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Immigration Archive

Alone, Illegal and Underage: The Child Migrant Crisis

On America’s southern border, officials have watched for the past few years as a trickle of children crossing the Rio Grande illegally without their parents has turned into a veritable flood. So many kids, in fact, that the issue has triggered a crisis, as Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson had to issue an emergency alert this month establishing a shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas to house the thousands of youths entering each week.

The Day Immigration Reform Died | Commentary

The recent revelation that the Obama administration had released more than 36,000 illegal immigrants who had been convicted of other crimes should be the brightest red flag yet for those who claim to want to improve the laws that supposedly protect our borders.

Congress Must Act and Stop Deporting Our Veterans | Commentary

As Congress and the Obama administration look for ways to address our broken immigration system, one step is clear. They have the authority to, and must, end the deportation of our veterans.

GOP Must Move Beyond Partisan Sound Bites on Immigration | Commentary

Last year, Republicans assisted in making great strides toward achieving immigration reform, especially considering that the 113th Congress began with little appetite for meaningful progress. The fact that we now find ourselves poised to pass substantive legislation to strengthen our economy and protect human rights along with our borders is no small achievement. This can be the year that we accomplish immigration reform, however in order for this to occur, Republicans must move beyond political point scoring and petty sound bites.

Conservatives Need to Fix the Broken U.S. Immigration System | Commentary

The U.S. immigration system is flawed and broken. Conservatives should be at the forefront of reform so the law reflects the just interests of the United States, not misty-eyed ideals of some of the liberal do-gooder reformers. What is good for America should be the sole criteria for immigration reform.

We Need Big Solutions for Big Problems | Commentary

Recently, in the House Budget Committee, I introduced an amendment to create the economic infrastructure needed for comprehensive immigration reform. My amendment was based on HR 15, a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill introduced earlier this year.

Boehner Is Right: Congress Should Handle Immigration Reform | Commentary

It used to be said that Congress is a collection of former school class presidents who grew up hoping to be leaders in Washington, D.C., someday. They are in Washington, all right, but where are the responsible leaders?

218: Immigration Overhaul Shows Signs of Life in GOP

It began with a tiny leak earlier this month — sources telling the Wall Street Journal that Speaker John A. Boehner, behind closed doors, said he’s “hell bent” on tackling immigration this year.

The Time Is Now for Congress To Act On Immigration Reform | Commentary

Meaningful immigration reform will have a significant impact on job growth and the economy. According to the Kauffman Foundation, immigrants are twice as likely to start a new business than native-born Americans. Unfortunately, our current immigration policies make it exceptionally difficult for foreign entrepreneurs to establish these new businesses. We need to encourage these entrepreneurs to invest in our country and in our communities — it is time for Congress to pass immigration legislation.

218: Immigration Overhaul for 2014: Decidedly Not Dead

A bipartisan overhaul of immigration, considered dead in the water just a few weeks ago, is not only alive, according to the House Republican leading efforts to broker a deal — it’s gaining steam.

218: Video Shows Boehner Mocking Colleagues on Immigration

A video clip has been posted of Speaker John A. Boehner mocking his colleagues’ reluctance to take on an immigration overhaul today while campaigning for re-election in Ohio:

218: Boehner: Too Late to Just Repeal Obamacare, GOP Should Tackle Immigration (Video) (Updated)

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

WGDB: Immigration Pushback: 22 Republican Senators Rip Obama for Slowing Deportations

Sessions (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

218: Kinzinger, Schock Plead for Immigration Overhaul

Kinzinger says a secure border must be the first step in any immigration overhaul. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

218: Hastert, Illinois Republicans to Call for Immigration Overhaul

Hastert (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Fears of Israeli Spying Underlie Reluctance on Visa Waiver Program

Lawmakers and staffers on two House committees are concerned that admitting Israel to a program that eases entry of foreigners into the United States would increase the risk of Israeli espionage, congressional aides say.

Break the Gridlock: Unbundle Startup Visa from Immigration Reform

The American economy needs a shot in the arm: The Congressional Budget Office’s bleak forecast emphasized as much last month.

Americans Want Immigration Reform. Will House Republicans Act? | Commentary

Top-to-bottom immigration reform would grow our economy and create jobs, reduce the debt, make our country safer, energize American innovation and competitiveness, and tame illegal immigration. It’s overwhelmingly supported by a majority of Americans from across the political spectrum.

Making the American Dream Real With Immigration Policy | Commentary

Tariq Farid was raised in the fruit orchards of Pakistan. His parents made their living off nature’s bounty but always dreamed of something bigger. They dreamed of raising their son in a land of opportunity, in a country where he could reach his full potential.

House Immigration Principles: Not Working for the American People | Commentary

No one is denying that our nation’s immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed. Unfortunately, the immigration proposal recently unveiled by House leaders bears an uncanny resemblance to a “piecemeal” repackaging of the disastrous Senate plan. If it talks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s a duck.

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