At least eight Democratic members of the House were among about 200 people arrested Tuesday after they blocked a main street near the Capitol during a massive rally seeking to push Republicans to hold a vote on a stalled immigration reform bill.
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.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Capitol Hill – in a trip he stated was “largely for immigration” — to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation.
Immigration advocates are spending August trying to generate momentum in favor of remaking immigration laws in Congress.
His second-term agenda on the line, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters to mount a summertime show of support that can rival any opposition Obama and Democrats may face from constituents next month. “We’ve got to get folks activated and involved,” Obama declared.
President Barack Obama will try to ratchet up pressure on House Republicans this week to pass legislation overhauling the nation’s immigration laws.
Republicans’ knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House, but it may be working against them on immigration changes that national GOP leaders see as critical to the next presidential election.
Pivotal developments on two cultural issues — immigration reform and gay marriage — offer an early preview of potential fault lines among Republicans weighing White House bids in 2016.
The Senate voted 68-32 Thursday to pass historic immigration bill, send measure to House.
The immigration protesters advanced on the news conference, poking signs that read “Do Not Reward Criminals” and “No Amnesty!” over the heads of Republicans who had just finished speaking about finding a civilized tone in the year’s most difficult debate.