Immigration

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush: I’m in Sync With Senate Republicans On Immigration

March 10, 2013

“Bush, a Republican, said he talked with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., part of the Senate group working on an immigration reform proposal, who last week criticized Bush for seeming to not support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.”

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U.S. Government Notifies 60,000 Border Security Workers of Furloughs Due to Sequestration

March 8, 2013

“Customs and Border Protection said it expects furloughs and other austerity will cause delays at ports of entry, including international arrivals at airports, and reduce the number of border patrol officers on duty at any one time.”

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Summary of Proposals Included in ‘Immigration Wars’ By Jeb Bush

March 6, 2013

“Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush seems to have changed his mind about a path to citizenship, according to advance copies of his book.”

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Former Romney Adviser Criticizes Jeb Bush’s Immigration Book as Same Policies That Hurt Campaign

March 6, 2013

“Asked to respond, Bush said by email: “i am not advocating self deportation. read the book.”"

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‘Immigration Wars’ By Jeb Bush Represents Flip-Flop on Illegal Immigration

March 6, 2013

“Bush seeks to revamp the country’s overall legal immigration system, shifting visas from the current system, which is largely family-based, toward employment-based migration.”

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman: Documents Reveal ICE Plans to Release 5,000 Immigrant Detainees Due to Sequester

March 5, 2013

“The ICE document contains a table that proposes “reduc[ing] invoiced daily population by 1,000 weekly.” Between February 22 and March 31st, this plan would drop the number of detainees from 30,748 to 25,748.

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Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano: Several Hundred “Low-Risk” Immigration Detainees Released Due to Budget Uncertainty

March 5, 2013

“Napolitano said that “several hundred” detainees were released — not “thousands,” as news reports from last week had indicated. She stressed that those moved from detention centers were low-risk, and that the process would continue “for the foreseeable future.””

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Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano: Immigration is the Department’s No. 1 Legislative Priority This Year

March 5, 2013

““…I would say, frankly, that our No. 1 priority in terms of legislation is immigration,” Napolitano told POLITICO’s Mike Allen at a breakfast marking the 10th anniversary of the agency. “It is high time for immigration reform.””

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New York City Council Approves Restrictions on Cooperation With Federal Authorities in Deportation Cases

February 27, 2013

“The bills were introduced in response to Secure Communities, a federal program that has become a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement strategy.”

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R): Residents “Living in Fear” Because of the State’s Insecure Border

February 24, 2013

“”We need to secure our border first and then move forward – I feel very, very strongly about that,” the GOP governor said.”

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Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Majority of Americans Support Deportation of Illegal Immigrants

February 21, 2013

“Thirty percent of those polled think that most illegal immigrants, with some exceptions, should be deported, while 23 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be deported.”

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President Obama: Leak of Immigration Draft Bill Didn’t Jeopardize Senate Negotiations

February 20, 2013

“President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to mitigate any damage from the leak of an immigration bill being drafted by the White House, telling a Spanish-language TV network he didn’t jeopardize negotiations with the Senate.”

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Republican Senator John McCain (AZ) Defends Immigration Reform Plan Before Angry Constituents

February 20, 2013

“One man yelled that only guns would discourage illegal immigration. Another man complained that illegal immigrants should never be able to become citizens or vote. A third man said illegal immigrants were illiterate invaders who wanted free government benefits.”

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI): Leaked White House Immigration Reform Bill Draft Proposal is “Counter-Productive”

February 18, 2013

“”There are groups in the House and Senate working together to get this done,” he said, “and when he does things like this, it makes it much more difficult to do that. And that’s why I think this particular move – very counterproductive.”"

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Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer (NY): Bipartisan Agreement Required to Pass Immigration Reform

February 18, 2013

“Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer – one of the “Gang of Eight” senators working toward a bipartisan immigration overhaul on Capitol Hill – said Sunday he was not “upset” with a recently leaked draft of the president’s own immigration bill.”

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