AP — A freshman Virginia GOP congressman who angered social conservatives in his district when he officiated a gay wedding lost his party's nomination. Denver Riggleman lost a GOP convention Saturday that was done via drive-thru because of the coronavirus pandemic. He was defeated by Bob Good, a former official in the athletics department at Liberty University. While the convention ended at 7 p. Riggleman, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, upset many Republicans in his district last summer when he officiated the wedding of two male campaign aides. Riggleman has said a small coterie of Republican insiders were trying to rig the contest against him forcing the nomination process to be decided with a convention instead of a primary.
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Republicans believe that they have the upper hand on immigration. They want to ride the issue into the election. They are right about having the political advantage, for now. The southern border is being overrun. The Biden administration, whose policies are partially responsible, is playing into their hands by minimizing the problem and trying to shift the blame to Donald Trump. They have been brought up in the United States. This is where their lives are rooted.
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But it's still going to be hard to escape the permanent stasis we've been stuck in since President Ronald Reagan's big immigration overhaul in the late s. It amazes me that the framework of the immigration debate has been almost exactly the same for the just over 30 years I've been alive. At this point, it's tired and stale, and I'm ready for us — the media, politicians, Americans all — to change how we talk about immigration.
T he House of Representatives passed two bills on immigration reform on Thursday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of DREAMers, Temporary Protected Status holders, and farm workers. But they face an uncertain future in the Senate as immigration is back in the national spotlight due to the surge of unaccompanied migrant minors arriving at the southern U. Linda Sanchez, a Democrat who sponsored a broader immigration reform package in the House backed by the Biden Administration. Both bills are backed by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Citizenship Act of , aimed at modernizing the American immigration system.