Immigration Headlines – Feb 12, 2016

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Sanders Says He Will Bypass Congress on Immigration

“Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) said he would work around Congress if he had to in order to accomplish his goals for illegal immigration. NPR host Judy Woodruff, a co-moderator of Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate, asked Sanders if he would go further than President Obama in using executive action on illegal immigration,” the Free Beacon reports.

Democratic Rep. Criticizes Rubio on Immigration

“A top-ranking Hispanic Democratic lawmaker tells The Hill that GOP presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are “duplicitous” on immigration reform. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra says the senators, both Cuban-Americans, should be ‘consistent,’” The Hill reports.

Cruz, Sessions Introduce Bill to Beef Up ICE Enforcement

“Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to give more resources to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency so it can enforce America’s immigration laws,” Breitbart News says.

“’For far too long, the Obama administration has discouraged enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws,’ Cruz said in a statement. ‘President Obama has even personally threatened ‘consequences’ for the dedicated men and women who try to follow the law.’”

Trump Says Pope’s Visit to Mexico Will Turn Political

“On the eve of Pope Francis’ trip to Mexico, Presidential candidate Donald Trump came down hard on the pontiff, calling him a “very political person” who is being exploited by Mexico at America’s expense,” Breitbart News wrote.

“The Pope is leaving for Mexico just after noon on Friday, where he will visit a pediatric hospital, meet with an indigenous community in the southern Chiapas region, speak to youth and workers, and celebrate Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

Reid Bill Would Give Every Illegal Alien a Tax-Funded Lawyer

“Senate Democrat Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) wants the government to provide certain illegal immigrants with government-funded lawyers,” Breitbart News said.

“’Under current U.S. law, there is no right to appointed counsel in non-criminal immigration removal proceedings, even if the person in question is a child. Imagine that,’ Reid said on the Senate floor Thursday. ‘The humanitarian crisis at our doorstep demands that we, as Americans, affirm our fundamental values of protection and due process.’”


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