Republicans running out of options

Republicans running out of options

Congressional Republicans are running out of options to pass a Homeland Security funding bill that blocks President Barack Obama’s immigration orders, raising the threat of another showdown that could idle parts of a key government agency. With a Feb. 27 deadline looming, Republican House and Senate leaders have been unable to agree on a strategy […]

Lots of debate, little compromise on immigration

Lots of debate, little compromise on immigration

To hear congressional Republicans tell it, Democrats are so eager to grant work permits to immigrants in the U.S. illegally that they’d risk funding for the Homeland Security Department to do it. Democrats counter that it’s Republicans who are jeopardizing the Homeland Security budget in their zeal to deport immigrants brought here illegally as children. […]

Republicans target Obama on immigration

Republicans target Obama on immigration

House Republicans are taking broad steps to overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration policies and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as kids. Votes were set Wednesday on legislation worth nearly $40 billion to finance the Homeland Security Department through the rest of the budget year. Republicans were voting on one amendment to […]

Showdown coming on Obama’s immigration actions

Showdown coming on Obama’s immigration actions

House Republicans plan to vote next week to block spending for President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, setting up a potentially explosive showdown with no certain outcome. The vote will come as the House considers legislation to keep the Department of Homeland Security running past February. Lawmakers said the goal is to keep the […]

Judge rejects immigration lawsuit by Arizona sheriff

Judge rejects immigration lawsuit by Arizona sheriff

Refusing to rule on the merits of the case, a federal judge has rejected an Arizona sheriff’s lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama’s plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell said the role of courts is not to engage in policymaking that is better left to the […]

Sheriff, gadfly attorney seek to stop Obama on immigration

Sheriff, gadfly attorney seek to stop Obama on immigration

A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama’s immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. On Monday, lawyer Larry Klayman will try to convince a judge nominated by Obama that the immigration system isn’t really broken — […]

House ready to rebuke Obama on immigration

House ready to rebuke Obama on immigration

House Republicans are prepared to rebuke President Barack Obama over immigration, with a vote on legislation that declares his recent executive actions “null and void and without legal effect.” But even supporters acknowledge that the bill by Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., is mostly meant to send a message, since it stands little chance in the […]

Obama’s immigration moves anger business

Obama’s immigration moves anger business

President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community’s top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks. Months of lobbying by high-tech businesses failed to persuade the administration to make allotted but unused green cards available for foreign […]

GOP hopefuls avoid immigration specifics

GOP hopefuls avoid immigration specifics

The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama’s order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, a tea party favorite in the 2012 race, urged the Republican leadership in Congress to “use […]