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  • 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...

    02/13/2018 3:43:08 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 18 replies
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ^ | Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    - This table refers to individuals who were granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as of September 4, 2017. The number of individuals who were ever granted DACA as of September 4, 2017 was approximately 800,000. This total excludes persons who applied for an initial grant of DACA and were not approved, as well as initial DACA requestors that were approved at first, but later had their initial request denied or terminated. Nearly 40,000 DACA recipients have adjusted to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status, leaving about 760,000 who are not LPRs. About 70,000 individuals who were granted DACA either...
  • Trump immigration plan could keep whites in U.S. majority for up to five more years

    02/06/2018 5:54:59 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Jeff Stein
    President Trump's proposal to cut legal immigration rates would delay the date that white Americans become a minority of the population by as few as one or as many as five additional years, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. The plan, released by the White House last month, would scale back a program that allows people residing in the United States to sponsor family members living abroad for green cards, and would eliminate the “diversity visa program” that benefits immigrants in countries with historically low levels of migration to the United States. Together, the changes would disproportionately affect...
  • Trump Keeps Winning on Immigration

    02/07/2018 6:12:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | February 7, 2018 | Andy Schlafly
    President Trump’s approval rating jumped 10 points in January, rising to the highest level since soon after he was inaugurated. As Congressman Steve Stivers noted, “No president in their second year has seen their approval rating go up except this one.” Many were surprised that Trump has managed to break through the incessant opposition of a hostile media. Our explanation is that Trump lured the Democrats into a high-profile debate on the immigration issue, and the president won the debate because the public agrees with him. Democrats proved they are so committed to the principle of amnesty for illegal...
  • Indiana Police: Twice-Deported Illegal Alien Kills Colts Linebacker While Drunk-Driving

    02/05/2018 3:04:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | February 5, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    According to Indiana State Police, Manuel Orrego-Savala, the man suspected of killing Colts player Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe, is a twice-deported illegal immigrant from Guatemala. Police say that Orrego-Savala was driving drunk when he caused the fatal accident on Sunday morning. Earlier today, local news station CBS 4 provided details of the circumstances of the deadly incident: Police believe Monroe was working as an Uber driver and Jackson was his passenger. At some point Jackson became sick, so Monroe pulled over on the side of I-70 just west of Holt Road shortly before 4 a.m. They were...
  • The President Presses His Advantage on Immigration

    02/02/2018 5:45:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 2, 2018 | Scott Rasmussen
    Last week, I noted that President Trump won the shutdown because he instinctively understood the strategic situation far better than Senate Democrats, establishment Republicans, and his other beltway critics. He knew he had a stronger position than the Democrats and used that understanding to his advantage. This week, in his State of the Union Address, the president showed that he intends to press that advantage in ways that will help Republicans on Election Day. That was especially clear in his most memorable line, "Americans are Dreamers, too." In just four words, a president not known for his eloquence turned...
  • LIVE: White House URGENT Press Briefing with Sarah Sanders on Immigration DACA 1/23/18

    01/23/2018 10:15:15 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 23, 2018 | White House
    LIVE STREAM: White House URGENT Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
  • Trump open to expanding Dreamer protection to 1.2 million despite campaign vow

    01/23/2018 6:17:42 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 95 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 22, 2018 | Anita Kumar And Franco Ordoñez
    The White House has tentatively agreed to provide legal status to as many as 1.2 million so-called Dreamers — far more than the 690,000 currently protected under an expiring Obama-era program — as part of a broader immigration deal, according to three people familiar with the negotiations.
  • Durbin Graham DACA bill currently has 57 Votes in Senate

    01/22/2018 4:31:22 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 147 replies
    PBS News Hour | Jan 22, 2018
    Just heard Sen Van Holland talk about this on PBS. The RAT plan is to get the bill out of the Senate and use town halls to force a vote in the House.
  • Lindsey Graham Expects Trump To Sign Bigger Amnesty Package Than Even Jeb Wanted [VIDEO]

    01/16/2018 12:55:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2:52 PM 01/16/2018 | PETER HASSON
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that he expects President Trump to sign legislation granting a pathway to citizenship for almost 11 million illegal immigrants. Addressing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday, Graham said his plan is for Congress to address immigration in two legislative packages, the second of which would include a massive amnesty deal. Phase one would grant a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants brought here as children, who were previously covered under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and would include moderate increases in border security. Phase...
  • Immigration Reform Congress *Should* Send to Trump

    01/16/2018 1:57:46 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    President Trump either incautiously or brilliantly said during his opening negotiating session with Congressional leaders that he would sign whatever immigration agreement they brought to him. There has been plenty of hand-wringing over that statement from those supporting Trump based on his promises to build the wall and control immigration. And of course since then, there has been the meeting where Trump might have said a bad word, or might not have. So that was a big deal over maybe something else, or maybe not something. Just in case, CNN said it 195 times in one day. Media in 2018....
  • Flashback: That Time Schumer Said It Was Insane To Shut Down The Government Over Immigration Reform

    01/15/2018 11:49:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 15, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    This week, the government will run out of money on Friday, January 19. Once the clock strikes midnight, the government could be shut down, unless a deal over immigration is hashed out this week. Earlier this month, there was some hope. President Trump met with congressional leaders from both parties and allowed the cameras to capture the negotiation process for an extended period of time. There seemed to be consensus over border security and DACA recipients. How to move forward on the policy angle remained to be seen. Yes, there was an ulterior motive with that as well; Trump wanted...
  • Time to Repeal the Disastrous 1965 Immigration Act

    01/15/2018 1:31:32 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/15/2018
    Question: If someone sells you on something with false advertising and it does the exact opposite of what was promised, are you not entitled to return the product and get a refund? In fact, if the product caused you harm, should you not in addition be compensated for damages? Consider that when Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was pushing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 (S.500) on the Senate floor, he said, "First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually." Actually, he was right. We now absorb more than a million immigrants annually. Kennedy next stated,...
  • 'Thanks, but no thanks' - Norwegians reject Trump's immigration offer

    01/12/2018 10:24:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 112 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 12, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    OSLO - Many Norwegians rejected on Friday a suggestion by U.S. President Donald Trump that they would be more welcome to move to the United States than immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti or African nations. The Nordic country, one of the richest in the world by GDP per capita, was last year named the happiest nation on the planet and is known for a cradle-to-grave welfare state funded in part by large reserves of oil and natural gas. “On behalf of Norway: Thanks, but no thanks,” tweeted Torbjoern Saetre, a politician representing Norway’s Conservative Party in a municipality...
  • (Update) Jeff Flake Backs Up Durbin - Says Trump Did Say Sh*thole

    01/12/2018 8:53:52 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 158 replies
    Jake Tapper ^ | January 12, 2018
    We have an update on the previous thread, which I'll link below. Trump denied saying "sh*thole" in the meeting, Dick Durbin came out and said Trump said it: “In the course of his comments, [President Trump] said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist,” Sen. Dick Durbin says of “sh*thole countries” comments. “He said these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly.” Of course, he then dramatized it to the extreme: "The most disheartening thing to me is, my belief that, that was the first time words that hateful have been spoken in the Oval Office of the White...
  • Trump denies crude slur against migrant countries

    01/12/2018 6:52:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 138 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12 January 2018
    US President Donald Trump has denied using crude words attributed to him about Haiti, El Salvador and African countries. Reports that he had called them “s---hole countries” in an Oval Office meeting generated a backlash worldwide. One UN official called the remarks racist and said they opened “the door to humanity’s worst side”. But Mr. Trump has tweeted that “this was not the language” he used in a meeting about immigration. He wrote that the language he used was “tough, but this was not the language used”. The Washington Post, the New York Times, Politico and the Wall Street Journal...
  • President Trump Backs House Immigration Reform Bill

    01/11/2018 5:11:12 AM PST · by House Atreides · 56 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | January 10, 2018 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump has effectively endorsed the House GOP’s immigration reform bill, just one day after he invited Democrats and Republicans from both the House and Senate to negotiate a deal.. ...“The vast majority of Republicans in the House can vote for this — it is common sense stuff, and is what President Trump campaigned on and won on,” Rosemary Jenks, policy director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform told Breitbart before the Trump announcement. She added: There are things in this bill that I don’t like, but the balance overall is pro-American. Trump needs to get on board...