While the U.S. lets in more immigrants per year than any other country, it does not, as Bachmann claimed, let in more immigrants than every country put together.
Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics is still 10 percent higher than among national adults in general.
In an effort to compensate for the lack of immigration reform, some churches will shelter immigrants facing deportation.
Protesters and undocumented mothers fighting for immigration reform say Democrats have broken their promise to them.
Two Democrats joined Senate Republicans in blocking the bill, which would have provided $2.7 billion in emergency funding for the southern U.S. border.
“Sí, se puede!” the crowd chanted. “Obama, don’t deport my mama!”
In a 63-33 vote, the bill was advanced past the debate stage and now heads for a final vote, but the chances of the Republican-led House of Representatives taking up the bill looks to be murky at best.
Congress is preparing to go on a five-week recess this Wednesday.
“By allowing them to enlist we … ensure that all branches of our military stay fully staffed,” Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) said.