Three immigrant advocates on a hunger strike to pressure lawmakers to change the country’s immigration system ended their three-week fast Tuesday on the National Mall.
The First Couple visited activists in D.C. on Friday who have been fasting for the past few weeks in protest to pressure Congress to pass new immigration laws.
Stung by plunging approval numbers at a low point in his presidency, President Barack Obama is urging donors to buck up while making a thread-the-needle appeal for bipartisanship with Republicans even as he calls for replacing the House GOP majority and holding his Democratic edge in the Senate.
Starting next year, people living in the nation’s capital who don’t have legal permission to reside in the United States will be able to get driver’s licenses.
Labor unions are spending more than $1 million on new television ads criticizing House Republicans for refusing to back comprehensive immigration reform.
The head of the Border Patrol says his agents made about 420,000 arrests in the budget year that ended in September.
The House Ethics Committee won’t investigate eight House members arrested during an immigration protest near the Capitol earlier this month.
Prospects for comprehensive immigration legislation this year grew murkier on the eve of an all-out push by a coalition of business, religious and law enforcement to convince the House to overhaul the decades-old system.
President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to overhaul the nation’s immigration system.
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.