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    WATCH: Conversations with Conservatives

    Video streaming by Ustream Conservative members of Congress will gather today at 11:30 a.m. ET for the monthly Conversations with Conservatives briefing. Conversations with Conservatives is a group of free-market and liberty-minded congressmen who take questions form press and bloggers about the most important issues of the day. Today’s topics include the continuing … More

    A Backdoor Path to Amnesty?

    Members of Congress have debated various versions of the DREAM Act more than 30 times over the past dozen years. They’ll do so again today, possibly setting the stage for a backdoor path to amnesty in the U.S. House. Although no bill text is available — and might not be … 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

    Arrest of Notorious Zetas Leader Built on U.S.–Mexican Cooperation

      Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, leader of Los Zetas, was captured by Mexican law enforcement on July 15. Treviño was among the most feared outlaws in Mexico. Los Zetas, an offshoot of renegade soldiers who turned to lives of crime, has expanded into a major drug and crime syndicate. Treviño’s … More

    Napolitano Out: 5 Next Steps for Homeland Security

    Today, Janet Napolitano announced her resignation as the Secretary of Homeland Security. The new secretary will face some significant challenges. The Senate must take seriously its responsibility to confirm a nominee with the skills, knowledge, and attributes to do the job right. In particular, America will need a secretary with … 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

    Immigration: White House Report Ignores Unfair, Unworkable, and Costly Amnesty

    Today the White House released a report called “The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System,” detailing purported economic growth from immigration reform and drawing significantly on the Congressional Budget Office report on the Senate comprehensive immigration bill (S. 744). The White House’s report fails in several areas. Measures … More

    Morning Bell: Decision Time on Immigration

    Today is a pivotal day in the immigration debate: House Republicans are meeting to hash out their path. Pressure is coming from all sides. The Senate passed the Gang of Eight’s “comprehensive” plan, and three groups on the right are urging the House to act. President Obama is meeting today … More

    Heritage Live: A Conversation About Immigration Reform

    The immigration debate takes center stage in Washington today. President Obama is meeting with the 26-member Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House, and House Republicans are gathering for a critical meeting to plot their course. At Heritage, we’ll be hosting our own conversation. We invite you to join us … More