238 results for tag: Immigration


Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/16/18

CALENDAR: Both the House and the Senate will return Monday and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Tuesday, and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House passed two bills – H.R. 4061, the Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act, by a vote of 297-121; and H.R. 4293, the Stress Test Improvement Act, by a vote of 245-174. On Thursday, the House took up H.J.Res. 2, proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It failed, by a vote of 233-184 – remember, constitutional amendments require a two-thirds ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund: President Trump Doing His Job on Border Security, Time for Congress to Act

Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement, reacting to the White House announcement that President Trump has ordered National Guard troops to the southern border. “President Trump is doing exactly what a president should do by sending our troops to the southern border as a caravan of many thousands of potential illegal immigrants approaches our country. As the pictures and video stream in they only crystallize the need for Congress to deliver what the President was elected on: a border wall, an end to DACA, an end to chain migration, defunding of sanctuary cities and an end to the ...

Liz Peek: Why should non-citizens, who can’t vote, be given representation in Congress?

Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced its decision to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census leaving many liberals outraged. The census provides data that determines how billions of dollars in federal program funds are distributed and, most importantly, determines how many House seats each state has. Liz Peek has the commentary on Fox News: State leaders are increasingly choosing to allow a large portion of their populations to be people who have entered the country illegally. California, most conspicuously, has made that choice, granting sanctuary to illegal residents and granting such people numerous benefits and ...

California county joins Trump administration in fight against sanctuary state

California’s Orange County joins the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the state’s laws protecting illegal immigrants and interfering with federal authorities’ ability to do their jobs. The county now joins the 18 states and governors in the coalition to stop California laws that violate federal immigration law and put California citizens at risk.   The Hill has the story: The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Sacramento earlier this month, seeks to nullify three state laws signed in the past year that put the detention of federal immigration criminals into state hands and prevent private businesses and local police ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 3/12/18

CALENDAR: The House will return on Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. The Senate will come back on Monday, and will stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Monday and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 4607, the Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act, by a vote of 264-143. On Wednesday, the House passed a Rule governing floor consideration of two bills. On Thursday, the House took up and passed one of those bills, H.R. 1917, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act, by a vote of 234-180. And then they ...

DOJ punishes California for interfering with federal immigration enforcement

It’s about time! The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against sanctuary state California which has deliberately interfered with federal jurisdiction on immigration. The DOJ and the Trump Administration are trying to block three recently-passed state laws that only appear to protect illegal immigrants rather than law-abiding, taxpaying citizens who reside in the state. Fox News has the story: It marked the latest legal and political confrontation with the nation's most populous state, which the federal government says has repeatedly stood in the way of its plans to step up enforcement actions in the workplace and against criminal aliens. "...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 3/5/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return on Monday, and both will stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Monday, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed two bills – H.R. 4296, to place requirements on operational risk capital requirements for banking organizations established by an appropriate Federal banking agency, and H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act. Then the House broke for the week, so that the late Rev. Billy Graham could lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda. THIS ...

CA sanctuary city mayor prevents ICE agents from doing their jobs

Over the weekend, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf posted on Twitter a warning to illegal immigrants of large-scale, impending raids by immigration agents. Because of her decision to make a reckless statement, ICE agents were unable to do their jobs and arrest potentially dangerous criminals living in this country illegally. U.S.News has the details: "What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling 'police' when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community," Thomas Homan, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting chief, told "Fox and Friends." The mayor warned residents over the weekend of large-...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 2/26/18

CALENDAR: Both the House and the Senate will return from their Presidents’ Day recess today. The House will be in session through tomorrow, but the Senate will stay in session until Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return today, with the first vote set for 6:30 PM. At that time, the House will try to consider seven bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House will consider another bill under Suspension of the Rules, and then will consider two other bills – H.R. 4296, to place requirements on operational risk capital requirements ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 2/19/18

CALENDAR: Both the House and the Senate are out of session this week for the Presidents’ Day holiday. They’ll both return on Monday, February 26. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House passed a Rule governing consideration of several bills in the queue. Then the House passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. Then the House took up and passed H.R. 3978, the TRID Improvement Act, by a vote of 271-145. Next up was H.R. 3299, the Protecting Consumers Access to Credit Act, which passed by a vote of 245-171. On ...