The National Council of La Raza honored Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in 2007 for his work on immigration. Continue »
As Lindsey Graham and his fellow Republicans explain it, their sudden turn against conferring citizenship on anyone born in the United States was prompted by the mortal threat of "anchor babies" -- the children of foreigners who scurry to the States just in time to give birth to... Continue »
The push by congressional Republicans to deny automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants has opened up a split in the GOP, with several former Bush administration officials warning that the party could lose its claim to one of its proudest legacies: the 14th Amendment. Continue »
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate approved $600 million in funding for additional security measures along the border with Mexico, including new technology, personnel, and even a couple unmanned predator drones. I blogged about the proposal yesterday in "Democrats Bow to Republican Border Security Lies, Spend $600 Million On Non-Solutions" Continue »
It's clear that Lindsey Graham and John McCain—Republican senators from South Carolina and Arizona, respectively—have stalled their support for a comprehensive immigration reform bill, refusing to budge despite repeated requests for support, and started parroting the Republican refrain "secure the border first." Continue »
What does it say about our current congressional leadership when senators from South Carolina, Kentucky, and Arizona appear to be giving serious consideration to repealing the Constitutional amendment that gave citizenship to slaves? To me, it's just another way to say, "business as usual in Washington". Continue »
The Republican Party was for the 14th Amendment before its members started turning against it. But the GOP's website hasn't yet gotten the message. Continue »
Republicans may be calling for hearings into revising the 14th amendment, which guarantees citizenship to children of illegal immigrants, but it looks like they're not going to get 'em. Russ Feingold, who chairs the Constitution Subcommittee, which would conduct the hearings, has "no plans" to allow them to go forward,... Continue »
Leading Republicans are joining a push to reconsider the constitutional amendment that grants automatic citizenship to people born in the United States. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said Tuesday he supports holding hearings on the 14th Amendment right, although he emphasized that Washington's immigration focus should remain on... Continue »
CBS reports Palin's latest headline-grabber in, "Palin: Obama Doesn't Have the 'Cojones' for Immigration Reform". That pretty much sums up the level of the discourse here. See, it comes down to whose "balls" are bigger – Palin's, Brewer's, or Obama's. There's certainly more than enough testosterone in this debate... Continue »