GOP Whip McCarthy Says Immigration Bills Likely to be “Step-by-Step”
“House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Sunday that immigration reform “is going to happen,” but declined to lay out a timeline for a House vote on the matter. McCarthy insisted that the House would take immigration reform on a step-by-step basis, and noted that President Obama said recently he was O.K. with that approach,” The Hill reports.
Biden Visits Illegal Alien Protest on National Mall
“Vice President Joe Biden paid a visit Friday to immigration advocates who have been fasting on the National Mall, lending White House support to the push for House Speaker John A. Boehner to take up the proposed immigration law overhaul now stalled in the House. ‘As my father would say, come hell or high water, we’re going to win this,’ Biden told the group, according to organizers of the fast, now in its 11th day,” the LA Times writes.
Immigrants Face Deportation After Sham Marriages Discovered
“Romanians who arrived in Idaho a decade ago face deportation after federal prosecutors say they entered sham marriages to stay illegally in America. Some were students, lured by work at the famed Sun Valley Resort. Some were friends, siblings or cousins from mountainous Transylvania. Since then, they’ve established lives in the U.S., buying homes, having kids and starting businesses. They formed the nucleus of a tight-knit Romanian community in south-central Idaho,” the Idaho Press reports.
Obama Uses S.F. Fundraiser to Push Amnesty
“President Obama continues his West Coast trip Monday, traveling to San Francisco to raise campaign money and talk about immigration. Obama, who headlined a pair of fundraisers Sunday night in Seattle, flies to San Francisco in the morning and visits the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center to discuss immigration. The Democratic-run U.S. Senate passed an immigration bill earlier this year, but it has languished in the Republican-led House,” USA Today writes.