Ted Cruz: DHS funding plan is flawed


The Hill — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pointed the finger at the Republican leadership for a delay in dealing with Homeland Security funding until the end of February and Senate Democrats for blocking a deal that would fund the agency while also defunding the president’s executive actions on immigration. “It’s now up to leadership to lay […]

Boehner: On immigration, Dems protect Obama instead of standing with the people

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Speaker.gov — At his weekly press briefing earlier, Speaker Boehner addressed Senate Democrats’ filibuster of the House’s plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security and stop the president’s unilateral actions on immigration.  Here’s what he said: “The American people want to fund the Homeland Security agency, but they also want to stop the president’s […]

New Mexico illegal immigrant driver’s license law could be repealed by Hispanic governor


International Business Times — Republican lawmakers in New Mexico are pushing to repeal a state law allowing immigrants without legal status to obtain driver’s licenses. GOP proponents said the law threatens the state’s security by allowing undocumented people to seek official identification cards, according to the Associated Press. The proposal to repeal the illegal immigrant driver’s […]

Past Bush immigration remarks shock conservatives


Washington (CNN) — During a “Family Reunion” conference hosted by the Hispanic Leadership Network in April 2013, Jeb Bush spoke freely on the promise immigrants hold for America and his views on reform. He said, during a discussion with Univision, that it was “ridiculous” to think that DREAMers, children brought to the U.S. by their parents […]

Republicans weigh how far to push Obama on DHS funding


The Washington Examiner — For weeks, House and Senate Republicans have rallied behind a Homeland Security spending bill that defunds President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. But Senate Democrats blocked the measure on Tuesday, triggering what will likely be a tough debate within the Republican conferences about how far to challenge the president using the congressional […]

Bill reversing immigration actions stalled in Senate


The Senate failed to move forward with a House-approved bill overturning Obama’s executive actions on immigration on Tuesday: Most of the Senate’s 55 Republicans backed the motion to proceed to the bill in the 51-48 vote, but GOP Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.) voted against even considering the legislation. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also […]