Negotiations are ongoing on the border bill, with immigration hawks attempting to tighten up the asylum language and get the DACA provision back to the Cruz version without what they consider the loopholes of the current version. Word is that …
Report: House Leadership Bill a ‘Trojan Horse’ for Unaccompanied Alien Children Seeking Residency
The Center for Immigration Studies has released an analysis of the House leadership’s border bill that says the bill’s border security provisions are actually a “Trojan Horse permitting unaccompanied minors to ask for adjustment of status to lawful …
House GOP Hunkers Down for Night of Negotiations
Representative Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) is already in a room with House colleagues such as Iowa representative Steve King and Idaho representative Raul Labrador, trying to hammer out a deal on the House border bill.
“We’re going to sit …
Watch Tucker Carlson and Kirsten Powers Go Mano-A-Mano Over Immigration, Jesus
Who[m] would Jesus deport? That was the question in a pulverizing pileup of powerhouse pundits Thursday as Fox News panjandrums Tucker Carlson and Kirsten Powers went toe-to-toe over the crisis of unaccompanied Central American minor illegal immigrants.
In a …
The House Leadership’s Border-Bill Woes
Why is the House Republican leadership having such trouble getting its stripped-down border-security spending bill through? Before today’s 3 p.m. emergency conference meeting with all House GOP members, the whip count showed the bill with 214 votes, including a few Democrats …
John Boehner Gives Up on Border Bill
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) pulled the House border package under pressure from Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and a core of conservatives who wanted language addressing President Obama’s imminent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and immnent executive …
Krauthammer’s Take: House Republican Inaction Is ‘Incomprehensible’
It’s “incomprehensible” that House Republicans can’t get their act together and pass an immigration bill, Charles Krauthammer said on Thursday’s Special Report.
What the Republicans should do is very simple, he said: “Anybody who enters illegally through …
Fear of Hispanic Voters Undermines GOP Opposition to Obama’s Orders
House Republicans who don’t want to vote for a border package that includes legislative language targeting President Obama’s executive orders were pretty candid about their reasons during a special conference meeting Thursday afternoon.
“I think there’s some …
Boehner May Blow Up Recess
House Republicans may force the House to stay in session until they get enough votes to pass the border package.
“We’ll stay until we vote,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) told reporters staking out …
House Border Bill’s Travails: Obama’s Executive Amnesty Begins to Shift Landscape
The agony of the House border bill seems to have two causes:
1) It has too many substantive weaknesses and loopholes for a bill that is supposed to buttress enforcement (Ryan wrote about the critical Numbers USA analysis here; Bill Kristol …
House Border Bill Might Still Pass
House Republicans have a special conference meeting at 3 p.m., as the leadership team is trying to rally votes for the Republican border crisis package after pulling the bill this afternoon.
“Members are advised that we have a Special GOP …
House Dem: We Can Do Without Supplemental Funding
Representative Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.,) believes that President Obama’s administration doesn’t need the supplemental funding badly enough to make it worth passing a bill that included changing the 2008 human trafficking law.
“You will send a lot of kids back …