Secure Our Borders First Bill Passes Committee

Secure Our Borders First Act

The Homeland Security Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives reported the Secure Our Borders First Act of 2015 (H.R. 399) yesterday. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-PA) Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee expects the bill to head for the House floor shortly. “This is probably the strongest border security bill ever presented to the Congress,” McCaul […]

What Jeff Sessions needs to understand about the immigration debate


National Review — Last summer, Eliana Y. Johnson dubbed Alabama senator Jeff Sessions “Amnesty’s Worst Enemy” in her excellent, wide-ranging profile, and now Sessions has been installed as the new chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security. Naturally, those who favor sharply increased immigration levels are displeased. Though I don’t agree with […]

San Jose considering opening immigration office


San Jose Mercury News — SAN JOSE — Responding to new actions by President Barack Obama to shield immigrants from deportation, San Jose will consider establishing the city’s first-ever office to provide aid to its huge population of foreign-born residents. The new federal actions, which begin taking effect in the coming months, are expected to allow […]

Immigration reform should focus on common ground, not partisan differences


Fox News Latino — In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama once again called for lawmakers in Washington to put aside their differences and pass comprehensive reforms to finally fix our broken immigration system. While I have had tactical differences with the President, I believe that now the President has acted unilaterally […]

Conservative lawmakers rebuke Mitch McConnell on immigration


The Hill — House conservatives are taking aim at a new target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Tea Party lawmakers on Wednesday directed their ire at the Kentucky Republican after Senate leaders signaled they don’t have the votes to pass a House-approved bill that would fight President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. It’s a new tack […]

House conservatives want Cruz, Lee to ‘start fighting’ on immigration bills


The Washington Examiner — With the Senate poised to take up a spending bill that defunds President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, a conservative faction of House lawmakers want their counterparts in the Senate to step up their game. “It’s time for us all to do everything we possibly can do to force the president to […]