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New GOP bill on DACA would make extensive changes on other immigration issues

  • 10:55 pm Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

As bipartisan negotiations continued on Capitol Hill on a possible legislative deal to shield hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant “Dreamers” from deportation, Republicans on Wednesday rolled out their own bill, chock full of changes to federal immigration law, including tougher rules for businesses which hire workers who are not legally in the United States.

“This bill funds the border wall,” said Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. “Our bill ends chain migration and the visa lottery program.”

“It cracks down on sanctuary cities, increases criminal penalties for deported criminals who illegally return, and makes the E-Verify [More]

Trump says with no evidence of collusion, there may be no need for Mueller interview

  • 4:02 pm Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

President Donald Trump said again on Wednesday that the investigation into links between his campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections is nothing more than a witch hunt, as the President tried repeatedly to turn the attention of reporters to his election opponent Hillary Clinton, as Mr. Trump raised the possibility that there was no need for him to speak with investigators – because he did nothing wrong.

“There is collusion,” the President said at a joint news conference with the Prime Minister of Norway. “But it’s really with the Democrats and Russia.”

“The witch hunt continues,” Mr. Trump [More]

After Trump reversal on Florida offshore drilling, other states clamor for same exemption

  • 7:56 am Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

The surprise move by the Trump Administration on Tuesday to reverse plans for new offshore oil and gas drilling off the coast of Florida quickly spurred multiple calls by officials in other states for the same exemption, as Democrats said the move reeked of a political favor for Republican Governor Rick Scott in the Sunshine State.

“Florida should not be given special status because the President is friends with Governor Scott,” said Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), as coastal state lawmakers of both parties from the East Coast turned up the volume on their opposition the new plan to open up oil [More]

With cameras rolling, Trump urges both parties to cut deals on immigration

  • 1:56 pm Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

In a rare view inside a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and lawmakers of both parties in Congress, television cameras rolled for almost an hour as the President urged each side to do all they can to find agreement on how to deal with illegal immigrant “Dreamers” along with tougher border security measures, as Mr. Trump even called on the House and Senate to consider a second phase of legislative action on comprehensive immigration reform.

“If we do this properly – DACA – we’re not that far away from comprehensive immigration reform,” the President said at one point. [More]

Pushing for border wall, Trump to meet with Senators on immigration policy

  • 4:00 am Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

With little progress to show from negotiations in Congress on the future fate of illegal immigrant “Dreamers” in the United States, President Donald Trump will meet at the White House with lawmakers of both parties on Tuesday, as he continues to say the Congress must approve billions of dollars to build a wall along the Mexican border, and approve significant immigration enforcement actions in exchange for any Dreamers deal.

“We are going to end chain migration. We are going to end the lottery system. And we are going to build the wall,” the President said to cheers at a [More]

Trump to address farm conference, attend college football championship game

  • 4:00 am Monday, January 8th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

In his first foray into the arena of agricultural policy, President Donald Trump goes to Tennessee on Monday to address a convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation, as the White House says Mr. Trump will outline ideas on how best to spur new economic growth in rural areas of the United States, which have not shared in recent job gains.

“While other sectors of the American economy have largely recovered from the Great Recession, rural America has lagged in almost every indicator,” says a new report from the Trump Administration.

“The administration recognizes that those challenges exist, and is committed to [More]

Even with no term limits, change continues in the halls of Congress

  • 8:30 am Sunday, January 7th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Ten months before the November mid-term elections in Congress, it’s already assured that the U.S. House will see a double digit change in membership for the new Congress which begins in January 2019 – that would be the seventh straight election cycle for such turnover, as the 2018 mid-terms will bring yet another infusion of new blood to the U.S. Capitol.

This past week, three members of the House and one Senator – all Republicans – decided against re-election bids in 2018. Three of them decided to retire from politics; one will run for Governor.

“Every good fighter knows when to hang [More]

Trump says Congress must fund border wall to get deal on immigrant Dreamers

  • 12:27 pm Saturday, January 6th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Wrapping up two days of meetings with GOP Congressional leaders at Camp David, President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to push forward with plans to spend billions of dollars on a wall along the Mexican border, saying if Democrats want a deal to shield hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant “Dreamers” from deportation, then money for the wall must also be agreed to by the Congress.

“We want the wall,” the President said, flanked by Republican leaders in the Congress.

“The wall is going to happen, or we’re not going to have DACA,” Mr. Trump added, referring to the program started by [More]

President Trump presses Congress for $18 billion to build border wall

  • 8:33 pm Friday, January 5th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

The Trump Administration on Friday urged Congress to approve a series of immigration enforcement measures, along with $18 billion to build a wall along the Mexican border, as part of any agreement with Democrats to shield illegal immigrant “Dreamers” from being deported in the future, a move that Democrats said could derail talks on the DACA program.

“I am appalled by this report that President Trump wants to waste $18 billion of taxpayer money on an ill-considered border wall,” said Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA).

The White House plans were sent Friday to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who promptly released the details to [More]

Trump renominates two Georgians for federal judgeships

  • 12:50 pm Friday, January 5th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

Two weeks after the Senate returned 100 nominations made by President Trump to various positions in the federal government, the White House on Friday again nominated 21 of those choices, including two judicial picks from Georgia, officially re-starting the nomination process for six appeals court judges and fifteen federal district judges, but leaving out three more controversial nominees who had run into Senate opposition in recent months.

Selected again were two judges from the Georgia Court of Appeals, Judge Elizabeth “Lisa” Branch, who was nominated for a spot on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge William Ray II, who [More]

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