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Gov. Perry follows in Obama’s footsteps with an immigration executive order of his own

When President Obama could not get what he wanted from Congress on immigration, he simply issued an executive order. Now, it seems Governor Rick Perry is following President Obama’s example.

The Legislature has on multiple occasions rejected mandatory E-Verify. Now Perry’s made an end run around them and mandated it on his own through an executive order. On December 3, Perry issued Executive Order RP80 requiring Texas State Agencies and private entities seeking state contracts to use E-verify, not only on new hires, but on current and prospective employees including subcontractors.   Read more »

at Dec 16, 2014 2:42 PM
       

Repeal and Replace the Immigration and Nationality Act

President Obama’s executive action on immigration revealed some deep-seated problems with our immigration laws. They include broad grants of presidential discretion, arbitrary immigration restrictions, and complicated quotas that make a mockery of James Madison’s vision of the Constitution. Obama’s executive actions should be seen as a logical consequence and feature of our immigration laws, not some overreach that shreds them.   Read more »

at Dec 15, 2014 5:00 PM
       

Jorge Ramos Receives Award as the Most Influential Journalist in America and Encourages All: "We Have to Take a Stand"

This past Tuesday the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) — an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide—gave an award to the most influential journalist in America, Jorge Ramos. The award is called the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award, given for "lifetime achievement in defending press freedom."   Read more »

at Dec 5, 2014 5:10 PM
       

What employers need to know about Obama's executive action

ImmigrationWorks USA held a national conference call to discuss President Obama's announcement of an executive action that will grant work permits to up to 4 million unauthorized immigrants – primarily parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents – who will now be allowed to remain in the U.S. legally.   Read more »

at Dec 4, 2014 11:01 AM
       

Gov. Perry Announces E-Verify Executive Order for State Agencies

From the Office of Rick Perry - Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted the ongoing need for the state's border security operations, and called on Congress to quickly pass a bill to provide the resources necessary to secure our southern border. In the absence of adequate federal resources, the governor reiterated Texas' commitment to using all available tools to enforce the law, and announced an executive order directing state agencies to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of current and prospective employees.   Read more »

at Dec 3, 2014 1:50 PM
       

Foster: Executive action on immigration was precedented, right thing to do

Originally published in the Houston Chronicle.

President Barack Obama's Thursday night announcement constitutes historic, sweeping and necessary action to not only do what is the right and humanitarian thing for the potential beneficiaries, but also what is right for the U.S. and our economy.   Read more »

at Nov 26, 2014 9:51 AM
       

ObamaCare: The Enron of healthcare

People should be in JAIL over ObamaCare!

What Gruber exposed about the “crafting” of the ObamaCare lie is, as Katie Pavlich put it recently, tantamount to a corporation lying about a product it sells.

Katie rightfully said that a CEO would go to jail for what Obama did. So why isn’t Obama in jail? ObamaCare is the Enron of healthcare. ObamaCare pretends to do positive things, but in fact it is smoke and mirrors intended to enrich a small few.   Read more »

at Nov 24, 2014 5:03 PM
       

Immigration Accountability Executive Action Explained

Last week, President Obama announced his Immigration Accountability Executive Action (IAEA). The IAEA addressed Employment-Based immigration issues that are meant to boost the United States economy.

I. Portable Work Authorization for High-Skilled Workers awaiting Green Cards and their Spouses; Allocation of Immigrant Visas

This would affect employees with approved “LPR applications”

at Nov 24, 2014 11:00 AM
       

Rather Than Charging Directly at Obama’s Executive Order, Republicans Should Circle Behind Him and Offer Their Own Immigration Reform Package

Governing by executive order is no way to run an immigration policy, let alone an entire government. But the resort to unilateral action does not happen in a vacuum; it is borne out of poorly written, arbitrary and confusing laws. The GOP-controlled Congress should respond to Obama’s executive order by passing a bill that simplifies the immigration system.

Our immigration laws are “second only to the Internal Revenue Code in complexity,” according to California Associate Justice Harry E. Hull Jr. Like the income tax code, our immigration laws contain numerous provisions for the president to exercise arbitrary power, inflict cruel punishments for minor offenses

at Nov 21, 2014 11:39 AM
       

President Obama's Immigration Speech (Video & Transcript)

My fellow Americans, tonight I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.   Read more »

at Nov 21, 2014 10:34 AM
       

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