GovBeat: immigration


Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 02/22/2014

Rick Perry thinks Mexico may have just solved America’s immigration problem

Texas Gov. Rick Perry thinks privatization in Mexico may entice undocumented immigrants home.

By Reid Wilson  |  07:09 PM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, newsletter, texas

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Dream Act advances through Washington’s Republican Senate

In a reversal, senators passed a version of the act to allow the state to give financial aid to students in the country illegally.

By Reid Wilson  |  07:30 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, States, washington

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 01/29/2014

A Kansas lawmaker wants the state to count undocumented schoolchildren

The bill would not deny school to such children, but it would require they be counted.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:09 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, immigration, Kansas

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 01/21/2014

States take action on immigration as Congress stalls

At a time of federal inaction, state legislatures are taking the lead on immigration reform.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:54 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  immigration, newsletter, States

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Chris Christie just took a big risk on immigration

Signing a version of the DREAM Act will give Chris Christie’s enemies fodder in 2016.

By Reid Wilson  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, dream act, immigration, New Jersey, newsletter, States

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 12/18/2013

New Mexico’s Martinez targets driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

In what has become an annual ritual, Martinez is taking on a Democratic-led legislature.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:46 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dream act, driver's licenses, illlegal immigrants, immigration, New Mexico, States

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 11/26/2013

DREAM Act headed for Christie’s desk

Democrats in the state legislature are putting the Republican governor on the spot.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:27 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie, dream act, immigration, New Jersey, States

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013

In Texas, Ted Cruz has allies

He’s made few allies in Washington, but back home, Ted Cruz is among friends.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, elections, immigration, newsletter, Republican, senate, States, tea party, Ted Cruz, texas

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 09/19/2013

22 things the American Community Survey taught us about foreign-born U.S. residents

A few facts that caught our eye about the 40.8 million foreign-born people who live in the United States.

By Reid Wilson  |  03:21 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  census, diversity, immigration

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/13/2013

California lawmakers finalize gun control, immigration bills

A flurry of last-minute legislation will allow undocumented migrants to get state licenses.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  california, gun control, immigration, legislature, prisons, States

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/11/2013

California legislature passes immigration, gun control measures

Gov. Jerry Brown will decide in the coming days whether to sign controversial measures on immigration and gun control.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  california, gun control, gun rights, immigration, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Immigration legislation booms in state capitals

State legislators are taking up immigration reform amid federal inaction.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colorado, georgia, illegal immigration, immigration, in-state tuition, indiana, States