June 28, 2013
Over the years, Americans have gotten to know a few different politicians residing inside the sober, vanilla body known as John Cornyn.
The Disappearing Road Home
June 28, 2013
The house in Mexico is a two-story, three-bedroom brick building with a bright blue door and a jacaranda tree in front, set against a hill in the southern state of Guerrero.
Today, the Senate voted for immigration reform by a seemingly overwhelming margin: 68-32. That might seem like a “B.F.D.” It's not. We’ve been here before: In 2006, the Senate voted for immigration reform by a 62-32 margin. The House killed it.
Why Liberals Should Oppose the Immigration Bill
June 27, 2013
The consensus among decent people in favor of the immigration bill making its way through Congress is so firm that expressing dissent feels a bit like taking the floor to suggest we chop down the Redwood National Park.
An immigration reform advocate I spoke to yesterday had a fine way of summarizing the tenuous mix of hope and frustration he feels watching comprehensive immigration reform take shape in the Senate: “Even when the ball moves, it doesn’t.”
June 20, 2013
Worried about the slow-growing U.S. economy, and the even more slowly declining unemployment rate? Jeb Bush has a remedy: more immigrants. Especially the fast-breeding kind.
Why We Should Celebrate Leahy’s Same-Sex Immigration Amendment (Before It Inevitably Fails)
June 12, 2013
Yesterday evening, Senator Pat Leahy filed an amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform package that would allow citizens to petition for green cards for their foreign same-sex partners—just as straight couples can under current law.
And now Democrats will take them for granted.
May 30, 2013
The immigration bill's disturbing fine print.
The Latest Exercise in "Blue Texas" Wishful Thinking
May 17, 2013
Texas electoral politics tend to elicit sensationalism.