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    Immigration Reform That Takes Effect in 2017 Isn't The Answer

    Even Sen. Chuck Schumer [D-NY] is acknowledging that the President has a major trust deficit, suggesting that an immigration bill could be passed now and take effect once Barack Obama leaves office. But current immigration proposals – whether they start this year or in 2017 – have a huge problem: … More

    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

    You Can't Trust Washington on Immigration

    President Obama can’t be trusted to enforce U.S. laws—and that makes many lawmakers hesitant to pass new immigration laws. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said yesterday that this was proving to be a roadblock: Listen, there’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And … More

    Immigration Plan: Trust Obama?

    House Republicans say they are ready to move forward with an immigration reform plan—and it sounds remarkably like amnesty for illegal immigrants. While avoiding key phrases like “path to citizenship,” the ideas put forth by congressional leaders this week would give legal status to people who are here illegally. It … More

    Conservatives to House Republicans: Do Nothing on Immigration Reform

    An influential conservative news outlet is warning House Republicans to abandon their plans on immigration reform this year because President Obama cannot be trusted. The editors of National Review put it bluntly: “Do nothing.” “This is legislative strategy as unforced error,” they wrote. House GOP leaders are on the verge … More

    Four Conservative Principles to Guide Immigration Reform

    Speaker Boehner is reportedly preparing his list of principles for immigration reform. Here are four conservative principles for immigration reform—based on Heritage’s “Advancing the Immigration Nation: Heritage’s Positive Path to Immigration and Border Security Reform”—that Speaker Boehner and the House should keep in mind. Enhance security and enforcement efforts. Perhaps … 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

    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

    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