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  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • Exclusive--Issa Confirms: Drafting Bill to Grant Legal Status to Some Illegal Aliens

    10/23/2013 5:01:52 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    A spokesman for House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) confirmed to Breitbart News on Wednesday that the chairman is currently drafting legislation that would grant legal status to at least some of America’s 11 million illegal immigrants. On Tuesday morning, The Hill reported that Issa was working on such a bill. “Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has also started work on a bill that would deal with the immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, and has been briefing stakeholders on it for feedback, according to three people familiar with the matter,” The Hill’s Jennifer Martinez...
  • U.S. House Speaker Boehner Says May Bring Up Immigration Reform This Year

    10/23/2013 3:26:07 PM PDT · by stuckinohio · 32 replies ^ | 10/23/2013
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday held out the possibility that he might bring U.S. immigration legislation to the floor by the end of the year. Asked at a question-and-answer session with reporters if he intends to bring up immigration reform this year, Boehner, a Republican, replied: "I still think that immigration reform is an important subject that needs to be addressed and I am hopeful."
  • Illinois Evangelical Leaders Gather to Pray for Immigration Reform

    10/20/2013 9:45:37 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies ^ | 18 Oct 2013 | Written by Press Release
    Aurora, IL-(ENEWSPF)- As momentum for broad immigration reform continues to build in the evangelical community, leaders from Aurora met Friday morning to pray for immigration reform rooted in the biblical values of welcoming the stranger among us.This morning’s gathering in Aurora was one of more than 400 gatherings and events happening across the country Oct. 12-20. Evangelical Christians are meeting as part of “Pray4Reform: Gathered Together in Jesus’ Name,” a week of prayer that continues the Evangelical Immigration Table‘s ongoing Pray for Reform campaign. Nationwide, more than 187,000 people have signed onto the effort as prayer partners. With immigration reform...
  • Written Off For Dead, Immigration Reform Could Still Live On

    10/18/2013 6:13:11 AM PDT · by kristinn · 18 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Thursday, October 17, 2013 | Byron York
    SNIP "There is still a window," says one House GOP aide involved in crafting a reform proposal. "The leadership has said keep working on it and see what you can do." SNIP That skepticism is probably shared by a large number of House Republicans, perhaps enough to kill any reform proposal. But the reformers, led byObama, are still trying. They have the Senate bill in their pocket. They have nearly unanimous Democratic support plus a significant number of Republicans. They have the support of powerful interest groups. And they have money, money, money. At a recent Congressional Hispanic Conference meeting,...
  • Minutes After Debt Ceiling Is Raised, Obama Shows Up With List Of Things To Spend Money On

    10/16/2013 7:45:11 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Stephen Kruiser
    October 16, 2013 Minutes After Debt Ceiling Is Raised, Obama Shows Up With List Of Things To Spend Money On Stephen Kruiser Start learning Mandarin, kids. “In fact, there are things that we know will help strengthen our economy that we could get done before this year is out,” said Obama from the White House briefing room. “We still need to pass a law to fix our broken immigration system. We still need to pass a farm bill. And with the shutdown behind us and budget committees forming, we now have an opportunity to focus on a sensible budget that...
  • Obama Nurtures His Faith Away From the Spotlight (Thou Shalt Barf Alert)

    10/19/2013 9:57:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 67 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | Saturday, October 19, 2013 | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith. But away from the public eye, advisers say, the president has carefully nurtured a sense of spirituality that has served as a grounding mechanism during turbulent times, when the obstacles to governing a deeply divided nation seem nearly insurmountable. Every year on Aug. 4, the president's birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come. During the most...
  • Next Big Media Push: Bully Boehner to Cave on Immigration

    10/19/2013 6:01:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/19/2013 | Bradford Thomas
    In an opinion piece in The Week today, Bill Scher added his voice to the growing chorus in the media pushing to get Boehner to cave on immigration. Scher clearly lays out the new media mission: get Boehner to “fold again” on Obama’s next agenda item, immigration reform. Many presume the Republican House is a black hole sucking President Obama's second-term agenda into oblivion. But the list of Boehner's past retreats offers a glimmer of hope, especially to advocates of immigration reform. Though it has languished in the House, an immigration overhaul passed with bipartisan support in the Senate, and...
  • Business Groups Preparing to Fight Conservatives over Immigration (Tax them, Tax them all)

    10/18/2013 1:15:24 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 46 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10/18/2013 | Tony Lee
    Business groups that want Republicans to compromise more with Democrats and Washington's permanent political class on comprehensive immigration reform may declare war on Tea Party candidates by putting money behind moderate and centrist candidates in Republican primaries. According to the Wall Street Journal, groups like the Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable are thinking about "backing challengers to tea-party conservatives in GOP primaries, increasing political engagement with centrist Republicans." The Chamber of Commerce is reportedly "researching" what races they can influence in GOP primaries "in hopes of replacing tea-party conservatives with more business-friendly pragmatists" who would include support for...
  • ICE Agent Leader: Obama in ‘No Position to Demand’ Congress Pass Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

    10/18/2013 6:32:41 PM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-18-2013 | John Hill
    Above: ICE Union President Chris Crane, whose members are suing Obama's DHS for its unlawful virtual amnesty policies for illegal aliens.- The head of the union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents slammed President Barack Obama for saying he will push immigration reform now that the fiscal crisis is solved. “The president is in no position to demand Congress pass immigration reform,” Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council said in a statement Thursday. “His administration and DHS leadership have undermined ICE’s enforcement mission and put the public safety and national security at risk.”In an interview with the Los...
  • Soros-Funded Group Plans 'Fly-In' to Push House Republicans on Amnesty

    10/18/2013 6:06:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 18 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The George Soros-funded National Immigration Forum (NIF) is organizing a “fly-in” of what it calls conservatives from across the country aimed at lobbying House Republicans for an amnesty bill. ... NIF is planning to organize the fly in with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy. ... The event will take place on Oct. 28, coinciding with President Barack Obama’s and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s renewed push against House Speaker John Boehner for amnesty. Now that Obama, Reid, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...