What Jeff Sessions needs to understand about the immigration debate

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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 […]

Jeff Sessions named chairman of Senate immigration panel

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Breitbart — Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is now chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, his office announced in a Thursday release. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)—another immigration hardliner who’s stood with Sessions every step of the way over the past several years—will serve as that subcommittee’s deputy chairman. Sessions will also chair the Senate […]

San Jose considering opening immigration office

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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 […]

New GOP border bill REMOVES border fences

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The Daily Caller — The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of weak border fencing between laborers in Mexico and employers in the United States. The border bills also only require for the construction of 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border. “It […]

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

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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 […]