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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

Donald Trump's Adviser Has Been Battling Multiculturalism Since High School

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 5:06 PM

On Monday, Politico published a lengthy profile of Stephen Miller, the 30-year-old Senate staffer turned Donald Trump adviser who now revs up crowds for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee by railing against trade, immigration and political correctness.


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Elizabeth Warren And Hillary Clinton Join Forces To Troll Donald Trump

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 11:36 AM

Progressive favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) appeared at a campaign stop with Hillary Clinton Monday, joining the presumptive Democratic nominee to attack Donald Trump's claims of...

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Donald Trump Adviser Insists Campaign Is Doing Just Fine

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2016 | 11:28 AM

Paul Manafort, a top adviser to presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, denied on Sunday that the campaign has anything to worry about, despite two recent polls that show Trump lagging behind Democrat Hillary Clinton and despite the GOP candidate having a far...

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Mitch McConnell Won't Say Whether Donald Trump Is Qualified To Be President

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2016 | 9:08 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is supporting Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump for president -- but he isn't saying, at least for now, whether he thinks the business mogul is actually up to the job.

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Obama Says Deportation Priorities Won't Change After Supreme Court Decision

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 1:03 PM

Undocumented parents and other immigrants will not get the relief President Barack Obama promised them, thanks to a deadlock at the Supreme Court. But they won't...

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Donald Trump's New Evangelical Advisers Neither Love Him Nor Hate Him. They Just Want Him To Listen.

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 10:33 PM

Hoping to solidify his standing with a slightly ill-fitting constituency, Donald Trump announced on Tuesday the creation of an executive council of evangelical leaders to advise his presidential campaign.

Made up of mostly conservative political and religious figures, the council, on the...

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House Republicans Vote To Block Military From Using Bases To Temporarily Shelter Immigrant Kids

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 4:14 PM

Two years ago, when the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended at the border reached crisis levels and overwhelmed existing housing options, the government opened temporary emergency shelters at three military bases.

Since then, officials

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Texas Has No Business Challenging Syrian Refugee Settlement, Judge Rules

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 1:26 PM

WASHINGTON -- Texas has no case against the federal government and a refugee settlement organization over how Syrian refugees are settled within the state’s borders, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

With Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) leading the charge, the state’s...

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Republicans Can't Deal With Trump Vowing To Ban Muslims Again

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 8:51 AM

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans were outraged when President Barack Obama acted without their approval -- in fact, despite their explicit opposition -- on immigration. Now they have...

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FBI Director: 'Strong Indications' Orlando Shooter Was Radicalized, But Not That He Was Part Of Network

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 3:41 PM

WASHINGTON -- The gunman who carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history on Sunday expressed loyalty to the self-described Islamic State, but also claimed solidarity with bombers who had no ties to the terrorist group, FBI Director James Comey said on Monday.


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Students Want Their Classmate Released From Immigrant Detention

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 10:38 AM

WASHINGTON -- Wildin David Guillen Acosta wants to graduate high school. He said earlier this month that he thought he might be able to pull it off...

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Here’s Why Atlanta Is One Of The Worst Places To Be An Undocumented Immigrant

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 5:40 PM

ATLANTA -- After immigration agents picked up 336 undocumented immigrants -- many of them Central American teenagers who came to the U.S. as unaccompanied minors -- in a series of raids earlier this year, advocates sprung into action. They started petitions and called federal authorities. They emailed reporters...

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Judge Wants Government To Hand Over Names, Addresses Of Thousands Of Dreamers

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 11:28 AM

About 108,000 young undocumented immigrants received three-year protections and U.S. work permits in a several-month period in late 2014 and early 2015. They hadn't done anything wrong -- they just applied for a government program in the same way hundreds of thousands of so-called Dreamers have...

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U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Has Never Endorsed A Presidential Candidate. Now It's Picking Two.

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2016 | 11:52 AM

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce threw its weight behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate John Kasich in dual endorsements on Thursday -- the first time the Latino business group has ever endorsed in the presidential election.

"We should...

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This Republican Once Said Helping Refugees Made Us A 'Better Nation.’ But Now He’s Done.

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 4:24 PM

Fifteen years ago, then-Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) gave an impassioned speech in support of refugee resettlement. He called helping and taking in refugees "some of the most noble and...

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'Orange Is The New Black' Star Tells Her Own Moving Story To Change Minds On Immigration

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Actress Diane Guerrero didn't expect to publish a memoir at the age of 29. But she didn't expect to feel that it was necessary -- not until the push for immigration reform failed and the demonization of undocumented immigrants hit a fever pitch in the 2016 presidential race.


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Bernie Sanders Says It's 'Time To Shut Down' Pennsylvania Family Immigrant Detention Center

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 11:59 AM

The fight to shut down a controversial family immigrant detention center in Pennsylvania received high-profile support on Thursday from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who mentioned the issue during a campaign event ahead of the state's primary.

Sanders, a Vermont independent senator,...

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Republicans Want To Force The Library Of Congress To Use 'Illegal Alien'

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2016 | 11:17 AM

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans want the Library of Congress to keep using the term "illegal aliens," whether it wants to or not.

The subcommittee tasked with the library's appropriations approved a measure on Wednesday that would effectively force the library to use the term in its subject...

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Undocumented Immigrants Watch As Supreme Court Considers Case That May Change Their Lives

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 6:37 PM

WASHINGTON -- Marly Arevalo, 21, has been outside the Supreme Court many times. She lives about 30 minutes away, in Riverdale, Maryland, and often participates in rallies with the immigrant rights group CASA de Maryland. 

Monday morning, she stepped inside the Supreme Court...

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Supreme Court Doubts Texas Has A Legal Right To Challenge Immigration Policy

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2016 | 5:21 PM

WASHINGTON -- An eight-member Supreme Court appeared skeptical on Monday that President Barack Obama’s decision to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants could be subject to a multi-state legal challenge in a court of law.


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