McConnell: Open Debate on Immigration Does Not Mean Unlimited Debate

Senator Mitch McConnell is making one thing clear: it is now or never on immigration.  The Majority Leader has vowed to have an open debate policy when it came to an immigration bill this week, notably allowing an “opportunity for a thousand flowers to bloom,” he said. But McConnell is making it clear that open-debate […]

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Second Federal Judge Strikes Down DACA End

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis of New York has become the second federal judge to place an injunction the Trump administration’s ending of the DACA program, the program that protects from deportation undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country at a young age.  Judge William Alsup of Federal District Court in San Francisco placed […]

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Republican Senators Unveil Immigration Bill that Solves DACA, Funds the Wall and Grandfathers Family Visa Applications

Republican Senators have introduced a bill in the Senate that addresses all of the President’s major legislative concerns when it comes to immigration.  The Senate has vowed to take immigration legislation up this week ahead of a winter recess next week a looming March 5 end of the DACA program. The Secure and Succeed Act, […]

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President Paints Immigration as National Security Issue in Video Statement from the White House

The President released a video statement last night emphasizing the importance of Congress acting on immigration.  The president characterized immigration as a national security issue outlining loopholes within the system that are allowing gang members, like those affiliated with MS-13, and other criminals to infiltrate American society. My Administration has identified three major priorities for […]

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White House Floats Possibility of Keeping Immigration Levels at Current Levels for More Than a Decade

The White House has floated a new proposal ahead of a critical immigration debate that is set to dominate Capitol Hill next week.  Under the proposal, immigration would stay at current levels – about 1.1. million people a year – for the next ten years. President Trump has said repeatedly that he wants to see […]

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McConnell Set to Open Immigration Debate with No Particular Bill in Mind, Wants to Let a “Thousand Flowers Bloom”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has moved to begin debate on an immigration bill in the Senate in an unorthodox way – by not starting with an immigration bill.  McConnell said that he will not use a bill as the starting point for negotiation.  Instead, he will let senators propose amendments straightaway, allowing, essentially, an […]

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General Mattis: DACA Recipients Serving in the Military Will Not Be Deported

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is vowing not to deport any DACA recipients serving in the military even if the program expires.  “We would always stand by one of our people,” the general said.  “They will not be subject to any kind of deportation,” he added. Mattis said the protections will apply to those who […]

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Mueller Zeros In

Much of talk in Washington D.C. this week was on the controversial Nunes Memo just released.  In this episode, we discuss the revelation of a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller and why it may be the more significant development. http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Mueller_Zeros_In.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Pelosi Holds the Floor for a Record 8 Hours, Announces Opposition to Budget Deal Over DACA

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held the floor yesterday for a record 8 hours and 7 minutes, in what was the longest floor speech in House of Representatives history.  Pelosi was announcing her opposition to a Senate deal on the budget that was reached earlier in the day. Pelosi’s opposition centers on that the budget […]

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President Says Democrats Want Open Borders, Chief of Staff John Kelly Believes Trump Now Has Moral High Ground on DACA

President Trump has assailed Democrats for refusing to negotiate on his proposed immigration reform plan.  “[Democrats]…oppose this deal, they aren’t serious about DACA-they just want open borders,” the president wrote on Twitter earlier today. Donald J. Trump on Twitter Polling shows nearly 7 in 10 Americans support an immigration reform package that includes DACA, fully […]

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