Podcast: What’s Missing in Discussions About Crisis With Child Refugees at US-Mexico Border

By: Sunday July 13, 2014 8:59 am

Fifty-two thousand children have fled their homes in countries in Central America and journeyed to the United States. Some of them came with their families and the vast majority of them are now being put through a deportation regime, which President Barack Obama’s administration is committing resources to expediting so they will be sent back to the countries they fled.

 

Obama Asks Congress For $3.7 Billion To Deal With Recent Surge Of Child Immigrants

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 6:45 am

President Obama has asked Congress for roughly $4 billion to process the 52,000 Central American children who recently came across the Texas border. Not surprisingly, Republicans in Congress are having none of it. The GOP are claiming that the problem is due to Obama not protecting the border and, in some cases, saying Obama himself encouraged the children to come.

Obama’s Answer to Child Refugee Crisis at US-Mexico Border: Speed Up Deportations

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 11:02 am

Tens of thousands of children from Central American countries are crossing the United States-Mexico border. They are being apprehended and processed into America’s immigration system. And, according to President Barack Obama, the answer to this crisis is to send a message to children and their parents that they should not be sending their kids to America and ship them back home.

Poll: Immigration Seen as a Good Thing We Want Less of

By: Friday June 27, 2014 8:02 am

Congress often gets blamed for its incoherent actions, but sometimes this is because they are reflecting the often incoherent will of the public.

Obama’s Dismal Job Approval Rating on Immigration Policy

By: Friday June 20, 2014 7:47 am

When it comes to President Obama’s handling of immigration policy almost no one in the country is happy. By a greater than two-to-one margin Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance on this issue according to Gallup.

The For-Profit Criminalization of Immigrants: Prison Contracts Require Placement in ‘Extreme Isolation’

By: Tuesday June 10, 2014 10:57 am

The corporations make money incarcerating over 25,000 immigrants. Thousands are subjected to solitary confinement and denied medical care. The squalid conditions have spurred protests, hunger strikes and uprisings against abusive treatment, according to a multi-year investigation by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

FDL Movie Night: Immigrant America: The High Cost of Deporting Parents

By: Monday May 19, 2014 4:59 pm

Tonight’s film, Immigrant America: The High Cost of Deporting Parents, directed by guest Roy Germano for VICE News, shows the impact of deportation on one family. Ray Jesus is just one of the faces caught up in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) quota of 400,000 deportations a year.

Israel’s Espionage On US Raises Issues On New Visa Rules

By: Wednesday May 7, 2014 2:08 pm

According to Newsweek, Israel is targeting America’s industrial and technical secrets in unprecedented ways.

Are We “Falling Behind” on Engineers and Scientists?

By: Saturday April 26, 2014 9:47 am

I wish the issue of H-1B visas would get even half the news coverage as the beneficial coverage exposing the problems with the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It is frustrating that jobs in science, mathematics, and engineering are exposed to H-1B visas at precisely the same time as the deep cuts to government research funding.

Immigration Reform’s Big Obstacle: The Important Senate Races are Very White

By: Monday April 14, 2014 8:59 am

Democrats winning back the House is extremely unlikely since the GOP has huge structural advantage there, so the big fight will be over the Senate. There Republicans have a chance of picking up enough seats to win the chamber — and almost all of the most competitive races are in overwhelmingly white states.

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