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  • Any takers? Two senators come up with a bipartisan immigration reform framework [ Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) ]

    12/06/2022 8:01:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/06/2022 | Karen Townsend
    The headline is a rhetorical question. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have come up with the framework for immigration reform. Is it something that can pass in the Senate in the lame duck session before Republicans take back control of the House in January? Nah. But, Senator Sinema can tell her constituents that she fulfilled her promise to make immigration reform her first priority after the midterm elections. There is a time crunch even if there was the support of 50 Democrats, much less 10 Republicans, which is highly unlikely. Any legislation would have to pass in...
  • By Offering Amnesty Now, Democrats Are Setting Up A Massive Immigration Crisis

    02/22/2021 5:50:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 22, 2021 | John Daniel Davidson
    Democrats unveiled an immigration bill last week that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants as conditions worsen on the border.Perhaps Democrats could have picked a worse time to unveil their expansive immigration bill that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, but not much worse. The legislation, introduced Thursday by congressional Democrats with the full support of the Biden administration, dubbed the “U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021,” comes as President Biden is rolling back border security measures implemented under Trump and the number of illegal border crossings is surging on the southwest border. Combined with the ongoing...
  • Why Trump’s Plan To Suspend Immigration Temporarily Makes Sense

    04/21/2020 1:31:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 21, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    It’s time to start thinking about what our immigration system might look like in a post-coronavirus world. it won't be what it is now.President Trump’s announcement late Tuesday night that he would sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration” was met with predictable charges of racism, xenophobia, and scapegoating from mainstream media pundits and Democrats who see it as a cynical attempt to use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to enact his hardline immigration agenda. But in fact an executive order suspending all immigration would just be a formal acknowledgement of the current status quo. The emergency measures...
  • Belgium: 43 Arrests After Rioters Stone Police, Fire Shots from Stolen Service Weapon

    04/13/2020 8:37:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 4/13/2020 | Jack Montgomery
    Dozens of people have been arrested in the Brussels municipality of Anderlecht after migration-background youths staged a riot and fired shots from a stolen police service weapon. The trigger for the riot in the European Union capital — which is under strict lockdown as Belgium experiences one of the worst per capita coronavirus death tolls in the world — seems to have been the death of a 19-year-old identified as “Adil”.
  • ushner tells GOP it needs to unify behind his 600 page immigration plan

    09/11/2019 10:42:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 50 replies ^ | 09/11/19 03:27 PM EDT 3,019 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Exclusive: Kushner tells GOP it needs to unify behind immigration plan BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 09/11/19 03:27 PM EDT 3,019 Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner told Senate Republicans Wednesday that the party should unite behind a 600-page immigration plan he crafted ahead of the 2020 election so the party can provide a positive vision for reform. President Trump’s son-in-law received a warm reception from Senate Republicans who attended the lunchtime meeting in the Senate’s historic Mansfield Room. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Kushner’s bill would be good for the party...
  • Jared Kushner Details 2020 Immigration Reform Plan with E-Verify, Merit, Asylum Fixes

    07/16/2019 10:25:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/16/2019 | Neil Munro
    White House officials announced a draft immigration reform plan which could become the centerpiece of a post-election 2021 push in Congress. President Donald Trump publicly endorsed the plan during a cabinet meeting attended by reporters. The plan is “compassionate [and] … the best of everything,” Trump said. “Our country really has a tremendous immigration gap.” NPR reported: “While this plan doesn’t make every needed change or fulfill every campaign promise, it offers the country a viable path forward in the face of Democrat immigration extremism,” said RJ Hauman, the government relations director at FAIR, which advocates for stronger immigration enforcement....
  • Trump threatens to veto Pelosi’s border bill

    06/25/2019 11:22:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot ^ | June 25, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Yesterday I explained why the pending border bill drawn up by Nancy Pelosi’s House Democrats should be considered dead on arrival. It’s true that the Senate is working on their own version (and who knows if they could actually resolve the two by the end of the week), but that one is lacking in many areas as well. Now it sounds as if the President has had a chance to take a look and he’s equally disappointed in what’s being cooked up. Word out of the White House has it that Trump is already threatening to veto it if they...
  • Canadian province passes ‘Trump-like’ bill stressing migrant SKILLS, forcing thousands to reapply

    06/18/2019 6:51:21 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 6/18/19 | Jon Dougherty
    When President Donald Trump proposed a merit-based immigration reform plan earlier this year (see our video report on that below), he was, of course, widely mocked and derided by the Washington establishment media and the statist pundit class as a caveman and a bigot. Of course, the president’s real ‘sin’ when he makes such proposals is that he’s offending the sensibilities of the establishment class, all of whom have been propagandized by Left-wing Ivy League professors who believe America is the real problem in the world, not the benevolent superpower, and as such, should never, ever adopt “America first” policies....
  • Trump’s choice for new Immigration chief is a hardliner on illegal immigration,

    05/29/2019 11:12:56 AM PDT · by robowombat · 28 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | MAY 29, 2019
    EXCELLENT! Trump’s choice for new Immigration chief is a hardliner on illegal immigration, strong advocate for crackdown on free handouts for illegal aliens The Trump administration will name Ken Cuccinelli, the former GOP attorney general of Virginia, as director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Daily Caller The former Virginia attorney general opposes birthright citizenship and wants to strip illegal immigrants of unemployment benefits. Cucinelli has also defended the Trump administration’s immigration agenda in numerous media television appearances. Washington Examiner reported that Cuccinelli “has advocated for denying citizenship to American-born children of parents living in the U.S. illegally, limiting...
  • President's Immigration Plan Could Use Some Work

    05/23/2019 4:50:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 23, 2019 | Veronique de Rugy
    immigration plan meant to reshape how and which people are allowed into the United States. The plan would prioritize merit-based immigration and high-skilled labor over those who already have family here. Far from comprehensive or sufficient, it's a modest improvement over the administration's previous restrictive pushes. The plan's centerpiece is a shift toward a "merit" system very similar to those in place in Australia and Canada. The reform would boost skill-based immigration from 12% to 57%, while decreasing family-based and lottery-based immigration by 50%. This is great news for employers in the market for high-skilled workers. Indeed, the cap for...
  • Nancy Pelosi calls merit-based immigration "condescending;" says she's fearful for Roe v. Wade

    05/16/2019 9:44:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 16, 2019
    As the Trump administration is set to unveil its latest iteration of immigration reform, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed the proposal for more merit-based immigration as "condescending" and signaled that Democrats would not support legislation that does not include a pathway to citizenship. A senior administration official told CBS News that the president's proposal aims to alter the composition of incoming legal immigrants, with a focus on increasing the share of highly skilled immigrants. The plan also calls for improving physical border security. "They say family is without merit -- are they saying most of the people that come to...
  • Trump has signed off on Kushner's immigration plan

    05/07/2019 11:43:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Tribune ^ | The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump has signed off on a new immigration plan being spearheaded by senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner that appeared to receive a positive reception from Republican senators briefed on it Tuesday. A senior administration official told reporters after the meeting that the president had approved the effort to overhaul America's immigration system and increase border security last week and that it should now be considered "the President Trump plan." Kushner is working to finalize a plan with two major components: Border security measures that would include efforts to secure ports of entry and a package of...
  • A Border Plan Worth Considering

    04/09/2019 4:24:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | April 9, 2019 | Terry Paulson
    President Donald Trump made his plea during his 2019 State of the Union address, "Walls work and walls save lives, so let's work together, compromise, and reach a deal that will truly make America safe." Yes, there is ample evidence that walls can and do work around the world in curtailing illegal immigration. But when the president has at times claimed that most Americans want a wall, there is no evidence to support such a claim. In fact, there is evidence that fewer people support an expanded border wall as a result of President Trump's handling of the issue. Emily...
  • Trump Administration Extends TPS Amnesty

    03/01/2019 11:01:52 AM PST · by ManHunter · 38 replies
    conservative Review ^ | 1 MAR 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    Once again, the executive and judicial branches have gotten together to nullify a sovereignty statute and grant indefinite amnesty to illegal aliens while saddling Americans with the cost and citizen children of illegal aliens who wrongly were awarded temporary legal status. We have a government of, by, and for illegal aliens. Remember when Trump offered Democrats amnesty plus extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in exchange for wall funding? Well, yesterday his DHS secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, agreed to illegally extend this program for free simply because the powers that be in this administration support the amnesty agenda and the stealing...
  • How to lose a shutdown showdown

    07/30/2018 8:16:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | July 30, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Taylor offered some thoughts about the President’s threatened government shutdown last night, but since we’re catching up from the weekend I wanted to take a second pass at it. In case you missed it, President Trump jumped back into both the immigration reform and budget debates on Twitter yesterday with what some viewed as perhaps a bit too bellicose claim in terms of how far he would be willing to go to secure the border. I would be willing to “shut down” government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must...
  • Immigration Must Be Based On Merit - We Need People Who Will Help To Make America Great Again

    06/24/2018 8:19:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/24/18 | Donald J. Trump
    ....Our Immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years! Immigration must be based on merit - we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!
  • Trump issues veto threat over Senate’s latest amnesty

    02/15/2018 9:51:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump issued his first veto threat of the immigration debate on Thursday, with the White House saying the plan being offered by Senate Democratic leaders and a handful of GOP rebels would make border security worse, not better. In a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House said the plan would prevent agents from going after illegal immigrants unless they arrive after June 30, 2018. Analysts have said that creates an incentive for people to flood the border now, hoping to get into the U.S. before the deadline — and it also protects perhaps 10 million...
  • Looking For A Positive In Immigration Reform

    02/15/2018 7:58:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 15, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    There are few things in Washington that everyone agrees on – ask a Democrat and a Republican what the weather is like and you’re likely to get complete different answers. But there is one thing they all agree on: the current immigration system is messed up. I don’t use the popular word “broken” because something isn’t really broken when so many people simply ignore it. That’s the biggest problem with the immigration system, cities and states (and for decades the federal government) have ignored the law and are implementing their will instead. A major part of the appeal of Donald...
  • Ted Cruz: Republicans moving to the left of Obama on immigration, will lose majority

    02/15/2018 8:05:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Sally Persons
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that if Republicans pass an immigration plan that allows citizenship they will lose the majority in Congress this November. “Mark my words, if Republican majorities in Congress pass citizenship for millions of people, do amnesty, I think it is quite likely we will lose both houses of Congress,” Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said on Fox News.
  • Senator Cruz Casts Lone Vote Against Immigration Bill Debate

    02/13/2018 5:55:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 73 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) cast the lone vote against bringing a House bill to the Senate floor to being the debate on immigration reform. Senators voted 97-1 in favor of moving the bill forward for discussion. Senator Cruz took the stand based on a long-held belief that there should not be a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Cruz’ spokesperson, Catherine Frazier told The Hill that the senator “believes it would be a serious mistake for Congress to pass legislation that grants a path to citizenship for those here illegally.” “Such a policy is inconsistent with the promises that he...