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Commentary: Immigration reform plan crushes the American dream

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Commentary: Immigration reform plan crushes the American dream

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com I wonder what Stephen Miller and Donald Trump would have to say about my grandmother and her rag-tag immigrant family. Miller, a senior White House advisor, and Trump support a sweeping immigration reform plan that would slash the overall number of immigrants while welcoming those with money, skills and English-language […]

Commentary: Just another American story

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Commentary: Just another American story

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – In my den at home sits a moving crate that’s more than 100 years old. It was the kind used by the waves of immigrants who came to the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The lettering on one end offers just a name and a […]

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Accusations of plagiarism swirl around Melania Trump’s convention speech

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND – Melania Trump has kept a low profile during her husband’s campaign for the presidency, but now accusations of plagiarism surround her Republican National Convention speech that was expected to launch her into the spotlight. After she spoke to the thousands in attendance Monday night, commentators noticed similarities between a […]

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Government program to help employers check immigration status takes heat

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Victoria Spartz, born and raised in Ukraine, came to the United States in 2000 as an immigrant at only 21 years old. Now, 16 years later, Spartz said it’s the freedom and opportunity to succeed that makes her proud to be call herself an American citizen—and it’s for that […]

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Cruz confident in a Hoosier victory, explains his basketball gaffe

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — “Is this the usual crowd?” asked an Indianapolis Metro Police officer while passing by Ted Cruz’s first campaign event of the day. “It seems a little bit small.” Ted Cruz arrived at Sister’s Place Restaurant a little before 10 a.m. Wednesday and was greeted by a relatively small crowd […]

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Cruz calls basketball hoop a “ring” in famed Hoosiers gym

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz made a bit of a foul play during a campaign stop in the famed “Hoosiers” basketball gym. “The amazing thing is, that basketball ring in Indiana, it’s the same height as it is in New York City and every other place in […]

Study committee takes a look at Indiana immigration laws

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Study committee takes a look at Indiana immigration laws

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A Senate study committee Tuesday started their six-month long look into the impact of costs and benefits of immigration to Indiana. “We not only have a right to know who is in our country, and for what purpose, we have a duty to know, to protect ourselves, our families […]

Commentary: Face the fear, see the success

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Commentary: Face the fear, see the success

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Jamie Merisotis wants to shake things up. I’m talking over the air with Merisotis, the president and chief executive officer of the Lumina Foundation, one of the world’s largest philanthropic organizations in higher education. We’re discussing his new book, “America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating and Deploying the 21st Century […]

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Pence applauds court delay on Obama immigration policy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence applauded the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision Monday to uphold the injunction regarding two key parts of President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. Obama issued executive orders almost a year ago that would have protected millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. The orders took two […]

Commentary: Afraid of fear itself

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Commentary: Afraid of fear itself

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – So many voices speak with so much fear. It’s early on a Tuesday afternoon, and I’m talking on the radio about immigration with Immigrant Welcome Center executive director Terri Morris Downs, immigration lawyer Angela Adams and Cummins executive Paul Liu. We’re there to talk about Welcoming Week, which is […]

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