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House Immigration Policy Now in the Hands of GOP and Steve King

By | 11.03.10 | 12:59 am

Of all the possible changes to come out of the election, the biggest potential shift in immigration policy will probably come from which party controls the House. Now that change is official: Republicans will lead the House, meaning immigration legislation will be in the hands of likely Speaker More…

House Races to Watch for Immigration Policy

By | 11.02.10 | 5:07 pm

I mentioned earlier a few of the immigration hawks who are likely to win House seats today, but it’s worth running through some of the other congressional races that could impact how immigration policy plays out in the next two years. (See here for a summary More…

Coming Soon to the House: Immigration Foes

By | 11.02.10 | 10:13 am

Politico has a story today on how some of the likely new GOP House members plan to address immigration. Many of them pushed for tough immigration enforcement and anti-illegal immigration laws in their home states and cities, which could signify the types of legislation they would try to More…

Could Latino Voters Tip the Scales Toward Dems in November?

By | 10.04.10 | 3:43 pm

President Obama won the 2008 presidential election with help from Latino voters, who voted for him over John McCain by a more than two-to-one margin. Some of this support has lagged as Obama has so far failed to deliver on a campaign promise to pass immigration reform. But More…

The Pledge to Increase the Deficit

By | 09.27.10 | 5:33 pm

The Center for American Progress’ Michael Ettlinger and Michael Linden do quick work dismantling the GOP’s Pledge to America, a governing platform released with great fanfare but to little applause last week. Lo and behold, cutting taxes without cutting spending leads to yawning deficits and a fatter national debt.

‘Pledge to America’ Plans for Immigration

By | 09.23.10 | 2:17 pm

The GOP’s “Pledge to America” is pretty brief when it comes to immigration issues: It advocates control of the border, enforcement of immigration laws and strengthening visa security. (Notably absent? Any paths to legalization for illegal immigrants already in the country.) The document does not go so far More…

The Cuts in the Republicans’ Pledge

By | 09.23.10 | 11:51 am

Primary among the proposals in the Republicans’ “Pledge to America” is the promise to cut spending, slash taxes and shrink the government to restore the United States’ fiscal health. How do they intend to do it, and to end the United States’ debt and deficit problems?

Environmentalists Slam ‘Pledge to America’ Energy Plan

By | 09.23.10 | 11:16 am

The GOP’s 21-page “Pledge to America” proposal, released today, is mostly silent on energy policy. In fact, the proposal summarizes Republicans’ energy policy in one sentence. The plan? Increase domestic energy production, and oppose cap-and-trade.

GOP Gambles With Its ‘Pledge to America’

By | 09.23.10 | 9:58 am

After following a long road to completion, the GOP’s “Pledge to America” is finally being announced today in Sterling, Virginia, and almost everybody thinks it’s a bad idea. That’s because the document, while it proposes a seemingly well trodden list of Republican talking points that includes repealing health care, More…