Immigration

BYRON YORK: Is the Gang of Eight really tough on immigrants with criminal records? | WashingtonExaminer.com

By at June 17, 2013 | 1:00 pm

BYRON YORK: Is the Gang of Eight really tough on immigrants with criminal records? | WashingtonExaminer.com

BY: BYRON YORK JUNE 16, 2013 Supporters of the Senate Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill stress that currently-illegal immigrants will be required to undergo a thorough background check before winning legal status in the months after the bill is passed. “They will have to come forward and pass a rigorous background check,” Sen. Marco Rubio, the ... Go To Article

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HUGH HEWITT: SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER’S choice: Immigration reform or a campaign issue « The Hugh Hewitt Show

By at June 17, 2013 | 12:16 pm

HUGH HEWITT: SEN. CHARLES SCHUMER’S  choice: Immigration reform or a campaign issue « The Hugh Hewitt Show

Sunday, June 16, 2013  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt Immigration reform, including the regularization of the nation’s 11 million-plus illegal immigrants, appeals to a large slice of the conservative movement — if it is accompanied by genuine border security, specifically a very long, very strong border fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, ... Go To Article

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OBAMA runs immigration bill from White House, according to new report | The Daily Caller

By at June 17, 2013 | 7:35 am

OBAMA runs immigration bill from White House, according to new report | The Daily Caller

06/17/2013, Neil Munro - White House Correspondent The White House is playing a larger role in developing the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill than its supporters publicly admit, according to a forthcoming article in The New Yorker. “‘No decisions are being made without talking to us about it,’ the official said of the Gang of Eight negotiations … ... Go To Article

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IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION: Six amendments to watch in Senate immigration reform fight – The Hill’s Floor Action

By at June 16, 2013 | 5:03 pm

IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION: Six amendments to watch in Senate immigration reform fight – The Hill’s Floor Action

By Ramsey Cox - 06/16/13 Senators are girding for a contentious floor fight next week over more than 100 immigration reform amendments that will be crucial to determining whether the chamber approves comprehensive legislation. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has warned members to prepare for a long slog in dealing with the deluge of amendments — ... Go To Article

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SESSIONS takes on RUBIO: ‘It’s not about just passing something; it’s about actually fixing the problem’ | The Daily Caller

By at June 16, 2013 | 12:22 am

SESSIONS takes on RUBIO: ‘It’s not about just passing something; it’s about actually fixing the problem’ | The Daily Caller

Caroline May, June 15, 2013 Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions took issue with Florida Republican and Gang of Eight member Sen. Marco Rubio’s characterization of the immigration reform process on Friday after Rubio explained the Senate must enforce border restrictions for the immigration bill to pass. Rubio spoke about proposals to tighten the border ... Go To Article

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BYRON YORK:: Immigration fight revolves around security question | WashEx

By at June 15, 2013 | 12:30 am

BYRON YORK:: Immigration fight revolves around security question | WashEx

There's a fundamental conflict at the heart of the Senate debate over the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill. Most Republicans believe a policy to integrate 11 million currently illegal immigrants into American society must be conditioned on stronger border security and internal enforcement. Most Democrats don't. At bottom, that's what the fight is ... Go To Article

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IMMIGRATION:: The Immigration “Crisis” Is No Crisis – Townhall

By at June 14, 2013 | 12:11 am

IMMIGRATION:: The Immigration “Crisis” Is No Crisis – Townhall

With the immigration scam well underway in Washington, the only real takeaway for the outside observer is that the Beltway Establishment truly thinks we are idiots. There is no other way to explain the Establishment’s tsunami of faulty premises, bogus clichés, moronic advertisements and bald-faced lies. There is no immigration “crisis.” It’s not a “crisis” ... Go To Article

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ERICK ERICKSON:: No More Games | RedState

By at June 13, 2013 | 10:33 am

ERICK ERICKSON:: No More Games | RedState

By: Erick Erickson (Diary)  |  June 13th, 2013 at 04:30 AM  -- So many conservatives have been dancing around the issue of Senator Marco Rubio’s collaboration with Chuck Schumer to pass comprehensive immigration reform. We have blamed his staff. We have blamed Democrats. We all like and respect the Senator, even if we disagree on this issue. We do not want to ... Go To Article

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REID: BOEHNER’S Openness to Immigration Bill ‘Music to my Ears’

By at June 13, 2013 | 9:58 am

REID: BOEHNER’S Openness to Immigration Bill ‘Music to my Ears’

by AWR HAWKINS 12 Jun 2013 During an interview that aired on June 11, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said when it comes to immigration reform, he is going to "ensure that all members on both sides have a fair shot at their ideas." According to Politico, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said this was "music" to his "ears." via Reid: Boehner's ... Go To Article

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SENATE REJECTS border security amendment to immigration bill – TheHill

By at June 13, 2013 | 9:15 am

SENATE REJECTS border security amendment to immigration bill – TheHill

By Ramsey Cox - 06/13/13 The Senate voted 57-43 on Thursday to table an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have required increased border security before providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. The amendment from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) would have prevented the government from granting provisional immigrant status until the ... Go To Article

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