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Grassley and Cornyn Gear Up to Derail Dreamer Relief

A Cynical Senator Grassley Aids and Abets the Cornyn Con The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education fund, regarding the legislative proposal introduced today by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and co-sponsored by John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK.), Tom Cotton (R-AK) and David Perdue … Continue reading »

Beware the “Cornyn Con” on Immigration

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes, and John Cornyn talking a good game but getting to “no” on immigration when it counts. Yesterday, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) took to the Senate floor to criticize Democrats for insisting that Dreamer relief be included in must-pass legislation before the end of the year. Cornyn said … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Education Fund Comments on Senate Judiciary Hearing: “Building America’s Trust Through Border Security”

The following is a reaction from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, on the Senate Judiciary Hearing on border security this afternoon: This past March, we joined 130 allied organizations and Senator Durbin in asking the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration to hold oversight hearings on President Trump’s … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

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