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    Disputed Call: Obama Tries to Shrug Off House Leader's Public Rebuke

    President Obama today sought to make light of a stinging public rebuke from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who took the president to task for disparaging GOP lawmakers while seeking to make a deal on immigration reform. Obama, the No. 2 House leader said yesterday after a phone conversation with the … More

    Report: U.S. Releases 1 in 3 Illegal Immigrants Convicted of Crimes

    Federal immigration officials last year charged only one of every four “deportable” illegal immigrants and released more than a third of those convicted of crimes, according to a new report based on data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) itself. ICE agents last year “charged only 195,000 or 25 percent, … More

    Sen. Jeff Sessions Rips ‘Weakening’ Enforcement of Immigration Laws, Warns of ‘Open Invitation’ to Violators

    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R–Ala.) slams the Obama administration’s loosening of already lax enforcement of immigration laws in a report revealing that almost no illegal immigrant faced deportation last year in the absence of a criminal record. In fact,  “99.92 percent of illegal immigrants and visa overstays without serious crime convictions … More

    President Obama Considers Wholesale Rejection of Immigration Enforcement Laws

    In a move that sadly is not surprising, President Obama has ordered a review of immigration enforcement policies to see if they can be done “more humanely within the confines of the law.” Not enforcing existing immigration laws would only encourage additional illegal immigration. This decision comes in the wake … More

    Chile Gets the Visa Waiver Program, but What About Poland?

    On February 28, the Obama Administration announced the designation of Chile as the 38th country to be admitted into the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP). That’s great as far as it goes. The VWP allows foreign nationals to travel to the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa … More

    Lamar Smith to DHS Chief: Obama ‘Inflates’ Deportation Numbers (VIDEO)

    A Texas congressman sharply disputed claims of record deportations of illegal immigrants on President Obama’s watch when the new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Jeh Johnson, appeared for a House hearing. The administration is “inflating” deportation statistics, so they are “inaccurate,” Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) told Johnson … More

    VIDEO: Boehner Shouldn't Trust Obama on Immigration Reform, Heritage's Morgan Says

    Immigration reform was expected to be among the topics of today’s meeting between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner at the White House. But the Ohio Republican should be wary of Obama’s intentions—and desire to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants—given his selective enforcement of federal laws, The … More

    Wood on Dobbs: Little Guy Loses When Big Business Gets 'Cozy' with Government (VIDEO)

    Big business players such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are “getting very close and cozy with big government,” The Foundry’s Genevieve Wood said last night in an interview with Lou Dobbs of Fox Business News. The loser, she said, is “the little guy.” “You’ve got more big government and … More

    5 More Tough Questions on Immigration Reform for Heritage's Derrick Morgan (VIDEO)

    The national census should be used to determine that America’s borders are secure before policymakers decide how to address those who are here illegally, a top Heritage Foundation policy expert suggests in an on-camera interview with The Foundry about key aspects of immigration reform. “We want to see people come … More

    Tough Questions on Immigration Reform for Heritage's Derrick Morgan

    Until President Obama carries out his responsibility to enforce existing immigration laws, conservatives in the House have no reason to trust him with any changes, a top Heritage Foundation policy expert says in an on-camera interview with The Foundry about amnesty for illegal immigrants. “The Constitution invests him with the … More