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The price for ‘dream kids’ could be David Perdue’s immigration bill

1:41 pm Sep. 17, 2017

Huddled masses yearning to breathe free may be about to take it in the neck.

That could be the price for saving nearly 800,000 “dream kids” from the threat of deportation. If you’re David Perdue, that’s a fair trade.

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Rule of law v. human toll: The diction behind Ga. lawmakers’ DACA responses

4:22 pm Sep. 5, 2017

WASHINGTON — Georgia lawmakers’ responses to the Trump administration’s decision to end deportation protection for nearly 800,000 young immigrants Tuesday fell along the predictable partisan lines. Even more fascinating were the very words the officials used to voice their opinions.

The Republicans used terms like ‘unconstitutional’ to describe their opposition to former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. They said President Donald Trump was adhering

Isakson hedges on Trump, Perdue’s contentious immigration proposal

12:00 pm Aug. 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson was conspicuously silent earlier this month as his Georgia GOP colleague David Perdue rolled out a bill slashing immigration levels with President Donald Trump at his side.

So when a group of constituents asked the third-term Republican whether he supported the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, or RAISE Act, at his rowdy town hall on Monday, the crowd leaned in a

Ga. Congressman: Use fed money to clear rape kit backlog ‘unless they’re a sanctuary city’

9:59 am Aug. 12, 2017

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said he’s supportive of using federal grant money to help clear the rape kit backlog – but only for cities that are compliant with federal immigration law.

The left-leaning blog Jezebel has footage of the Pooler Republican staking that position at one of his nine town halls this week across his coastal Georgia district.

After a constituent asked him about what he could do as a

Trump endorses David Perdue’s proposal to halve legal immigration levels

12:40 pm Aug. 2, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gave his seal of approval Wednesday to Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue’s legislation that would halve legal immigration levels, providing a notable boost to a contentious proposal that has yet to advance on Capitol Hill.

Perdue and his Republican colleague Tom Cotton of Arkansas flanked Trump during a brief event in the White House’s Roosevelt Room, where the

Georgia Republicans okay money for Trump’s border wall

7:47 pm Jul. 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — All 10 Georgia Republicans serving in the U.S. House, as well as one of the state’s centrist Democrats, backed a government spending bill on Thursday that would set aside $1.6 billion to build a wall on the southern border.

The lawmakers’ support helped send the $790 billion national security-focused spending measure to the Senate, where it is expected to be made over, if it can advance at all. Sanford Bishop