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Elise Foley
Elise Foley is an immigration and politics reporter for the Huffington Post. Previously, she worked as a reporter at The Washington Independent and attended Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Follow her on Twitter at @elisefoley.

Entries by Elise Foley

John Kasich: Deporting Parents Is Not In Line With The Values Americans Believe In

(9) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 9:03 PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in Saturday's GOP debate that allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. was not out of step with Americans -- but it clearly was out of step with much of...

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Border Crossings Are Down As Obama Administration Continues Deporting Families

(2) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 7:58 PM

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, under fire from Democrats for deportations and Republicans for border crossings, announced some positive news on Tuesday: The numbers of families and unaccompanied minors apprehended at the Southwest border fell last month.

Border agents picked...

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Ted Cruz And Donald Trump Oppose Immigration Reform, But Could Be Helping The Cause Anyway

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 5:58 PM

The top two finishers in the Iowa Republican caucuses on Monday are both stridently opposed to a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants -- but it's possible that their continued success could be a good thing for immigration reform.

Here's how...

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Marco Rubio Doesn't Back Up His Latest Claim On Immigration

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 8:57 AM

Republican presidential hopeful and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio paints himself as the most informed and realistic candidate when it comes to immigration reform. He spent months helping draft a comprehensive immigration reform bill in 2013, and has spent even longer defending it.

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Donald Trump Promises He'll 'Work Something Out' On Health Care

(29) Comments | Posted January 31, 2016 | 10:50 AM

Republican front-runner Donald Trump is going to "work something out" on health care after he dismantles Obamacare, he said Sunday. He didn't say what exactly that "something" will be -- but the real estate mogul said he's going to have it under control.

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Bernie Sanders Calls Hillary Clinton's Emails 'A Very Serious Issue'

(30) Comments | Posted January 31, 2016 | 10:16 AM

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is still steering clear of directly attacking opponent Hillary Clinton over her email controversy, but said Sunday it's a "serious issue" -- and that his past statement that he was "sick and tired of hearing about [her] damn emails" doesn't mean...

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Donald Trump Takes His Campaign Against Ted Cruz To A New Low

(8) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 2:14 PM

The "anchor baby" slur is back in the GOP presidential race, and this time, it's being thrown at one of the candidates.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Friday that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is an "anchor baby." It was all...

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In An Immigration Debate Focused On Borders And Walls, Asians Often Get Left Out

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 12:03 PM

Conservative rabble-rouser Ann Coulter unwittingly summed up one misunderstanding about undocumented immigrants in America earlier this week, when she suggested "we put a few of them on buses."

Her tweet referenced "that illegal who 'lives in the shadows' with his...

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Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush Fight Over Who Flip-Flopped More

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 10:24 PM

Neither Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) nor former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush can truthfully claim they've been...

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Hasty Changes To Visa Waiver Program Are Already Hurting The Wrong People

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 3:23 PM

WASHINGTON -- In the rush to present a legislative response to last year's terrorist attacks in Paris, lawmakers passed a bill in December denying visa-free entry into the U.S. to foreigners who are dual nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria -- or who have visited any of...

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Joe Biden Tries To Tamp Down House Dems' Anger Over Deportation Raids

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 3:19 PM

BALTIMORE -- Vice President Joe Biden insisted in a meeting with skeptical House Democrats on Thursday that the administration's deportation raids on families are being carried out as humanely as possible, according to members in the room.

A majority of Democrats in Congress assailed the...

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South Carolina Lawmakers Pitch Invasive Response To Refugee Resettlement

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 11:43 AM

South Carolina lawmakers are contemplating a step that would be drastic even amid the string of extreme responses to Syrian refugee resettlement: a bill that would create a public online registry of all refugees and require police to track them.


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Republicans Come Up Short On Effort To Stall Refugee Resettlement

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 9:15 AM

WASHINGTON -- A Republican bill aimed at making it harder for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to resettle in the U.S. was blocked in the Senate on Wednesday -- and with it, a bit of trolling from Democrats who said they'd support moving forward in exchange for...

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Chris Christie Flip-Flops On Self-Deportation

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 6:08 PM

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie supports making it so difficult for undocumented immigrants to live in the U.S. that they'll "leave on their own," he told the Washington Examiner in an interview published on Monday.

Interviewer Byron York asked Christie...

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Rick Santorum: Deportations Would Be ‘A Blessing’ For Troubled Countries

(5) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 10:07 AM

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is now going even further than saying deportations would be good for the U.S. -- he said Monday that it would "a blessing" to undocumented immigrants' home countries since they could be leaders there.

He made the comments...

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Donald Trump’s Remarks On Martin Luther King Day Were Mostly About Donald Trump

(18) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 12:18 PM

If Liberty University students were hoping for a thoughtful tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, they didn't get it from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Instead, after a cursory mention of King at the beginning, they got a rambling stump...

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Obama Pretty Sure Clueless Men Are The Reason Tampons Are Taxed As Luxury Items

(3) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 3:05 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Friday he had "no idea" why many states tax tampons and menstrual pads as "luxury items." Well, he does have one idea.

"I suspect it's because men were making the laws when those taxes were passed," the...

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Supreme Court Will Rule On Obama's Immigration Policy Before 2016 Election

(4) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 11:30 AM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, stuck in legal limbo for the past year, will get a Supreme Court hearing before the 2016 presidential election.

The justices announced their decision to hear the case, known as United States v. Texas, on Tuesday, after their...

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Lindsey Graham Endorses Jeb Bush, Because He Sure As Hell Wasn’t Going To Endorse Donald Trump

(3) Comments | Posted January 15, 2016 | 8:21 AM

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination last month,...

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U.S. Will Ramp Up Efforts To Help Central American Refugees

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 9:51 AM

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. will expand refugee screening in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, in an attempt to stem the growing tide of families and unaccompanied children fleeing the countries, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Wednesday.

The U.S. will "expand" the...

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