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  • Exclusive — Sen. Tom Cotton: Time to Cut Immigration Levels, Shift Focus to Helping American [Trun]

    02/07/2017 10:28:35 AM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is introducing legislation on Tuesday with Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) designed to cut the level of immigration into the United States in half, with the express intent of refocusing the nation’s immigration policy onto helping American workers instead of foreigners first. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Tuesday morning, Cotton explained that the legislation will cut the number of green cards given out every year from about a million a year down to about half a million a year—all designed to help the forgotten American worker who has gotten a “raw deal” thanks to...
  • Perdue, Cotton File RAISE Act to Reform Outdated Immigration System, Protect American Workers

    02/07/2017 1:47:32 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL W. MCCABE
    Two Republican senators took up the baton for populist immigration reform Tuesday when they announced their Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment, or RAISE Act, designed to raise wages for ordinary Americans, restore legacy immigration levels, and reset family and worker visa programs. “We are taking action to fix some of the shortcomings in our legal immigration system—returning to our historically normal levels of legal immigration will help improve the quality of American jobs and wages,” said Georgia’s Sen. David A. Perdue Jr., who served on the chamber’s Judiciary Committee and was one the first and foremost Senate supporters of...
  • GOP Judiciary Chair Won’t Answer Questions on GOP Plan to Ensure Illegals Aren't Deported

    02/05/2015 3:06:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes & Michael W. Chapman
    Video at link. (CNSNews.com) -- Despite House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions' (R-Tex.) statement on Dec. 3 that he and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) were working together to “push a bill” on immigration that would not “remove any person that might be here unless they were dangerous to this country and committed a crime,” Goodlatte would not confirm or deny such a proposal, or discuss the issue of immigration when questioned on Wednesday, Feb. 4. CNSNews.com sent Goodlatte's office via email four question related to Sessions' assertion. On Feb. 5, a spokesperson for Goodlatte’s office told CNSNews.com said Goodlatte “has...
  • [Lindsey] Graham floats 2016 White House bid

    10/03/2014 10:41:34 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/3/2014 (10:29 am) | Ben Kamisar
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) says he could be a presidential candidate in 2016. The outspoken two-term Senator, known as a foreign policy hawk, told the Weekly Standard that if the hawks aren't well-represented when the 2016 fields begin to solidify, he might throw his hat into the ring. ... When the Weekly Standard's Stephen F. Hayes asked Graham if he'd back a run by Sen. Marco Rubio, he took a shot at the Florida Republican whom he worked with on the Senate immigration bill. "He's a good guy, but after doing immigration with him - we don't need...
  • Obama vows to 'act alone'

    08/01/2014 1:14:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2014 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama on Friday vowed to “act alone” if Congress fails to pass a supplemental funding bill to deal with child immigrants crossing the border. Obama said federal authorities don’t have the resources to deal with the wave of unaccompanied children unless action is taken. "I'm gonna have to act alone because we don't have enough resources. We're going to run out of money," he said. He also ripped into Republicans for failing to approve legislation. The House is set to consider a $694 million funding bill later today — far less than the $3.7 billion requested by Obama. Obama...
  • GOP to try again on border

    08/01/2014 7:39:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will try again on Friday to pass legislation responding to the wave of child immigrants crossing the border. A day after pulling a $659 million measure from their schedule, Republicans emerged from a conference meeting saying they expected the House to vote on two separate bills Friday to address the border crisis. The House was scheduled to begin a five-week recess on Thursday night, but members were abruptly called back after rank-and-file lawmakers said the chamber should not adjourn without voting on legislation. The Senate has begun its recess after failing to approve its own $2.7 billion border...
  • ‘Dead’ Border Bill Not Fully Dead Yet

    07/31/2014 1:18:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2014 | Neil Munro
    The supposedly dead GOP border bill isn’t fully dead. GOP leaders are deciding whether “to twist arms or to let it die,” a Hill aide told The Daily Caller. According to congressional staffers, GOP leaders are trying to rewrite the complex, immigration-boosting text so that enough GOP conservatives agree to back the bill. Earlier Thursday, it was defeated when numerous conservative legislators declined to back the leadership’s bill, which would have widened a controversial 2008 loophole and allowed many Mexican youths to apply for green cards. The bill also would not have stopped the inflow of Central Americans adults, youths...
  • Advocates see last window for immigration bill

    05/04/2014 9:35:55 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2 2014 | AP Staff Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally are mounting a final push to persuade the House to pass immigration legislation this summer, seeing one last window to act that will soon slam shut for good. If they don't succeed by August, most say any chance of legislation will be over for the year, and all eyes will be on President Barack Obama to see if he acts on his own to curb deportations and accommodate some of the 11.5 million people here illegally. -SNIP- Boehner has shown little appetite for standing down this faction, instead swiftly...
  • Even NYT 'Conservative' Ross Douthat Calls GOP Establishment Immigration Push 'Perverse'

    02/04/2014 12:39:22 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 4, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    New York Times columnist Ross Douthat could hardly be considered a conservative in the mold of, say, a Ted Cruz. Most often he has reflected the "conservativism" of fellow New York Times columnist David Brooks who last summer came out in strong support for the Senate immigration bill. Therefore it was a very pleasant surprise that Douthat broke with his fellow "conservative" columnist by recently denouncing the Republican establishment push to pass an immigration bill this year as "perverse": ...the bills under discussion almost always offer some form of legal status before enforcement takes effect, which promises a replay of...
  • White House seeks Republican immigration help

    11/11/2013 10:08:42 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/10/13 | REID J. EPSTEIN and SEUNG MIN KIM
    President Barack Obama hasn’t given up on immigration reform, but he still needs a way to break through with House Republicans. The White House has reached out to former George W. Bush administration officials, conservative business leaders and selected House members, all in search of a way to hone a message that can move House leaders without scaring them off. -snip- Conservatives sympathetic to the immigration reform effort, including former Bush Cabinet secretaries Michael Chertoff and Carlos Gutierrez; Carl Thorsen, former general counsel to ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay who is now working for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s immigration...
  • Obama, McCain to huddle on immigration strategy and other issues

    11/07/2013 10:11:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 7, 2013 | Alexander Bolton with Justin Sink
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will meet with President Obama at the White House Thursday afternoon to plot strategy for passing comprehensive immigration reform. McCain said Obama requested the meeting, which comes at a time political momentum for immigration reform is flagging. McCain and Obama need to shore up the support of wavering allies such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who has backed off the push to overhaul the nation's immigration laws in a 1,200-page comprehensive bill. Rubio has said the Senate should not try to merge its comprehensive bill with a piecemeal measure coming out of the House. McCain's ally,...
  • Obama Lures Republicans Into His Immigration Trap

    11/04/2013 12:02:34 PM PST · by zeestephen · 20 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 29 October 2013 | Jon Feere
    Mr. Obama needs Republicans in the House of Representatives to initiate an immigration bill. Why? Because the Senate bill raises revenue and the Constitution requires all bills raising revenue to originate in the House, not the Senate.
  • 3 Republicans Sign Onto Democratic Immigration Bill

    10/31/2013 5:02:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/30/13 | Matt Fuller and Emma Dumain
    Rep. David Valado is the third House Republican in four days to sign on to co-sponsor a Democratic comprehensive immigration bill. While the House isn’t likely to take up that measure, Republicans signaling support for such legislation could pressure leadership to address the issue. On Wednesday, the California Republican became the latest GOP lawmaker to co-sponsor the Democrats’ bill, which is similar to a bipartisan measure creating a pathway to citizenship that passed the Senate earlier this year. Republican Jeff Denham of California was the first to attach his name to the bill sponsored by Florida Democrat Joe Garcia. On...
  • Obama: End Shutdown So We Can Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform (double backstab?)

    10/12/2013 2:19:42 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 48 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10/12/212 | Tony Lee
    In his weekly radio address on Saturday, President Barack Obama said the government shutdown needed to end so Congress could work on comprehensive immigration reform. Obama rejected a House Republican proposal that would have re-opened the government and raised the debt-ceiling for six-weeks in return for an agreement on a "framework" on negotiations on more long-term budgetary issues. He said "this Republican shutdown" had to end "because there is so much else we should be focusing our energies on right now" and cited immigration as one of the things the government had to "fix." "We’ve got to create more jobs,...
  • “GOP Immigration Plan Devised by Communist Party”

    07/11/2013 7:13:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    http://www.trevorloudon.com/ ^ | July 9, 2013 | Trevor Loudon/ James Simpson
    The U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration-reform plan, as well as a strikingly similar plan now being backed by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and a bi-partisan House “Gang,” both offer the “roadmap to citizenship” originally conceived and carefully developed by members of the Communist Party USA working within the Democratic Party and the radical left activist network for the purpose of using amnestied illegals to build a “permanent progressive majority.” That is the inescapable conclusion readers will draw after reading the forthcoming book by acclaimed researcher and blogger Trevor Loudon, titled “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the...
  • HOUSE GOP PRESS FORWARD ON IMMIGRATION AMID BUDGET FIGHT

    10/01/2013 1:50:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/1/2013 | Tony Lee
    In the midst of the government shutdown debate, House Republicans are "quietly" working to advance immigration reform "beneath the radar."  "Don't start an obituary for immigration reform just yet," Fox News Latino declared on Monday.  "Despite the appearance that would suggest everyone in Washington is focused on one thing, work is going on on other issues beneath the radar," said Tamar Jacoby, head of ImmigrationWorks USA, which is described as "a coalition of small businesses that supports comprehensive immigration legislation."According to Fox News Latino, "while the spotlight on Congress is on the partisan brawl over government spending and President Barack...
  • White House preps fall immigration push

    09/28/2013 4:48:37 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 27, 2013 | REID J. EPSTEIN and JONATHAN ALLEN
    The White House is getting ready to launch a major fall blitz for immigration reform... While Washington may be consumed in the latest continuing resolution crisis and debt ceiling drama, it’s also just days away from massive new push on an issue many had written off months ago. [snip] The political imperatives driving the latest immigration effort are clear: Obama can’t just abandon an issue that he promised to deliver on during his last campaign without suffering a major backlash from activists who helped elect him, and congressional Democrats are anxious to make sure Latino voters are motivated to punish...
  • House Republicans Work Immigration Behind Scenes

    09/30/2013 4:10:26 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/30/13 | ERICA WERNER
    Immigration overhaul legislation has been dormant in the House for months, but a few Republicans are working behind the scenes to advance it at a time the Capitol is immersed in a partisan brawl over government spending and President Barack Obama's health care law.
  • 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...
  • How Steve King Will Kill Immigration Reform

    10/02/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 10/2/13 | Fawn Johnson
    There's no telling when an immigration bill will come to the House floor, what it will say, or who will support it. Only one thing's for sure: Steve King will vote no. And he's not alone. The Iowa Republican has organized a small but growing number of conservatives who are committed to voting against any House immigration bill – no matter what it says – because they fear that the Senate will inevitably find a way to add "amnesty" to the equation. King won't say how many members he's got on board, except that it reached "fairly deeply" into the...