253 results for tag: Immigration


The real border crisis the media won’t report

If you really want to know what’s going on at the border, the liberal media may not be the right place to look. Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin wrote a column a month ago about the real issues surrounding separated families at the border the mainstream media ignored. What the media fails to add in these stories – not to mention malicious attacks at President Trump for enforcing the law – is the alarming number of migrants who are not family units and the rising number of drug traffickers using migrant families to tie up border resources. Conservative Review has the details: Through the process of reporting back to ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 7/23/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate will both return on Monday, and will stay in session through Thursday. Then the House will begin its August Recess, and won’t return until Tuesday, September 4. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work last week on Monday, and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House passed three more bills under Suspension. On Wednesday, the House passed a Motion To Instruct Conferees on H.R. 2, the Farm Bill. Later Wednesday, the House passed H.Res. 990, supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: When it comes to immigration, Republicans need to keep their promises

This week, the House killed a so-called Republican compromise bill that would have provided the biggest amnesty ever for nearly 2.2 million illegal immigrants to become citizens in this country. The House majority voting down this bill is a victory for Tea Party Patriots but we shouldn’t get too excited as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republicans will likely consider another compromise bill. Before they do, Republican lawmakers really need to consider what’s at stake for them and for this country if they do pass an amnesty bill. The Hill has the commentary: I have been telling them that for years, based on my conversations with grassroots ...

TPPCF: Supreme Court ruling a ‘huge win for the nation, the President, and the Constitution’

Atlanta, Ga. – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund (TPPCF) Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling in Trump v. Hawaii. “This is a huge win for the nation, the President, and the Constitution. Protecting our nation is one of the President’s most important obligations and it was clear from the beginning that this travel ban was motivated by security concerns. We continue to stand with the President and applaud him for his ongoing efforts to keep America safe.”

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 6/25/18

CALENDAR: The House and Senate both return on Monday, and both will be done with their work on Thursday. Then they’ll both take next week off for the Fourth of July recess. The Senate will return on Monday, July 9, and the House will return on Tuesday, July 10. LAST TWO WEEKS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House returned to work on Tuesday, June 12, and took up and passed two bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Wednesday, June 13, the House passed another two bills under Suspension. On Thursday, June 14, the House took up and passed H.R. 5788, the Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act, and H.R. 5735, the THRIVE Act. On ...

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 ...