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Durbin, Napolitano welcome illegal aliens to U.S. Senate to promote anti-American DREAM Act (Arne Duncan, Clifford Stanley, Leahy, Schumer, Feinstein, Franken, Cornyn, Grassley, Margaret Stock) - 06/30/11

... West Point, Margaret Stock. * John Cornyn and Chuck Grassley were also in attendance; see the Cornyn quote below supporting the DA in concept just not in its current form. Grassley's position isn't known, but he doesn't appear to be a strong opponent of the bill. * One of the illegal aliens invited even testified to Congress (Ola Kaso, originally from Albania). * Napolitano agreed that -...

Senators: ICE doing selective enforcement, not asking for more resources - 10/27/10

... crimes. -------------------- [1] Signers: John Cornyn, Jeff Sessions, Jon Kyl, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, and Tom Coburn

John Cornyn: sticking point to GOP using Arizona immigration suit against Democrats? - 06/22/10

... (obviously speculative) report, John Cornyn - chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee - might be the sticking point: But the consultant, who has urged clients to take a strong stance on immigration, does not expect Cornyn to make the Arizona law a national issue to batter Democrats, for fear of offending Hispanic constituents at home. “Sen. Cornyn is stuck between a rock and a...

Senators complain about DHS plan to reduce Border Patrol agents on southern border - 10/10/09

A group of senators - mostly of the "secure the border first, then amnesty" variety - have sent a letter to Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security complaining about her plan to reduce the number of Border Patrol agents on the Mexican border. The letter is at [1], excerpted below:

Tea Parties for July 4th: locations, live coverage for Independence Day - 07/03/09

... event. And, at the Dallas event, John Cornyn was booed; that's the best the partiers can do because actually engaging him in debate and showing all the ways he's wrong is beyond them. An MSM report summarizing attendance at all the parties isn't available, and Pajamas Media is strangely silent on that issue. I'll be very, very generous and estimate that the attendance for all events combined was...

White House immigration meeting of amnesty all-stars: Obama, McCain, Graham, Cornyn, Gutierrez - 06/26/09

Yesterday, Barack Obama met with various members of Congress to discuss comprehensive immigration reform. His remarks are at [1], a list of attendees is at [2], and some quotes from attendees is at [3]. Nothing very important appears to have happened or been said. Note also that before the meeting, Rahm Emanuel said, "If the votes were there [for amnesty], you wouldn't need to have the meeting....

Schumer, Senate Democrats discuss their immigration plans, including a national ID card - 06/24/09

Spencer Hsu of the Washington Post discusses a press conference Senate Democrats held earlier today to discuss their plans for comprehensive immigration reform (link). As previously discussed, Charles Schumer supports a national ID: "I'm sure the civil libertarians will object to some kind of biometric card -- although . . . there'll be all kinds of protections -- but we're going to have to do it...

NYT: Sotomayors Focus on Race Issues May Be Hurdle (laying the groundwork for her withdrawal?) - 05/30/09

David Kirkpatrick of the New York Times offers "Sotomayor’s Focus on Race Issues May Be Hurdle" (link). Kremlin watchers are invited to speculate on whether they're trying to get those issues out of the way now, whether they're trying to give her an easy pretext to withdraw, or something else. Judge Sotomayor, whose parents moved to New York from Puerto Rico, has championed the importance of...

Obama budget ends SCAAP, just like Bush did (reimburses states for illegal alien incarceration) - 05/08/09

... same thing, this quotes Sen. John Cornyn: "Forcing state governments to pick up the tab for federal government's failures doesn't save Texas taxpayers one dime." Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison says Obama's actions are "outrageous" (link). Sen. Dianne Feinstein says this: "[Obama's actions deprive] communities of critical funding for public safety services... We cannot afford to let our public safety...

"National Council for a New America": new GOP, same old amnesty? (Jeb, McCain, Romney) - 04/29/09

... Dreier, Kevin McCarthy, Roy Blunt, John Cornyn (the other half of the Cornyn-Kyl amnesty), and John Thune. Rather than supporting amnesty, they've decided not to say anything about immigration but instead their initial focus will be on the economy, healthcare, education, energy, and national security. The problem is that by not mentioning immigration they're undercutting whatever argument they...

John McCain using support for Obama's amnesty to raise re-election funds (John Cornyn, Jason LeVecke) - 04/13/09

In response to last week's NYT story saying that Obama was going to push amnesty, John McCain's Senate re-election finance committee co-chair Jason LeVecke sent out an email to supporters in Houston asking for money so that McCain could help Obama push amnesty (link):

LULAC, Raza radicals: Senate bill "unworkable", "this is our land!", "border crossed us" - 05/20/07

... Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, R-Texas, were "on notice" that "we want workable reform and we want it now!" The release went on to say the groups are seeking legislation "that balances stronger border security with common-sense reform — including family reunification, respect for worker rights and a pathway to citizenship." ...[A member of the crowd] said Mexicans have an...

"Feds admit failure to stop illegal hiring" - 06/21/06

... the Senate panel. ...[Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)] said the government has only 90 full-time immigration agents focusing on workplace violations nationwide and that it is "no wonder that many Americans are skeptical about how serious the federal government is about enforcing its own laws." The number of work site arrests dropped from 2,849 in 1999 to just 159 in 2004, he said. "The American...

"Sens. Cornyn, Kyl Prepare Massive Guestworker Plan" - 05/27/05

... immigration hearing attended by John Cornyn (R-TX) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Those two worthies are preparing their own massive guest worker plan/amnesty (not to be confused with the McCain-Kennedy Open Borders, Open Wallets bill.) According to Egan the meeting was one-sided in favor of Open Borders types: ...Deputy labor secretary Stephen Law proposed a wide-open foreign worker program, for every...