The retirement of Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA) is finally nigh, bringing good cheer this season to immigration advocates everywhere.  Gallegly, a member of Congress since the 80s, has long been a nativist crusader and one of the anti-immigrant “Three Amigos” on the House Immigration Subcommittee. His hometown paper, the Ventura County Star, wrote profile piece… Continue »

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Gallegly is one of the worst of the worst when it comes to immigration in Congress, as we’ve documented repeatedly. He’s currently the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Immigration. Over the weekend, we learned that Gallegly is retiring.

Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., announced he won’t be running for a 14th term Saturday, a decision that allows Republicans to avoid a messy intraparty battle between two veteran members of Congress.

Today’s hearing in the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement provides another opportunity to shine a light on immigration enforcement strategies that are smart and effective, and to expose those that are irresponsible and dangerous.

Rep. Elton Gallegly’s hometown paper, the Ventura County Star, editorialized in support of Californian’s DREAM Act and noted the failure of federal authorities to deal with this issue. Gallegly is one of the federal authorities who deserves a lot of the blame.

Rep. Elton Gallegly, whose ultimate goal is the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, and his former colleague, JD Watts, continue their misleading cheerleading for E-Verify. They’ve got similar talking points, but both failed to mention the rotting fields in Georgia, thanks to a state E-Verify law.

California— breadbasket to the world, the eighth largest economy, home to Hollywood and the Silicon Valley, may soon face an economic free fall and agricultural collapse because of legislation sponsored by California Republicans in Congress.

Yesterday, we wrote about a New America Media article noting that the slow flow of immigrants was negatively impacting California farms. But farmers in California could see things take a turn for the worse if House Republicans have their way and pass E-Verify.