White House officials are making plans to act before November’s midterm elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants in this country illegally.
After visiting the U.S-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the influx of unaccompanied children entering the United States, a Maryland sheriff known for his tough stance on illegal immigration says the thousands of children who have made it into the country should be sent back.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., expressed support for President Obama’s use of executive action on immigration legislation, saying that the real “failure of leadership” is with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio., for being “spooked” into a corner by Tea Party conservatives.
President Barack Obama announced that he will bypass Congress and take steps on his own to make the necessary changes to the immigration policy.
House Minority Leader visited a Border Patrol facility in Texas that holds unaccompanied children.
At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”
WH Press Secretary: ‘We’re Not Just Going To Sit Around And Wait’ For Congress To Pass Immigration Laws
Frustrated waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, newly-minted White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama is seeking ways to use his executive authority to directly stem a recent influx of illegal immigrants streaming into the U.S.
House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said he is ready to “move now” on amnesty legislation, saying that “immigration reform needs to be done.”
A $350 million “funding opportunity” from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide shelter for underage illegal aliens indicates that recipients must provide the children with “family planning services” and added “sensitity” to sexual orientation issues.”
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin warns that amnesty will decimate America.