248 results for tag: Immigration


Jenny Beth’s Journal: The real crisis at the border

Jenny Beth Martin spent the last few days at the southern border of Arizona and Texas seeing firsthand the real crisis Border Patrol agents and local sheriffs are facing. They won’t tell you that it’s a “humanitarian” crisis the way the liberal media would have you believe; it’s far worse than that. Agents and local sheriffs deal with illegal immigrant border crossing, human trafficking and drug trafficking, and it’s getting worse. The Hill has Jenny Beth’s commentary: The law enforcement authorities face different problems. In Arizona, they’re trying to stop drug traffickers who recruit teenage illegal immigrants to carry their ...

President Trump: ‘The United States will not be a refugee holding facility on my watch’

On Monday, President Trump made it very clear that the United States will not become a ‘migrant camp’ or a ‘refugee holding facility,’ despite congressional Democrats’ attempts to prevent enforcement of our immigration laws. The Democrats’ political games are preventing Republicans from passing legislation that not only provides safety for Americans, but would also put an end to family separation at the border. The Washington Examiner has the details: “The United States will not become a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility. Won't be," the president told White House aides at an event on space policy. "You look ...

Acting Director of ICE: ‘When you reward illegal behavior it encourages illegal immigration’

In an effort put the safety of the American people first, the Trump administration has tripled enforcement against employers who hire illegal immigrants. Another key player in enforcing immigration law has been acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan. The Daily Signal has Thomas Homan’s Commentary: “We’ve increased worksite enforcement by over 300 percent. We’re going to continue doing that,” Thomas Homan, who is retiring as chief of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington. “We’re not only going to continue conducting criminal investigations of ...

AG Sessions: “The asylum statute does not provide redress for all misfortune”

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved to further restrict U.S. acceptance of immigrants who continue to abuse the asylum system as a general-hardship statute. In 2016, the number of asylum claims jumped to 94,000 claims compared to 5,000 in 2009. NBC News has the details: "The asylum statute does not provide redress for all misfortune," Sessions wrote in a formal legal opinion, exercising his authority to overturn decisions by federal immigration judges. "The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes — such as domestic violence or gang violence — or that certain populations are more likely to be ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 6/11/18

CALENDAR: The calendar is the same as last week – the Senate returns on Monday, and the House returns on Tuesday. The Senate will likely finish its work on Thursday, because that’s still a full workweek in the Senate, and the House is scheduled to stay in session through Friday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, and took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed H.R. 8, the Water Resources Development Act. Then the House took up and passed a motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 3249, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Amnesty goes against the Rule of Law

This week, the House of Representatives met over an issue that has vexed Congress for too long: illegal immigration. For too long, Democrats and many Republicans have turned a blind eye to the fact that illegal immigrants broke the laws of our country to skip in line ahead of people who have enough respect for the United States to follow our immigration laws. Now, some Republicans are pushing again for amnesty – which undermines our system of laws. The Hill has Jenny Beth’s commentary: As House Republicans prepare to meet Thursday to discuss various options on immigration reform, they should remember one of the things that makes America such ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 6/4/18

CALENDAR: The Senate returns on Monday, and the House returns on Tuesday. The Senate will likely finish its work on Thursday, because that’s a full workweek in the Senate, and the House is scheduled to stay in session through Friday afternoon. TWO WEEKS AGO ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Monday, May 21, and took up and passed three bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, May 22, the House passed the Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act; S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right To Try Act; and S. 2155, the Economic ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 5/7/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate both return to work on Monday, and will likely both finish their work on Thursday. Because, you know, McConnell and Ryan. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return Monday, with first votes set for 6:30 PM. At that time, the House will attempt to take up seven bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House will attempt to take up another nine bills under Suspension of the Rules. Then they’ll take up a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval, S.J.Res. 57, to overturn the rule submitted by the Bureau of ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/30/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate are both in recess this week. Both House and Senate will return to work on Monday, May 7. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work on Tuesday and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, the House took up and passed both H.R. 3144, to provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power Plant System, and H.R. 5447, the Music Modernization Act. On Thursday and Friday, the House considered H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act. On Friday, the House passed the bill by a vote of 393-13. Later on Friday, the House considered H.Res. 856, a motion to establish a Select ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 4/23/18

CALENDAR: The House will return Tuesday, and stay in session through Friday. The Senate will return Monday, and stay in session through Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House came back to work last Monday, and voted to pass two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed H.R. 5192, the Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act, by a vote of 420-1. On Wednesday, the House passed a Rule for considering H.R. 5444, the Taxpayer First Act, and H.R. 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act. Then the House passed both bills – H.R. 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act, passed by a vote of 414-3, and then H.R. 5444, the ...