Welcome to BAN Amnesty Now

B.A.N. – Ban Amnesty Now – is a national, conservative research and educational organization. Our mission is to unite Americans behind stopping federal, state or local governments from enacting policies granting Amnesty to illegal aliens residing in the United states, and to promoting policies which support securing the U.S. border.

B.A.N.’s daily operations are run by a dedicated team led by Senator Russell Pearce, President, primarily out of our Phoenix, Arizona-area office.

Top Stories

Reports: Tea Partiers Heckle Rubio over Amnesty in Orlando
Breitbart  |  by Matthew Boyle  |  Friday, August 30, 2013
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is trying to regain credibility with the conservative base by helping Sens. Ted Cruz (R-FL), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-KY) with their effort to defund Obamacare in the upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR), but Tea Party activists are still placing pressure on the junior Senator. Read More...
A ‘blue slip’ for amnesty
The Washington Times  |  by  |  Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Rep. Steve Stockman, Texas Republican, is pushing House Speaker John A. Boehner to use the “blue slip” procedure. “Senate Democrats were so determined to dispense a gift to radical political activists they didn’t bother to check whether it was even legal,” said Mr. Stockman. “They got caught trying to sneak an illegal bill past the Constitution’s borders.” Read More...
Marco Rubio's immigration flip-flop could spell political trouble
The Washington Examiner  |  by Byron York  |  Tuesday, June 25, 2013
After denouncing comprehensive reform in his 2010 senate victory, he has done a somersault of Romneyesque proportions, to the chagrin of the GOP base. When Mitt Romney ran as a strongly pro-choice Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 2002, and then ran as a strongly pro-life candidate for the GOP presidential nomination just a few years later, he sowed doubts about his consistency that damaged his chances to win higher office. And not just with Republicans for whom abortion is a defining issue; a complete 180 on a matter of such consequence raised questions about Romney's core beliefs on everything. He never fully recovered. Read More...
Graham predicts 'breakthrough' passage of immigration bill with over '70 votes'
The Hill  |  by Erik Wasson  |  Monday, June 17, 2013
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday predicted overwhelming congressional passage of an immigration reform bill. “I think we are going to have a political breakthrough, that Congress is going to pass immigration reform,” Graham said on NBC's Meet the Press. Read More...
Rubio: I should have been ‘more artful’ in immigration remarks
The Washington Examiner  |  by Byron York  |  Thursday, June 13, 2013
Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican behind the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill, says he “probably should have been more artful in the use of terms” when he said in a Spanish-language interview last weekend that the bill first provides for legalization of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., and then, after that, for increased border security. Read More...
Pro-amnesty Republicans still in denial over immigration and the welfare state
The Washington Examiner  |  by Conn Carroll  |  Friday, May 31, 2013
The response from pro-amnesty Republicans has so far amounted to, “Don’t worry about the cost of amnesty to American taxpayers. We’ll reform all those big government entitlement programs later.” Read More...
Exclusive–-Sessions: Immigration Bill Gives Amnestied Residents 'Immediate' Access to Welfare
Breitbart  |  by Matthew Boyle  |  Monday, April 29, 2013
The immigration bill introduced to the Senate a week and a half ago would, if passed, allow illegal immigrants to access state and local welfare benefits immediately, Breitbart News has learned. The financial impact of allowing potentially millions of immigrants onto state and local public assistance could overwhelm these programs' budgets. Read More...
The amnesty bum’s rush is on
The Washinton Examiner  |  by Conn Carroll  |  Monday, April 1, 2013
“I am very, very optimistic that we will have an agreement among the eight of us next week,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told Chuck Todd yesterday on Meet the Press. “Senator Leahy has agreed to have extensive markup and debate on the bill in April. And then we go to the floor in – God willing, in May.” Read More...
Amnesty is not the answer to broken immigration system
MySanantonio.com  |  by Lamar Smith  |  Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Amnesty advocates argue that our immigration system is broken and can only be fixed by legalizing millions of illegal immigrants. But they ignore the real problem plaguing our system today: lack of enforcement of laws already on the books. Read More...
'Papers, please' clause in SB1070 takes effect
Arizona Daily Sun  |  by Howard Fischer  |  Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The “Papers, please” provision of Arizona’s SB1070 is now in effect. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton signed the formal order Tuesday dissolving the injunction she issued more than two years ago blocking the state from enforcing key provisions of the 2010 law. And she refused to reconsider a request by civil rights groups for a new injunction on different grounds. Read More...

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