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    Morning Bell: Top 5 Problems with the "Comprehensive" Immigration Bill

    The good news is Congress cares about trying to fix our flawed immigration system and broken borders. The bad news is they want to do it with a solution that looks a lot like Obamacare—the “Gang of Eight” 844-page-plus “comprehensive” bill. The sad news is that such an “easy button” … More

    DeMint: Taxpayers Would Pay for Amnesty

    Now that the “Gang of Eight” has introduced a comprehensive immigration bill in the U.S. Senate, the cost to taxpayers of implementing amnesty for an estimated 11 million unlawful immigrants has come into focus. The core problem with amnesty is clear: It encourages more unlawful immigration in hopes of future … More

    Legal Immigration: What About Those that Followed the Law?

    We’re taught from a young age to “wait your turn” and “don’t cut in line,” but what about when we take those lessons from the playground to real life? For close to 4.5 million people waiting in line to come to the U.S. today, this is a very real question. … More

    A Conversation with Rafael Cruz, Father of Senator Ted Cruz (VIDEO)

    Can you imagine arriving in a new country with no money in your pocket and not knowing how to speak the language, only to see your son become a U.S. Senator for one of our nation’s biggest states? Well, this is precisely what happened to Rafael Cruz (father of Senator … More

    Morning Bell: What Immigration Reform Must Do

    Immigration is a difficult issue—there’s no getting around that. How do we encourage and improve lawful immigration, while deterring unlawful immigration? David Addington, head of Heritage’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, takes on this question just as the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” nears a deal on … More

    Immigration "Diversity Lottery" Is Long Overdue for Abolition

    The House passed a bill on Friday that would abolish the immigrant “diversity lottery” and replace it with a new program that would give green cards (permanent legal residency) to certain foreign-born science and technology graduates of U.S. schools. An unwise policy since its inception in 1986, the diversity lottery—the … More

    What Makes America Exceptional? Hint: It Is Not Social Security

    In Alan Colmes’s view, social welfare programs have made America “exceptional.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Colmes’s preposterous article in The Wall Street Journal Monday, “How Democrats Made America Exceptional,” gave me a momentary flashback. I recalled vividly my days in Denmark as an impoverished university student. One … More

    10 Immigration Agents Challenge Obama Administration’s Non-Deportation Policy

    As described in a new Heritage Issue Brief, 10 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have filed a lawsuit against Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and ICE director John Morton. The suit seeks to invalidate the Administration’s recently implemented “deferred action” initiative, which defers for at least two years … More

    Deterring Illegal Immigration in Alabama

    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on Monday over Alabama’s Arizona-style immigration law, enjoining many provisions similar to those that the Supreme Court held were preempted by federal law when it issued its decision in June concerning Arizona’s law but upholding other key provisions. In U.S. v … More

    Administration’s DREAMer Policies Fail to Solve the Nation’s Immigration Challenges

    Today, the Obama Administration’s policy of deferred action for so-called DREAMers goes into effect. The policy, announced by President Obama on June 15, will allow as many as 1.7 million illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as youths to apply to stay in the U.S. for two years … More