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    Obstructionism in the Senate

    There has been quite a bit of talk these days about obstructionism, the filibuster, and one party obstructing the work of another party. The fact of the matter is that both sides in the United States Senate have engaged in a game of procedural chicken, with the American people on … More

    Morning Bell: A Leftist Wish List vs. National Security

    One of the foremost responsibilities of the federal government is to ensure the security of our nation. It is right there in the Preamble to the United States Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide … More

    No One Has Right to Violate U.S. Immigration Law

    President Obama has submitted his administration’s legal dispute with Arizona over immigration to the U.N.’s Human Rights Council. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called that move “downright offensive.” Her characterization is correct, albeit somewhat mild. It is highly offensive that the administration would submit a constitutional argument over federalism and federal … More

    Obama's Backdoor Amnesty Follows A Pattern of Disrespect for Our Laws

    President Barack Obama lets people break laws that he doesn’t like.  The latest example is his backdoor amnesty for thousands of illegal immigrants, as a still-fuzzy but insidious picture is emerging. Obama shows a pattern of refusing to enforce laws (or refusing to permit states like Arizona to enforce them).  … More

    Why is Obama Letting Non-Citizens Get Away with Voting?

    As Matt Mayer vividly describes in a new Heritage Web Memo, the Obama administration is implementing a de facto amnesty that will allow the vast majority of illegal aliens to remain in the United States without being disturbed by the Department of Homeland Security or any attempts to deport them. … More

    ICE Union Revolts Against Obama Sanctuary City Policies

    Recently the Obama Administration hired former Houston police chief Harold Hurtt to coordinate state and local activities for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As The Heritage Foundation pointed out at the time, Hurtt seemed like an odd choice to head up an important position with U.S. Immigration and Customs … More

    Amnesty ... It's Baaack!

    Amnesty is like Jason Voorhees. No matter how many times it seems to be dead, it keeps coming back, each one worse than the last. Washington seems to be following the same script when it comes to immigration. We tried an amnesty in 1986. It failed to stem the growing … More

    Morning Bell: Surviving the Obama Assault on the Rule of Law

    Hours after yesterday’s decision by President Bill Clinton judicial appointee Susan Bolton to preemptively stop enforcement of Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, Thomas A. Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), told The New York Times: “This is a warning to any other jurisdiction.” Just in … More

    As Predicted, Obama Weak on Immigration Enforcement

    As reported Friday in “Administration’s ‘Silent Raids’ Lead to Firings, Not Deportations,” and previously predicted on The Foundry, the Obama Administration’s year-old worksite audit policy is resulting in far fewer deportations of illegal immigrants, which means that those illegal immigrants are simply moving to different jobs elsewhere in America. With … More

    Obama’s Immigration Speech Showcases Plans for Amnesty

    Today, President Barack Obama gave a major speech on immigration reform at the American University in Washington, D.C. He emphasized that it was time for the United States to “squarely confront our challenges” when it comes to the country’s broken immigration system.  Indeed, fixing the immigration problem is appropriate because … More