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Real reform requires Congress to pass a law

Real reform requires Congress to pass a law

02/25/15 08:16PM

President Barack Obama explains that while his administration is trying to do what it can not to prioritize deportations that split immigrant families, ultimately his executive actions are only temporary and Congress needs to pass immigration legislation. watch

(Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)

What you need to know ahead of Obama's town hall

02/25/15 06:51AM

When President Obama speaks directly to the Latino community at a town hall event in Miami Wednesday, it will be exactly one week after the first phase of his immigration actions were supposed to kick in. But instead of taking a victory lap, Obama will be forced to address the legal setbacks that have put his actions on hold and reassure a... read more

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 24, 2015.

Republicans wave white flag to avert DHS shutdown

02/24/15 06:15PM

With just more than three days left until funding for the Department of Homeland Security is slated to run out, the Senate’s top Republican leader said he is willing to give up on his party’s efforts to sink President Obama’s immigration actions in order to avoid an agency shutdown. ... read more

US President Barack Obama addresses the House Democratic Caucus retreat on Jan. 29, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pa. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)

Why Obama ultimately will win on immigration

02/24/15 10:50AM

MSNBC’s televised town hall discussion with President Obama on Wednesday comes at an important time in the debate over how to best improve our immigration system. Last week, a federal judge in Texas blocked the implementation of parts of the president’s executive actions on immigration, which would provide deportation relief for millions. And... read more

President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting in Washington, DC, on July 21, 2014. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

What do you want to ask the president?

02/20/15 09:33AM

MSNBC and Telemundo will present an exclusive town hall with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. We want to know what YOU would ask the President about immigration. Submit your question below and it may be asked live during the town hall! read more

President Barack Obama speaks at an event in Miami, Fla., on June 26, 2012. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

Exclusive: Obama to hold town hall meeting on immigration

02/20/15 09:30AM

Despite setbacks from a federal court decision and a determined GOP Congress aimed at blocking his sweeping executive actions, President Obama plans to forge ahead by speaking directly to the immigrant community that must now weather yet another delay to protections from deportation. ... read more

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