A Florida congressman– and key figure in the U.S. House working many years to overhaul the country’s immigration laws– has all but said any hope of immigration reform this year is gone.
For the past month, Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials have been launching a political fight over people hired by the federal government to enroll Florida residents. Now, Scott has taken his concerns over to Congress.
Now that comprehensive immigration reform in Congress is a long-shot, activists are turning their eyes to the White House.
Ashley Lopez: The U.S. Senate passed its bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill Thursday evening with a 68-32 vote and the help of both Democrats and 14 Republicans. However, the legislation's toughest battle remains in the Republican-led U.S. House.
Ashley Lopez: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, one of the members of the bipartisan group working to pass immigration reform in the U.S. Senate, is changing his tune as the bill faces its last few hurdles in the Senate.
Ashley Lopez: President Barack Obama announced yesterday that he will release and pursue his own immigration reform plans if Congress doesn't act quickly on its own.