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Personal experiences shape views on immigration reform. While constituents in many House districts represented by Democrats, like Illinois' 4th District, deal with immigration issues every day, those in many Republican districts, like South Carolina's 4th District, have less exposure to immigrants.
How the Illinois Democrat and others work in groups behind closed doors as part of the new dealmaking in Congress.
The momentum in Washington for immigration reform has been growing with amazing speed in recent weeks, and it seems that the question now is not whether Congress will try to fix the immigration system this year, but how big and effective the repairs will be. We hope that whatever bill emerges will continue to protect and unite families, preserving and strengthening a bedrock value of America’s immigration system.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus issued nine principles that will guide our thinking on an immigration rewrite. Now that the immigration debate is starting to take shape, it is worth reviewing them. So far, with few exceptions, the principles identified by the CHC are being adhered to.
Congratulations, Mr. President. Your victory is a victory for fairness for all Americans. It is also a victory for Latinos, and one that Latinos can take a large measure of credit for making happen. They gave you 71 percent of their votes.
A prominent Hispanic lawmaker is predicting that President Obama and a weakened Republican Party will strike a deal on immigration next year.
After the election, a lame-duck Congress is likely to revisit a bill to boost the number of visas for foreign students seeking advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) in the US.
President Obama’s relationship with parts of the liberal base, namely gays and immigrants, has shifted from one of great expectation to tense confrontations to pragmatic coexistence in his first term. But the Post’s Peter Wallsten says the president needs the support of these ‘key’ electorates for a successful re-election this fall.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez is a hero to many Hispanics. He says he won’t change his methods, no matter who gets irritated.