President Obama is going out of his way to get an immigration reform deal by scaling back his ambitions. During an interview with Jake Tapper, Obama refused to say he would veto a bill without a pathway to citizenship.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 31, 2014 12:00 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday June 27, 2013 1:23 pm|
Some of the most important provision in the bill would tighten boarder security, provide a potential pathway to citizenship for many undocumented immigration, significantly change our future legal immigration system, and provide new visa options. If it becomes law it will be the most significant immigration measure in several decades.
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 31, 2013 11:13 am|
After years of Washington being dominated by crippling gridlock, the American people have come to expect this pattern to continue. Even though the Senate has been making real progress in a bipartisan immigration reform bill, the vast majority of American voters think it will eventually fail.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 25, 2013 12:40 pm|
Members of the Gang of Eight have drawn a clear line in the sand over a pathway to citizenship. Any bill that provides for legal status without an eventual pathway to citizenship will doom reform.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 17, 2013 8:15 am|
After months of bipartisan negotiations the Senate Gang of Eight has finally released their immigration reform bill. You can read the entire 844 pages of the bill here. The all encompassing bill covers a range of immigration, employment and border security issues.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 11, 2013 10:15 am|
A new WSJ/NBC poll shows just how important the messaging around immigration reform is for getting the Republican base, and presumably Republican members of Congress, on board for any piece of legislation.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 3, 2013 2:55 pm|
The single most important question about a possible immigration reform bill is whether or not Congressional Republicans are really prepared to defy their base for the political good of the party. The prospects of anything happening hinge entirely on this one question.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 29, 2013 11:52 am|
To fully understand how dramatically politicians in this country will move in the coming decade you need to look at the unique political positions of Millennials. On a range of top issues this generation is decidedly more progressive than the rest of the country. Even more important, as this generation gets older it is not moving towards the center, but growing more firm in its positions.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 19, 2013 11:15 am|
A possible immigration reform measure got a very important boost this morning when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) endorsed the idea of a pathway to citizenship. To begin with, Paul is a senator and every senator who supports the idea gets the chamber one vote closer to passing a bill.
More importantly, this endorsement by Paul now means a significant number of the top tier possible 2016 Republican Presidential candidates support a pathway to citizenship. This should make it easier for regular rank and file members to get on board with it.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 5, 2013 4:00 pm|
In what is probably one of the fastest flip-flops in political history, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) now says he is actually open to creating a pathway to citizenship as part of comprehensive immigration reform, even though he literally just published a book that called only for creating a pathway to legal residency.