immigration reform http://wamc.org en Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-paul-tonko-18 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Immigration reform is bottled up in the House.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP is standing in the way of progress.</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 86548 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-jim-mcgovern-12 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Immigration reform – is it on or off in Washington?</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that John Boehner is standing in the way.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 85863 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern Congressional Corner With Brad Hays http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-brad-hays-10 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Immigration reform looms in Washington — but so do November’s elections.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss whether reform will happen this year.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 84669 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Brad Hays Congressional Corner With Nan Hayworth http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-nan-hayworth-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Republican Nan Hayworth, a one-term Congresswoman who lost her reelection bid in 2012, is trying to get back to Washington.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that immigration reform needs to happen for the good of the country.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:46:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 84271 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Nan Hayworth Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-sean-patrick-maloney-12 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The fate of immigration reform in Washington is unclear.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he wants to see action.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 84077 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Sean Patrick Maloney Immigrant Advocates Respond To Cuomo's 2014 Agenda With Goals Of Their Own http://wamc.org/post/immigrant-advocates-respond-cuomos-2014-agenda-goals-their-own <p>Immigrant advocates in New York have responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address by announcing their own agenda for 2014.</p><p></p><p>Governor Cuomo’s 2014 State of the State address included proposals to lower taxes on businesses and homeowners, build infrastructure, promote tourism, and train new workers. But a lack of emphasis on initiatives to assist the state’s immigrant population upset Jacki Esposito of the New York Immigrant Coalition.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:14:34 +0000 Lucas Willard 81594 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bill-owens-10 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Immigration reform appears to have a hit a wall.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that lawmakers have been too fixated on the border with Mexico.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 79711 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens HV Congressman Holds Field Hearing On Immigration Reform http://wamc.org/post/hv-congressman-holds-field-hearing-immigration-reform <p>New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held a field hearing today on immigration reform. He was at a northern Westchester community center to listen to testimony from business, community, education, and business leaders.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>It was Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s first field hearing since taking office in January. He delivered the same message at a rally in November– a call to Republican House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:51:46 +0000 Allison Dunne 79490 at http://wamc.org HV Congressman Holds Field Hearing On Immigration Reform U.S. Congressman Neal Discusses Economy and Politics Post-Elections http://wamc.org/post/us-congressman-neal-discusses-economy-and-politics-post-elections <p><a href="http://neal.house.gov/" target="_blank">Massachusetts U.S. Congressman Richard Neal</a> made it out to the westernmost portion of his district today.</p><p>The Democrat spoke to members of the <a href="http://www.rotarypittsfield.org/" target="_blank">Pittsfield Rotary Club</a> on a wide range of topics including what’s ahead for the federal government in terms of the economy and the debt ceiling.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:10:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 77309 at http://wamc.org U.S. Congressman Neal Discusses Economy and Politics Post-Elections U.S. Sen. Warren: Allow Immigration Vote in House http://wamc.org/post/us-sen-warren-allow-immigration-vote-house <p>BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging House Republican leaders to allow a vote on a sweeping immigration bill passed overwhelmingly in the Senate earlier this year.</p><p>The Massachusetts Democrat said the bill would likely pass in the House, with the support of Democrats and some Republicans, and be signed by President Barack Obama.</p><p>But many Republicans in the House reject the Senate plan to provide a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living here illegally and tighten border security.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:09:27 +0000 Jim Levulis 76613 at http://wamc.org U.S. Sen. Warren: Allow Immigration Vote in House