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Thirty-four House Republicans press GOP leader on immigration

A group of 34 House Republicans on Tuesday asked Speaker Paul Ryan to act this month on legislation dealing with the 800,000 young immigrants brought to the United States as …


Groups ask Congress for young immigrant fix by year’s end

Activists joined business and religious leaders Friday in urging Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this year to protect some 800,000 young immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.


DACA negotiations slow as Trump demands more than Democrats will give

Bipartisan negotiations over protecting so-called Dreamers from deportation have stalled over demands from President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers that any new law also include tougher measures on legal and …


20 GOP House members urge Speaker Ryan to act on immigration

Nearly two dozen House Republicans on Thursday pressed Speaker Paul Ryan to act quickly on legislation that would protect some 800,000 young immigrants brought illegally to the United States as …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

GOP senator says fate of ‘dreamers’ must wait for next year

President Donald Trump and Republican senators agree that the fate of tens of thousands of young immigrants in the U.S. illegally will be decided next year.


George Nethercutt: Next step on DACA is up to Congress

The best remedy is for Congress to act comprehensively on immigration, especially accepting the Trump challenge to repair DACA.


Court gives government a win in young immigrants’ cases

A federal appeals court handed the U.S. government a victory Tuesday in its fight against lawsuits opposing a decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.


Appeals court takes early look at lawsuits in DACA cases

NEW YORK – A federal appeals court in New York agreed Friday to take an early look at some legal issues surrounding President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program …


Robert J. Samuelson: Build the wall, save the Dreamers

Compromise involves giving up things you want and accepting things you don’t want for a result that, despite its defects, leaves you better off than when you started.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 8:29 p.m.

Trump to extend March 5 deadline to end DACA protections if Congress doesn’t act, GOP senator says

President Donald Trump will extend a March 5 deadline to end protections for young undocumented immigrants if Congress fails to act by then, according to a Republican senator who spoke …


GOP lawmaker says ‘Dreamers’ would lift up birth countries

Young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally would generate an economic lift for Mexico and other Central American nations if they were to return …


AP-NORC Poll: Most don’t want young immigrants deported

Just 1 in 5 Americans want to deport young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally, the focus of a politically fraught debate between the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 10:08 a.m.

Sen. Murray vows to fight for Dreamers

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray said she and others in Congress are renewing promises to fight for the Dreamers and their families.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

White House releases immigration wish list

The Trump administration sent an immigration policy wish-list to Congress that includes overhauling the country’s green-card system, hiring 10,000 more immigration officers and building a wall along the southern border.


Leadership fears Trump staff undermining president on young immigrants

Congressional leaders fear that President Donald Trump’s staff is exploiting the president’s busy schedule to push their own agenda and undermine his pledge to protect beneficiaries of the Deferred Action …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Republicans say Trump denied deal with Dems on Dreamers

GOP senators who dined with Donald Trump at the White House said Tuesday the president denied making a deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck …


Newhouse urges extension for DACA permit renewal

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Yakima, is urging the Department of Homeland Security to change the renewal deadline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program beneficiaries.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Young immigrants in Yakima Valley worry but find support as DACA deadline looms

Anxiety is growing as the deadline looms for young immigrants to renew work visas under a program that’s shielded them from deportation but is now nearing its end.


At Gonzaga, Washington AG Ferguson lays out case for DACA defense

For the second time this year, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson spoke at Gonzaga University about a lawsuit his office has filed against the Trump administration.


Appeals court allows more of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ law

Texas can require law enforcement to comply with requests from federal immigration authorities to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new “sanctuary cities” law supported by …


Spin Control: Elected officials sometimes do rely on the postman

Yes, elected officials actually do mail those letters they send to other elected officials.


Pelosi: Put off immigration overhaul, save ‘Dreamers’ now

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she respects young immigrants who shouted her down at an event in San Francisco, but said their call for a comprehensive immigration …


Three members of Congress arrested at Trump Tower protest

Three Democratic members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower.


Tech lobbyists join fight over DACA and immigration

Tech industry giants are beginning to mobilize their deep K Street networks to pressure lawmakers as Congress tries to address the legal status of undocumented immigrants who came to the …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 8:09 p.m.

U.S. immigrants sue over Trump’s end of deportation protection

Six immigrants brought to the United States as children who became teachers, graduate students and a lawyer sued the Trump administration on Monday over its decision to end a program …


Immigrants in U.S. under DACA wary of returning to Mexico

Stripped of protections offered by a federal program for young undocumented immigrants, about a dozen of them sat in the Mexican consulate in downtown Seattle waiting to hear what their …


Kathleen Parker: Congrats to Dems on Trump’s victory

Trump was never ideologically driven, though he did surround himself with ideologues as helpmates. Or were they the biggest suckers of all?


Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA

Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

Deal or no deal? ‘Dreamers’ wait as Trump, lawmakers joust

The fate of 800,000 young immigrants hung in the balance Thursday as top lawmakers, White House officials and President Donald Trump himself squabbled over whether an agreement had been struck …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements …