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Key Reasons Not to Trust Sen. Cornyn on Immigration

Now that the government has reopened, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has “promised” Senate Democrats a vote on a bill that will address the crisis affecting Dreamers since the DACA program was ended by President Trump in September. Leading the efforts on the Republican side is Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who is self-reportedly “having a … Continue reading »

Three Fundamentals: 1) A Bipartisan Path to a Solution is on the Table; 2) Beware the Delaying Tactics Courtesy of Cornyn and the Hardliners; and 3) The GOP Owns Any Shutdown

Here are three fundamental factors to keep in mind as we seem headed towards a government shutdown: President Trump and the Republican leadership have rejected the bipartisan compromise proposals on the table that would alleviate the crisis. After creating a crisis by ending DACA and terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of several countries, Trump … Continue reading »

Three Major Obstacles to Enacting a Bipartisan Dreamer Deal: John Cornyn, Bob Goodlatte, and Stephen Miller

Despite uncertainty about the ongoing policy negotiations over Dreamers’ legislation, we know a few things for sure: Dreamers urgently need a permanent solution that puts them on a path to citizenship; Only Congress can enact that permanent solution; Given the way Trump’s termination of DACA has upended the lives of Dreamers, and given the way … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Texan Dreamers Call Sen. Cornyn a Grinch, Demand #CleanDreamActNow

Today, Dreamers, allies — and one inflatable Grinch — visited Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) Austin office to demand that he not stand in the way of the Dream Act passing this year. Sen. Cornyn has a long, hypocritical, and anti-immigrant history where he likes to say good things about immigrants and immigration reform, yet actively … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »