The Plum Line: Immigration


Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 11/25/2013

GOP leaders agree: Immigration system needs to be fixed, but

Republican leaders agree the status quo is untenable, but still are not ready to act.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:07 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/13/2013

John Boehner just put immigration reform on life support

The House Speaker rules out conference negotiations on the Senate bill, probably killing reform’s hopes.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Immigration reform is dead for the year, top GOP reformer says

GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart says he hopes Congress will act next year, but the “window is definitely closing.“

By Greg Sargent  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Republicans can’t put off immigation reform forever

Sooner or later, there will be a vote.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:31 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Immigration reform is definitely undead

Three House Republicans have now embraced the Dem comprehensive reform proposal.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:35 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Immigration reform is sort of undead

Two House Republicans sign on to the Democratic plan for

By Greg Sargent  |  04:48 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Immigration reform is dead. Or maybe it isn’t.

If reform is really dead, why do folks have to keep proclaiming it to be the case?

By Greg Sargent  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Obama: House Republicans must prove they can govern again

Dems put Republicans on notice: If you kill immigration reform, you will pay a major price.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Immigration reform: Still not quite dead

GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart suggests a way forward.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:08 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/18/2013

A way forward on immigration reform?

By Greg Sargent  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Immigration reform is on life support, but it isn’t dead yet

There is a long, winding path to success, as improbable as it may seem.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:34 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Nancy Pelosi moves to pressure Republicans on immigration

The Dem leader in the House may introduce a version of the Senate immigration reform bill -- and challenge Republicans to support it, too.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:52 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 09/20/2013

In blow to immigration reform, House ‘gang of seven’ bill looks dead

Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a key member of the gang, tells me it isn’t going to happen anytime soon.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:59 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Syria won’t make GOP’s immigration problem go “poof” and disappear

Syria or no Syria, Republicans will still pay the same price among Latinos if they kill reform.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:59 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Updated: Congressman says he understands DREAMers' plight because he's from Arkansas

A California Republican tries to claim he's an immigrant, too

By Alex Seitz-Wald  |  12:17 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 08/23/2013

A conservative Christian in a deep red district makes case for immigration reform

GOP Rep. Spencer Bachus counter-programs Jeff Sessions, Robert Goodlatte and Steve King.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:23 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Here's what it looks like when a conservative Republican wants immigration reform

GOP Rep. John Carter is, by one metric, the 11th most conservative in the House, and he's making a good case for comprehensive reform on humanitarian grounds.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:04 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Is immigration reform dead? Only if GOP leaders decide they're going to kill it.

The notion that GOP leaders have already decided how to proceed on reform gives them too much credit.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:24 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/21/2013

The GOP's latest immigration bait-and-switch

Republicans will not solve their political dilemma with Latinos by embracing half measures.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Here's how Republicans may try to kill immigration reform

GOP Rep. Robert Goodlatte seems to suggest Republicans may be able to evade blame if reform dies.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:45 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Dems divided over immigration "Plan B"

Some in the immigration reform movement -- including the White House -- think the idea of pushing executive action as a solution for the 11 million is deeply misguided.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:22 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Steve King's important insight

The GOP Congressman is right to be afraid of where things are headed.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 08/13/2013

How Republicans can save the country from Barack Obama

Passing immigration reform will frustrate a secret Democratic plot.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:06 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 08/12/2013

A bit more movement on immigration reform

GOP Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada embraces a path to citizenship and calls the Senate bill "reasonable."

By Greg Sargent  |  04:55 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/09/2013

If House GOP leaders decide they want immigration reform, we'll get it

A Republican Congressman rips his own leadership for failing to act.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Another GOP Congressman comes out for citizenship

GOP Rep. Dave Reichert offers a template for how Republicans can get to supporting comprehensive reform.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration, immigration reform

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 08/07/2013

No, immigration reform has not destroyed Marco Rubio's presidential hopes

There's just no reason to buy into the right's cheerful spin.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:20 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Democrats divided over immigration strategy

There's an internal debate underway over whether to push Republicans hard with a "discharge petition."

By Greg Sargent  |  04:08 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 08/05/2013

GOP pollster: Yes, Republican primary voters do support immigration reform

The whole immigration debate is being shaped by assumptions about opinion among GOP primary voters that have not been subjected to serious scrutiny.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:13 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Republicans will obey Hastert Rule until the end of time

Paul Ryan stirred hopes the other day when he seemed to suggest immigration reform provisions might get a vote without the support of a majority of Republicans. Too bad he didn't mean it.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Immigration reform in the House?

Nothing is breaking the dynamic which has pushed congressional Republicans to oppose reform.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  12:08 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of Representatives, Immigration, john boehner

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Coming over August recess: Joint, bipartisan town halls on immigration?

Dems are quietly mulling whether to invite House Republicans to joint, bipartisan town hall meetings to discuss immigration reform.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:05 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Steve King's twisted immigration math

It's a great idea for Republicans to drag this debate into the fall, so more opponents of reform have a chance to sound off.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Hispanic media unlikely to be swayed by GOP half-measures on immigration

Republicans roll out another effort to project compassion.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:59 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Stop burying Marco Rubio

Immigration reform isn't necessarily dead, and neither is the Florida Senator.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:11 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Inside the plan to sell House Republicans on immigration reform

Reform proponents hope to mobilize individual constituencies within the districts of individual Republicans to persuade them to allow a vote on a comprehensive bill.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Even Republicans want Congress to act on immigration reform -- with citizenship

A new poll finds that only a minority of Republican voters wants immigration reform without citizenship or no action at all.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Bipartisan group in House closes in on immigration reform compromise

They are eying a comprehensive bill that is significantly to the right of the Senate bill.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:39 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Defining citizenship down

Republicans may end up supporting citizenship for a few million immigrants -- while calling it a "path to citizenship."

By Greg Sargent  |  04:52 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 07/15/2013

For the Hispanic media, it's all about John Boehner

Jorge Ramos, the "Walter Cronkite of Hispanic media," suggests the GOP won't be able to duck responsibility for Hispanic media.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:42 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 07/15/2013

House GOP's endgame on immigration: Do nothing?

It's hard to see how House Republicans will sell a few piecemeal border security bills as "acting" on immigration.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:07 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 07/12/2013

How Janet Napolitano's resignation could help immigration reform

Immigration advocates think an outsider with impeccable enforcement credentials could change the dynamic of the debate.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:20 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 07/11/2013

A beatdown for GOP from Hispanic media?

Dems will closely watch the Spanish-language media for how Republican foot-dragging on immigration will play.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:48 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Boehner opens door a crack to citizenship

At a presser, the Speaker seems to suggest that there is a way Republicans can support comprehensive reform. Maybe.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:18 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Pelosi to Boehner: Immigration reform must be comprehensive

The Democratic leader issues a subtle threat to the House GOP leader.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 07/09/2013

The GOP's epic gamble: Winning more white voters can save the party

Can Republicans really remain viable in national elections merely by increasing their performance among whites? Looks like we may soon find out.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:46 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Can immigration reform pass the House? Maybe.

Immigration advocates quietly assemble a list of Republicans they deem gettable for reform.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 07/01/2013

What explains the Republican Party's intransigence?

The evidence points to the culture of the Republican Party as the problem.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:10 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration, republican party

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 06/28/2013

The GOP's ongoing lack of interest in reform

Looks like the GOP doesn't care

By Jamelle Bouie  |  10:09 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doma, Gay marriage, GOP, Immigration, student loans

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 06/27/2013

On immigration, what will Paul Ryan do?

The Congressman's approach to immigration may end up contrasting rather unfavorably with the leadership shown by another 2016 hopeful, Marco Rubio.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:54 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 06/26/2013

As Senate marches forward on immigration, House Republicans shrug

Reporters who are well connected inside the House GOP caucus insist nothing can force their hand.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:10 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Conservatives gird for major defeat on immigration

With a key vote set for tonight, it looks like immigration reform is set to take a big step forward in the Senate this week -- further marginalizing its right wing critics.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:20 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration reform

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Pelosi puts Boehner on notice: Don't try rerun of farm bill shenanigans on immigration

The farm bill debacle underscores the dilemma the House Speaker faces in the looming immigration debate.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:55 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Can anything get House Republicans to support citizenship?

It's unclear that there is any amount of toughening up of border security provisions that could get House Republicans to embrace comprehensive immigration reform.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:27 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/18/2013

John Boehner is bluffing

The House Speaker claims he won't allow a vote on any immigration bill that a majority of House Republicans don't support. Don't buy it.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:59 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Frustrated `gang of eight' senators give Marco Rubio an earful

The gang of eight's delicate dance on immigration.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Forever chasing bipartisanship on immigration

Chuck Schumer hopes that if reform gets 70 votes in the Senate, it will force the hand of House Republicans.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:54 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 06/13/2013

If immigration reform dies, Latinos will likely blame GOP bigotry

The GOP could very well kill immigration reform, and Latino voters will likely conclude that there's no mystery why.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:32 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 06/12/2013

How conservatives are trying to kill immigration reform

Now that we've seen the details of John Cornyn's amendment to immigration reform, it looks like a stealth effort to kill it.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:25 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Ted Cruz gives away the game

The Texas senator unwittingly reveals what his opposition to immigration reform is really all about.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:47 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Could some Democrats vote against immigration reform?

The prospects for success remain very fragile.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:34 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Marco Rubio's careful immigration dance

How far to the right will he push reform?

By Greg Sargent  |  03:45 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Dems vow hard line in immigration reform's next phase

Dems will not accept the latest effort by Republicans to move the bill to the right, sources say.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:20 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 06/06/2013

House Republicans playing a very dangerous game on immigration

They run the risk of not just killing immigration reform, but killing it because of their hostility towards Obamacare, which is broadly popular with Latinos.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:23 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Do Republicans want immigration reform?

Republicans, ultimately, must make a choice.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Immigration reform will ease that entitlements "crisis" we keep hearing about

The Wall Street Journal editorial page calls on Republicans to embrace immigration reform -- for the good of Social Security.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Can the GOP base really kill immigration reform? Not if Republicans don't let it.

Ultimately, reform's prospects may turn on whether the House GOP leadership allows it to pass with mostly Democratic votes.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:16 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Just what the GOP needs: More outreach to white voters

A conservative activist puts her finger on the Republican Party's most pressing problem.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/28/2013

House GOP could still kill immigration reform

There is still no sign that enough House Republicans think embracing reform will help the GOP to make passage possible.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 05/27/2013

The basic math of immigration reform in the House

Keep in mind that many Republicans may want a bill to pass, but without their votes.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:56 PM ET, 05/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Calling conservatives' bluff on immigration reform

They claim their objection to immigration reform is about cost, but it's actually rooted in their opposition to facilitating immigration to the United States.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Democrats face terrible dilemma on gay rights and immigration

If Dems insist on protections for gay married couples in immigration reform, will Republicans kill it?

By Greg Sargent  |  02:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Can Tea Party conservatives kill immigration reform?

The right launches a new effort to sink the immigration compromise.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 05/17/2013

What's next for immigration reform? A roadmap

It all turns on whether mainstream conservatives privately want something to pass -- no matter what they say publicly.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:04 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 05/14/2013

GOP's problems with Latinos could get much, much worse

Republicans have no option but to help pass immigration reform, but there's no sign the right is ready to go along.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:44 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration reform

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Can immigration reform really be made much more `conservative'?

What if pushing the bill too far to the right will also imperil the prospects for reform?

By Greg Sargent  |  01:20 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Study: Immigration reform would create over three million jobs

A new analysis undercuts conservative criticism of immigration reform by pointing to its economic benefits.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:32 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 05/06/2013

The right's last stand against immigration reform?

A new Heritage Foundation study was created with the explicit goal of killing reform, and no one is pretending otherwise.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:02 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 05/03/2013

How Marco Rubio is enticing conservatives on immigration reform

By Greg Sargent  |  01:42 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 04/25/2013

John McCain boxes in House GOP on immigration

The Arizona Senator states flatly that immigration reform cannot happen unless conservatives accept the need for a path to citizenship.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:10 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Republicans lean in hard on immigration

There's no going back now.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 04/18/2013

On immigration, Republicans grab Tea Party monster by the tail

Republicans are now on the receiving end of right wing paranoia.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:08 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/17/2013

The real immigration compromise

The compromise at the heart of immigration reform is not a policy compromise between pro-immigration and anti-immigration forces. It's a political compromise between Democrats and Republicans.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/16/2013

On immigration, will Republicans take Yes for an answer?

The compromise proposal unveiled today addresses all the concerns raised by Republicans about enforcement. Now we'll see if they are willing to take the deal.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/11/2013

"Gang of Eight" reaches immigration deal. But will GOP take it?

The progress on immigration suggests that the only way to achieve breakthroughs with today's GOP is to persuade Republicans that it's in their interests to cooperate.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 04/08/2013

On immigration, Republicans need to lead

If Republicans want immigration reform, they are simply going to have to alienate their base.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:33 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/03/2013

The GOP's border security roadblock

It's not clear that there is anything that would satisfy the demand among Republicans for more border enforcement.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/02/2013

What Marco Rubio's dance on immigration tells us about Washington

It is not good for the GOP in the long run if there is simply no proposal of any kind conservative Republicans can support, as long as it has Obama's name on it.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Marco Rubio joins the "slow down" caucus

By Greg Sargent  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Don Young and the GOP's Latino outreach problem

The fact that he didn't even know the term "wetbacks" was insensitive underscores the Republican dilemma.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:26 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Why immigration reform may not help the GOP

The truth is that even if Republicans play an important role in passing immigration reform, President Obama will likely get most of the credit.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/22/2013

A bait and switch on immigration reform

Republicans claim that unions are asking for too much in the negotiations over immigration reform, and could kill the emerging compromise. Don't buy it.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration, labor

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/19/2013

The GOP dilemma on immigration

Experts believe Republicans are trying to figure out how to do the minimum to rehabilitate their relations with Latinos -- signaling tolerance of their presence here without turning them into voters.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 03/11/2013

A breakthrough on immigration reform?

There's a real chance Republicans may support the emerging reform framework, which gives it a shot at becoming law.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:46 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 02/21/2013

More evidence immigration reform won't fix GOP's Latino problem

Latinos disagree with Republicans on a range of policies -- not just immigration.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  03:14 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration, Obama, Republicans

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Second class citizenship: Not the answer to the GOP's problems

The position that Republicans portray as the middle ground is supported by 10 percent of Americans.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:37 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Rhetorical gimmickry on immigration

Republicans are cleverly trying to recast the immigration debate in order to obscure the fact that Dems hold the mainstream, middle ground position.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:27 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/04/2013

How House Republicans can kill immigration reform

We still don't know if they're willing to support a path to citizenship. If not, it doesn't bode well.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Immigration reform: The next chapter in the American story

In his speech, the president laid down a marker for action on immigration reform, and cast it as the next logical step in the American story.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:28 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Is immigration reform doomed in the GOP-controlled House?

No question, the demographic makeup of the House makes immigration reform's prospects look bleak. But there's reason for a glimmer of optimism that it could still happen.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:50 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/29/2013

We don't have a border security problem

If Republicans are going to make immigration reform contingent on border security, we won't be able to reach a deal unless they are willing to judge the state of the border in a reality-based way.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/28/2013

What did Republicans win in the immigration deal?

The enforcement commission -- which was presented as a major concession to GOP -- won't actually have any influence over the immigration process.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 01/28/2013

Immigration reform: Great for the country, not for the GOP

The Republican Party's problem with Latinos goes well beyond immigration; it's rooted in the party's ideological hostility towards government.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:36 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 01/04/2013

The Morning Plum: What does 'not negotiating' look like?

Obama and Dems vow not to negotiate with the GOP over the debt limit, but it's not clear they have any choice.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:17 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, fiscal cliff, immigration reform, Morning Plum

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 01/03/2013

What to expect from the 113th Congress

It may seem unlikely, but the prospects for cooperation and legislative action may marginally improve in the next two years.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:30 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  congress, gun control, health care, immigration reform, Republicans

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/03/2013

The Morning Plum: Media shouldn't get rolled by GOP debt ceiling spin

News accounts are portraying the looming debt limit standoff as a standard Washington negotiation. It isn't.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, filibuster reform, fiscal cliff, Immigration, Morning Plum

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 11/30/2012

GOP's problem isn't messaging. It's policy substance.

The party needs to rethink its ideas, not its delivery.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:25 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Election 2012, Immigration