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 […]

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 […]

House GOP launches secure-borders bill

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The Washington Examiner — House Republicans are officially launching their immigration reform effort Wednesday, with a border security bill aimed at keeping unlawful immigrants from entering the United States. The bill could become the first in a series of measures Republicans take up in what they have promised will be a piecemeal approach to immigration reform […]

Pat Buchanan predicts ‘executive amnesty will not be repealed in this Congress’


Breitbart — Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan predicted “executive amnesty will not be repealed in this Congress” on Monday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.” “We know how this ends, the Republican Party is going to put up a fight, it’s going to pass something halting executive amnesty on that Homeland Security bill, it’ll go the Senate, there’ll be a […]