Immigration reform

Boehner-McConnell Retreat In Amnesty Fight Alarms Conservatives

S. A. Miller, Washington Times

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?

McConnell to House GOP: Don’t Expect Amnesty Miracle

Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong, The Hill

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.

Petition to Speaker Paul Ryan: Stop Obama's Liberal Transformation of America

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

Immigration Fight To Test GOP's Unity

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

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.

Lawsuit: Obama Amnesty to Impose Billions on States

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

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. 

RPaul: Paris Killings Should Make France Rethink Muslim Immigration Policy

David Weigel, Bloomberg

"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."

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.