Immigration reform

House GOP Plots Immigration Strategy

Seung Min Kim, Politico

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 Supposedly Asks Mexico to Help Stop Illegal Surge

Justin Sink, The Hill

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.

Immigration Org Urges Congress to Join States in Amnesty Fight

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

“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.

Rubio: Immigration No 'Bonanza' For GOP

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

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. 

Sen. Johnson Provides Evidence Capitol Hill GOP Leaders OK With Obama’s Amnesty

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.

New ICE Chief: Some Illegals Have Right to Citizenship

Tony Lee, Breitbart

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. 

The Exquisite Hypocrisy Of 20 Republican Senators

After 20 Republicans opposed Cruz’s point of order declaring the “CRomnibus” to be unconstitutional our principled conservative compatriots at Heritage Action compiled a list of “what they said then” on amnesty versus how they voted that is such an exquisite example of Washington insider hypocrisy that we have to share it in its entirety.

Boehner Hails Bipartisan Cromnibus; Vows Amnesty Fight in '15

Charlie Spiering, Breitbart

John Boehner is celebrating the slim passage (w/ the help of D's) of his "Cromnibus" bill. “[B]y the House’s action, we are setting up a direct challenge to Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration next month, when there will be new GOP majorities in both chambers."

R's Must Oppose CRomnibus Rule

Erick Erickson, Red State

If R's who oppose the CRomnibus vote in favor of the rule, it'll make it to the floor & Boehner can cut deals w/ D's to pass it. If a Repub. opposes the CR, s/he must oppose the rule. Call Congress to oppose the rule on the CRomnibus.

Gov Shutdown May Not Stop O's Exec. Amnesty

Scott Wong, The Hill

Even if R's shut down Homeland Security in '15, Obama could still carry out his exec. amnesty. GOP leaders have punted the funding fight over O’s amnesty to Feb., arguing their new majority will have more leverage to stop the plan dead in its tracks.

McConnell: Immigration A Low Priority For GOP Senate

Caroline May, Breitbart

McConnell said that while the current immigration system is “broken,” Obama’s recent exec. actions — including offering legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants — makes the prospect of moving quickly on reform next Congress far-fetched. 

Spending Bill Pushed By GOP Leaders Includes $1 Billion To Help Border Migrants

Neil Munro, Daily Caller

The GOP’s “omnibus” spending bill includes $948M to help poor, unskilled Central Amer. migrants establish themselves in the US, but doesn't include effective restrictions on Obama’s plan to provide work permits & tax payments to millions of resident illegals.

Now Or Later: Why Not Wait to Fight Over Amnesty?

Erick Erickson, Red State

GOP leaders are already signaling that they won't fight on amnesty. They are moving the goal posts. So if the GOP won't stop O now they will both be funding an action they claim is unconstitutional & also setting up a '15 agenda that quickly moves past the issue without doing anything.

Obama Deputies Free 30,862 Foreign Criminals

Neil Munro, Daily Caller

Obama’s immigration deputies released 30,862 foreign criminals into U.S. cities and neighborhoods, according to a federal document. Obama repatriated less than 1% of the 12 million illegals living in the U.S. during the 12 months up to Oct. '14.

Toxic Distrust Between Conservs., GOP Leaders on Amnesty

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Conservatives want R's to fight to defund Obama's exec. action now, rather than wait until Jan. They accuse Boehner, McConnell, and other GOP leaders of caving to O. The GOP should unite on this issue.

Levin: ‘GOP Leadership Likes Amnesty;' ‘Sold Out Voters’

Ali Meyer, CNS News

"I think right now – as I understand it – they’re working with the left and the Dem. Party in the House to cobble together a majority and fund Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty. So I think it’s a complete disgrace."

Should We Buy Speaker Boehner Some Balls?

Speaker Boehner is not the spineless wimp some commentators make him out to be. Boehner has actually shown plenty of masculine fortitude and has faced down opponents on numerous occasions – the problem is those opponents are always conservatives, not President Obama and the Democrats.

Principled Conservatives Oppose The GOP Leadership’s Phony Vote On Amnesty

A few principled conservatives, such as Representatives Marlin Stutzman of Indiana and Louie Gohmert of Texas, got it right and voted against the House GOP leadership's phony amnesty bill.

Boehner: Americans Don't Trust O On Immigration

Speaker Boehner's Press Office

Boehner took Obama to task for his recent unilateral action on immigration, saying the president’s overreach has made “it harder for the American people and their elected representatives to trust his word on any issue.”