Sunday, November 7, 2010

One-Two Punch On Immigration in the 112th Congress?

H/T to Federale for a preview of how the return of Representative Lamar Smith to the Chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee is likely to affect enforcement of the expedited removal provisions of immigration law, provisions that Smith authored the last time he had the Chairmanship. In short, the administration will be called to account for why they aren't enforcing them. This should make for lively hearings.

And the administration is likely to get even more grief from the next Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law, Steven King. He has a long list of immigration positions that will not please the administration, including elimination of the diversity visa lottery and ending the practice of granting automatic American citizenship to the children of illegal aliens who are born on American soil.

As a great American politician once said: "elections have consequences."

1 comment:

Federale said...

Thanks for the mention.