‘Nation of random enforcement’: Is America’s chief executive too powerful?

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Congress, Featured, National, News  /  No Comments


By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org
When President Barack Obama chooses to enforce select portions of federal law, is he playing the part of chief executive or skirting around Congress and, by extension, the U.S. Constitution?
That’s the question House Republicans put forth in a House Judiciary Committee meeting Wednesday, stacking the witness panel with four fellow House GOP members [...]

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Trying to pick winners, South Dakota comes up a loser

By   /  February 21, 2014  /  Business, News  /  No Comments


By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bankruptcies, a suspicious suicide and an FBI investigation have cast a pall over foreign-investment ventures in South Dakota.
The state Legislature voted last week to launch hearings into five EB-5 investor-visa projects:
Dakota Provisions of Huron; Northern Beef Packers of Aberdeen; NextEra Energy’s Day County 2 Wind Farm; Basin Electric’s [...]

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Immigration reform: Extreme partisanship is paralyzing Washington

By   /  February 19, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

MEANINGLESS DOCUMENT: The I-864 "Affidavit of Support" does not stop legal immigrants from tapping into the welfare system.

A pro-immigrant group, the Center for Immigrant Orientation, blames political polarization for the delay in passing immigration reform.

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Hot topics: Oregon’s top 6 measures that could heat up 2014

By   /  December 24, 2013  /  News, Northwest  /  No Comments

CROWDED BALLOT: Oregon is poised to be a battle ground for nationally contentious issues in 2014.

By Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog

Legal weed, gay marriage, immigration and labeling genetically modified foods. Oregon would be hard pressed to find a more contentious 2014 ballot.

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Citing Iran threat, report says EB-5 regional centers should be ‘abandoned’

By   /  December 13, 2013  /  homeland security, Immigration, Iowa, Judiciary, National, News  /  No Comments

STOP IT NOW: Sen. Charles Grassley says the Optional Practical Training program for foreign students is out of control and he is calling for a moratorium.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — America’s EB-5 visa-investor program has opened a gateway for Iranian operatives to infiltrate the country, a government memo says.
Citing a report by the Homeland Security Investigations division, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley said EB-5 is vulnerable to the “export of sensitive technology and economic espionage,” as well as “investment fraud” [...]

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