Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) has made passage of E-Verify a top priority for the House Republican caucus. Smith has called E-Verify "a successful tool," but he is asking his colleagues to overlook one key fact: E-Verify doesn't work. Continue »
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) has made passage of E-Verify a top priority for the House Republican caucus. Smith has called E-Verify "a successful tool," but he is asking his colleagues to overlook one key fact: E-Verify doesn't work. Continue »
Rep. Lamar Smith, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, is also the self-appointed jobs czar for the GOP. He's holding a mark-up of his two-part jobs package this Thursday, September 15th. Yesterday we explained why Smith's mandatory E-Verify bill kills jobs for Americans and is opposed... Continue »
At the presidential debate held Monday, Republican contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said, "The immigration system in the United States worked very, very well up until the mid-1960s when liberal members of Congress changed the immigration laws. What works is to have people come into the United States with... Continue »
In last night's Republican presidential debate, Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) continued his hard right tack on immigration, trying to portray himself as the true immigration hard liner in comparison to fellow GOP top contender, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX). In the debate, Romney said, "With regards to illegal immigration,... Continue »
The current political conversation in Washington and the nation is all about jobs. Last week, President Obama unveiled his jobs plan, which experts have concluded would create 1.9 million jobs. Many have been waiting for a counter proposal from congressional Republicans. But it's already out there, sponsored by House... Continue »
The reviews continue to pour in about last week's Republican presidential primary debate and the consensus is clear – the GOP's continued mishandling of the immigration issue threatens their chances in the general election, especially with respect to reaching the 40% threshold with Latino voters. Among the new... Continue »
Already facing protests against her attempted crackdown on undocumented workers, Governor Susana Martinez (R-NM) faces new scrutiny with the revelation that her grandfather was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Continue »
Last night's Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library featured an important discussion prompted by Noticiero Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart. The dominant line from GOP 2012 candidates on immigration these days is: we need to get tough on immigrants in a number of ways, and... Continue »
Last night's Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library featured an important discussion prompted by Noticiero Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart. The dominant line from GOP 2012 candidates on immigration these days is: we need to get tough on immigrants in a number of ways, and... Continue »