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House Republican Doubles Down on Amnesty in Davos

Earlier this week, Rep. Maria Salazar (R-Fla.) joined the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, where she doubled down on her push for amnesty for illegal aliens. Specifically, she claimed, “[w]e need to also give dignity to those people who are in the country and those are the people that I represent. We’re talking about 13 to 15 million people — who are, most of them, Hispanics, I would say 85 percent who speak my language, look like me, and sound like me — who are contributing to the economy of this country and they live in the shadows. . . . Read more about House Republican Doubles Down on Amnesty in Davos

Rep. Chip Roy Introduces Bill to Block Illegal Immigration until Border is Secure

Texas Rep. Chip Roy has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would block illegal aliens from entering the United States until the border wall is under "operational control."

"'The Border Safety and Security Act' which was first introduced last year and would authorize the Homeland Security Secretary to suspend the entry of illegal immigrants into the United States, if he determines it 'necessary in order to achieve operational control' of the border," reports Fox News. 

Additionally, the legislation would mandate the suspension of entry of aliens if DHS cannot properly detain them or place them in effective programs like the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (Remain in Mexico). The bill currently has 49 co-sponsors in the House. . . . Read more about Rep. Chip Roy Introduces Bill to Block Illegal Immigration until Border is Secure

FAIR: Speaker McCarthy, We're Here to Help

(January 7, 2023, Washington, D.C.) — The following statement was issued by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in response to the election of Kevin McCarthy of California as the 53rd Speaker of the House:

"Over the past two years, we have all witnessed the devastating harm wrought by a rogue administration that is asserting near dictatorial powers in a relentless effort to keep our borders open. The American people are appalled by what is going on and want to see it ended.

"Now that the 118th Congress is officially underway with a new House majority, it is in large part because voters rejected the Biden administration's purposeful dismantling of our nation's borders, as well as former Speaker Pelosi's amnesty-first legislative agenda. Newly elected Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the entire Republican conference have a mandate to act decisively to restore control of our borders. . . .

Now in Charge, House Republicans Ante Up on Immigration with Two Bills; Action Expected Next Week

Although the leadership race has not been decided and committee membership is still in the works, House Republicans have already announced they will consider two immigration bills on the floor of the House next week.  The bills tackle two issues:  Title 42 expulsion authority and the law prohibiting illegal aliens from possessing firearms.The first bill, entitled the “Border Safety and Security Act of 2023,” is almost a carbon copy of a bill authored and introduced by Texas Congressman Chip Roy in May 2022.  It is a short, 3-page bill that essentially replicates the Title 42 authority to expel illegal aliens in Title 8, which houses the Immigration and Nationality Act.  Specifically, it grants the Secretary of Homeland Security the authority to expel aliens who do not have proper documents if the Secretary determines in his/her discretion that doing so “is necessary to achieve operational control over such border.” . . . Read more about Now in Charge, House Republicans Ante Up on Immigration with Two Bills; Action Expected Next Week

Mayorkas Turns a Blind Eye to the Bad Optics in El Paso

Migrants are entering El Paso, Texas, at a crushing rate of 2,500 a day, but Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas managed to miss them during his visit to the beleaguered border city this week. The surge of illegal aliens is spilling onto the streets of El Paso, taxing already strained social services. Frustrated city officials report that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is releasing migrants into the community en masse.But    Mayorkas didn’t witness any of this for himself. In a tightly choreographed stop on Tuesday, the secretary met with Border Patrol agents at headquarters but did not tour any CBP processing centers, and he skirted around streets and alleys where migrants are dumped. . . . Read more about Mayorkas Turns a Blind Eye to the Bad Optics in El Paso

See Oregon Senator Merkley's immigration score

Click on this link for Senator Mekley's grade from NumbersUSA. Spoiler alert--it couldn't be lower.

 

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Immigration Provisions in House GOP's "Commitment to America" Agenda

House Republican leadership has unveiled the party's new "Commitment to America" agenda to members of their caucus. The blueprint is a central group of policies party leadership hopes will help congressional Republicans communicate the GOP's vision effectively during and beyond the midterm elections. . . . Read more about Immigration Provisions in House GOP's "Commitment to America" Agenda

Texas Governor Invokes Invasion Clause to Push Back Migrants Crossing Border

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he is invoking the “Invasion Clauses of the U.S. and Texas Constitutions” to protect the state from the record-setting influx of migrants. Nearly two-thirds of all migrants illegally crossing the border enter through the five Texas-Based Border Patrol sectors.

Governor Abbott tweeted on Tuesday morning that he invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. and Texas Constitutions in order to protect citizens of the State of Texas from the continuing border crisis created by changes in border security and immigration policies under the Biden administration. . . . Read more about Texas Governor Invokes Invasion Clause to Push Back Migrants Crossing Border

D.C. Council Passes Alien Voting

The Washington, D.C. city council recently passed a bill granting foreign nationals, including illegal aliens, the right to vote in the District’s local elections.  The bill that passed by a vote of 12-1 on October 18 allows aliens who have been “residents” in D.C. for 30 days to vote in local elections. The bill has not yet been sent to Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and its fate remains uncertain.

The Washington, D.C. city council recently passed a bill granting foreign nationals, including illegal aliens, the right to vote in the District’s local elections.  The bill that passed by a vote of 12-1 on October 18 allows aliens who have been “residents” in D.C. for 30 days to vote in local elections. The bill has not yet been sent to Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and its fate remains uncertain. . . . Read more about D.C. Council Passes Alien Voting

In Milwaukee, Latinos fed up with crime weigh GOP appeal

In two decades of street outreach on Milwaukee’s south side, evangelical pastor Marty Calderon has offered Bible study, gang prevention, a safe place to stay for those battling addiction, and help getting jobs for those newly released from prison. In two decades of street outreach on Milwaukee’s south side, evangelical pastor Marty Calderon has offered Bible study, gang prevention, a safe place to stay for those battling addiction, and help getting jobs for those newly released from prison.But as he’s watched rising crime threaten those efforts to “clean up” his impoverished neighborhood, Calderon started bringing Republican politicians to his ministry, God Touch. . . . Read more about In Milwaukee, Latinos fed up with crime weigh GOP appeal

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