Immigration

Is Immigration Reform Dead?
7:52 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Senator Tim Kaine on the Immigration Issue Following Cantor Ousting

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When Congressman Eric Cantor lost his primary fight against a candidate who opposes  immigration reform, many pundits pronounced the issue dead, but one Virginia politician strongly disagrees.   

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All About Timing
4:25 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Replacing the House Majority Leader

Some conservatives are asking for a delay in the race to replace Eric Cantor as House majority leader over disagreements on immigration reform.

While Cantor was attacked for supporting "amnesty" in the final weeks of the campaign, Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Kaine says it wasn't a deciding factor in his primary loss.

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Blame Game
1:17 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Immigration Talk on the Hill

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Proponents of comprehensive immigration reform blame two Virginia Republicans for inaction on the issue in the House.
 

Virginia maintains some power brokers in the Republican controlled House. Any changes to the nation's immigration laws need to pass through the Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Virginia Republican Bob Goodlatte.  He's been mum on the subject of late.

“I’m was just wondering if there’s any timeline on immigration reform to come up?”

“I do not know of a timeline on it. So I’m not discussing that.”

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The Immigration Battle Continues
10:08 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Pressure Mounts for Cantor to Act on Immigration Reform

With his chances of perhaps one day becoming the nation’s first Jewish Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives riding on a primary that's slightly more than a week away, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is under mounting pressure to move on immigration reform.

He was hit from both the right and the left—as his Republican rival and a coalition of Latino organizations spoke about it at separate events Wednesday. 

  

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Naturalization Ceremony
4:27 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Naturalization Ceremony Yields New Americans

Within the halls of the oldest representative body in the U.S., in the very same seats that Virginia lawmakers craft legislation, sat 44 people from 32 different countries who, for the first time, were called “Americans.” 

It was all part of a naturalization ceremony at the State Capitol that, for some, marked a decades-long journey for U.S. citizenship.

 

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