Thomas Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, declared 2014 the “year of immigration reform,” Wednesday, during his annual state of American business address.
Following Speaker John Boehner’s (R., Ohio) announcement that the House of Representatives will not take up the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” bill, lawmakers took to the Sunday shows to discuss the future of immigration reform and express confidence that the House will produce legislation of its own.
As the White House criticized the Chinese government for allowing fugitive National Security Agency leaker Ed Snowden to leave Hong Kong on Monday, the Senate plans to take up legislation that would grant special visa privileges to residents of the Chinese city.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., NY.) criticized Russia, and President Vladimir Putin, for “aiding and abetting” NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who left Hong Kong for Moscow Sunday morning.
Immigration experts at the Heritage Foundation disputed claims by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill would benefit the nation Wednesday.
The immigration debate hit a turning point when the New York Times revealed that illegal immigrant crossings are rising, according to the Washington Examiner.
The stated priorities of President Barack Obama’s shadowy activist group, Organizing for Action (OFA), are not the issues most Americans care about, according to numerous polls ranking the country’s political priorities.
A group of 27 congressmen have written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that he grant a German family asylum after the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals denied them safe haven in the United States.