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Obama, Cantor Discuss Legislative Amnesty as DHS Plots Related Administrative Options

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Pres. Obama called House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday shortly after issuing a public statement that included harsh criticism for House Republicans who he says are blocking the Senate's comprehensive amnesty bill. After the call, and in light of a tough primary challenge, Cantor took a hardline position against the Senate bill and said the President has no desire to work with House Republicans on a solution to the issue.

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With bills to increase H-1Bs stalled in Congress, administration moves to increase foreign workers

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  by  Jeremy Beck

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich opposes increasing the H-1B cap (see below). I wonder if he is aware that the Obama Administration's proposed rule change to give work permits to the spouses of H-1B holders is an attempt to work around the cap.

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30 House Republicans Targeted in Last-Ditch Comprehensive Amnesty Push

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House Democrats are urging 30 Republicans who've said they support some form of amnesty to sign a discharge petition and force a floor vote on H.R. 15, their comprehensive amnesty bill. "We're calling out the members of the House…who have said they support immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship," said Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. "We're saying, 'Do something about your support…(P)ut their pen where their mouth is."

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Cantor Endorses Amnesty For Certain Illegal Aliens Who Join Military

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According to Breitbart News, a high-ranking staffer for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor admitted the Representative supports granting amnesty to certain illegal aliens if they enlist in the U.S. military. This confirms prior statements by ENLIST Act sponsor Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., and Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif.

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House Rejects Separate Budget Amendments with Funding for Amnesty

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The House of Representatives rejected two separate substitute amendments to Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) FY2015 budget resolution that would have included revenues and funding for immigration provisions included in S.744, the Senate-approved Schumer-Rubio-Obama amnesty bills. While both votes were reflective of bigger issues, the House has approved the Ryan budget without any immigration-related provisions other than standard enforcement.

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New York Times implies Obama promised to stop deporting people at the border. He didn't.

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In their April 6, 2014 story, "More deportations follow minor crimes, records show," New York Times reporters Ginger Thompson and Sarah Cohen make it clear in the first paragraph that the Times isn't going to give up on the "record deportations" claim, although Thompson and Cohen do confirm what other news outlets already have: deportations from the

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New Virginia GOP director wants to 'deport' Republicans who favor deporting illegal aliens?

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A national blogger/ internet firestorm has erupted over claims that Shaun Kenney wants to drive out of the party anybody who opposes "reform" that allows illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. and especially to those who want laws enforced that require deportation of people who are here illegally. A poll of Virginians finds that most Republican voters are at odds with the immigration policies that Kenney supports.

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