Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trumpeting Progress, Obama Urges Return to Civility

Emboldened by the successes of the past seven years, the President took a somewhat nontraditional victory lap in last night’s State of the Union address, the last of his term. Obama employed less of the soaring rhetoric that he is known for and delivered his report card on his administration as well as his vision […]

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuno “In 2014, Immigration Reform Must Be A Priority”

For the past year, people from across the country have come to see firsthand how dysfunctional Washington can come to be: Republicans forcing a government shutdown, failure to expand unemployment benefits for millions of Americans, and the their obsession with repealing Obamacare. But despite all of the partisanship that consumes Washington on a daily basis, […]

Comentarios from Maria: “STEM Fund Key To U.S. Global Competitiveness”

Co-Written with John E. Sununu Although the work is not yet complete, advocates for a national fund for science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science education have reason to be optimistic. Washington is well into its much-anticipated discussion on immigration reform, with a proposal for a broad bill under consideration in the Senate and […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Bipartisan Coalition Bolsters U.S. STEM”

Co-Written with John E. Sununu The sequester’s arrival on March 1 left Americans with more questions than answers about our country’s economic future. Most of all, it epitomized the challenge of finding consensus in the current political climate. That failure makes the bipartisan movement on immigration reform this year all the more impressive — and […]

New Immigration Proposal Will Include Legal Residency Plans

The White House is still drafting their proposal for immigration plans, but a feature from the new plan would allow undocumented immigrants to become legal permanent residents within eight years. Titled the “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” visa, undocumented immigrants could obtain green cards after the eight years. This plan would also provide for “more funding for […]

President Obama to Address Immigration Plans

Today, President Obama will unveil his plan that will address the issue of immigration, which will include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and improvements in the legal immigration system and border security. The President will only highlight the immigration proposals in a speech in Las Vegas, but will not yet introduce the new […]

Impending Fiscal Battle May Postpone Immigration Reform Decision

With a divided Congress and fiscal battles looming in, President Obama is starting to face challenges in his efforts to push for comprehensive immigration reform as one of his first tasks since re-election. One of the more pressing issues on President Obama’s plate is the looming fiscal cliff, which refers to the drastic changes scheduled […]

Senators Revisit Talks on Immigration

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have renewed their partnership and are giving immigration reform another try; though this time they are playing their cards differently. Instead of directing their efforts on members of Congress who have long supported a bipartisan immigration bill, they are setting their gaze on a combination of both […]