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.
At least 50 people have died after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of southern Italy, according to the BBC.
A bipartisan House group that’s been working in secret to write a comprehensive immigration bill splintered Friday with the departure of two Republicans, the latest sign of difficulty in solving the contentious issue.
Police have arrested seven immigration activists who chained themselves to the White House fence to protest deportations under the Obama administration.
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.
More than 100 women demanding immigration legislation were arrested outside the U.S. Capitol Thursday after blocking traffic to protest inaction by Congress.
Lawmakers are returning to the nation’s capital after a five-week break and have unfinished business on immigration.
A Maryland Ku Klux Klan group says it plans to hold a rally this weekend at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.
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.
When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom.