President Barack Obama delivered the first State of the Union address of his second term last night, outlining bold initiatives on reforming the nation’s high schools, immigration policy, economic development, and gun control.
Today we want to hear what you thought of the president’s remarks, and joining us with his reaction to the speech is WAMC’s own political observer, Dr. Alan Chartock. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.
The U.S. Senate’s so-called “Gang of Eight” released their immigration reform plan on Monday, and the President is outlining his plan Tuesday.
Northern New York’s Democratic Congressman Bill Owens was in Plattsburgh Monday afternoon just prior to the release of the immigration reform package. He said there are specific items he wants in any immigration measure.
Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 9:32 am
After years of inaction, immigration policy changes suddenly have notable momentum in Washington.
President Obama will address the issue in a speech Tuesday in Las Vegas — a day after a bipartisan group of senators outlined their ideas for a bill that could move through the chamber as early as this spring.
The announcement of the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan plan to immigration reform was welcomed among advocacy groups in Massachusetts. A central pillar of the plan introduced by the so-called “Gang of Eight” is the Path to Citizenship, which would in part make undocumented immigrants to register with the Federal government, undergo background checks, and pay back taxes among other requirements.
The Governor of Massachusetts has submitted a request to the state’s Commissioner of Higher Education that formerly undocumented students living in the Commonwealth receive in-state college tuition at public universities and community colleges. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…