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Handful of House Republicans Unveil a New Amnesty Bill

On Tuesday, Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fla.) introduced a FAIR-opposed bill alongside six Republican colleagues that provides amnesty for millions of illegal aliens in exchange for a few border security and immigration enforcement reforms. . . .

DHS eyes more welfare for legal immigrants as Supreme Court hears challenge
Washington Times

The Biden administration has moved to make it more attractive for immigrants to sign up for welfare, laying down a marker just days before the Supreme Court is slated to take up the issue in a legal challenge seeking to restore stricter Trump-era rules. . . .

Report: Bipartisan Effort to Undercut American Workers Underway
the Western Journal

Last week, we lost the brilliant conservative satirist P.J. O’Rourke. It would impossible to catalogue all of the political truths the “Parliament of Whores” author was able to turn into epigrams, but I was reminded of one particular quote where he drove home the fact that comity among our two major parties isn’t a good thing in and of itself: . . .

Supreme Court to Hear Biden Administration’s Appeal Over ‘Remain in Mexico’
the Epoch Times
The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear the Biden administration’s appeal over a Trump-era immigration policy that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their case is heard, instead of being allowed to await their hearings in the United States. . . .
Victory! Companies Fail to Protect H1-B Fraud
Immigration Reform Law Institute

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, a Washington, D.C., federal district court rejected an attempt by H1-B staffing companies to rid themselves of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rule that makes it harder to commit visa fraud. . . .

Trendy Leftist Policies Cause Premature Death
Immigration Reform Law Institute

Many politicians today desperately want to hitch themselves to the “next big thing.” They seek to be at the forefront of whatever movement is currently fashionable within their party, and to be seen supporting it more zealously than their colleagues. . . .

Illegal Immigrant Encounters at US-Mexico Border in January Much Higher Than Previous Year
the Epoch Times

U.S. border agent encounters with illegal immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border soared in January when compared to the same month in 2021, newly released data show. . . .

Freshman Rep. Salazar (R-Fla. 27th) Introduces Yet Another Amnesty Bill in House

Freshman Republican Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar, representing Florida's 27th Congressional District (entirely within Miami-Dade County), has introduced another disastrous amnesty bill during the worst illegal immigration surge in the nation's history - all while the Federal Admin. continues to willfully ignore its enforcement obligations at the border and throughout the country's interior. . . .

Smuggler Sentenced to Prison for Ramming 4 Border Patrol Agents With Car
City News Service

SAN DIEGO—A man who injured several Border Patrolagents by ramming their vehicles on a state highway near Jamul while he was smuggling 10 migrants has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison, prosecutors said on Feb. 9. . . .

Human Trafficking Across U.S. Borders Results In Murders, Other Atrocities
the Tennessee Conservative

Investigations into human smuggling stemming from illegal immigration reveal that not everyone makes it safely to the U.S.

Open border policies that incentivize foreign cartels’ estimated $100 million in weekly human smuggling operations across the southern border are illegal and inhumane, attorneys general who’ve recently sued the Biden administration argue. . . .