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Nov 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

AUSTIN — A conservative student group at the University of Texas is organizing a controversial event this week in which students will be rewarded with $25 gift cards to “catch” volunteers posing as illegal immigrants. The UT chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas, which caused a stir in September by holding an affirmative action bake ...

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Nov 18, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG WASHINGTON - Starting next year, people living in the nation's capital who don't have legal permission to reside in the United States will be able to get driver's licenses. Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill on Monday that would allow the District of Columbia's Department of Motor Vehicles to ...

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Nov 17, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Talking Points Memo: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on Friday blamed Obamacare and its rollout problems for GOP leaders' decision not to bring up immigration reform in 2013. The No. 2 GOP congressman evoked the health care law in response to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer's (D-MD) insistence that he bring the Senate-passed ...

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Nov 17, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted From NewJersey.com: After a decade-long effort by advocates, a bill that would charge in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who grew up in New Jersey appears well on its way to landing on the governor’s desk. The state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today voted eight to three with one abstention to approve the measure (S2479), ...

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Nov 15, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: Rep. Jared Polis said Friday the key problem with health care right now is that illegal immigrants aren’t included in Obamacare, and said part of the solution is to pass a bill granting them citizenship rights. The House is debating a GOP-written bill that would allow Americans to keep their health plans ...

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Nov 14, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the biggest U.S. business group, a traditional ally of Republicans, said on Thursday that he remains confident that the top Republican in Congress will push to enact comprehensive immigration reform. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said he is not worried about House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's ...

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Nov 13, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Nov 13, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: Speaker John A. Boehner said Wednesday that House Republicans will not enter into negotiations with the Senate on that chamber’s massive immigration bill, effectively killing chances this year for a broad bill that would legalize illegal immigrants and rewrite the legal immigration system. Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said the House will operate ...

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Nov 12, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HILL: This article is the first of a two-part series on immigration. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez’s phone was ringing. It was President Obama’s chief of staff. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) was part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the middle of May that was on the cusp of a breakthrough agreement on immigration reform. Denis McDonough told ...

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Nov 10, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

Excerpted from the Los Angeles Times: California voters are generally welcoming toward immigrants who are in the country illegally, but a wide gap exists between whites and Latinos on some new laws hailed by Gov. Jerry Brown when he signed them last month, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. The groups differ most on ...

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Nov 8, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BIG GOVERNMENT: Three people in Virginia, including a DMV employee, pleaded guilty this week to conspiring to get state IDs or driver's licenses for at least 300 illegal immigrants. Noemi Barboza pleaded guilty on Thursday to "a bribery conspiracy charge, admitting that she often drove illegal immigrants to the Fairfax DMV location where ...

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Nov 8, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE COLLEGE FIX: The UC Berkeley student government has banned the term “illegal immigrant” from its discourse, deeming the phrase racist, offensive, unfair and derogatory. In an unanimous vote, student senators passed a resolution that stated the word “illegal” is “racially charged,” “dehumanizes” people, and contributes to “punitive and discriminatory actions aimed primarily at ...

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Nov 6, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS LATINO: U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, the vocal proponent in Congress for a change in policy that would give undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors a chance to legalize their status, has cut off ties with two groups that have coordinated provocative protests in recent months. Gutierrez, a ...

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Nov 4, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Big Government: Fast food chains and other big restaurant lobbyists are turning their attention to efforts to try to grant amnesty to the 11 million illegal aliens in the country, Breitbart News has learned. In a public statement released post-government shutdown on Oct. 23, the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) wrote that it thinks ...

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Nov 1, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NBC Latino: Latino groups are intensifying get-out-the-vote efforts in the Virginia governor’s race against a national backdrop of a congressional struggle over immigration reform. The groups said Thursday immigration reform is a critical issue on which candidates will be measured by Latino voters in the race. As the groups work to have a strong showing ...

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Oct 30, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved over 80 percent of young illegal immigrants who have applied for its Deferred Action program, an administrative version of the DREAM Act. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said they have granted legal status to 474,000 of the 580,000 illegal aliens who have ...

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Oct 29, 2013 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from Breitbart: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) gave the clearest indication that proponents of comprehensive immigration reform may make their final--and strongest--push to get legislation passed next year after House Republicans make it through their primaries. “I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an ...

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Oct 29, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

Excerpted from NY1: A rally to push immigration reform shut down traffic in Manhattan Tuesday and ended in the arrest of 10 protesters for disorderly conduct. The New York Immigration Coalition organized the event as a way to draw attention to legislation currently stalled in the House of Representatives. Several of the protesters demanded a reform ...

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Oct 29, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

Excerpted from Fox News Latino: The easing by the Cuban government of restrictions on traveling abroad has led to a rise in the number of Cubans who try to enter the United States through the Mexican border, the Miami Herald reports. Undocumented Cubans stopped at the U.S.-Mexican border totaled 2,300 from January through August, more than ...

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Oct 29, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Briefing Room: Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) on Tuesday became the second House Republican to endorse immigration reform legislation from Democrats. "It's important to keep the conversation going in trying to fix the broken immigration system. I favor any approach that will help us move the negotiations forward,” the congresswoman said in a statement ...

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Oct 28, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Briefing Room: Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) will meet with President Obama at the White House on Tuesday to discuss immigration reform. Diaz-Balart is a key House Republican on the issue, and earlier this year had been working with lawmakers from both parties on a comprehensive House bill. The bipartisan group has disbanded, but Diaz Balart ...

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Oct 28, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: Calling it a “pivotal moment,” a band of Latino donors has launched a $20 million campaign to unseat those in the House who stand against President Obama’s immigration proposals and oppose Democratic Party reform bills. The Latino Victory Project is a new political committee — akin to the Gay & Lesbian Victory ...

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Oct 28, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Weekly Standard: Beginning with a speech last Thursday, President Obama is seeking to rejuvenate his administration's push to alter immigration laws and perhaps draw some attention away from the Obamacare launch debacle that has been dominating the headlines for much of October. The day following that speech, a new topic appeared on the ...

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Oct 26, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

PEORIA, Ariz.-- Immigration activists are spending 24 hours outside the front gates of Arizona Congressman Trent Franks’ home. A couple dozen showed up Friday night, and say they’ll stay through the night and day Saturday, holding continuous prayer vigils. The group is hoping to appeal to Franks’ deep religious convictions. They say they want to make the ...

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Oct 26, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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