December 08, 2015
Just a week after the ISIS attacks killed 129 people in Paris, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would stop the entry of refugees from Syria and Iraq until FBI background checks and additional certifications are added to their screening process. The SAFE Act passed by a vote of 289-137, and included the support of 47 Democrats, which places it above the two-thirds mark required to overturn a veto.
May 17, 2007
The White House and Senate may reach an agreement today on an immigration reform package with legislation going to the Senate floor as early as next week.
February 13, 2007
While many groups and organizations are working to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S., Bank of America has decided that their own bottom-line is more important than the law, and has made it even easier for those who are here illegally.
February 05, 2007
During the past few weeks a debate on the relevance of our nation’s border policy has been brewing, all stemming from an incident on January 3rd of this year between National Guard troops and a group of paramilitary illegal aliens from Mexico. This debate has put the spotlight on just how poorly crafted our nation’s border protection policies are, and raises questions about the effectiveness of deploying National Guard members to assist in sealing the border’s gaps.
June 20, 2006
The first week of National Guard support on the U.S. – Mexican border brought about a 21% decrease in the number of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the border. According to the Associated Press, detentions along the U.S. – Mexican border decreased to 26,944, in the first 10 days of June, compared with 34,077 for the same period a year ago.
May 17, 2006
CapitolWatch is pleased that the Administration is planning to place National Guard troops at the border to aid in stemming the flow of illegal immigrants pouring into the United States. “The addition of 6,000 Guards to our southern border is a good start, but we hope that more will follow. We must make an immediate statement that illegal immigration must be stopped – once and for all,” said Steve Ralls, Executive Director of CapitolWatch.
May 10, 2006
With the latest revelation that the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is informing Mexican officials as to the location of Minutemen, and other private border patrol groups, CapitolWatch is calling for immediate and visible action on stopping illegal immigration.