Six in 10 Americans say they're dissatisfied with the level of immigration into the United States, as House Republicans think about joining the legal fight over President Obama's executive actions on the issue.
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By Phillip Swarts - The Washington Times
President Obama's nominee for attorney general argued Wednesday that she believes the president's executive actions on immigration are legal, rejecting the notion that they were an attempt to provide unilateral amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Published January 28, 2015
The White House has ordered federal authorities to inquire of any illegal immigrants they happen to come across during the course of duty: Do you know whether you qualify for any type of amnesty grant under President Obama's recent deportation order?
Speaker John A. Boehner told his House GOP colleagues Tuesday morning that a judge could be the only thing that can stop President Obama's deportation amnesties, in comments that signaled just how little power Republican leaders believe they have to push back against the White House's executive actions.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, said that while President Obama might preach bipartisanship, Mr. Obama eventually "finds a way not to come to a solution."
Rep. Steve King called on God Saturday to help the GOP nominate a 2016 presidential candidate that will "restore the soul" of the United States.
Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Saturday the next president must be committed to stopping flow of illegal immigrants coming into the country.
Republicans are about to face another immigration fight within their own ranks after conservatives rebelled this week against a border security bill, saying it's a fig leaf that doesn't tackle any of the issues surrounding President Obama's lax enforcement of immigration laws.
Mark Levin, conservative talk show host, said during a televised interview that Republicans won't stop amnesty or do away with Obamaacare, no matter how much they promise.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said the United States risks seeing its own "no go zones" — areas or regions where local authority is allegedly ceded to autonomous Muslim immigrants — if the U.S. is not serious about assimilation and integration of people coming to the country.
As GOP presidential hopefuls descend on Iowa this weekend, immigrant rights advocates have a warning for them: Stay away from Rep. Steve King if you want to have a chance at winning Hispanic votes.
Democrats anxious to see the White House's vision for immigration put into full play — especially President Obama's executive action to grant amnesty to tens of thousands — are calling out a Republican-led border security bill as a "wimpy" attempt to deal with a massive issue.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas got into a shootout with a suspected drug smuggler along the border with Mexico on Wednesday.
Rep. Steve King from Iowa went on a Twitter rant against President Obama and his wife, characterizing their reach-out to "a deportable" to attend the State of the Union as a travesty of justice.
President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday set a record for most veto threats as he promised to nix legislation to tweak Obamacare, change the Dodd-Frank Wall Street legislation, undo his deportation amnesty, and approve stronger sanctions to punish Iran for its nuclear program.
A bill introduced by D.C. lawmakers would grant some immigrants lacking U.S. citizenship the ability to vote in municipal elections.
Even as they fight President Obama over his amnesties, House Republicans are moving ahead with legislation to force the Homeland Security Department to secure the worst parts of the southern border within two years, and to have the entire 2,000-mile border under control within five years.
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Border Patrol agents' labor union announced their opposition Friday to the House GOP's new border security bill, calling it "window dressing" that doesn't add any new agents or updated their firepower to get the job done in sealing off the U.S.-Mexico border.
An overwhelming majority of Americans say they have deep worries that illegal immigration will erode the country's culture and economy, revealed a new poll.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday that there's a "general consensus" in his party that something big needs to happen on overhauling the country's immigration laws and that more specifics would be unveiled this week at House Republicans' annual retreat.
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 U.S. illegal immigrant population has begun to tick back up with the improving economy, rising to 11.7 million last year, according to the latest estimates Monday from the Pew Hispanic Center.
The news last week that federal authorities had to release 2,837 convicted sex offenders back onto the streets has renewed focus on a Supreme Court case that requires the government to release immigrants whose home countries won't take them back.
The union that represents the people who would have to decide who gets legalized under any new immigration law said in a letter Tuesday that the Obama administration is not ready to handle the influx of applications.
The American business community weighed in Tuesday on immigration, firing off a letter to House leaders urging them to find the political will to pass an immigration bill this year.