Nearly three thousand immigrant prisoners are being transferred to undisclosed federal facilities after a two-day demonstration against indecent living conditions and medical care left the Willacy County Regional Detention Facility in need of repairs.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Thursday February 26, 2015 1:00 pm|
|By: DSWright Tuesday February 24, 2015 8:00 am|
The Department of Homeland Security has been caught in the crossfire between the White House and Republican members of Congress over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. House Republicans combined funding with DHS and rolling back President Obama’s executives actions in hopes of forcing Democrats to vote against the White House’s immigration policies. Senate Democrats [...]
|By: Masoninblue Monday February 23, 2015 3:00 pm|
Yee Gods! Hide the women and children.
You can’t fix stupid.
|By: Masoninblue Wednesday February 18, 2015 1:00 pm|
United States District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen unsurprisingly issued a preliminary injunction late Monday preventing President Obama’s new immigration policy from going into effect. The policy that he announced on November 20th would have protected approximately 4 million undocumented immigrants who have children who are American citizens or legal residents and they have not [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 26, 2014 1:00 pm|
Since the midterm election President Obama has really been flexing his executive authority. In just the past month he has done two big actions to accomplish popular goals and it has paid off. The first was his move on immigration. While the public would prefer the issue wasn’t handled via executive action, the public overwhelmingly [...]
|By: Alan Grayson Tuesday November 25, 2014 7:10 pm|
I’m happy that President Obama finally has moved forward with immigration reform. But the six-year-long White House Bad Messaging Plague (WHBMP) continues unabated. We’re in danger of losing the public on this issue even before the first work permit is issued.
President Obama’s executive order removes the loaded guns pointed at the temples of five million human beings, who also happen to be undocumented U.S. immigrants. It is a sincere act of compassion and mercy that has eluded House Speaker John Boehner for years.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 24, 2014 1:29 pm|
President Obama’s decision to take executive action on immigration enjoys overwhelmingly support among the Latino community.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday November 22, 2014 6:45 am|
Well before November, the Senate Republicans had a big fat list of all the things they intended to do once they retook the upper chamber: kill the EPA, gut Federal employees’ pensions, hand out more free-money tax breaks to the rich, yadda yadda yadda.
But they can’t do any of that just yet, because their base is all riled up by the bright shiny object called “immigration”.
|By: DSWright Friday November 21, 2014 6:53 am|
Last night President Barack Obama laid out the executive actions he would take to help some undocumented immigrants stay in the country. In the speech Obama broke his plan into three parts – border security, opportunities for high-skilled immigrants, and his plan to allow roughly five million undocumented immigrants stay in the country and not face deportation.
The last part is where the real controversy lies. Obama’s plan protects parents of citizens who have been in the country for more than five years as well as undocumented immigrants who came to America as children – the so-called DREAMers.
The Republican response to the plan and speech has, not surprisingly, been explosive.