Trump hasn't flip-flopped on how to deal with illegal aliens, but acknowledging that actually enforcing our existing laws after years of no enforcement will be “tough” and a “very, very hard thing” can be made to sound like a flip-flop, especially if you are looking for any excuse to undercut Trump and discredit his core message.
There’s an ever so slight glimmer of hope that at least some Republicans in the House are starting to understand what real “reform” might look like – and it means closing, not opening the loopholes in the immigration system that Barack Obama has been using to allow millions of illegal aliens to stay in the United States.
Mitch McConnell & John Boehner are struggling to find a way to fund the Dept. of Homeland Security while meeting conservative demands to unwind Obama’s exec. actions giving legal status to millions of illegals who would face deportation.
The White House is embarking on a public relations pitch to raise awareness about Obama’s exec. amnesty, which the administration claims will provide a boost to the economy & have no negative impact on U.S. workers, a claim which even O has disputed in the past.
Winter snowstorm “Juno” grounded nearly 6,000 flights on Monday, disrupting the travel of lawmakers returning to Washington and scrapping votes in the House.
The National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents more than 16,500 border patrol agents, opposes the House border security bill (H.R. 399) because it is mere “window dressing” - joining the immigration officers' union, which called the bill "a global joke."
If GOP leaders weren't willing to use Congress’ power of the purse, the most potent weapon possessed by lawmakers to restrict a president, to stop an unconstitutional act, conservatives reasoned, would the GOP-controlled Congress ever go to the mat to fight Obama?
Senate GOP leaders are using their joint retreat with the House to warn conservatives that they’re not going to be able to reverse Obama’s executive orders on immigration.
Do Your Job and Stop Obama's Policies or GO HOME!
To: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and All Members of the House Republican Conference and Senate Republican Conference
The GOP faces a much tougher '16 map, and Hispanic groups are warning of political fallout over the issue of deportations at a time when the party is trying to win the WHouse & defend its new Senate majority.
Obama’s new deportation amnesty will impose “billions of dollars in costs” on states, they told a federal court this week, including more than $130 for each TX driver’s license issued to illegal immigrants under the policy.
"Maybe every Muslim immigrant that wishes to come to France shouldn’t have an open door," Rand Paul said. "France has been a target for many, many years," Ron Paul said, "because they’ve been involved in foreign affairs in Libya."
Jeb Bush: Who You Walk With Tells Us We Can't Trust You
To: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush
House leadership plans to move as early as next week on legislation to override Obama’s exec. amnesty actions. That move's likely to be paired with spending for Homeland Security, which got only short-term funding from an agreement in Dec.
Obama pressed Mexico’s president to work alongside the U.S. gov't to prevent a new surge of illegal immigrants. He's looking for the help after taking exec. action that will offer legal status in the US & work permits to millions of people, many from Mexico.
“The admin. has been obsessed with centralizing power but refused to use it to enforce immigration laws. They’ve focused their efforts on dismantling enforcement & shutting down states that have tried to enact bills reacting to the inaction in Wash.,” said Bob Dane of the Fed. for American Immigration Reform.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says immigration reform will not be a political "bonanza" for Republicans, and they do not need a solution to the issue before the 2016 election.
Wisconsin's establishment Republican Senator Ron Johnson told The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler, that Democrats have already gotten their half of the bargain through Mr. Obama’s unilateral action. This tells us Johnson and the Capitol Hill GOP establishment have no intention whatsoever of overturning Obama’s amnesty – rather than fight Obama they plan to move on to giving the tech industry what it wants, millions of “techno-coolie” visas.
The Senate confirmed Sarah Saldana, who has said she would implement Obama's exec. amnesty & believes that illegal immigrants who qualify for it have a "right" to citizenship, to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement.