New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, evoking his Italian immigrant grandparents, urged Congress to pass a sweeping Democratic immigration reform measure.
“Dreamers, TPS and DED recipients have, for decades, done the work that that American industries and our local economies rely on, and they deserve to stay,” said Painters Union General President Ken Rigmaiden.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump for having “gut-punched” Congress in its efforts to legislate fixes to America’s immigration system, and said lawmakers are prepared to boost federal funding for border security in exchange for certain reform measures.
Trump’s support for a policy that attracts skilled workers might run counter to his administration’s actual actions, but it underscores a conundrum that has bedeviled successive presidential administrations: how to fix the country’s immigration system, with its years-long backlogs and millions of undocumented workers, while remaining competitive in a global marketplace.
On immigration, a vast area of potential policy compromise lies between the extremes of nativist restriction and open borders.
The mavericks would succeed if they collect 218 signatures — a majority of House members — on a petition, a seldom-used procedure. The proposal would allow votes on a liberal plan, a conservative one, a bipartisan compromise and any bill chosen by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Demonstrators outside President Trump’s Florida estate protested the administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. The change could mean nearly 60,000 Haitians will have to leave the US in 18 months. (Nov. 22)
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What happened to the once spirited and well-attended national May Day rallies that put a media spotlight on demands for immigration reform? This year there were pitiful few flag wavers and virtually no news coverage. Where is the single-minded, relentless leadership that 11 million undocumented Americans need? Who or what will pull together all the …