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Boehner: Senate's Immigration Bill Is Toast

House speaker rules out conference compromise

(Newser) - John Boehner threw a massive bucket of cold water on hopes for comprehensive immigration reform today, saying that the Senate bill was a complete non-starter for the House. "We have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill," Boehner said, NBC News reports. Reform advocates... More »

Senate Passes Historic Immigration Bill

Bill succeeds 68 to 32

(Newser) - The Senate passed a historic immigration bill today by a vote of 68 to 32, with every Democrat and 14 Republicans voting in favor, the Washington Post reports. Joe Biden presided over the vote to note its significance, and Marco Rubio gave a stirring final argument in favor for the... More »

Sea Change on Immigration? 64% Support Citizenship Path

73% of GOP do when told of fines, taxes

(Newser) - Support for a citizenship path for undocumented immigrants has reached 64%, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds. While 80% of Democrats and 54% of independents agree, Republicans are more divided, with 51% opposing the idea and 47% supporting it. That changed, however, when respondents were informed of fines, required... More »

Now Getting Behind Path to Citizenship: Evangelicals

Pastors lobbying politicians next week

(Newser) - A somewhat surprising contingent is emerging to support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants: evangelical Christians. Next week, about 300 evangelical leaders will lobby politicians in Washington and urge sweeping changes to US immigration policy, the Wall Street Journal reports. Though many Christians are socially conservative, pastors are increasingly... More »

Obama to Congress: 'Finish Job' on Immigration

Calls for April debate

(Newser) - At a White House ceremony honoring 28 new American citizens today, President Obama called for Congress to "finish the job" on immigration reform. He said the system is "broken" and now is the time "to fix it once and for all," his most substantive remarks on... More »

New Immigration Fight: Semantics

Rand Paul objects to AP's 'path to citizenship' description of his plan

(Newser) - Rand Paul is OK with illegal immigrants being able to obtain citizenship eventually, and he would even make it easier by tweaking current rules and not requiring them to return to their home country first. But he doesn't want anyone to call that a "path to citizenship,"... More »

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