Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.

U.S. House Republicans impeach Homeland Security chief Mayorkas on second try

By: - February 13, 2024

House approved two articles of impeachment that charged Mayorkas with willfully ignoring immigration law and lying to Congress about the status of border security

Immigration advocates seek restart after Senate deal flops

By: - February 8, 2024

Immigration advocates said the bill would have made unacceptable changes to the asylum system.

Bleak future for immigration action after U.S. Senate GOP abandons border security deal

By: and - February 7, 2024

Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford said he believes there will be “significant” ramifications if the GOP completely walks away from the deal he helped write. 

Impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas fails on floor of U.S. House

By: - February 7, 2024

Republicans had for weeks pressed to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, saying he violated immigration enforcement laws.

Intense opposition to U.S. Senate immigration deal quickly emerges

By: - February 5, 2024

The deal on immigration policy, negotiated for months by a bipartisan trio of senators, aims to stem migration at the Southern border.

Details of proposed major overhaul of U.S. immigration law, global aid package unveiled

By: - February 4, 2024

The immigration provisions would be the biggest changes to immigration law in nearly 40 years if it is enacted.

U.S. House committee advances impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas to floor

By: - January 31, 2024

Republicans, including the GOP front-runner, Donald Trump, have made clear immigration will be a central issue in the 2024 elections.

U.S. House Republicans set to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

By: - January 30, 2024

House Republicans Sunday released the text of two articles of impeachment for “high crimes and misdemeanors” allegedly committed by Mayorkas.

Trump win in New Hampshire sets up 2024 rematch with Biden

By: , and - January 24, 2024

The New Hampshire results showed Trump is virtually unbeatable in the many GOP primaries yet to come through the next months.

Funding seen as a last hurdle to final U.S. Senate immigration deal

By: - January 23, 2024

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Tuesday that senators will get a chance to review the bill text, but did not indicate when he would bring the deal to the floor for a vote.

U.S. House Republicans move ahead with drive to impeach Mayorkas over immigration policy

By: - January 19, 2024

Republicans say Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas should be impeached simply for enforcing President Biden's border policies.

Biden announces plan to cancel some student loan balances under $12,000

By: - January 12, 2024

This initiative builds on the Biden administration’s effort to cancel federal student loan debt following last year’s Supreme Court decision striking down its initial debt relief plan.