The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday an immigration bill before the U.S. Senate would cut the federal deficit by $897 billion in the next two decades.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director John Morton, who has overseen an increase in illegal immigrant deportations, said he's leaving the agency.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said a Republican candidate will be unable to win in the 2016 presidential election unless Congress passes immigration reform.
Debate finally began on the U.S. Senate floor last week on the bipartisan immigration reform bill seen as the best opportunity on a while – or for a while – to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner met with Sen. Marco Rubio this week to discuss the upcoming congressional debate over immigration reform, sources told Politico.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday immigrants are "more fertile" and give the United States an edge over its economic rivals.
The U.S. Senate Thursday rejected an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have required increased border security, officials said.
Immigration reform enjoys broad bipartisan support in a majority of states, polling conducted for three pro-reform groups indicated.
Undocumented immigrants have lower healthcare expenditures than legal residents, naturalized citizens and people born in the United States, researchers say.
President Barack Obama visited Boston Wednesday, campaigning for Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey and saying he welcomes working with Senate Republicans.