immigration reform

    Immigration reform is bottled up in the House.

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.

    Immigration reform – is it on or off in Washington?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that John Boehner is standing in the way.

    Immigration reform looms in Washington — but so do November’s elections.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss whether reform will happen this year.

    Republican Nan Hayworth, a one-term Congresswoman who lost her reelection bid in 2012, is trying to get back to Washington.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that immigration reform needs to happen for the good of the country.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
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    The fate of immigration reform in Washington is unclear.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he wants to see action.

Immigrant advocates in New York have responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address by announcing their own agenda for 2014.

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.

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    Immigration reform appears to have a hit a wall.

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.

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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.  

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.

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Massachusetts U.S. Congressman Richard Neal made it out to the westernmost portion of his district today.

The Democrat spoke to members of the Pittsfield Rotary Club on a wide range of topics including what’s ahead for the federal government in terms of the economy and the debt ceiling.

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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.

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.

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.