Tag: Bob Goodlatte

GOP Leaders: Obama Policies Could Allow Alien Sex Offenders To Avoid Deportation

The perfect storm of weak immigration enforcement by the Obama administration and sanctuary city policies shielding criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities could result in two alien sex offenders avoiding deportation, according to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA).

GOP Leaders Highlight Brutal Illegal Alien Criminals Shielded by Sanctuary Policies

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) argue that while DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson has said it is “not acceptable to have no policy of cooperation with immigration enforcement” the Obama administration has failed to take substantive action compelling such sanctuary jurisdictions to comply with federal immigration authorities.

Obama’s Plan to Surrender Internet Control May Be Unconstitutional

One of the worst of Barack Obama’s many bad ideas is surrendering control of Internet domains to a shadowy multi-national organization, a move undertaken largely out of embarrassment over Edward Snowden’s exposure of NSA surveillance techniques. Under Article IV, Section 3 of the Constitution, only Congress has the authority to transfer control of such government property, so Obama’s attempt to give it away to foreign bodies without congressional consent would be unconstitutional.

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Non-Detained Criminal Immigrant Population Up 28 Percent Since 2012

In his opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee DHS oversight hearing Goodlatte revealed that from July 2012 to February 2015 the number of criminal immigrants — either in removal proceedings or with final orders of removals — on the streets has increased 28 percent. “Because of the failure by this and previous administrations to detain criminal aliens, and the failure to vigorously pursue fugitives, there are almost 180,000 convicted criminal aliens currently in removal proceedings who are living in our neighborhoods and almost 170,000 convicted criminal aliens who have been ordered removed yet are also living free.

Goodlatte: Obama Immigration Policies Have Created ‘A Public Safety Crisis’

“The actions taken by the Obama Administration to weaken the interior enforcement of our immigration laws have created a public safety crisis,” Goodlatte said in a statement to Brietbart News Wednesday. DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson is slated to appear before Goodlatte’s committee next week to testify about the Obama administration’s enforcement efforts.

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Goodlatte: Fifth Circuit’s Ruling Affirming Exec. Amnesty Injunction ‘Victory For The Constitution’

Goodlatte was one of many Republican lawmakers who praised the Tuesday ruling.

“By acting unilaterally to rewrite our nation’s immigration laws, President Obama has disregarded the will of the American people and violated the Constitution. Such lawlessness must be stopped so that we preserve the separation of powers in the Constitution and protect individual liberty,” Goodlatte says.

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Patent Trolls Don’t Contribute to Innovation–They Impose a Private Tax

Trial lawyers trying to hold parts of the legal system hostage to make money is nothing new. It always happens the same way: a few creative lawyers figure out how to exploit legal loopholes; then abuse those loopholes to enrich themselves at others’ expense until someone stops them. Along the way, they come up with all sorts of creative justifications for what they are doing, claiming it’s actually positive and beneficial. Behind the scenes, they convince or pay off special interests to lobby for delays in changing the law that would close their loopholes and stop the cash flow.

Obama Admin To Brief Goodlatte On Immigrant ID 'Surge'

Obama Admin To Brief Goodlatte On Immigrant ID 'Surge'

With questions swirling about the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ solicitation for material to create millions of new immigrant IDs and work permits, the agency has agreed to brief House Judiciary Committee staff, Breitbart News has learned.  Breitbart first reported

Ernst Says Open To Tax Increases, Wouldn't Repeal DACA

Ernst Says Open To Tax Increases, Wouldn't Repeal DACA

Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst declared two surprising stances in a Saturday debate with Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), saying separately that she would consider increasing taxes to shore up Social Security and that she does not support repealing

Justice Dept. Watchdog Says DOJ Is Impeding Investigations

During a House Judiciary hearing, Tuesday,  the chief watchdog for the Department of Justice claimed that senior officials at the DOJ have impeded or delayed him from gaining access to important documents crucial to his investigations. “The FBI and some

Judicial Watch Panel: Holding Obama Accountable to the Rule of Law

Judicial Watch Panel: Holding Obama Accountable to the Rule of Law

Watch live streaming video from judicialwatch at livestream.com House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Andrew C. McCarthy of the National Review Institute discuss various approaches, including a planned lawsuit by the House of Representatives, to challenge President Obama’s series of

Unlocking Cellphones from Carriers Soon to Be Legal

Unlocking Cellphones from Carriers Soon to Be Legal

Americans may soon have the freedom to unlock their cellphones from the service providers to which they are attached. The House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, sponsored by Rep. Bob

Goodlatte, Chaffetz Introduce Another Border Crisis Bill

Goodlatte, Chaffetz Introduce Another Border Crisis Bill

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is introducing legislation with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to address the border crisis, a change in course for the powerful Judiciary Committee chairman who had previously focused on the actions President Obama could take under current

Exclusive – Goodlatte: How Obama Can Stop The Border Crisis

Exclusive – Goodlatte: How Obama Can Stop The Border Crisis

There is a surge of unaccompanied children, teenagers, and families from Central America–largely from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador–that are arriving in unprecedented numbers in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. They are making a dangerous journey through Mexico and