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    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

    Obama: ‘Immigration People’ Won’t Find Out About Illegal Relatives if You Enroll in Obamacare

    As part of his Obamacare enrollment pitch, President Obama assured a Hispanic audience that the immigration status of family members will not be flagged as part of the process. “If you have a family where some people are citizens or legally here, and others are not documented, the immigration people … 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

    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

    Immigration Reform: What "Step-by-Step" Should Mean

    Immigration reform may be on Congress’s agenda in 2014, and the latest hints have included some Members of Congress referring to a “step-by-step” approach. What they mean by that is crucial to whether such reforms could be a success. There are good reasons to reform the U.S. immigration system—and there … 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

    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

    Obama's Priorities vs. the Economy

    Now that the government is whirring again, President Obama has identified three priorities for the country. Here’s a quick look at how they stack up against your priorities. “There is a lot of work ahead of us, including our need to earn back the trust of the American people that … More

    Where the White House Is Wrong on Immigration Reform

    Could the Senate-passed bill on immigration reform decrease the deficit and pad your pocketbook, all while granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants? The answer is no, according to Heritage’s Derrick Morgan, vice president of Domestic and Economic Policy. “This is going to increase the deficit,” Morgan said on Fox … More