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Senators Schumer, Collins, Rounds & King Team Up to Give Amnesty to 12 Million Illegal Aliens

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  by  Chris Chmielenski
Today, we face the greatest threat of a mass amnesty bill passing in the Senate since the Gang of 8 bill passed through the chamber back in 2013. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Mike Rounds (D-S.D.), and Angus King (I-Maine) have teamed up to offer an amendment that would, based on DHS's estimation, gut interior enforcement and grant amnesty to more than 10 million illegal aliens ... include some who aren't even here yet!

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Misuse of Barbara Jordan's Legacy on Immigration Is Wrong, No Matter Who Does It

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  by  Eric Ruark

Barbara Jordan is a true hero of the Civil Rights Movement, an icon of American politics, and a guiding light to those who continue to fight for immigration reforms that put the interests of the American people first. Susan F. Martin, professor emerita at Georgetown University and former staff member of the Jordan Commission, wrote a piece last week attacking President Trump for a letter the White House put out praising Jordan's work. Martin was aghast that Trump would "intimate" that he and Jordan held similar policy positions on immigration. President Trump is a political lightening rod, no doubt, even more so than other modern Presidents, but in attacking him Martin misrepresented Barbara Jordan's views on immigration and the recommendations of the Jordan Commission.

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Pres. Trump Endorses Grassley Bill, Urges Senators to Oppose Other Proposals

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Pres. Trump fully endorsed Sen. Chuck Grassley's bill, the Secure and Succeed Act, in a statement today. In his endorsement, he also called on Senators to oppose anything that doesn’t include his four pillars of ending Chain Migration and the Visa Lottery, securing the border, and granting amnesty to the 1.8 million DACA-eligible illegal aliens.

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Sen. Flake to Offer Legislation that Tweaks White House Proposal

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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will propose a bill as early as today that is similar to the White House proposal, but makes several tweaks so that legal immigration levels never fall below 1 million per year. The proposal would convert any green cards freed up by ending the Visa Lottery or Chain Migration categories to employment-based green cards.

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Sens. Grassley & Cornyn to Turn WH Proposal into Legislation

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Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) will offer the Secure and Succeed Act that would largely reflect the White House proposal to deal with DACA. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) will cosponsor the bill, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has endorsed it.