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  • Eric Cantor falls hard from good graces of conservatives (Teetering from leadership post)

    04/10/2014 6:36:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/9/14 | Seth McLaughlin
    Conservatives are increasingly targeting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, arguing that he has abandoned conservative principles and protesting his planned meeting with moderate and liberal Republicans. Mr. Cantor, who just a few years ago was seen as a champion for conservatives in the House and a possible candidate to replace House Speaker John A. Boehner, now is viewed with suspicion, said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican. “I think that Boehner can survive the discontent that the tea party and the more conservative element of the Republican Party has, but I don’t think that is true of Cantor,” Mr. Rohrabacher told...
  • JEFF DUNCAN DROPS CO-SPONSORSHIP OF IMMIGRATION BILL PLANNED FOR INCLUSION IN NDAA

    04/03/2014 9:43:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2014 | By Jonathan Strong
    South Carolina Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan is dropping his co-sponsorship of an immigration bill House Republicans have been quietly working to include in the upcoming Department of Defense authorization bill, saying the language should never have been considered to be added to the unrelated measure. Late Wednesday, Duncan said he hadn't been aware of efforts by the bill's author, California Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), to add the language to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – and that if it were added, “NDAA would lose my vote as well.” At issue is a proposal to allow so-called DREAMers to obtain...
  • Eric Cantor Moves Toward Center (we all know what that means!!)

    03/31/2014 8:19:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/24/14 | Courtney Coren
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor appears to be moving toward the center as he tries to unite the House around issues in which Republicans and Democrats can find common ground. "The growing realization around here is that the differences [between the parties] are still there, but that doesn't mean we can't focus on the things that bring us together," Cantor told The Washington Post. "The public is looking for someone who has their back." The Virginia Republican has dropped his push for major cuts to federal programs and moved to pushing for more funding for pediatric cancer research, talking about...
  • Archbishop Gomez: avoid 'dead end' on immigration reform

    02/22/2014 7:55:14 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | CNA/EWTN News
    Los Angeles, Calif., Feb 21, 2014 / 12:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- L.A. Archbishop José H. Gomez has called for “interim measures” such as a moratorium on immigration raids and help for undocumented minors in order to bypass immigration reform’s apparent “political dead end.” “These two proposals are no substitute for true immigration reform — but they would make a big difference in the lives of millions of our neighbors,” Archbishop Gomez said in his Nov. 21 column for the Los Angeles archdiocese’s newspaper The Tidings. He voiced disappointment in the House of Representatives’ recent decision not to move forward with...
  • Cuomo asks state to fund college for prison inmates

    02/21/2014 2:40:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Queens Campaigner ^ | February 21, 2014 | Kelsey Durham
    Two state lawmakers from Queens had mixed reactions this week to news of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s initiative that would allow inmates to earn a college degree while serving their prison sentences. The proposal, announced Feb. 16, would use state dollars to fund college classes in 10 prisons across New York, one in each major region, the governor’s office said. The initiative is designed to encourage a lower risk of returning to crime and prison, which Cuomo’s office said happens 40 percent of the time in New York state after an inmate is released. Under the new initiative, inmates could earn...
  • U.S. citizens forced to wait to reunite with foreign-born spouses as DREAM amnesty takes precedence

    02/10/2014 9:07:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair | 02/10/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Mark Krikorian, a visit from the Ghost of Amnesty Future. Remember when O decided he needed a shiny object to show Latino voters before the 2012 election and issued a new executive rule essentially amnestizing DREAMers? He’d been hoping to convince dopey congressional Republicans to pass comprehensive immigration reform instead — after all, it’s the president’s party that’ll get most of the political credit once an immigration bill makes it through Congress and onto his desk — but when Boehner couldn’t pull it together, Obama concluded he had to act. Not only did he issue the new rule but...
  • Florida Legislature may back in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants

    01/19/2014 9:12:51 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    THE MIAMI HERALD ^ | 01.18.14 | KATHLEEN MCGRORY
    TALLAHASSEE -- Driven by her dream of becoming a doctor, Mariana Castro won a coveted spot in the neurobiological sciences program at the University of Florida. But one thing still stands in her way. A native of Peru who came to the United States illegally as a child, Castro doesn't quality for in-state tuition. It doesn't matter that she has lived in Florida since she was 10, or that she has temporary legal standing under a federal program for young immigrants. She must still pay the $28,548 in tuition and fees charged to out-of-state students, more than four times the...
  • Immigrants march to Raleigh, demand in-state tuition rates

    01/13/2014 9:20:36 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | January 11, 2014 | KEUNG HUI
    Immigration activists marched from Chapel Hill to Raleigh on Saturday to demand that in-state tuition rates be given to students who have received a temporary federal reprieve from deportation. Around 40 activists ended the “March of Broken Dreams” with a mock funeral outside the office of state Attorney General Roy Cooper. The protesters charge that Cooper has been silent about whether students in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are entitled to the lower college tuition rates offered to in-state residents. “Every day that passes, someone’s dream dies,” said Oliva Prezas, 19, of Oxford, one of the students...
  • Kerr: Time to pass the dream act

    01/10/2014 9:27:34 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Stafford County Sun ^ | January 10, 2014 | DAVID S. KERR For the Stafford County Sun
    It’s called the Dream Act. At 700 pages it’s arguably too wordy and too complicated, but it’s the first major bill to address the issue of nearly 11 million individuals who are here in the United States without proper documentation. And, before anybody says it, yes, I know, that means they’re illegal. The Senate passed the bill in 2013, with strong bi-partisan support, but it faces heavy going in the House of Representatives. It may never come to the floor. The Tea Party faction in the House, which is strongly anti-immigrant, is adamantly opposed to it. But even if the...
  • Undocumented students work to pass financial aid act

    01/10/2014 7:56:57 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    he Spokesman-Review ^ | January 10, 2014 | Jody Lawrence-Turner
    Tears stained Elena Calderon’s cheeks Thursday as she stepped up to speak at Eastern Washington University during a student-organized rally in support of immigrants’ right to compete for state financial aid. “I’m an undocumented student,” the emotional 23-year-old said. “It’s hard to come out and say that. I’m always afraid I’m putting myself and my family at risk.” The graduate student, grateful for the opportunity to pursue the American dream, spoke to nearly 100 Eastern Washington University students, faculty and community leaders to encourage state lawmakers to pass the DREAM Act, which despite sharing a name with federal legislation only...
  • Despite Freezing Temperatures Undocumented Activists Demand NY Dream Act in 2014

    01/09/2014 4:29:03 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    nysylc.org ^ | January 9, 2014 | Admin
    Once again New York Governor Andrew Cuomo leaves undocumented youth our of his 2014 plans. During the State of the State, there was no mention of the New York Dream Act. A bill that would provide state aid to students in NY regardless of their immigration status. This bill was first introduced in 2011. Three years later and the Governor still hasn’t put any effort into making it a reality. New Mayor Bill De Blasio plans to push for the New York Dream Act alongside the the New York State Assembly [x]. But is the NY Dream Act in the...
  • Chris Christie trumpets signing of Dream Act in Union City

    01/07/2014 7:37:43 PM PST · by Pontiac · 38 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1/7/2014 | Jenna Portnoy
    Gov. Chris Christie today urged the children of immigrants who came to this country illegally to "make the most of the opportunity" to pay in-state tuition at New Jersey’s colleges and universities under the Dream Act.
  • The Dream Act By Executive Order Draws In New Wave Of Illegal Immigrants

    12/27/2013 9:55:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/26/2013
    Immigration: The Border Patrol and other agencies report a "surge" of unaccompanied minors coming across our border. It coincides with the White House's de facto amnesty via the Dream Act to reward such lawbreaking. The Office of Refugee Resettlement noted a "surge" in unaccompanied alien children in its year-end report last week, pointing out that 24,668 foreign minors in the country illegally were placed in the care of a federal de facto baby-sitting service because no parents were around to care for them. Last year's number was a near doubling from 2012, and nearly quadruple what it was at the...
  • Obama, top Dems now appear to be pushing for comprehensive immigration reform

    12/21/2013 4:32:46 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/21/13 | Fox News
    President Obama and his top Democrat on Capitol Hill appear to have reset their sights on the Republican-controlled House passing comprehensive immigration reform, instead of a step-by-step process, as lawmakers leave Washington for the Christmas holiday break. The president on Friday appeared to urge the House to back the comprehensive, bipartisan immigration bill the Senate passed this summer -- a departure from recent comments that suggested Obama was OK with the lower chamber’s apparent piecemeal plan.
  • Chris Christie signs bill granting in-state tuition to N.J. immigrants (N.J. Illegal Aliens)

    12/20/2013 3:09:49 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 12/20/13 | Christopher Baxter
    Gov. Chris Christie today signed landmark legislation granting thousands of students who grew up in New Jersey but are in the country illegally the benefit of in-state tuition rates at all public colleges and universities. Christie's signature marks the end of a public tug-of-war over the measure, deemed the "Dream Act", which was pared down in its final days in order for Democrats to gain the governor's approval. Both sides hailed the compromise as a historic achievement. A spokesman for Christie, Colin Reed, said in a statement "the governor signed the legislation privately earlier today, and there will be a...
  • Christie reaches immigration deal with N.J. Democrats

    12/19/2013 4:02:48 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ^ | Dec 19,2013 | Paul Steinhauser
    (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday touted an agreement he struck earlier in the day with state Democratic lawmakers that will give in-state tuition for Garden State students who are living in the country illegally. The Republican Governor and likely 2016 GOP presidential contender also pushed back against claims two top Christie aides closed access lanes to the George Washington Bridge to retaliate against the Mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, who didn't endorse his re-election bid. And possibly hinting at his presidential aspirations, Christie said the man who steered his 2009 election for governor and this...
  • Rep. Gutierrez: Obama 'Should Be Expanding His Prosecutorial Discretion’

    12/03/2013 1:57:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 3, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said that President Barack Obama should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion when it comes to enforcement of immigration laws. “Unfortunately, he should not be limiting his prosecutorial discretion. He should be expanding his prosecutorial discretion,” Gutierrez said during a hearing on the constitutionality and legality of actions the Obama administration has taken on issues like the enforcement of immigration laws. The president signed a memo calling for deferred action for certain young illegal aliens who came into the country as children and have pursued education or...
  • House Hearing On Obama's Unilateral Action To Cease Enforcing Laws - Live Webcast

    12/03/2013 9:22:23 AM PST · by mojito · 93 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/3/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The House Judiciary Committee is about to discuss what it calls “The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,” focusing on the Obamacare delays, enforcement of immigration laws, and more. As Mediaite notes, the question of whether the president can take unilateral action to cease enforcing laws stretches back at least to last summer, when President Barack Obama said he would stop deporting young undocumented immigrants, an end-run around congressional refusal to pass the DREAM Act.
  • Calif. Church, political leaders fast for immigration reform [barf alert]

    11/30/2013 11:36:14 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    EWTN News ^ | 11/30/2013
    Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez and local political leaders have held a 24-hour fast to pray for immigration reform and to remember families who are separated from each other at Thanksgiving. “Today we are standing up for those who won't be sharing Thanksgiving dinner with their families and loved ones – those who are suffering because of our broken immigration system,” Archbishop Gomez said Nov. 25 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. He called for a “conversion of hearts” to fix U.S. immigration law. The archbishop was joined in the Nov. 25-26 fast by U.S. Rep....
  • Conservative Coalition Presses House Republicans to Act on Immigration

    10/25/2013 3:59:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 25, 2013 | By ERIC LIPTON and ASHLEY PARKER
    WASHINGTON — With immigration re-emerging as the topic of focus in Washington, an unusual coalition of business executives, Republican Party activists and evangelical leaders will descend on Capitol Hill early next week to pressure House Republicans to pass their own legislation. The debate threatens to create another schism in the Republican Party and to further alienate a major source of campaign contributions; several corporate executives interviewed this week said they were considering withholding donations from lawmakers who get in the way. The push by conservatives will begin Tuesday morning with a news conference featuring, among others, Al Cardenas, the chairman...
  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • GOP Rep: Boehner Promised No Conference on Senate Immigration Bill

    10/16/2013 6:16:27 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2013 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) said on Wednesday at the Heritage Foundation-hosted Conversations with Conservatives press event that House Speaker John Boehner has promised him that the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill is dead in the House. “I very recently had a conversation with the Speaker and if immigration reform moves, it’s going to move piecemeal,” Salmon said in response to a question from Breitbart News. “And it will go over one bill at a time and if there is any kind of conference, it will be on specific bills we send over. It will not be on the Gang...
  • Obama Has Already Won The Shutdown Fight And He’s Coming For Immigration Next

    10/16/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 10/15/13 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Immigration reform advocates plan an aggressive campaign to bring the issue back — and the White House has signaled it’s on board. Can Obama emerge from the fiscal crisis with enough momentum to win the immigration fight? As the fiscal fight roiling Washington nears its end, the White House is already signaling that it plans to use the political momentum it has gained during the shutdown fight to charge back into the immigration debate. And this time, Democratic pollsters and advocates say, they could actually win. The final chapter of the current crisis hasn’t been written yet, but Democrats in...
  • NCLR's Laura Vazquez 'Optimistic' House of Representatives Will Pass Immigration Reform Bill

    10/16/2013 5:58:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Latinos Post ^ | 10/14/13 | Nicole Rojas
    Over the past few years, immigration reform has been at the forefront of debates in Congress. In both the Senate and the House of Representatives, members from across the aisle have come together to develop bipartisan bills that would change the lives of over 11 million undocumented immigrants. Some in Congress have worked tirelessly to create a law that would provide a path to citizenship for millions, while others have focused the debate on border security. In an exclusive interview with Latinos Post, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)’s senior immigration legislation analyst Laura Vazquez discussed the future of immigration...
  • There’s hope for immigration yet, says Rep. Gutierrez

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez, an Illinois Democrat, said there’s still hope for immigration reform—even in the “dark” times we’re in now. “There are 45-50 Republicans ready to vote for comprehensive immigration reform. That’s a sea change,” Gutierrez said on Morning Joe. “There are 180 out of the 200 Democrats, maybe more. Let’s have a vote. Let’s join with the senators, let’s get this issue behind us. As Paul Ryan said to me one time
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Immigration a ‘priority’ for this year (GOP Amnesty Follies )

    10/07/2013 9:23:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/7/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    A top House Republican says in an upcoming interview that the chamber will take up immigration reform in 2013, insisting that “there’s still time” for a comprehensive rewrite despite the rapidly dwindling time left on this year’s calendar. Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, said during an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto” that top leaders are still discussing when to bring immigration bills to the House floor. Speaker John Boehner “over the last few weeks has continued to talk about the importance of the House moving forward on immigration reform,” McMorris Rodgers said, according...
  • Suspected M18 member charged in Roosevelt Avenue slay: Queens DA

    09/30/2013 10:59:37 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    timesledger ^ | September 29, 2013 | Christina Santucci
    The man charged with shooting a 33-year-old in the head and neck on Roosevelt Avenue last week is a suspected gang member, the Queens district attorney said.Authorities believe 20-year-old Pedro Silva of Jackson Heights is part of the street gang M18, the DA’s office said. Silva was charged with murder, criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence in the Sept. 20 shooting death of Corona resident Ivan Rodriguez, according to the borough’s top prosecutor. Silva, along with several other suspected gang members, chased Rodriguez on the Jackson Heights avenue and allegedly shot the 33-year-old in the head and...
  • Disheartened media whispers news that amnesty has died in the House

    09/22/2013 8:24:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/22/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Pity the poor media. What are the Left’s shock troops of propaganda to do? What are they to do? Friday the House Gang of Seven lost its final two Republicans. The new configuration making it a Gang of Five Democrats has no chance of forcing America to except illegal aliens as equals. The votes they counted on to retake the House and hold the Senate won’t be there. To its great shame, with the exception of the Washington Post, the Democrat cheerleaders in the media have ignored the story. In a somber report the WaPo’s report on this major blow...
  • House immigration group loses more Republicans

    09/20/2013 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/20/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Two House Republicans who had been trying to craft a comprehensive immigration package said Friday they were dropping of bipartisan negotiations. In a joint statement, Texas Republican Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson said that they had “reached a tipping point” in the talks and “can no longer continue” working on a “broad approach” to a rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws. “We want to be clear. The problem is politics,” they said in a joint statement. “Instead of doing what’s right for America, President Obama time and again has unilaterally disregarded the U.S. Constitution, the letter of the law...
  • House chairman pledges action on immigration

    09/19/2013 4:41:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 19, 2013 | By Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday pledged action on immigration overhaul legislation even as most of the attention on Capitol Hill is focused on fights over the budget and debt. Rep. Bob Goodlatte said the immigration issue needs to be solved and work is happening behind the scenes toward that goal.
  • Cantor warns House may cancel recess

    09/12/2013 11:02:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/12/13 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) warned Thursday the House might be forced to cancel its September recess to work on a government funding bill. The House was originally scheduled to have the week of Sept. 23 off, but Cantor said lawmakers might have to return to Washington that week and maybe the following weekend to prevent a government shutdown. "Members are advised that pending ongoing discussions on the continuing resolution, the House may be in session during the week of Sept. 23 and possibly into the weekend," Cantor said on the House floor. "Members should expect an announcement next...
  • GOP rep expects October immigration reform vote

    09/10/2013 3:33:03 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/10/13 | Benjy Sarlin
    Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte, chair of the House Judiciary Committee overseeing immigration, said he expected Congress to pursue reform legislation despite a tight schedule featuring debates over Syria, health care, and the debt limit. Those and other issues “should not deter us from getting to [immigration] as soon as possible,” Goodlatte said in an appearance on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show on Tuesday. Goodlatte said he expected votes soon, perhaps in October, on a series of smaller House bills on border security, internal enforcement, guest workers, and high-tech visas. “Those bills are ready to go to the floor of the House...
  • Ryan’s support of pathway to citizenship brings hope to local immigrant rights groups

    09/02/2013 7:08:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 8/31/13 | ALISON BAUTER
    RACINE — On Thursday it was a panel discussion and before that it was a post-town hall rally. There were press conferences, forums in English and Spanish and demonstrations. On Saturday, the push for immigration reform manifested in a hot parking lot behind Lopez Bakery, 1667 Douglas Ave., where a handful of young activists gathered to spray-paint a poster. “Rep. Paul Ryan,” they wrote, “we want a vote on comprehensive immigration reform.” The city has become a hot spot for pro-immigration reform demonstrations, panels and more because Racine County is represented by Ryan, R-Wis., one of few congressional Republicans to...
  • One year after RNC, Bush, Rubio lose luster

    08/25/2013 8:27:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 61 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 8/25/13 | William March
    As recently as six months ago, Florida, a state with a poor record for producing presidential candidates, appeared to be striking gold at last. Former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio were among the top three or four candidates, sometimes at the very top, in nearly every poll of Republicans on the 2016 presidential nomination. They had starring roles at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa one year ago this week, with Rubio introducing nominee Mitt Romney. Today, things look different. -snip- Called a traitor and a “RINO,” or “Republican in name only,” over immigration reform by some...
  • Reforming Immigration

    08/23/2013 10:22:21 AM PDT · by ConvictionsofFaith · 7 replies
    Convictions of Faith ^ | 8/22/13 | Convictions of Faith
    The DREAM Act is really remarkable and the fact that the American people have largely accepted it is even more remarkable. It essentially creates a standard that doesn't exist in any other portion of our laws. There are no laws that I know of that protect the children of AMERICAN CITIZENS who commit crimes in the way that this DREAM Act does. Innocent American children suffer every day as a consequence of their the actions of their parents. Think about this simple example. Lets say you are 3 years old and you are being cared for by your single dad....
  • Applicants For Obama's DREAMer Program Are Mostly Mexican, Under 21

    08/15/2013 7:57:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | August 14, 2013 | By Elizabeth Llorente
    The majority of undocumented immigrants who have applied for President Obama’s two-year reprieve from deportation are Mexican, younger than 21 and were less than 10 years old when they came to the United States, according to an in-depth analysis. The next largest age group of applicants – with 36 percent – fell between 15 and 18 years old, the study showed. The Brookings study is the first data-based comprehensive look at the DACA applicants. Some 557,000 immigrants had applied for DACA as of late June. The vast majority, nearly 75 percent, were approved, 25 percent were still under review and...
  • GOP Rep. Schock Claims Majority of House GOP Support Cantor's DREAM Act

    08/10/2013 9:27:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Aug 2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    In response to a question at a town hall event this week, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) suggested that a majority of House Republicans support granting amnesty through a GOP version of the DREAM Act to young illegal aliens who were brought to America as minors by their parents. Schock, a member of the whip team led by House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, was laying out for constituents his stances on immigration and the House GOP leadership’s plan to deal with the issue later this year. “They’re going to move one bill after another dealing with all the various issues that...
  • Conservatives in no rush to embrace 'Kids Act' on immigration (Cantor's Amnesty Bill)

    08/04/2013 11:02:05 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/19/13 | Russell Berman
    Conservatives in the House are not rushing to embrace an immigration proposal from party leaders to offer a path to citizenship to children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, are crafting a bill that would be the first GOP plan to deal with some of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has endorsed the idea as a matter of “fairness” to grant citizenship to children who crossed the border through no fault of their own.
  • Eric Cantor: House will address immigration ‘according to our terms

    08/04/2013 10:43:09 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | August 04, 2013 | David Sherfinski
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the House of Representatives will vote on a series of immigration bills in the fall, but wouldn’t commit to a vote on a measure similar to what the Senate has passed that provides a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country. “We’ve said we are not going to be bringing the Senate bill up — we don’t believe that that’s the right path toward an immigration reform bill,” the Virginia Republican said in an interview broadcast on “Fox News Sunday.” “We will have a vote on a series...
  • Reform Immigration Gradually - The House Judiciary Committee is taking a step-by-step approach.

    08/02/2013 9:10:28 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | August 1, 2013 | Rep. Bob Goodlatte
    During football season, the teams that win call the right plays from their playbook. And when it comes to immigration reform, Congress needs to make sure it makes the right calls. The House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over our immigration laws, is taking a step-by-step approach to immigration reform and building a strategic playbook that first strengthens border security and interior enforcement, improves our legal-immigration programs, and fairly deals with unlawful immigrants. A robust border-security and interior-enforcement strategy is the first line of defense for any successful immigration system. Strong border security not only reduces illegal immigration, it also...
  • Paul Ryan’s Crazy Plan to Save Immigration Reform

    08/01/2013 10:45:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 7/31/13 | Jonathan Chait
    If the Senate immigration bill came up for a vote in the House, it would probably pass — some of the Republicans and almost all of the Democrats would combine for 218 votes. But conservatives have extracted promises from John Boehner not to let that happen, and the Speaker has dutifully pledged to keep the House from voting on any bill that lacks the support of most Republicans. That would seem to make comprehensive reform pretty dead, right? Except Paul Ryan, who clearly wants to pass a bill, floated a way around this promise: -snip- So the plan he's discussing...
  • Immigration Union Warns Republicans About Legalizing DREAMers (Cantor's KIDS Act)

    08/01/2013 9:56:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Univision ABC ^ | 7/31/13 | TED HESSON
    A union representing 12,000 federal immigration workers is warning top House Republicans against legalizing young undocumented immigrants. The union is made up of employees of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which handles immigration paperwork. In a letter sent on Tuesday to four Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Virginia) and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wisconsin), the union expressed worries about a Republican bill that would legalize DREAMers. Since President Obama has already given deportation relief to young undocumented immigrants -- and bypassed Congress to do it -- the union worries he might similarly use his executive power to rework...
  • Man Accused of Killing 93-Year-Old Is in U.S. Illegally; Little Else Known About Him

    07/30/2013 8:47:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | Saturday, July 27, 2013 | Maggie O'Brien and Lizzie Johnson
    Little is known about Sergio Martinez-Perez, who is accused of killing a 93-year-old Omaha woman and is in the United States illegally. Martinez-Perez, 19, was formally charged Friday with first-degree murder in the rape and slaying of Louise Sollowin. He is a native of Sonora, Mexico. Shawn Neudauer, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Friday that federal authorities have placed a detainer on Martinez-Perez. That means that if Douglas County authorities were to release him, he would be placed in ICE custody. Neudauer said he couldn't comment on the specifics of Martinez-Perez's immigration status, citing agency policy....
  • Rep. Steve King: Numbers Show More Drug 'Mules' Than Valedictorians

    07/26/2013 8:04:59 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 16 replies
    News Max ^ | 7/24/13 | Greg Richter
    CNN's Wolf Blitzer pressed him to retract his words, but Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, said he stood by his statement to Newsmax TV that for every valedictorian who came across the border illegally, there are 100 children smuggling drugs.
  • Man To Be Charged With First-Degree Murder in Connection With Rape, Death of 93-Year-Old

    07/25/2013 3:31:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 27 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | Thursday, July 25, 2013 | Maggie O'Brien, Todd Cooper & Emerson Clarridge
    A teenager will now face first-degree murder charges in connection with the rape and death of a 93-year-old South Omaha woman. Autopsy results indicated that Louise Sollowin died of complications due to blunt-force trauma to her head and body, according to Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine. Sergio Martinez-Perez, 19, who had faced first-degree sexual assault charges, will be arraigned on the murder charges in Douglas County Court at 1 p.m. Friday, Kleine said. SNIP Omaha police say they found Martinez-Perez naked and on top of Sollowin. He had beaten her, sexually assaulted her and broken several bones in her face...
  • House GOP: We’ll legalize “DREAMers” if border gets secured first

    07/25/2013 10:45:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    House Republicans have steered clear of the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill and its approach, pledging to proceed in steps to overhauling the nation’s immigration system instead. Democrats have been using that strategy as a way to paint the GOP as callous and unconcerned (at the least) about immigrants, especially their children. National Journal reports that Eric Cantor will try to turn the tables on that argument, daring Democrats to support border security in exchange for legalization of minors: An emerging coalition of House Republicans is arguing that young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children constitute “a special...
  • Steve King: DREAMers Aren’t All Valedictorians, Many More Are Running Drugs (Updated)

    07/23/2013 5:28:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Tuesday, July 23, 2013 | Matt Fuller and Emma Dumain
    Updated 7:26 p.m. | Republicans and Democrats slammed Rep. Steve King Tuesday for saying last week that children who were brought to the U.S. illegally don’t deserve “amnesty” because they’re not “all valedictorians.” South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy called the remarks “reprehensible,” while Florida Democrat Joe Garcia argued they were “beneath the dignity” of a member of Congress. The Iowa Republican told the conservative website NewsMax that he is sympathetic to the situation in which many undocumented children find themselves. But he said those so-called DREAMers are not all created equal. “Some of them are valedictorians — and their...
  • Cruz Makes An Outstanding First Impression in Iowa

    07/23/2013 12:48:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 40 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | July 22 2013 | Craig Robinson
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz might only be in the first year of his first term in U.S. Senate, but he is already igniting the imaginations of Iowa Republicans who view him as strong presidential candidate in 2016 should he choose to run. Cruz was in Des Moines on Friday to address the Iowa Renewal Project, an annual weekend gathering of Iowa pastors and religious leaders. Cruz also attended a picnic fundraiser for the Republican Party of Iowa, and met with Republican activists and operatives during his first foray into Iowa. Cruz downplayed the significance of his trip to Iowa in...
  • House panel looks at ways to help children of illegal immigrants

    07/23/2013 1:37:53 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.
    A House panel on immigration on Tuesday took up proposals that carve a pathway to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants who were brought here at a young age. The Republican-led panel pitched the issue as a key piece of their stepwise approach to immigration reform. “They had no input in their parents’ decision to bring the family to the U.S. illegally. And many of them know no other home that the United States, having grown up as Americans since they were toddlers,” Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, said at the hearing heavily attended by Hispanic youth. Subcommittee...
  • Hearing on "Dreamers" in House Judiciary Committee

    07/23/2013 11:35:02 AM PDT · by OddLane · 41 replies
    Trey Gowdy reciting archetypal "undocumented" sob story.