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    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

    Meet the Senator Who Has Most Vigorously Opposed Amnesty

    Last year, when the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill headed to the Senate floor, Jeff Sessions filed no less than 15 amendments. It was pretty clear the junior senator from Alabama was out to kill the bill. In person Sessions doesn’t look like the bill-slayer type. Polite and affable, he … More

    DHS Secretary: Breaking the Law Earns Illegal Immigrants “the Right to Be Citizens”

    Last Friday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson broke into the headlines with his claim that unlawful immigrants had “earned the right to be citizens.” That’s a disturbing comment from one of the nation’s chief law enforcement officers. Amnesty, whether it provides some form of legalization or full … More

    Illegal Border Crossings Increasing as Congress Considers Destructive Amnesty

    In case anyone needed more proof that amnesty only encourages more illegal immigration, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released its 2013 apprehension numbers that show that southern border apprehensions rose 16 percent last year. While this might seem like the DHS is doing a great job, it actually … More

    Temporary Worker Programs Should Not Be Disguise for Amnesty

    Various new outlets are reporting increasing interest from leaders in the House of Representatives in advancing some form of amnesty, whether through some form of DREAM act or through a not-so-temporary worker program. Indeed Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the important House Judiciary Committee, has recently begun seeking “legal … More

    After Budget Deal, Will John Boehner Turn to Immigration Reform?

    The House of Representatives wrapped up its work for the year without tackling the thorny issue of immigration reform, prompting both Republican and Democrat members of Congress to suggest it will be a priority in 2014. And that’s exactly why House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has vocally criticized conservative organizations in … More

    Beware of Happy Talk on Immigration

    Is immigration reform coming back from the dead? Over Thanksgiving, both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have indicated that the issue —which has meant amnesty, by any other name—is alive on Capitol Hill. Obama said last week that proponents of amnesty should be “thankful” for Boehner’s stated … More

    Evangelicals Examine Amnesty for “Strangers”

    Does Scripture teach faithful Christians to support amnesty for illegal immigrants as part of “comprehensive” immigration reform?  Clearly not, concluded a panel of evangelical thinkers and activists assembled at The Heritage Foundation, while noting that non-Christian groups bankrolled a campaign to pressure believers — members of Congress among them — … More

    A Way Forward on Immigration

    When President Obama invited Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, to visit the White House, he got an unexpected response. McCaul said no. “I saw it as a political trap,” McCaul told conservative radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham. Since Mr. Obama first entered the Oval … More

    U.S. Immigration Officers Give Frightening Warning

    Chris Crane, president of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council, which represents immigration enforcement officers, recently called on Congress to resist immigration reforms that harm his officers’ ability to do their jobs: ICE officers are being ordered by [Administration] political appointees to ignore the law. Violent criminal aliens are … More