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Rep. Dave Brat Cosponsors Visa Lottery and Birthright Citizenship Bills

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Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) has recently cosponsored Rep. Bill Posey’s bill to end the Visa Lottery and Rep. Steve King’s bill that would end Birthright Citizenship. This makes Rep. Brat one of only two Members of Congress to cosponsor all NumbersUSA’s 5 Great Immigration Solution Bills and earn a 100% score on his Immigration Grade Card this Congress, the other member is Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala).

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Yes, Rubio's immigration bill provided legal status and work permits for criminals

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  by  Jeremy Beck
The debate over Marco Rubio's and Ted Cruz's immigration positions continued this week when Cruz accused Rubio of granting legal status to criminal illegal aliens through his Gang of 8 amnesty bill. Fact Check's Robert Farley looked into Cruz's claim, and his analysis has been picked up by several national media outlets.

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Obama Admin. Reinstates Catch And Release Policy

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The Obama administration has reinstated the catch and release policy forcing Border Patrol to release any illegal aliens “claiming” to have been in the country since January 2014, without ordering them to appear at a deportation hearing. This essentially ignores our immigration laws and grants illegal aliens the right to remain in the country.

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Florida House Passes Anti-Sanctuary City Measure

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The Florida House yesterday passed a bill (HB 675) that would penalize local governments for adopting illegal-alien sanctuary policies – i.e., those that limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement officials -- and would provide a cause of action for personal injury or wrongful death caused by a city’s sanctuary policies. The bill now moves to the Florida Senate where it faces an uncertain fate.

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Rep. Lamar Smith Calls to Halt Refugee Resettlement Program

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Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) wrote an op-ed this week in Breitbart calling for a halt to the refugee program due to national security concerns. Rep. Smith pointed to the October testimony from FBI Director James Comey who said he has "concern" about "certain gaps … in the data available to us."

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Rep. Culberson Threatens Justice Dept. Over Funding for Sanctuary Cities

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This week Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department, wrote Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, and warned her that if she did not pull federal funding for sanctuary cities he would remove her ability to move money around within the department for the entire 2016 fiscal year.

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Rubio at GOP Debate -- Amnesty isn't Amnesty

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  by  Chris Chmielenski

No one was quite sure how the absence of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump would affect Thursday night's Fox News debate stage, but his absence allowed the debate moderators to focus most of the immigration segment on Sen. Marco Rubio's role in the Gang of 8 -- the mass amnesty bill that ultimately died in the House after passing through the Senate at Rubio's urging.

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House Republicans to Obama: 'Unilateral Changes' Violate New Visa Waiver Law

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Key Republican leaders accused President Obama of creating “non-statutory exemptions” from the travel restrictions imposed under the new Visa Waiver law for people who had visited certain countries lined to terrorism. In a letter to the President they said the exemptions are “contrary to the plain language of the statute” and were “discussed, at length, during negotiations [on the legislation] and were explicitly rejected by Members of Congress.

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