Time to Repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act
“An immigration reform organization says Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Cuba is another reason for repealing the decades-old Cuban Adjustment Act. The visit, scheduled for March 21-22, will be the first to Cuba by a sitting U.S. president in 88 years. It is being viewed as another step in the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to normalize diplomatic relations with the communist island nation,” One News Now reports.
Immigration Debate Remains Hot in Lead Up to Supreme Court Hearing
“26 states, led by Texas, sued to block Obama’s program. They accused the president of rewriting the law with a unilateral action that allows 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States, apply for work permits and, possibly, renew their residency after three years. Fifteen states have filed briefs supporting Obama’s position,” the Weatherford Democrat says.
“Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration, said Obama is replacing laws and statues with policy — a strategy that he describes as a ‘slippery slope.’ ‘There is some discretionary authority (for the president), but at some point you cross a line and it becomes nullification,’ said Mehlman, whose group seeks to reduce immigration to a level that is ‘more manageable,’ according to its website.”
N.O. Mayor Slams Anti-Sanctuary Move
“Mayor Mitch Landrieu had harsh words for David Vitter on Thursday (March 3) after the Republican senator blasted New Orleans for its sanctuary city policies when it comes to undocumented immigrants. Landrieu, a Democrat, accused Vitter of ‘race-baiting politics’ and compared him unfavorably to GOP presidential campaign front-runner Donald Trump, who has vowed to deport 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States,” NOLA.com says.
America’s Bad Elite Got it Wrong on Immigration, Trade
“Michael Hirsh had a piece in Politico last weekend that tried to explain the rise of populists Donald Trump, who now has a commanding lead for the Republican presidential nomination, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, who appears to be fading after a strong start in the Democratic race. ‘For more than a generation,’ Hirsh wrote, ‘economists, trade experts and policy makers, including both Republican and Democratic presidents, have told us that we could do little about … the brutal displacement of old industries and jobs, and that we might as well just get used to it. Indeed, we were told, the United States must lead this charge,’” Marketwatch.com says.
House to Vote on Support for Lawsuit Against Obama Amnesty
“The House is expected to vote in the coming weeks on a measure authorizing the Speaker to file a brief to the Supreme Court on the legality of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called it an unprecedented and ‘extraordinary step’ at a Tuesday press conference,” The Hill reports.
“‘The president is not permitted to write law — only Congress is. The House will make that very, very clear, and we will do so as an institution on behalf of the American people, on behalf of representative self-government,’ Ryan said.”