One battle has ended on the front of the immigration reform debate, but pro-immigration advocates are looking to bolster their support as the immigration reform bill prepares to head to the full U.S. Senate.
After days of debate, the Senate Judiciary Committee took a major step Tuesday in making comprehensive immigration reform into law by passing the compromise bill by a large majority.
The road to passing a immigration reform bill continues to hit some potential roadblocks with gay rights groups pushing harder for gay-friendly amendments while a new group has joined the ranks of those opposing the bill.
After weeks of debating the proposed immigration bill, the Senate Judiciary Committee may be ready to put it to a vote this week.
Nearly a month after twin explosions at the Boston Marathon killed three and wounded nearly 200, it appears that a new amendment inspired by the bombings could be a part of the proposed immigration reform bill in Washington.
The proposal to add in a biometric tracking system for tracking the comings and goings of foreigners entering the U.S. was defeated by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators Tuesday.
The bipartisan U.S. Senate panel's proposed bill that would bring about comprehensive immigration reform survived its first major test Thursday during its first day of consideration before the Senate Judiciary Committee, one that was largely split on the bill.
While the debate on immigration reform in Washington rages on, Vice President Joe Biden called for legislators to get a bill passed on immigration reform by the end of the summer.
A newly published University of Illinois report shows that Latino are less likely to report crimes, 70% of the undocumented said they are less likely to contact police officers if they were victims of a crime because local police are increasingly involved in enforcing immigration laws in their communities.
A flurry of potentially impactful amendment requests to the proposed immigration bill from the bipartisan U.S. Senate panel were filed on Tuesday.
The last time that a major groundswell of opposition took place regarding a widesweeping bill designed to fix the nation's immigration laws, the bill was defeated soundly by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate of 2007.
In the backdrop of hundreds of thousands of protesters across the U.S. protesting on Wednesday during May Day as they called for immigration reform, a new report released this month says that more people are entering the U.S. illegally.
There are some mixed messages being sent from key Washington legislators regarding the chances that the compromise bill on immigration proposed by the "Gang of Eight" bipartisan senate panel will pass into law.
As the debate in Washington continues on the bipartisan U.S. Senate bill aiming to bring about comprehensive immigration reform, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives could be looking to bring a compromise bill of their own to the House floor for debate.
What was starting out as a strong road in favor of immigration reform has now started to deteriorate into lines in the sand being drawn on the issue, with conservative Republicans on one side and pro-immigration advocates on the other.