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Durbin to Cornyn: Now’s Your Chance. Hold Hearings On Trump’s Immigration and Refugee Orders

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has been named the Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee for this Congress. We know him all too well. Over the years, Cornyn has talked a lot about immigration – and talked and talked — but rarely does he translate his relatively positive rhetoric into anything approaching … Continue reading »

NYT: Beware John Cornyn’s ‘Humane’ Immigration Act

Check out Lawrence Downes’ new post at the New York Times op-ed page, on why John Cornyn’s new (in)HUMANE bill is not a solution for children fleeing violence: Senator John Cornyn, the Texas Republican, has offered a bill that he says will solve the crisis of unaccompanied migrant children at the southern border. The bill … Continue reading »

The “HUMANE“ Bill is John Cornyn’s Biggest Barefaced Lie Yet

Washington, DC–Here’s a question. Can we give one person two Lifetime Achievement Awards for Hypocrisy? Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) already earned his lifetime achievement award from America’s Voice back in 2011 for being the ‘Biggest Hypocrite on Immigration’. His absolutely incredible double speak and uncanny ability to get to ‘no’ on immigration reform was just too … Continue reading »

Hoeven-Corker Amendment Vote Exposes "No Reform EVER" Republicans

Yesterday, the Senate voted on the Corker/Hoeven “border surge” amendment.  As our Executive Director Frank Sharry noted:  The Corker-Hoeven border security amendment is terrible public policy and a bitter pill to swallow.  It would waste billions of dollars on useless border fencing and an excessive number of border patrol agents, without taking into consideration the views … Continue reading »

Updated: Death Knell for John Cornyn's Anti-Citizenship Amendment

Update (12: 35 PM): The Cornyn amendment has been tabled by the Senate, by a 54-43 vote. John Cornyn’s border-trigger, citizenship-killing amendment is likely to come up on the Senate floor today — and it’s going down to defeat. Details are emerging about another deal on border security from Senators Hoeven (R-ND) and Corker (R-TN)–which some … Continue reading »

Why Sen. Cornyn’s Amendment Won’t Pass

Because Cornyn’s Proposal is a Poison Pill that Threatens the Heart of the Senate Immigration Reform Bill As we’ve been saying, Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) border security amendment is a thinly disguised effort to thwart the path to citizenship – the bill’s popular heart and an essential component of workable immigration reform.  With wide ranging criticisms spanning … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Washington Post on Cornyn Amendment

A new piece by the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent captures why the border security amendment being pushed by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) “is designed for the express purpose of killing the bill.”  The piece is below: This morning, GOP Senator John Cornyn unveiled his much-anticipated amendment to the Senate “gang of eight” compromise — the … Continue reading »

Greg Sargent Exposes John Cornyn's Poison Pill: How Conservatives Are Trying to Kill Immigration Reform

This morning, John Cornyn introduced his border security amendment to the Gang of 8 immigration bill–and many in the immigration reform world agree that it’s a poison pill.  Harry Reid knows it, Chuck Schumer knows it, and now Greg Sargent at the Washington Post is calling Cornyn out on it. As Sargent wrote: The details of the Cornyn amendment … Continue reading »

Schumer: We Know Cornyn's Game, Won't Let His Poison Pill Stop Immigration Reform

Earlier today, as we noted, Majority Leader Harry Reid said: I am concerned that some who oppose the very idea of reform see these triggers as a backdoor way to undermine the legislation. And I believe some Republicans with no intention of voting for the final bill – regardless of how it is amended – … Continue reading »

Will John Cornyn Extend His Losing Record From NRSC to Entire GOP?

Once again, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is leading the charge to undermine immigration reform. As our Executive Director here at America’s Voice Frank Sharry has noted, Cornyn has played that role before, the last time immigration reform legislation was debated in 2006-2007. This time, Cornyn is planning to introduce a “poison pill” amendment that would undermine … Continue reading »