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Sen. McConnell Announces Plan to Fund Obama's Amnesties

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced a plan on Tuesday that would allow a vote on a "clean" DHS funding bill that would fully fund Pres. Obama's unconstitutional amnesties. The plan hinges on a possible deal with Senate Democrats that would require them to allow debate on a separate measure that would defund the president's 2014 executive amnesties. The move came a day after Senate Democrats, along with Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), blocked debate on the House-passed DHS funding bill, H.R.240.

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Blackwell: Pres. Obama Focuses Black History Month on Helping Illegal Aliens at Expense of Black Americans

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One of the country's former top statewide elected African American officials is using his national syndicated column to contrast Black History Month with the President's insistence on flooding the labor market with more foreign labor.

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Former border officers ask: 'Where are the Barbara Jordans of Our Times?'

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In an open letter to Congress, the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) invoked the memory of the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan (D-Texas) by calling on Members of Congress "to not only stop but to reverse the illegal over reach of this administration" on immigration. Barbara Jordan chaired the bipartisan commission that made several recommendations to Congress, including reducing overall immigration numbers and strengthening interior enforcement.

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Study Finds USCIS Issued more than 7.4 Million Work Permits in 'Shadow System'

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The Center for Immigration Studies released more data today on the amount of work permits issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) above and beyond the legal limits set by Congress. The data show that between 2009 and 2014, USCIS issued more than 7.4 million work permits to individuals who would not automatically receive a work permit because they were either in the country illegally or entered the U.S. on a visa that didn't include one.

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Obama Seeks Emergency Stay of Judge’s Executive-Amnesty Injunction

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White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Friday said the Justice Department will seek an emergency stay to block a federal court ruling that freezes implementation of the president’s executive amnesty. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction temporarily prohibited the issuance of work permits and other documents to certain illegal aliens and blocked spending for the program’s planning.

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Reports: Obama’s Amnesty Spending May Defy Judge’s Injunction, Federal Antideficiency Act

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On Tuesday President Obama announced the Department of Homeland Security would not process executive amnesty applications, and hand out related work permits, in light of the Feb. 16 injunction by Judge Andrew Hanen. He will, however, continue to spend funds in preparation for implementation, which appears to violate Judge Hanen’s injunction, according to the Daily Caller.

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Members of Congress Applaud Temporary Injunction to Block Executive Amnesty

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United States District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled late Monday night to temporarily block certain executive actions President Obama took late last year that would grant amnesty and work permits to an estimated 5 million illegal aliens. In the wake of the ruling, several Members of Congress have issued statements applauding the injunction and doubling down on their commitment to pass a DHS spending bill that blocks funding for President Obama's executive amnesties.

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Federal court injunction against Obama amnesty gives more reason for Senate to debate DHS funding bill

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  by  Roy Beck

The fact that the judicial branch has joined the House of Representatives and a majority of states in questioning the constitutionality of the President's executive actions on immigration should make it obvious that the Senate needs to proceed to a debate on the Department of Homeland Security funding bill and add its voice to this critical constitutional question.

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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Obama's Executive Amnesties

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U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen has temporarily blocked Pres. Obama's executive amnesties, saying the action "substantially changes both the status and employability of millions" of illegal aliens. The ruling came in response to the lawsuit filed by 26 states against the administration that argues that Obama's amnesties will place an undue burden on state budgets.

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