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  • Obama: ‘Enforcement Priorities Developed by My Administration Are Not Affected’ by SCOTUS Ruling

    06/23/2016 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said Thursday that despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s tie vote, which essentially blocks his immigration plan, the millions of illegal immigrants that he sought to make legal with his executive action will remain a low priority for deportation by his administration. “Enforcement priorities developed by my administration are not affected by this ruling. This means that the people who might have benefited from the expanded deferred action policies – long-term residents raising children who are Americans or legal residents – they will remain low priorities for enforcement. As long as you have not committed a...
  • Supreme Court blocks Obama immigration plan

    06/23/2016 9:08:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 23, 2016
    The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Obama’s immigration executive actions, in a tie decision that delivers a win to states challenging his plan to give a deportation reprieve to millions of illegal immigrants. The justices' one-sentence opinion on Thursday marks a major setback for the administration, effectively killing the plan for the duration of Obama's presidency. The judgment could have significant political and legal consequences in a presidential election year highlighted by competing rhetoric over immigration. As the ruling was announced from the bench, pro-immigration activists filled the sidewalk in front of the court, some crying as the ruling...
  • Supreme Court Tie Deals Blow to Obama's Immigration Order

    06/23/2016 8:31:32 AM PDT · by askrenr · 31 replies
    The Texas Trubine ^ | June 23, 2016 | Julián Aguilar
    Dealing a major blow to President Obama’s controversial executive immigration order, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday it had failed to produce a majority opinion on the policy — meaning that the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ November 2015 decision rejecting the policy stands. The program had been blocked in February 2015 by a Brownsville-based federal judge, Andrew Hanen, days before it was scheduled to begin. In a one-sentence opinion, the Supreme Court declared, "The judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court." The ruling was immediately hailed by conservatives across the country.
  • Supreme Court Decision: Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan

    06/23/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 135 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Breaking news by Stu Varney. Supreme Court was tied 4 to 4, so the lower court decision stands against Obama's Immigration plan.
  • C-SPAN Senator Grassley Speech on Sarah Root

    03/14/2016 7:10:54 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 5 replies
    Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Remembering Sarah Root: Obama Immigration Priorities Present Moral Hazard March 14, 2016Today, I want to pay tribute to Sarah Root, a young woman from Iowa who had a bright future, but was taken from this earth too soon. Sarah was 21 years old, and just graduated from Bellevue University with perfect grades. In the words of her family, “she was full of life and ready to take on the world.” According to a close friend of hers, Sarah was smart, outgoing, and dedicated to her friends and family. She embodied the words tattooed on her skin:...
  • New White House rules change to flood the market with work cards for immigrants

    10/20/2015 10:33:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 20, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Looks like the Pen and Phone theory of governance still hasn’t gone out of style. Ian Smith at The Hill has uncovered another “secret memo” coming from the White House that lays out some more improvements to the immigration system which are going to vastly increase the number of coveted work cards for immigrants (including the “undocumented” kind as you’ll see below) which will be in circulation if it goes through. The implications should be fairly obvious. The Obama administration is about to power up a massive new executive action on immigration and it’s far scarier than anyone could have...
  • Obama’s latest plan to rewrite immigration law

    10/19/2015 3:57:06 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 19 2015 | Ian Smith
    The Obama administration is about to power up a massive new executive action on immigration and it’s far scarier than anyone could have imagined. Last November, when Homeland Security released its ten memos commandeering immigration policy from Congress, Secretary Johnson included a vague plan aimed at benefiting the tech industry, innocuously titled “Modernizing the Employment-Based Immigrant Visa System.” But a secret memo recently leaked on an immigration law blog now reveals that this ‘modernization’ plan will not only fast-track hundreds of thousands of work permits to employment visa-applicants in violation of longstanding U.S. worker protection laws, but will enable hundreds...
  • Obama Unilaterally Rewrites Immigration Law --- Again

    Last week Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley hit back against Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after the agency pushed through, during a congressional recess, a major immigration item that has long been on the technology lobby’s wish list. According to a new “policy memorandum,” Obama’s immigration authorities will now be redefining the term “specialized knowledge” as it applies to the L-1B visa, a program previously aimed at bringing over highly sought-after “intracompany transferees” from American firms’ affiliated companies abroad. No doubt burned by Congress’s “stubborn” refusal to raise the cap on annual cap on H-1B visas (which are...
  • Did you know Obama just took new executive action on immigration?

    03/25/2015 4:11:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 03/25/2015 | Byron York
    President Barack Obama speaks on the fifth anniversary of his healthcare law, Wednesday, March... This week President Obama took unilateral executive action — again — to change the nation's immigration laws. Almost no one noticed.Obama intends to make it easier to bring more foreign guest workers to the United States — likely at significant cost to workers already here — by loosening the rules governing something known as the L-1B visa program. Under the program, a multinational company with offices in the United States can move workers from abroad to live and work in the U.S. for as long...
  • Who’s ready for even more unilateral action on immigration from Obama? Because it just happened…

    03/26/2015 6:07:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/26/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    "By 'reform,' Obama means more L-1B visas, more easily obtained." That's what it always means. --Mark Krikorian President Obama just took unilateral executive action--again--to change immigration laws. Almost no one noticed. --Byron York
  • Sen. Sessions Releases Lengthy Timeline Of Obama Administration’s Dismantling Of Immigration Law

    02/17/2015 7:27:49 AM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Breibart ^ | February 16, 2015 | Caroline May
    As Republicans work to overcome a Democratic filibuster of a House-passed Department of Homeland Security bill that blocks President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is highlighting the Obama administration’s long history of dismantling immigration laws. In a lengthy timeline released Monday, Sessions — the chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest — lists every instance of the Obama administration ignoring, rewriting, delaying and breaking the nation’s immigration laws. The timeline begins in January 2009 with the administration ending worksite enforcement actions and, 50 pages later, ends on February 13, 2015 with the House Judiciary...
  • Obama: I've 'Been Very Restrained with Respect to Immigration'

    11/24/2014 7:13:59 AM PST · by Cheerio · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama claimed he has been "restrained" on immigration and that his position on executive actions has not changed after he unilaterally granted temporary amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. On ABC's This Week, Obama said that he has "been very restrained with respect to immigration" and has "bent over backwards and will continue to do everything I can to get Congress" to pass a more permanent and comprehensive executive amnesty bill.
  • Buchanan: 'A Country that Won't or Can't Control Its Borders Is Not a Country Anymore'

    07/08/2014 7:42:13 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul 2014 | BREITBART TV
    On Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” in an appearance to promote his latest book, “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority,” conservative commentator Pat Buchanan criticized the Obama administration for being unable to control its borders and warned that a country that can’t control borders is no longer a country because it results in changes in the “character and composition” of the country. Partial transcript as follows: HANNITY: Pat, there's two themes that in your books, this being a different book-- immigration, American decline. You see this, this is all government-created,...
  • Obama: Thank Bush If Immigration Passes

    04/25/2013 11:33:23 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/25
    By JORDAN FABIAN (@Jordanfabian) April 25, 2013 One major piece of unfinished business from George W. Bush's presidency is comprehensive immigration reform. With the issue once again before Congress, President Barack Obama said Thursday if it passes this time, Bush should receive a lion's share of the credit. Obama spoke, along with four other living U.S. presidents, at a dedication ceremony for Bush's new presidential library in Dallas, Texas. All of them mostly avoided discussion of partisan politics, but Obama took a moment to praise Bush for his effort to find compromise on immigration reform.
  • What Obama’s Quick Illegal Immigrant Fix Ignores

    06/19/2012 4:41:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 19, 2012 | Bruce Thornton
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - What Obama’s Quick Illegal Immigrant Fix IgnoresPosted By Bruce Thornton On June 19, 2012 @ 12:23 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments America’s ward-heeler-in-chief just bought some votes with the policy equivalent of a keg of beer and a slab of bacon. Obama’s memorandum to Homeland Security head Napolitano to stop the deportation of illegal aliens brought here as children and granting them work permits bypassed Congress, that branch of government our quaint Constitution makes responsible for such policy. Obama said so himself last year when he reminded people that he couldn’t “change...
  • Obama Helped Kill Immigration Reform In 2007 - Will Media Remember?

    04/30/2010 8:44:47 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 3 replies · 419+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    With immigration reform back on the front page thanks to Arizona's new controversial law, it's going to be very interesting to see how the Obama-loving press report what he did concerning this issue when he was a junior senator from Illinois in 2007. For instance, David Broder's "How Congress Botched Immigration Reform" published in Thursday's Washington Post didn't even mention Barack Obama's name. This seems particularly odd given this paragraph (h/t Jennifer Rubin): But once the bill hit the floor, it was attacked from both flanks. The most conservative Republicans -- Jim DeMint of South Carolina, David Vitter of Louisiana...