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U.S. should revamp asylum process

Immigration law needs an overhaul – it’s been 30 years since the last comprehensive immigration reform. Here’s a proposal.


Trump’s border wall nothing but a mirage

Face it, folks: Mexico is not buying us a wall. This whirl of activity signifies nothing. It’s all about political gain. “That’ll be for a later date” is the perfect …


Smart Bombs: It isn’t so; ask Arizona’s Sheriff Joe

After Monday’s rowdy Spokane City Council meeting, Jackie Murray, who filed the initiative to repeal the illegal immigration “sanctuary” ordinance, said, “I’m a refugee from California. I’ve already lived through …


Editorial: Optimistic words not enough to make urgent immigration fix

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers made some welcome remarks last week about the prospects for immigration reform. But infighting among her fellow Republican leaders suggests legislation will not be on the …


Rep. Raul Labrador says ‘it’s not the time’ for immigration legislation

BOISE – Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador, who has been at the center of talks in Congress on immigration reform, says he now believes reform likely won’t happen this year …


Eye on Boise: Risch worries attack on Syria would make things worse

BOISE – Idaho Sen. Jim Risch says he believes the nation is better off doing nothing than launching a military strike against Syria in the wake of that country’s chemical …


Shawn Vestal: Veteran, wife hope for waiver

Listening to those who get all beet-faced over immigration, one might get the idea that there are two, and only two, kinds of immigrants: “legal” and “illegal.” But, as with …


Anti-tax activist Norquist touts immigration reform

BOISE – Grover Norquist is best known as an anti-tax activist – he wrote the no-tax-hikes pledge that’s now been signed by nearly every Republican member of Congress – but …


Norquist: Conservatives should back immigration reform

Grover Norquist is best known as an anti-tax activist – he wrote the no-tax-hikes pledge that’s now been signed by nearly every Republican member of Congress – but he’s also …


Pollsters find broad support for immigration bill

BOISE – A new statewide poll shows Idaho voters strongly in support of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration bill now being debated in the U.S. Senate, with 67 percent …


Rep. Raul Labrador to still work toward immigration reform

MERIDIAN, Idaho – Idaho’s U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador pledged Monday to keep working on immigration reform, despite having walked away last week from a bipartisan group working to write a …


Labrador pledges to continue immigration reform push

Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador pledged Monday to keep working on immigration reform, despite having walked away last week from a bipartisan group of eight members working to craft a House …


Labrador blasts Obama on budget; softens on immigration

U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador blasted President Barack Obama on Wednesday for lack of leadership in the sequestration spat, while hinting his willingness to accept some Democratic positions in potential immigration …