With a week to go until the new Congress arrives in Washington, we ask departing members to take stock of their legislative careers. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia joins Judy Woodruff to discuss saying goodbye, how to make a dent in the federal debt, the future of immigration reform and whether the 114th Congress will be willing to reach across the aisle. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — After years of wrangling with Congress over how to fix the country’s immigration system, President Barack Obama is ready to announce his plan to take action alone.
Just how far does he go? Who’s going to be covered? How do Republicans manage their anger?
A guide to what to watch for Thursday night: Continue reading
One of the major national policy issues that lost political momentum going into the 2014 election is immigration reform. What’s next for reform if Republicans take the Senate? Did the stalemate demobilize voters? Gwen Ifill gets debate from Cristina Jimenez of United We Dream and Brad Botwin of Help Save Maryland. Continue reading
Latinos could have an especially strong impact on races in Colorado, but even in the most contentious races there, candidates are largely staying silent on immigration reform, a motivating political issue to many Latinos, says Katie Kuntz of Rocky Mountain PBS I-News. Continue reading
The U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended nearly 63,000 unaccompanied minors at the southwest border in 2014. After relocating to different cities across the country, these children require health care and education. Judy Woodruff visits Mary’s Center, a D.C.-based organization that provides some of those needs for hundreds of kids, and talks to founder Maria Gomez about the current crisis. Continue reading
House Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America. Continue reading
The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala are meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill amid a stalemate over the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue reading
President Obama says that until Congress does something about immigration reform, he will pursue the matter on his own. In the White House Rose Garden, the president said he was directing more agents to the U.S. border to respond to a flood of Central American migrant children arriving without parents, and would seek more recommendations from his advisors. Judy Woodruff talks to Julia Preston of the New York Times. Continue reading
In the face of an unyielding Congress, President Barack Obama said Monday he will no longer wait for Republicans to act on immigration and will move on his own to make policy changes in what has been a top second-term priority of his presidency. Continue reading