When it comes to reforming our nation's immigration laws, NumbersUSA favors 5 actions that would significantly reduce the illegal alien population and the number of legal immigrants admitted to the United States annually. Check out our new grid that follows all the bills and the Members of Congress who sponsor them . . .
What a political season we're living in! Overseas, the entire Middle East is exploding into revolution. We can only hope it leads to an improvement. And now right here in the U.S., state capitals are erupting in rancorous divisions over how to deal with huge budget shortfalls. At first blush, it looks like the issue of immigration doesn't figure that high with all the budget upheavals and foreign government changes, but keep reading . . .
It turns out that a few of New York City's most aggressive Meter Maids are able to shake more money out of illegal parkers in a year that the entire Obama Administration is fining employers of illegal aliens nationwide.
In an interview with Mother Jones magazine, U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) shows that he just can't let go of his pro-amnesty views despite their liability to him in his run for the Senate seat in 2012.
Neither Gov. Christie (R-N.J.) nor Rep. Bachmann (R-Minn.) meet the criteria to be among the 9 front-runners on our 2012 Presidential Hopefuls' Immigration Stances grid. But tens of thousands of readers of NumbersUSA.com asked that we rate these two. See the results . . .
Once again, voters have been denied a chance to see congressional roll call votes on immigration. Despite hundreds of roll call votes on amendments to H.R. 1 (the Continuing Resolution) in the House the last three days, not a single immigration amendment that was introduced actually was allowed to come up for a vote.
Of course, we're happy that amendments to gut funding for immigration enforcement didn't get passed. But because we feel they would have failed, we really would have liked a roll call vote to help us help voters see where their Representatives really stand on these issues.
We've been watching Members of the House all day and evening as they heatedly debate attempts to make painfully large cuts in various federal programs that will result in no more than paltry cuts in the overall federal deficit.
One Member raises what to him/her seems expendable or even foolish spending and argues for elimination or deep cuts. Then another Member -- often of the same Party -- takes the mike and gives detailed explanations for why that spending has deep ramifications for the economy (especially of that Member's District) and for the future of humankind.
By Jonathan1352 of VA, Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT - posted on NumbersUSA
The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hosted a hearing Tuesday morning on the definition of “Operational Control” of the border. With new rumors of an immigration bill developing in the Senate, it has become important to define the meaning of “operational control.” Chairwoman Candice Miller (R-Mich) even admitted that “it’s starting to become a buzz word…but we really don’t know what it means.”
Jeff Flake -- who is considered the front-runner to be Arizona's next Senator after announcing his candidacy today -- is the U.S. House's No. 1 Republican champion of amnesties for illegal aliens. Would Arizona voters do this to the rest of the country?
By Jonathan1352 of VA, Thursday, February 10, 2011, 7:41 PM EDT - posted on NumbersUSA
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement hosted a hearing Thursday morning on the merits of E-Verify and its capability to protect American jobs from illegal workers. The Committee conducted a demonstration of the E-Verify where it made its case as a quick, easy, and user-friendly program for determining the employment eligibility of a new employee. But that didn't keep some of the more skeptical Members from offering their opposition.