Pew Report Tracks 1965 Law’s Impact
“Fifty years after passage of the landmark law that rewrote U.S. immigration policy, nearly 59 million immigrants have arrived in the United States, pushing the country’s foreign-born share to a near record 14%,” says the Pew Hispanic Center.
Amnesty Groups Ask Boehner to Pass Legislation Before Leaving
“Immigrant-rights advocates scrambled Friday to plead with House Speaker John A. Boehner to bring an immigration legalization bill to the floor before he leaves office next month, fearing his replacement will show even more antipathy toward their agenda. Mr. Boehner had long been pressing his party to tackle immigration, and in the days after President Obama’s 2012 re-election the Ohio Republican set one major goal: The House would pass a bill to legalize those in the country without authorization,” the Washington Times reports.
Obama Plans to Mint New Voters for 2016
“The White House has doubled down on its efforts to use massive illegal immigration for political advantage. On September 17, traditionally known as Constitution Day, the White House chose to highlight it as Citizenship Day, announcing a national campaign by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to naturalize legal immigrants and turn them into millions of new voters by 2016,” an op-ed in the Washington Times says.
Santorum on Immigration, Boehner
“GOP presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) spoke exclusively to Breitbart News during Friday’s Values Voter Summit, reacting to the breaking news that House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) resigned, slammed fellow GOP presidential candidates on immigration, and talked about Pope Francis,” Breitbart News reports.