There are thousands, perhaps millions of immigrants waiting in line, legally, to become U.S. citizens. Politicians agree that those who may be put on a path to legalization by immigration reform should wind up "behind" those already in line. What that means, though, is ill-defined. And if the line doesn't speed up, folks may die in line.
A memo obtained by NBC News explains the legal rationale for the drone strike that killed an American citizen. But one critic says this memo, by expanding the definition of what constitutes an imminent threat to U.S. national security, this memo is distinctly different from the legal justification for torture.
Immigration reform is a top priority for Republicans and Democrats in the current political term. Both agree that something needs to be done. Farmers and agricultural industry types hope that their agreement includes fixing the guest worker program. But some immigrant activists say that's not such a good idea.
Republican and Democrat senators introduced a bipartisan plan on Monday for immigration reform. The legislation, they say, will create a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, sanction employers who hire undocumented workers and increase border security.
Comprehensive immigration reform is the word of the week. Senators have a plan, the president has a plan and activists have more plans than they know what to do with. But if history is any judge, these plans for comprehensive reform will have a tough road ahead of them.
In his inaugural address on Monday, President Barack Obama spoke of America's need for renewable energy. But with Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman's recent approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Obama is faced with a new front in the ongoing energy debate.
In June 2013, the State Department will issue their ranking of every nation on the issue of human trafficking. And the United States has already started increasing efforts to reduce human trafficking both in the United States and abroad.
President Barack Obama intends to address climate change, gay rights, immigration reform and a whole host of other issues in his second term. He laid them out in a 20-minute inaugural address that surprised many -- and delighted many of his fellow Democrats.
Every four years, a president is sworn in to office in the United States. Traditionally, that person, delivers an address to the nation, laying out priorities for his term. But typically, when that president is doing so for the second time, it's a shorter address.
Hispanics played a major role in deciding November's presidential election. And now, as President Barack Obama prepares to start his second term with an eye on immigration reform, many Hispanic activists are hoping to take that new power and put it to work.