Rep. Clay Higgins cosponsors immigration reform bill
Posted on 1/23/2018 12:31:00 PM.
Now that the federal government shutdown is over, Congressman Clay Higgins is setting his sights on getting work accomplished on bolstering existing immigration law. Higgins is co-sponsoring the “Securing America’s Future Act”. The Republican from St. Landry Parish  says he wants to cut through the Red Tape from the Obama Administration to ease the process of hiring an additional 10,000 Border Patrol and Border Protection Agents.
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Democratic Mayor Mitch Landrieu comments on his feelings about a Trump presidency
Posted on 1/20/2017 2:29:00 AM.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is considered one of the leading Democrats in the state and he weighs in on his feelings about the Trump administration. Landrieu says both Republicans and Democrats like President Trump’s proposal to invest one trillion dollars on infrastructure.

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Healthcare, immigration, economy among top priorities for Rep. Scalise in next Congress
Posted on 11/18/2016 5:29:00 AM.

Republicans in Congress are looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Jefferson Parish says one of their top priorities will be to replace the Affordable Care Act. He says GOP leaders in Congress have a bill that takes out provisions from Obamacare that are raising costs and hurting healthcare.

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Will President-elect Trump be successful with his immigration plan?
Posted on 11/11/2016 3:33:00 AM.

President-elect Donald Trump was elected to the White House partly because of his hard stance against illegal immigration. LSU Assistant Professor of Immigration Law Lauren Aronson anticipates Trump will issue an executive order that gives local law enforcement officers the ability to contact federal authorities when they come across illegal immigrants.

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House-approved sanctuary city bill dies in Senate committee
Posted on 5/24/2016 12:16:00 PM.

A House-approved bill that would punish so-called sanctuary cities by making it difficult for them to borrow money for construction projects was defeated in a Senate committee. The legislation was designed to force New Orleans and Lafayette to follow federal immigration laws. New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison spoke out against the bill.

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Jindal sticks to familiar themes during CNN debate
Posted on 9/16/2015 6:20:00 PM.
Governor Bobby Jindal continued to go after Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, in a CNN debate. Jindal was not invited to the debate that featured Trump and 10 other main candidates, but he participated in a debate featuring lower-tier candidates and didn’t hold back on his criticism of the Trump campaign.
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Update: Jindal's office responds to Holden's criticism over Jindal's border trip
Posted on 8/5/2014 1:21:00 PM.
Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden criticizes Governor Jindal's trip to the US-Mexico border. Holden made the comments as a guest on the Jim Engster Show on WRKF. He doesn't understand why the governor would visit an area thousands of miles away, when Louisiana has its own problems.

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State lawmaker seeking public input on immigration
Posted on 7/21/2014 3:38:00 PM.
The tens of thousands of children crossing over into neighboring Texas is raising concerns Louisiana may face an immigration problem of it's own. Denham Springs Representative Valarie Hodges, a member of the House Committee on Criminal Justice, is calling on the state leadership to develop a plan of action for immigration in Louisiana. She says the crisis next door is spreading to states across the country.
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Vitter files bill to stop flow of illegal border crossings
Posted on 7/21/2014 11:06:00 AM.
Republican US Senator David Vitter files legislation that he says will stop the flow of illegal border crossings. Vitter's measure would implement mandatory detention near the US-Mexico border and expedited deportation of unaccompanied minors from Central and South America.
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