A bipartisan group of eight senators announced on January 28 that they had developed a plan for comprehensive immigration reform. The group of four Democrats and four Republicans had worked independently of their colleagues in the Senate and informed President Obama over the weekend that they had reached an agreement.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says without a path to citizenship, no immigration reform legislation will come to the table.
Texas has a problem. It is incumbent on the Lone Star State, along with New Mexico, Arizona, and California to secure the nation’s southern border when federal resources fail. Of these states, Texas has the lion’s share — over 1,200 of the border’s total of nearly 2,000 miles. It is the most frequently crossed border in the world with nearly 350 million annual crossings. Protection of the border has become a political prize, with all sides claiming to have the answer, and the will, to get the job done. But Texans on the front line aren’t buying it.
Take surveillance cameras, for instance. It turns out that Texas is using, not high-tech devices, but inferior modified wildlife cameras for its border security needs.
The addition of 171,000 jobs in October according to Friday's employment report is moderately good news for President Obama in the final days before the election. But the jobs picture might not be such good news for Americans, the Center for Immigration Studies reported last week.