude local law enforcement through the half-million acres of rugged terrain along the U.S.-Mexican border.
President Obama held a Tuesday meeting at the Eisenhower Office Building with the country’s top law enforcement officials to make the case for immigration reform. Obama said the current system “makes it harder” for law enforcement to do their jobs, reiterating that most illegal immigrants “are not making trouble,” and “are not causing crimes.”
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who grew up poor in New York City, described Monday how she navigated new worlds of Ivy League universities and the nation’s highest court.
Days after House Republicans unveiled a roadmap for an overhaul of the nation’s broken immigration system, one of its backers said legislation is unlikely to pass during this election year.