Immigration reform must be about securing our borders and enforcing our laws; must not put any burdens on U.S. taxpayers and should be centered on economic growth; and immigration reform must also be about keeping families together.
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Republican Congressman Mike Coffman bucked his own party during a Dec. 4 House vote on a measure that seeks to undo recent changes to U.S. immigration policy that were put in place by President Obama.
(Washington, D.C.) I voted against H.R. 5759 because, although I strongly believe that it is unconstitutional to have immigration policy made by executive orders and without the consent of Congress, this legislation will only mislead the American people into believing that we are taking care of the problem when the only way to address President Obama's overreach is either through the U.S. Supreme Court or through the appropriation's process.
Ana Temu Vidrio's stepfather woke up the morning of Nov. 20 in a good mood before leaving for work, the young woman said the following day.
President Barack Obama announced on Nov. 20 that he would take steps to protect millions of undocumented immigrants like Vidrio's stepfather from the threat of deportation.
(Washington, D.C.) The trend of this White House politicizing immigration continues. President Obama wants a partisan political wedge issue, not meaningful, sensible, compassionate immigration reform. The president's unilateral actions will make it harder for congress to fix the immigration system, and the worst part is - that seems to be exactly his intention.
Shutting down the government is not an option. I will be looking into what other options are available that would force the President to negotiate with Congress on immigration reform next year.
(Washington, D.C.) U.S. House of Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the below statement today after voting against legislation to prohibit the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program:
(Washington, D.C.) U.S. House of Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the below statement today after voting in support of H.R. 5230, border supplemental legislation:
"We have a humanitarian crisis at our border that has been caused by U.S. policies that have been encouraging Central American parents to send their children on a dangerous journey to the U.S. border with Mexico and I voted for the supplemental appropriation to keep this situation from getting worse."
People who help refugees in Colorado are concerned that their program funding may be diverted to help the unaccompanied children coming over the border, and the refugee community is taking action by visiting local politicians to lobby for their cause.
House Republicans are so wary of overhauling the nation’s immigration laws this year that only five are cosponsoring Rep. Mike Coffman’s bill to provide a path to citizenship for illegal aliens who serve in the U.S. military.
“I think the GOP is still very cautious of doing anything on the issue,” said one Republican official.
Por José Angel Aguirre
Las Americas Newspaper
15 de Febrero, 2014