Today’s Immigration Headlines – May 12, 2015

More House GOP Members Back Suit Against Amnesty

“Top Republicans in Congress on Monday entered the court battle over President Obama’s latest moves to ease deportations for immigrants living in the country illegally. Texas and 25 other states have challenged the legality of the unilateral actions, arguing that the president overstepped his executive power with programs halting deportations and granting work permits to certain groups of illegal immigrants,” The Hill reported.

Fast Track Vote Fails As Democrats Buck Obama

“Tuesday was the first test vote on trade, and President Barack Obama failed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declared the 52-45 vote “shocking,” labor and progressive groups declared victory, and the White House was left insisting that things really aren’t over yet for fast track authority and the broader Trans-Pacific Partnership trade treaty that the administration is hoping would follow,” Politico reported.

Amnesty Supporters Use Clinton Statements as Ammo Against Obama

“Immigration activists are trying to use Hillary Rodham Clinton’s stance on immigration to pressure President Barack Obama to do more for immigrants. Clinton said last week that if elected president, she would expand on the executive actions Obama took last fall to grant legal work permits to millions of immigrants in this country illegally,” the AP reports.

Bush Says He Wouldn’t Repeal Obama Orders Immediately

“He may be a staunch critic of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration, but Jeb Bush wouldn’t rush to repeal them if he’s the next White House resident. In an interview scheduled to air Monday night on Fox News, Bush suggested that he would wait until a new law was in place before overturning Obama’s actions,” Bloomberg News says.

Amnesty Supporter Says Any Detention is Inhumane

“When my husband Naz disappeared, I didn’t know what a ‘bed quota’ was, or that it works against families trying to free loved ones because they can’t release one person without detaining another. But Mrs. Clinton seems to misunderstand the system in one way: she called for a more humane detention system. After a year away from my husband, I can tell you truly and surely that there is no humane way to put a person in a cage,” says Hope Mustakin, whose husband, a former drug addict, was detained by ICE.

“Naz is a shining example in our community of what rehabilitation and restoration look like. He was the poster child — literally, he was on billboards! – for the local, faith-based nonprofit that took him into their drug treatment program in 2006. ‘I used to be on crank, now I’m on the payroll,’ they read. Hundreds of men entering that program after him have been inspired by Naz’s story.”

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  1. Lame Brain Excuses

    Are used by corporate puppets to get their amnesty.

  2. avatar Leland says:

    The president keeps saying people are wrong and lying about what is in the TPP trade deal. First of all, a lot of it has already been leaked out and it’s just another sellout of American workers. Second, all he has to do is just unclassify the whole pact. Corporate lawyers know what’s in in, why can’t the American people.

    Last summer the NY Times reported that meetings, closed to the press and public, were being held at the White House and lobbyists were giving their input on his “executive orders” for amnesty. For a guy who said he would have the most transparent administration in history, that doesn’t seem to be the case. As for Republican support of TPP, you know it’s a bad deal for the working class when most of them support it.

    And all you need to know about Hillary is her statements that she will “expand” on the executive orders the president put into effect last fall. Ok, we got the message loud and clear. Illegals, whatever you want. Americans who expect the chief executive to enforce the laws per the Constitution, you don’t count.