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    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

    Issa Immigration Proposal Misses the Mark

    Representative Darrell Issa (R–CA) is reportedly preparing an immigration bill that he says is “halfway between full amnesty and simply rejecting people.” Although the bill text is not yet available, any approach that begins with amnesty will not solve our immigration challenges. As described in press reports, Issa’s proposal falls … More

    Immigration Reform: Empty Border Security Metrics Still Wrong

    With the end of the government shutdown last week, President Obama is trying to pivot back to immigration in the hopes of passing amnesty during this Congress. The Senate has already passed an incredibly flawed bill that makes lots of promises but ultimately guarantees nothing but amnesty. Now the House … More

    Senator Feinstein to Homeland Security: Stop Enforcing Immigration Law

    In a letter to Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Janet Napolitano, Senator Diane Feinstein (D–CA) has asked that DHS stop enforcing immigration law regarding farm workers: Immigration and Customs Enforcement has wisely used its prosecutorial discretion to defer removal of young people who arrived in the United … More

    5 Immigration Falsehoods from the White House

    Congress gets back to its regularly scheduled work on Monday—and there’s plenty of immigration propaganda greeting them. The falsehoods from the White House just keep on coming, and Catholic leaders have called for clergy to preach in support of the Senate-passed immigration overhaul this Sunday. On the White House blog, … More

    Obama Grants Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Without Congress

    Congress hasn’t passed immigration legislation, but that hasn’t stopped President Obama from issuing directives that grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Last week, the Obama Administration issued the latest in a line of policy directives granting amnesty by default. This latest directive instructs Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials not to … More

    Déjà Vu? How Senate Immigration Bill Is Obamacare All Over Again

    It has been said those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Will that be the case with the immigration debate playing out on Capitol Hill? Take Senator Chuck Schumer (D–NY): When people see what is in this bill and when people see what it does, … More

    DREAM Act Hearings: Five Questions for Congress

    The House of Representatives will hold a hearing tomorrow on the issue of granting legal status to around 2.8 million illegal immigrants within the U.S. who were brought here as children. The hearing, “Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children,” will take place … More

    Cantor: Immigration Legislation Isn’t Written Yet

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–VA) and Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R–VA) have not yet written bill text for their plan addressing children of illegal immigrants. Heritage’s David Addington, group vice president of research, wrote yesterday that Cantor and Goodlatte should reveal the text of their much-publicized plan “so … More

    Immigration: Study on Taxes Leaves Out Costs of Amnesty

    The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released a report today calculating “Undocumented Immigrants’ State and Local Tax Contributions.” It concludes that “the 11.2 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States are already paying a significant share of their income in state and local taxes, and that figure … More