Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure. Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy “cruel” and “immoral” while GOP Sen. Susan Collins expressed concern about it and a former adviser to President Donald Trump […]

House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25 B for border

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a “discussion draft” of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — including advance funds for President Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico — and a provision aimed at addressing the crisis of family […]

GOP factions offer conflicting claims over immigration talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of House Republican moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives was being discussed to help young “Dreamer” immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. Conservatives said later that no agreement has been reached, underscoring how elusive it has been for the GOP to resolve its long-running schism over the […]

House GOP in eleventh-hour attempt for immigration accord

WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders want to push fractured Republicans toward consensus on immigration, racing the clock as they seek to defuse a GOP civil war threatening to wound their hopes for keeping control of the chamber in November’s elections. Republicans planned a closed-door meeting on the topic for Thursday morning. But there were no […]

Doyal seeks to use aggressive Obama pro-immigration program to boost swampland development behind Sam Moon Center as

Conroe, April 23 – Liberal lame duck Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, who is planning to open a consulting, marketing, and lobbying firm to represent engineering vendors and possibly real estate developers who want to do business with local governments, has decided to inflict one of the worst federally-sponsored immigration scams that ever emanated out […]

Trump calls for border legislation using ‘nuclear option’

 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump continued to rage over immigration Monday, calling on Congress to pass border legislation using the “Nuclear Option if necessary.” Trump tweeted that the U.S. must build a border wall, but argued that “Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!” He also said that a deal to help “Dreamer” […]

Trump rails against sanctuary cities amid immigration talks

 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump convened some of the nation’s top law enforcement officials Tuesday to rail against so-called sanctuary cities as he continues his crackdown on jurisdictions that flout federal immigration laws. He accused cities that fail to cooperate with immigration authorities of putting the nation at risk by releasing “thousands of criminal […]

Supreme Court declines to decide fate of ‘Dreamers’ just yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s highly unusual bid to bypass a federal appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The announcement means the case affecting “Dreamers” will have to work its […]

Group of senators reaches immigration deal on Dreamers, wall

 WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators reached a bipartisan agreement Wednesday aimed at balancing Democrats’ fight to offer citizenship to young “Dreamer” immigrants with President Donald Trump’s demands for billions to build his coveted border wall with Mexico. Though the compromise was announced by 16 senators with centrist views on the issue and was […]

Senate leaders predict a tough time getting immigration deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress. “We really do get along, despite what you read in the press,” Senate Minority […]