Shortly after the U.S. government shutdown ended, President Barack Obama declared that he wanted immigration legislation back on Congress’s agenda, with the goal of passage by year’s end. Some fellow Democrats are in no hurry.
Hispanic business leaders will descend on Washington this week for an all-day meeting hosted by top administration officials as President Barack Obama seeks to maintain congressional momentum for immigration legislation even while saying little about the issue publicly.
Rosa Velazquez had enrolled in college with a music scholarship after years of practice and competitions. She’d already chosen her classes at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas and was at the financial aid office when officials asked whether she was a U.S. citizen.