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  • Roundup of Arkansas editorials

    Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers:


  • A Mexican marine patrols near the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, on March 18, 2009. The administration of President Obama is preparing to send federal agents to the U.S.-Mexico border as reinforcements in the fight against Mexican drug cartels. The Obama administration is preparing to send federal agents to the US-Mexico border as reinforcements in the fight against Mexican drug cartels. (Associated Press)

    Mexican drug cartels exploit asylum system by claiming 'credible fear'

    The House Judiciary Committee has begun looking at reports that Mexican drug cartel members are abusing the U.S. asylum system to bypass regular immigration checks and get into the country, where some are setting up smuggling operations and others engage in the same violent feuds that caused them to flee Mexico in the first place.


  • **FILE** Libyan militias from towns throughout the country's west parade through Tripoli, Libya, on Feb. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Despite Benghazi, Libyans may train with U.S. military

    The Obama administration has drawn up draft rules that would end a decadeslong ban on Libyans getting military training in the U.S., according to documents obtained by House Republicans who said Thursday that it's the wrong move after last year's Benghazi attack.


  • EDITORIAL: No penalty on convenience

    Hard work and innovation have always been the key to success in America. Entrepreneurs stay up all night working on their better mousetraps, looking to get the edge over the competition. The government stays up all night, too, always on the scout for ways to get a bigger piece of the pie it had nothing to do with baking.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. (Associated Press)

    House Judiciary Committee chair skeptical of Syria strike

    The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said he is skeptical of using force against Syria, but said he is withholding judgment until President Obama makes his case and he sees the final details of the congressional resolution that he will vote on.


  • Border Buster: Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, took his immigration reform message to the districts of two Virginia Republicans: Rep. Frank R. Wolf and Rep. Bob Goodlatte. (Associated Press)

    Immigration reformists gain American support, try to turn opponents

    Earlier this summer, there were predictions that the outcry from conservatives would sink the chances for immigration reform. Instead, advocates have out-organized opponents, rallying in cities across the country as they try to convince House Republicans that the politics of the issue have changed.


  • **FILE** President Obama answers questions during a conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on April 30, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Obama adds to list of illegal immigrants not to deport: Parents

    The Obama administration issued a policy late last week telling immigration agents to try not to arrest and deport illegal immigrant parents of minor children — a move that adds to the categories of people the administration is trying not to deport.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    STAVER: Achieving citizenship with respect for the law

    House Republicans deserve praise for agreeing that they must take action on immigration. Our system is broken and must be fixed.


  • Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Sen. Charles Schumer: Immigration bill to pass Senate by July Fourth

    A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration predicted on Sunday that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July Fourth while House Republicans cautioned that they would write their own version, one piece at a time.


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