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DACA Gimmick: Nearly 3,000 Illegal Immigrants on Track for Permanent Amnesty

While normally parole is an immigration benefit selectively offered to largely inadmissible aliens for only “urgent humanitarian reasons” or in cases of “significant public benefit,” the Obama Administration has been allowing DACA recipients to seek advance parole — allowing re-entry to the U.S. after traveling abroad — for “educational purposes, employment purposes, or humanitarian purposes.”

GOP Leaders Press DHS on Illegal Charged with Murder of Five

The recent murder of five people in Los Angeles allegedly by an illegal immigrant with multiple prior arrests raises more concerns about the Obama Administration’s ability to keep Americans safe, according to the chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.

Grassley, Sessions Blast Appeals Court for Opening Immigration Benefits to ‘Habitual Drunkards’

A recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that struck down a law preventing “habitual drunkards” from being considered people of “moral character” in immigration benefit determinations was a “brazen display of judicial activism” that “endangers” communities, according to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

Obama Could Try to Appoint Garland Without Senate Vote

WASHINGTON—As President Barack Obama’s efforts to pressure Senate Republicans to confirm Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court fail, liberal White House allies are floating a trial balloon of installing Garland on the Supreme Court without Senate confirmation.

The chair of Justice Antonin Scalia is draped in black following his death on February 13, 2016

White House and Senate Republicans Wrangle over Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is quietly strategizing with Senate Democrats about how to push a Supreme Court nominee to confirmation this year, while Republicans show no sign of flinching in their promise to let the American people decide this issue in November.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, center, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the majority whip, left, and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., right, confer before a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Senate Republicans, most notably Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are facing a high-stakes political showdown with President Barack Obama sparked by the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Republicans controlling the Senate — which must confirm any Obama appointee before the individual is seated on the court — say that the decision is too important to be determined by a lame-duck president. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Judiciary Committee: No Hearings on Obama SCOTUS Nominee

WASHINGTON D.C. — All eleven Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee — including Chairman Chuck Grassley — have sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, informing the Kentucky Senator that the committee will not hold any hearings on President Barack Obama’s forthcoming nominee to take the seat left open by Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death.