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Democrats’ Discharge Petition Gambit Questioned by Illegal-Alien Advocates

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT

House Democrats introduced a discharge petition Wednesday in an effort to force a vote on their comprehensive amnesty bill. But some illegal alien advocates have criticized that strategy and re-focused their efforts on President Obama, who they hope will declare amnesty by fiat.

Illegal Alien ‘Petty’ Criminals Denied Waiver Given Another Opportunity

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

The Daily Caller obtained a USCIS guidance memo that announces the agency will reopen cases in which certain criminals were denied provisional unlawful presence waivers.

Obama Caves to Pressure, Seeks Deportation Alternatives

Friday, March 14, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

Facing increasing pressure from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to stop deportations, President Obama announced DHS will explore executive amnesty alternatives.

Irish Advocates Travel to Capitol Hill for Immigration Lobbying Day

Updated Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

The pro-amnesty group Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform will hold a lobbying day on Capitol Hill on March 12th. Unlike prior ILIR efforts, this one targets just House Republicans who are not in favor of amnesty and legal immigration increases.

Obama Declares He’s the Amnesty ‘Champion-in-Chief’

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

President Obama tried to turn around accusations from amnesty advocates who called him the "deporter-in-chief" by claiming he is the "champion-in-chief" for a comprehensive amnesty.

California paper's Q&A with Roy showcases moral and poll backing for immigration reductions

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 10:24 AM EDT

This past weekend, the Orange County Register ran a Q&A with NumbersUSA's Roy Beck.

U.S. Chamber, Others Renew Push for Comprehensive Amnesty

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue renewed his call for comprehensive amnesty legislation, and backed it up with a letter to Speaker John Boehner from 636 businesses and related groups.

Rep. Ellmers doubles-down on support for Amnesty

Updated Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) doubled down on her support for amnesty earlier this week while hosting a business panel in Cary, N.C.

Schumer: Discharge Immigration Bill, or Delay Effective Date, to Start House Debate

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

Sen. Chuck Schumer today said he supports using a discharge petition to get debate moving in the House on the Senate’s comprehensive amnesty bill (S.744). Schumer also suggested another idea for spurring movement on a bill - delaying implementation until after President Obama leaves office.

Boehner: Moving Immigration Legislation Difficult Until Obama Trusted on Enforcement

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

House Speaker John Boehner today dimmed prospects for passing immigration legislation this year, saying that legislation would be difficult to pass while there is doubt about President Obama’s willingness to enforce the law.

Ryan, Cantor Cautious on Prospects for Moving Immigration Legislation

Monday, February 3, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

Appearing on Sunday morning news shows, Reps. Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor appeared hesitant to confirm that the House will pursue immigration legislation this year.

House GOP Leaders Announce Immigration Principles with Legalization for ALL Illegal Aliens

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

House GOP Leaders have relased their principles for immigration reform, which include a plan to legalize at least 11-18 million illegal aliens.

USCIS Officers Warn Rep. Goodlatte of 'Overload' Should Congress Pass Amnesty

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

The president of the union that represents Immigration Service Officers has sent a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) warning of the problems a mass amnesty bill would create for the agency that process immigration applications.

Sen. Sessions Delivers Immigration Memo to House Republicans

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

As House Republicans prepared to leave Washington for a three-day retreat, Sen.

Rep. McCarthy Floats Trial Balloon on Legalization of Illegal Aliens

Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), the third-ranking House Republican, said in an interview that he backs granting illegal aliens legal status and the ability to work, but not a “new pathway to citizenship.” Since Republican leaders have not released their immigration principles yet, M

GOP Immigration Plans Could Grant Amnesty to up to 6.5 Million

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

Rep. Bob Goodlatte
An estimated 6.5 million illegal aliens could receive amnesty under ideas being publicly shared by House Republican leaders, according to a nonpartisan research group.

16 GOP Reps. Reject President’s Call for Immigration Reform in the House

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

In a letter to President Obama, sixteen Republican Representatives said they “reject” his call for the House to pass an immigration reform bill because it would “permanently displace American workers.” The letter also suggests Obama’s immigration proposals would increase unemployment and p

Immigration reform low on the House priority list as 2014 session starts

Monday, January 6, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

The House of Representatives returns from its winter recess this week, and according to a memo sent to House Republicans by Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), immigration, while on the to-do list, will not be a priority at the start of the session.

Poll: Iowa voters less likely to vote for candidates who support amnesty

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that Iowa voters would be less likely to support candidates who support amnesty. The poll specifically asks about candidates for the United States Senate, but the results are revealing since Iowa is typically the first state to hold a presidential primary.

Pelosi: Living in U.S. illegally does not warrant deportation

Monday, December 16, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

In an interview with Telemundo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the Obama Administration’s deportations were “totally unjustified” in her hometown of San Francisco.

Obama Administration Pledges to Extend DACA

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

During an online video chat on Wednesday, White House Domestic Policy Advisor Cecilia Munoz said that the Obama Administration will renew deferred action for illegal aliens who arrived in the United States as

Report: House to vote on Immigration after Primary Filing Deadline

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

Multiple reports indicate that House leaders plan to bring immigration bills to the House floor after the primary filing deadlines pass.

Rep. Paul Gosar Challenges Mark Zuckerberg to Border Tour

Monday, November 25, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

Rep. Paul Gosar, who represents a district in Arizona much impacted by illegal immigration, has challenged Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to tour the border after he called immigration reform "one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time" and called for immigration

Boehner Still Committed to Immigration Reform

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

At a press conference today, Speaker John Boehner reiterated his commitment to enacting immigration reform in a piecemeal approach during this Congress. Seeking to dispel rumors about its poor prospects, Boehner said, “Is immigration reform dead? Absolutely not."

The Who's Roger Daltrey Slams Britain's Former Open Borders Policy

Monday, November 18, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of the Who, has blasted the former Labour-led government of the United Kingdom for allowing in large numbers of foreign workers.  Daltrey, who has also criticized the current government for failing to tackle high immigration numbers said immigration has "undercut

Walmart CEO Offers Jobs to Vets While Company Pushes for Amnesty and More Foreign Workers

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

In honor of Veterans Day earlier this week, Walmart CEO, Bill Simon, announced that his company would help put veterans returning from the Middle East back to work.

House GOP Lawmakers Declare Immigration Reform Dead in 2013

Updated Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

With only 16 legislative days left in 2013, several House GOP lawmakers say that immigration won't make it to the floor by the end of the year, including House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, the third-ranking House Republican.

ICE Union Challenges Corporations that Support 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform'

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 8:16 AM EDT

President of the union that represents the nation's 7,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Chris Crane, sent a letter to CEOs of the companies that are actively pushing a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would grant amnesty to 11-18 million illegal aliens.

Rubio Opposes Moving Forward with Senate Amnesty Legislation

Monday, October 28, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

This is a remarkable change of opinion.  Sen. Marco Rubio, one of the architects and main sponsors of the Senate's "Gang of Eight" amnesty legislation that was passed in the summer. A spokesmen for Sen. Rubio

Tech Giants to Intensify Push for Amnesty

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

In addition to bankrolling the conservative lobbying "fly-in," tech giants such as Google are pushing for amnesty in other ways.

ICE Agents Tell President Obama 'No Amnesty'

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

ICE National Council president Chris Crane has told President Barack Obama that he has no right to push for comprehensive immigration reform.

Obama to Push Amnesty After Budget/Debt Deal

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

In an interview with Univision, President Obama said he would push the House to move immigration legislation the "day after" Congress reaches a deal on the federal budget and the debt ceiling.

Senate Immigration Bill, Current Law Could Add 32 Million New Voters by 2036

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies says that the Senate-passed immigration bill could add 17.3 million additional voters to the U.S. by 2036. Combined with current law totals, 32 million new voters could be added by that year.

Democrats Introduce Blanket Amnesty Bill in the House

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

Rep. Joe Garcia
Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) along wtih more than half of House Democrats introduced a blanket amnesty bill that would grant work permits to the 11-18 million illegal aliens living in the United States and likely double annual legal immigration numbers.

Illegal Immigration on the Rise Again

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

According to a new report from the Pew Hispanic Center, the illegal-alien population may be back on the rise. The Center had reported that the illegal-alien population in the United States had dropped slightly since the recession that started back in 2009.

Rep. Stockman circulates 'No Conference' letter to colleagues

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

Rep. Steve Stockman
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) has drafted a letter asking House Speaker John Boehner to make a public commitment that he will stay true to his earlier announcement to address immigration on a piece-by-piece basis. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Pres.

CIS: Biometric Exit Tracking for Foreign Visitors Feasible, Cost-Effective Now

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

The Center for Immigration Studies released a report confirming that a biometric exit-tracking system for foreign visitors departing by air or sea is feasible now at a reasonable cost.

Corporate Layoffs Precede Call for More Foreign Workers, Amnesty

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT

A large number of corporations that recently laid off American workers are now urging House leaders to import more foreign workers and legalize illegal aliens, according to the Washington Examiner.

Poll: 28% think Amnesty will pass in 2013

Updated Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

A new poll from Rasmussen asked voters whether they think Congress will pass an immigration bill that includes an amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens in 2013, and only 28% of respondents said yes. That number is down from 37% in May and June who thought Congress would pass a bill.

New ICE policy tells Agents not to detain illegal-alien parents

Sunday, August 25, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

The Obama administration issued a new policy Friday that directs ICE Agents to avoid arresting and deporting illegal aliens with minor children. It extends amnesty-in-place protection to yet another category of illegal aliens.

House Judiciary Chairman Rejects "Special" Path to Citizenship

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

At a town hall meeting Monday evening, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) rejected efforts by some in Congress to give illegal aliens a "special" path to citizenship as offered by the Senate's amnesty legislation.

Sen. Harry Reid: Conference with House would be a 'win' for Schumer-Obama Amnesty Bill

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

Rep. Harry Reid
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said last week that if the House and Senate went to conference over the Schumer-Obama amnesty bill, S.744, that the bill would ultimately pass. Two House Committee's have already approved several immigration-related pieces of legislation.

Rep. Paul Ryan: No Work Permits Until Enforcement is in Place

Monday, August 5, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

Rep. Paul Ryan
During an appearance on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, former vice presidential candidate and current Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said that illegal aliens should not receive work permits until the border is secured and interior enforcement, including E-Verify, is in place.

USCIS Union Criticizes GOP DREAM Act

Thursday, August 1, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

Rep. Eric Cantor
The union that represents the agents at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent a letter to Congress this week saying that the agency is ill-prepared to handle the mass influx of visa applications that could result from a DREAM-like amnesty bill.

House Reps. Express Support for DREAM Amnesty during Immigration Hearing

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT

Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) all testified in support of a DREAM-like amnesty before the House Immigration Subcommittee on Tuesday.

Black Leaders Invoke Civil Rights into Jobs March

Updated Thursday, July 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

Frank Morris
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Center for Immigration Studies fellow Jerry Kammer wrote a piece after Monday's march that focused on the civil right's aspect of illegal immigration.

Thousands March in Washington to Protest Amnesty and Increases in Legal Immigration

Updated Monday, July 15, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

The Black American Leadership Alliance hosted a march through Washington D.C. on Monday, protesting the Senate-passed amnesty bill, S.744. Breitbart.com provided live webcasting of the event and estimated around 3,000 people attended.

GOP Leadership Sticks with Piecemeal Approach after Conference Meeting

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

In a statement issued after a two-hour House Republican conference meeting, GOP Leadership and the chairmen of key committees reaffirmed their position today that it will take a piecemeal approach in reforming the nation's immigration system.

60% of Hispanic Voters Favor Enforcement Before Amnesty

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

A new poll conducted by pollster John McLaughlin has found that 60% of Hispanic voters support amnesty only after the goal of stopping 90% of future illegal immigration has been achieved. Only 34% of Hispanic voters said they support an amnesty first plan similar to the Senate-passed S.744.

ICE Union President Tells Sen. Rubio his Bill is 'De Facto Amnesty'

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

On Wednesday, the president of the union that represents 7,000 immigration and customs enforcement officers, Chris Crane, sent a letter to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) telling him his blill was "De Facto Amnesty." Sen.

Sessions: Executive Amnesty Much More Extensive Than Previously Understood

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

As the Obama Administration searches for options to broaden its executive amnesty, a new analysis by Sen.

House Democrats to Push CIR Discharge Petition after Recess

Friday, March 14, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Democrats will try to use a discharge petition to start debate on their so-called “comprehensive immigration reform” bill after the congressional recess ends on March 24.

Pro-amnesty candidate loses in Florida special election

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

In the race to fill the seat vacated after the passing of Rep. Bill Young, David Jolly defeated former state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink by a 49-to-47 margin.

Rep. Smith: 'We should listen to the voters'

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) delivered a one-minute speech on the House floor today, touting a recent poll from the Washington Post and ABC News reflecting voter views on amnesty.

Obama’s DHS Budget Calls for CIR Passage, Maintains E-Verify

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

The fiscal 2015 budget plan President Obama introduced yesterday for the Department of Homeland Security seeks to sell so-called comprehensive immigration reform by claiming it will reduce the deficit.

Boehner, Obama Discuss Immigration as Religious Elites Step Up Pressure on House Republicans

Friday, February 28, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

After House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama met privately this week, the Speaker identified immigration as a potential area for legislative cooperation. That may please Catholic and evangelical elites who started a new lobbying campaign to move stalled immigration legislation.

Washington Examiner: New Poll Rejects Clergy's Push for Amnesty

Monday, February 24, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

The Washington Examiner broke the story on the new national poll of evangelicals by focusing on the disconnect between people in the pews and their highly visible pro-amnesty national leaders.

Blogger Exposes Gallup Poll Bias Tailor-Made for MSM

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

A Gallup poll released this week found that a roughly equal number of Americans want to beef up border security and deal with illegal aliens in the U.S.

Deferred Action for Illegal Aliens Causing Extended Wait Times for Legal Immigrants

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

According to new data from U.S.

Boehner Taps Immigration Brakes, Steers Around Finish-Line Obstacles

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

House Speaker John Boehner told reporters yesterday that he hasn’t decided on moving immigration bills this year because the issue is still under debate within his caucus. But behind the scenes, Boehner appears to be continuing his push while his surrogates make the case in the media.

Many in Boehner's Caucus Reject his Call for Immigration Debate

Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

According to media reports, many House Republicans rejected holding an immigration debate this year after the unveiling of Speaker Boehner's immigration proposal. Participants who attended the Republican retreat yesterday said that Members who opposed moving forward

Pelosi: Boehner Said Immigration Principles Will Be Acceptable to Democrats

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

In a press conference yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said House Speaker John Boehner is making a “good-faith effort” to develop immigration principle which, the Speaker said, should be acceptable to most if not all Democrats.

Trouble Brewing for House Republican Leaders’ Legalization Plan

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

Even before Speaker Boehner and other leaders formally unveil their immigration principles at the House Republican retreat, several members of the influential Republican Study Committee have said there is a growing consensus of Members who believe that it is a bad idea to consider immigration on the

Sen. Sessions: Obama’s SOTU Immigration, Worker Agendas At Odds

Monday, January 27, 2014, 12:43 PM EDT

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., published an op-ed in USA Today that criticizes President Obama for pushing Republicans to pass an immigration reform plan that hurts American workers while claiming to be concerned about their plight.

Sen. Sessions: House Republicans Must Defend American Workers Against Amnesty, Expose Influence of Special Interest Groups

Friday, January 17, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT

Breitbart reports that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., is calling on House Republicans to put the interests of American workers ahead of lobbyists, political consultants and Democrats who want who want a comprehensive amnesty.

Goodlatte: Legalization OK if Enforcement Mechanisms in Place

Friday, January 10, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

In a Telemundo interview that will air Jan.

Boehner says GOP immigration principles coming soon

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

House Speaker John Boehner told House Republicans today that he expects to release a outline of GOP principles on immigration within weeks. He had announced in November that such guidelines were a prerequisite for bringing any immigration bill to the House floor.

Rep. McCarthy: Amnesty Proponents’ Aggressive Tactics Counterproductive

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

Open-border advocates are waging an aggressive, non-stop campaign to convince House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy to support a comprehensive amnesty. But their tactics are backfiring, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Gowdy: Sue Administration over Executive Overreach on Immigration, Other Issues

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said the Obama Administration is nullifying the laws Congress passed at "an unprecedented level" and supports taking the Administration to court over executive overreach on issues related to immigration and other matters. 

DHS nominee defends comprehensive amnesty bill, prosecutorial discretion policy

Friday, December 13, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

Jeh Johnson, who President Obama nominated to head up the Department of Homeland Security, defended the Senate’s comprehensive amnesty bill in a letter to Republican senators.

Judicial Watch Panel Discusses the Motivation behind Amensty

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

Yesterday, Judicial Watch hosted an Amnesty panel, featuring Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the Center for Immigration Studies' Mark Krikorian, and NumbersUSA's Rosemary Jenks.

Sessions: Obama's immigration policy contradicts speech on income disparity

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., issued a statement today in response to President Obama’s speech on the decline in economic conditions for U.S. workers. He said the President’s rhetoric on wages is undermined by his immigration plan which hurts American workers.

Only 2.1% of DACA recipients denied a work permit

Friday, November 22, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

New data released by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services reveals that only 2.1% of the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were denied a work permit.

Six Senators Question DHS Nominee on Lack of Immigration Enforcement

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

Six GOP Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary nominee Jeh Johnson about the administration's lack of enforcing immigration laws.

H-1B Increase Would Take Toll on College Grads

Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

U.S. STEM professors say H-1B increases would have a dramatic impact on American colleges graduates in these areas

Boehner: House will not Conference with Senate amnesty bill

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

Rep. John Boehner
House Speaker John Boehner told reporters this morning that the House will not conference with the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill.

Returning Vets face high unemployment

Monday, November 11, 2013, 8:56 AM EDT

The overall jobless rate has remained steady over the past several months, but veterans returning from the Middle East are finding it increasingly more difficult to find work.

Sen. Graham's favorability plummets after year-long push for amnesty

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

A new poll from Winthrop University finds that Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-S.C.) favorability in his home state has plummeted after co-authoring legislation that would grant amnesty to 11 million illegal aliens and double annual legal immigration flows.

Irish Parliamentary Delegation Lobbies U.S. Congress for Amnesty Passage

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny
A delegation of members of the Oireachtas Éireann (the Irish national parliament) has visited Capitol Hill to lobby on behalf of comprensive immigration reform.

Illegal Aliens Take Radical Approach in Bid for Amnesty

Friday, October 18, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

In a marked change of strategy, illegal aliens and their supporters have decided to shun peaceful tactics in their struggle to gain amnesty for illegal aliens.  Instead, they intend to take more radical actions to force their own arrest.

Rep. Raul Labrador Opposes Any House Immigration Legislation

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

Rep. Raul Labrador, an original member of the House version of the "Gang of Eight," has stated that the House should not risk passing any immigration legislation because the Senate will conference it with their amnesty legislation:

Pro-Amnesty Conservatives to Lobby Congress This Month

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

A "fly-in" backed by Michael Bloomberg and Mark Zuckerberg will be bringing pro-amnesty conservatives to D.C. to lobby Congress.

USCIS Union Chief Warns Against Passing Amnesty Before Fixing Agency Corruption

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

Kenneth Palinkas , the president of the USCIS union, warned Congress not to pursue amnesty or legal immigration increases before correcting widespread problems at the agency.

House Democrats Scheming to Keep Amnesty Alive

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) plans to introduce a comprehensive amnesty bill designed to pressure Republicans to take up the immigration issue during the busy fall schedule.

House Judiciary Chairman Anticipates Immigration Votes, Including on at Least One Amnesty

Friday, September 20, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, pledged to move immigration legislation forward despite the busy House fall schedule.

President Rejects Deportation Moratorium, Pushes House for Amnesty

Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT

President Obama said in an interview with Telemundo, the Spanish-language television network, that using his executive authority to halt deportations for most illegal aliens is “not an option.” He instead urged viewers to push House Republicans to pass “comprehensive immigration reform.”

Sessions: Americans have been Sacrificed in Immigration Debate

Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:03 AM EDT

Sen. Jeff Sessions
In an op-ed published in The Hill on Wednesday, Sen.

Heavy Fall Agenda May Delay House Immigration Debate

Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

House Republican leaders may have to delay consideration of immigration legislation, given the busy schedule that awaits the House when it reconvenes next week.

Analysis debunks White House report on amnesty benefits

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

According to the Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector, a recent White House report citing the economic benefits of granting amnesty and citizenship to illegal aliens is misleading and based on dubious assumptions.

57 Million Americans Out of Work, Same Number Senate Amnesty Would Bring In

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies shows that 57.5 million working-age Americans are either unemployed or out of the labor market. This figure is almost identical (57 million) to the number of people the Senate's "Gang of Eight" amnesty legislation would bring in.

400,000 Illegal Aliens Receive Deferred Action Through DACA Program in First Year

Friday, August 16, 2013, 9:23 AM EDT

According to numerous news sources, approximately 400,000 illegal aliens have received deferred action preventing them from deportation proceedings through the Obama Administration DACA program.

Black American Leadership Alliance to Rep. Paul Ryan: Amnesty hurts Black Americans

Updated Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

In a letter sent to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), the Black American Leadership Alliance said that granting amnesty to 11 million illegal aliens would have a detrimental effect on Black Americans. The group told Rep.

Unemployment Report Underlines Concerns About Amnesty, Immigration Increases

Friday, August 2, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT

The latest government statistics suggest that while the unemployment rate declined in July to 7.4 percent, the number of discouraged workers and those not in the labor force remains high.

Republican Elites to Congressional Republicans: Pass Amnesty, Allow in "Needed" Foreign Workers

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

Over 100 Republican donors, fundraisers and former Party officials wrote Republican members of Congress on Tuesday to urge them to pass an amnesty and overhaul the nation's "broken" immigration system.

Rep. Barrow: Enforcement before Considering Legalization

Friday, July 19, 2013, 8:02 AM EDT

Rep. John Barrow
In an interview with Breitbart.com, Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) made it clear that the federal government should enforce existing immigration laws, secure the border, and mandate E-Verify before even considering an amnesty for the nation's 11 million illegal aliens. Earlier this year, Rep.

House Immigration Committee to Hold Hearing on Illegal Aliens brought to the U.S. as Children

Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

The House Immigration Subcommittee has announced that it will hold a hearing next Tuesday, July 23, regarding the fate of illegal aliens who were brought to the United States as children.

Ways and Means Chair: Senate Immigration Bill Unconstitutional, Can’t be Considered in House

Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

Rep. Dave Camp
Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said the Senate’s comprehensive amnesty bill (S. 744) is unconstitutional because only bills originating in the House can raise revenues. The Senate has not officially transmitted S.

Poll: Support Has Fallen For Senate Immigration Bill, 39% Support Plan That Only Cuts Illegal Immigration by 50%

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

A recent Rasmussen poll finds that support for the Senate immigration bill has dropped. Only 50% of likely voters now favor a plan to give legal status to illegal aliens, even if the border is secured to prevent future immigration. This figure is down from 60% less than three weeks ago.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman says 'path to citizenship' unlikely to pass in the House

Monday, July 1, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT

Rep. Bob Goodlatte
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) was on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday and said that he doesn't think a bill that provides a special path to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal aliens is likely to pass in the House. Rep.

13 Broken Promises by Rubio about open process on his amnesty bill

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 10:37 AM EDT

Sen. Marco Rubio
The Senate only had 10 roll call votes on amendments (three were to table amendments) after voting to bring the Gang of Eight's amnesty bill, S.744 to the floor for debate and before voting for final passage. This is quite contrary to the open process promised by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

In the News

L.A. County officials worried about costs of immigration overhaul

In the News - Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Few regions will absorb the impact of future immigration reforms more than Los Angeles County, home to an estimated 1.1 million people in the country illegally, one-tenth of the nation's total.

As the Senate Judiciary Committee began debating the bipartisan immigration bill last week, county officials voiced concerns that local taxpayers will be "left holding the bag" to pay for the brunt of healthcare and other services for multitudes of immigrants who apply for citizenship.

By Richard Simon -- Los Angeles Times

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/may/11/local/la-me-county-immigration-20130512

Immigration Reform Issue: The Effect on the Budget

In the News - Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It’s hard to say with precision what impact offering citizenship would have on the budget, but the chances are good that it would cost the government money. Half to three-quarters of illegal immigrants pay taxes, according to studies reviewed in a 2007 report by the Congressional Budget Office. And they are relatively inexpensive, compared with Americans of similar incomes. Their children can attend public schools at government expense — putting a burden on state and local budgets. But they are barred from receiving federal benefits like the earned-income tax credit, food stamps and Medicaid. Only their American-born children can get those.

By Eduardo Porter - New York Times

It’s hard to say with precision what impact offering citizenship would have on the budget, but the chances are good that it would cost the government money. Half to three-quarters of illegal immigrants pay taxes, according to studies reviewed in a 2007 report by the Congressional Budget Office. And they are relatively inexpensive, compared with Americans of similar incomes. Their children can attend public schools at government expense — putting a burden on state and local budgets. But they are barred from receiving federal benefits like the earned-income tax credit, food stamps and Medicaid. Only their American-born children can get those. Government revenue might not change much with legalization. Most illegal immigrants who don’t pay taxes probably work in the cash economy — as nannies or gardeners — where tax compliance among citizens is low. Costs, of course, would increase. Once they became citizens, immigrants would be entitled to the same array of government benefits as other Americans. For Social Security and Medicare alone, offering citizenship to illegal immigrants would mean losing a subsidy worth several billion dollars a year in payroll taxes from immigrants who can’t collect benefits in old age.

By Eduardo Porter - New York Times

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Chamber's Donohue Pushes for Immigration and Entitlement Reform

In the News - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Immigration reform also took a prominent place in Donohue's remarks, with the Chamber president emphasizing the need for skilled workers to help stave off outsourcing. He advocated guest visas for lower-skilled workers and expanding the caps on high-skilled visas, as well as helping foreigners who earn advanced degrees in the U.S. to stay.

"Even with high unemployment, we have millions of job openings that go unfilled," he said. "Either the workers come here to fill those jobs or the companies take all of their jobs somewhere else."

President Obama has spoken of immigration reform as one of his priorities for his second term. Donohue said that he has spoken with senators, as well as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, about the potential for overhauling the nation's immigration laws.

By DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN -- US News

Immigration reform also took a prominent place in Donohue's remarks, with the Chamber president emphasizing the need for skilled workers to help stave off outsourcing. He advocated guest visas for lower-skilled workers and expanding the caps on high-skilled visas, as well as helping foreigners who earn advanced degrees in the U.S. to stay.

"Even with high unemployment, we have millions of job openings that go unfilled," he said. "Either the workers come here to fill those jobs or the companies take all of their jobs somewhere else."

President Obama has spoken of immigration reform as one of his priorities for his second term. Donohue said that he has spoken with senators, as well as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, about the potential for overhauling the nation's immigration laws.

"I have an optimistic feeling about this," said Donohue, pointing to bipartisan support for reform. But he acknowledged that support for immigration reform is not unanimous.

By DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN -- US News

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Deferred action applications continue at slower pace

In the News - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What some initially perceived as an election-related drop in applications for deferred action - a federal program offering temporary legal status to young undocumented immigrants - has continued into December. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is reporting that the daily pace of incoming applications for the program continues to slow.

The agency's latest numbers show that while applications peaked at 5,715 a day in September, they averaged 3,988 a day through the entire month of November. Through Dec. 13, incoming applications have been averaging 2,720 a day.

By Leslie Berestein Rojas - Southern California Public Radio

http://www.scpr.org/blogs/multiamerican/2012/12/14/11564/deferred-action-applications-continue-slower-pace/

Lee rules out ‘amnesty’ as he works on immigration-reform team

In the News - Friday, December 14, 2012

Sen. Mike Lee opposed amnesty for illegal immigrants in his 2010 campaign and he continues to fight it now, which makes his inclusion in a bipartisan group working on comprehensive reform all the more surprising.

The Utahn is one of four Republicans holding private talks with four Democrats in hopes of overhauling the nation’s immigration laws by the end of 2013.

By Matt Canham -- The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55453081-90/lee-immigration-immigrants-illegal.html.csp?page=1

New 'Gang of Eight' on immigration

In the News - Friday, December 14, 2012

Make way for a new Gang of Eight. An octet of senators has begun to meet to discuss immigration reform, multiple sources told POLITICO. It’s a possible sign of progress on what’s expected to be a top legislative priority on Capitol Hill next year.

By Seung Min Kim -- Politico

http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/new-gang-of-eight-on-immigration-84772.html

Syrians in the U.S. Are Given Protected Immigration Status

In the News - Monday, March 26, 2012

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday granted temporary immigration status to Syrians in the United States, sparing them from having to return home, in a new sign that Washington believes security conditions in Syria are going from bad to worse.

By Julia Preston- The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/us/syrians-in-the-us-are-given-protected-immigration-status.html?_r=2&ref=immigrationandemigration

Admin. extends Salvadoran deportation freeze

In the News - Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Obama administration has extended temporary protected status to El Salvadoran nationals through late 2013, shielding them from deportation and forcible return to their home country.

By Byron Tau and Joshua Gerstein, Politico, January 10, 2012

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/01/admin-extends-salvadoran-deportation-freeze-110304.html

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet introduces bill to give skilled immigrant students a pathway to legal status

In the News - Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Undocumented students who graduate high school and enroll in college in a science, technology or math program would be eligible for temporary student visas in an immigration overhaul bill introduced today by Sen. Michael Bennet.

Bennet, a Democrat and former Denver schools chief, said his proposed bill would also make it easier for students who graduate with advanced degrees in science or math to stay and work in the United States — particularly if there is a need for them.

By Allison Sherry -- The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_19537105

No, Obama can’t grant ‘amnesty’ by pardoning illegal immigrants

In the News - Tuesday, December 6, 2011

In reality, the president does not possess this authority, as unauthorized presence in the U.S. is a civil violation, not a criminal one. Presidential pardon power only applies to federal crimes, described as “offenses against the United States” in the Constitution. As such, “a pardon can’t make someone a citizen or lawful resident,” explains John Harrison, a law professor at the University of Virginia. “Deportation is not a criminal proceeding, it’s a civil process that removes from the country someone who is not entitled to be here.”

By Suzy Khimm -- Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/no-obama-cant-grant-amnesty-by-pardoning-illegal-immigrants/2011/12/06/gIQA5S53ZO_blog.html

Polls

Evangelical Christians Believe Immigration Laws Should Protect America's Vulnerable

Polls - Monday, February 24, 2014

78% of evangelical Christians believe that the Old Testament verses in which "God commands the ancient Israelites to love the stranger as themselves" means the U.S. government should offer humane treatment while fairly applying the law.

Evangelical VotersNational Poll of evangelical voters' biblical views on immigration policy by dmarshNumbersusa

78% of evangelical Christians believe that the Old Testament verses in which "God commands the ancient Israelites to love the stranger as themselves" means the U.S. government should offer humane treatment while fairly applying the law.

Evangelical VotersNational Poll of evangelical voters' biblical views on immigration policy by dmarshNumbersusa

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Strong Support Among GOP Evangelicals for 'Controlled Immigration'

Polls - Wednesday, September 25, 2013

63% of GOP Evangelical likely voters strongly oppose a bill that would grant work permits and legalization to illegal aliens. 65% of GOP Evangelicals feel little to no moral responsibility to help illegal aliens who are living in the United States. See the poll's full results here.

63% of GOP Evangelical likely voters strongly oppose a bill that would grant work permits and legalization to illegal aliens. 65% of GOP Evangelicals feel little to no moral responsibility to help illegal aliens who are living in the United States. See the poll's full results here.

Strong Support Among GOP Evangelicals for Controlled Immigration by NumbersUSA

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Language Matters: GOP Strongly Supports 'Controlled Immigration'

Polls - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A survey of 1,000 likely Republican voters found concern for the direction of immigration policy with 74% favoring an approach that favors Immigration Security and Enforcement ahead of other concerns. 57% also support reducing current legal immigration levels by at least 25%. View the full poll results here.

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Catholic opinions on the Morality of Immigration Reform

Polls - Friday, September 13, 2013

Catholic voters were three times more likely to say the government has "a lot" of moral responsibility to protect American workers from competition with immigrant workers than to say it has "a lot" of moral responsibility to protect illegal immigrants from being separated from their families by deportation. View the full poll details here.

Catholic voters were three times more likely to say the government has "a lot" of moral responsibility to protect American workers from competition with immigrant workers than to say it has "a lot" of moral responsibility to protect illegal immigrants from being separated from their families by deportation. View the full poll details here.

Catholic Opinions on the Morality of Immigration Reform by NumbersUSA

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Texas Poll August 2013

Polls - Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Americans Prefer Fewer Guest Workers

Prefer Lower Numbers Protect Jobs and Wages - Monday, July 22, 2013

According to a poll conducted by the National Journal, the majority of Americans prefer fewer high-tech and construction guest workers. The poll found that 65% of Republicans, 53% of Democrats, and 53% of Independents want fewer high-tech guest workers. It also found that 71% of Republicans, 60% of Democrats, and 58% of Independents want fewer construction guest workers.

National Journal

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congressional-connection/infographics/unwanted-guest-workers-20130620

64% of Likely Voters support Border Control Before Amnesty

Oppose Amnesty - Friday, March 22, 2013

64% of Likely U.S. voters say they support securing the border before dealing with the 11-19 million illegal aliens currently living in the United States. Only 26% support an amnesty with a promise to secure the border later.

Rasmussen Reports

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/questions/pt_survey_questions/march_2013/questions_securing_the_border_march_20_21_2013

69% of Registered Voters Support Border Security Before Amnesty

Oppose Amnesty - Monday, March 4, 2013

69% of registered voters support securing the border before dealing with other issues within our immigration system, inlcuding 81 percent of Republicans, 62% of Democrats, and 60% of independents. Only 25 percent support securing the border while dealing with the 11-19 million illegal aliens at the same time.

Fox News Poll

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/04/fox-news-poll-most-support-strengthening-borders-before-other-immigration/print#ixzz2Mccd3UDK

53% of Americans favor enforcement over legalization

Oppose Amnesty - Thursday, February 21, 2013

30% of respondents think that most illegal aliens should be deported with some exceptions. Another 23% think that all illegal aliens should be deported. Only 36% think most or all illegal aliens should be allowed to stay in the United States.

Reuters/Ipsos

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/21/us-usa-immigration-idUSBRE91K01A20130221

Americans Prefer Illegal Immigrants Head Home

Oppose Amnesty - Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Of likely voters, 52 percent responded that they preferred to see illegal immigrants in the United States go back to their home countries, compared to just 33 percent who would like them to be given legal status.

Pulse Opinion Research

http://cis.org/americans-prefer-illegal-immigrants-head-home-results-of-national-survey

Quotes

Sen. LeMeiux (R-Fla.) - Secure the Borders

Quotes - Wednesday, September 9, 2009

LeMieux appears likely to steer clear of Martinez's controversial attempts to overhaul immigration law, which would include a path to citizenship for the undocumented. "We need to secure our borders," LeMieux said. "After we do that, we can figure what happens to people already here."

By William E. Gibson -- Sun (Ft. Lauderdale) Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/orl-lemieux-senate-090909,0,4035843.story

Sen. Bennet (D-Colo.) -- Favors Amnesty

Quotes - Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sen. Michael Bennet, potentially wading into a heated political debate a year before he runs for his first election, said Saturday he supports a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally.

Speaking at a news conference of four Colorado congressional Democrats touting efforts during Barack Obama's first 100 days in office and the new Congress, Bennet said a path to citizenship along with increased border enforcement should be part of comprehensive immigration reform.

'The current status quo is clearly unacceptable on so many levels,' Bennet said.

He said the path to citizenship should come with requirements, including completing education, learning English and holding a job….

…'Not withstanding all the demagoguery on the issue, this country needs to have comprehensive immigration reform,' Bennet said. 'The question is the timing, and that I can't answer today.' …

By P. Solomon Banda -- The Associated Press

http://www.gazette.com/articles/path_52456___article.html/bennet_supports.html

Sen. McCaskill (D-Mo.) -- Supports Dream

Quotes - Tuesday, April 7, 2009

…McCaskill, in turn, reaffirmed her longstanding argument that the best way to battle illegal immigration is to enforce stiff penalties on employers who knowingly hired illegals and, for example, "put 14 in a hotel room ...and pay them $200 in cash on Fridays" to work as roofing or lawn crews.

Such jobs are the real enticement for illegal immigrants and their disappearance is the best was to discourage it, the senator said.

However, McCaskill emphasized that she also had sympathy for some teenagers who had been brought to the United States as infants or toddlers by their illegal-immigrant parents. The teens (some who were unaware of their illegal status) now face deportation, because their status became known when they applied for college or the military.

By Jo Mannies -- St. Louis Beacon

…McCaskill, in turn, reaffirmed her longstanding argument that the best way to battle illegal immigration is to enforce stiff penalties on employers who knowingly hired illegals and, for example, "put 14 in a hotel room ...and pay them $200 in cash on Fridays" to work as roofing or lawn crews.

Such jobs are the real enticement for illegal immigrants and their disappearance is the best was to discourage it, the senator said.

However, McCaskill emphasized that she also had sympathy for some teenagers who had been brought to the United States as infants or toddlers by their illegal-immigrant parents. The teens (some who were unaware of their illegal status) now face deportation, because their status became known when they applied for college or the military.

"We have a heart-breaking example of young woman in mid-Missouri. Who's valedictorian of her class,'' McCaskill said. "Huge community leader in her church. Now having trouble staying the country because her parents didn't follow the rules.'' …

…"The DREAM Act is hard,'' McCaskill said. But she then added, "I will probably vote for the DREAM act. I didn't vote for it last time."

The difference with the new version is that it's tightly tailored to address only a limited number cases of illegal-immigrant teens who have been longtime U.S. residents and could be productive adult citizens, McCaskill said…

By Jo Mannies -- St. Louis Beacon

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Sen. Kyl (R-Ariz.) -- Secure the Borders, Limit Chain Migration

Quotes - Saturday, December 20, 2008

Kyl isn't saying no to immigration reform out of hand, but he supports a position first articulated by McCain during the campaign: that Congress must convince the American people that the borders are secure before pursuing other reforms that critics view as benefiting illegal immigrants…

He also credited Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Kennedy for their willingness to make concessions, particularly on restricting family "chain migration," upon which Kyl says few other countries base their immigration systems. With chain migration, immigrants can facilitate visas for relatives.

Kennedy's conciliatory attitude prompted Kyl to make concessions, too. He agreed to a proposed pathway to citizenship for many who are now in the country illegally. Kyl prefers a system based on the U.S. marketplace's need for temporary workers and had opposed such a pathway in 2006.

By Dan Nowicki -- Arizona Republic

Kyl isn't saying no to immigration reform out of hand, but he supports a position first articulated by McCain during the campaign: that Congress must convince the American people that the borders are secure before pursuing other reforms that critics view as benefiting illegal immigrants…

He also credited Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Kennedy for their willingness to make concessions, particularly on restricting family "chain migration," upon which Kyl says few other countries base their immigration systems. With chain migration, immigrants can facilitate visas for relatives.

Kennedy's conciliatory attitude prompted Kyl to make concessions, too. He agreed to a proposed pathway to citizenship for many who are now in the country illegally. Kyl prefers a system based on the U.S. marketplace's need for temporary workers and had opposed such a pathway in 2006.

"I doubt that the public thinks we're there yet, and I'm not sure that the same basic trade-offs will be agreed to again," Kyl said. "I don't know whether the Obama administration would be willing to consider the same changes, but they were critical to my support for the ultimate bill. And if they alter the agreement significantly, and I suspect they will do so, then the equation for trade-offs becomes totally different."

By Dan Nowicki -- Arizona Republic

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Sen. Wicker (R-Miss.) -- Increase Border Control, Expand E-Verify

Quotes - Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wicker said he has supported legislation to increase military presence on the country's border with Mexico and a more stringent employment verification system.

"We need to make sure the E-Verify system is as accurate and instantaneous as it can be," he said. "I know there are people who think it's inaccurate, (but) it seemed to be a system on the right track to me."

In a wide-ranging interview, Wicker said he disagrees that babies born in the United States to parents who are in the country illegally should automatically become American citizens.

"I personally don't think that, and that alone, should confer citizenship on someone," Wicker said. "It would take a statute to be passed to say that interpretation of the 14th Amendment is incorrect. I would vote for such a statute to say something more has to take place than for the child to be physically born of illegal immigrant parents for that child to be a citizen."…

By Terry L. Jones -- Hattiesburg American

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080827/NEWS01/808270381

Sen. Hutchison (R-Texas) -- Favors Guest-Worker Program

Quotes - Monday, September 17, 2007

Hutchison made clear the GOP plan, shaping up as the rival to Feinstein's AgJobs bill, would not offer citizenship to the temporary workers.

"The problem we had in the last bill was the controversy over amnesty," Hutchison said when asked how her legislation could avoid the fate of the proposed comprehensive immigration fix.

Sessions, who called AgJobs a "massive amnesty," is pressing for a program that would allow foreign workers to stay in the U.S. for as long as 10 months and then return home before applying to re-enter for another temporary work cycle...

…Hutchison is making no promises. "I don't know if we are going to be successful," she said. But, she added, "Let's try taking it in smaller pieces and do what, really, Congresses in the past should have done."

Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5139911.html

Sen. Dorgan (D-N.D.) -- Secure Boders

Quotes - Friday, June 29, 2007

this issue will come back. I think the first thing’s first: to provide demonstrated border security and border enforcement. At that point the American people will feel that we’re doing the first thing we need to do.

The Hill

http://blog.thehill.com/2007/06/29/the-immigration-debate-is-not-over-sen-byron-dorgan/