The first 10 of 30 Humvee armored vehicles that the United States has agreed to supply to Ukraine arrived in the country’s capital of Kiev on March 25. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko personally took possession of the vehicles at Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport.
After largely failing to prod state governments into developing a national identification system known as “REAL ID,” Republican lawmakers in Congress are yet again quietly pushing another Obama-backed scheme that would more directly force every American to have a national ID card containing sensitive biometric data. The controversial plan, embedded in an immigration-enforcement bill, has been in the works for years, but has consistently been met with stiff opposition from liberty-minded grassroots organizations and activists. While the plan has failed in previous Congresses thanks to a groundswell of opposition, critics of the measure say that without prompt action, the unconstitutional scheme could soon become a reality.
The legislation, officially dubbed the "Legal Workforce Act" (H.R. 1147), is ostensibly aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from obtaining jobs in the United States.
House Republicans passed a budget on Wednesday after employing the very unusual “Queen of the Hill” rule. The budget that earned the most votes was the one dubbed “Price 2,” which matches the one passed in the House Budget panel last week but includes a $20 billion increase in defense spending.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will hear oral arguments from both sides in the Department of Justice’s appeal of U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s February 16 injunction that blocked the Obama administration’s use of executive actions to grant amnesty to four million illegal aliens. After Hanen declined to grant a stay of his injunction the DOJ filed its appeal on March 12 in the New Orleans appellate court.