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Sam Stein

Boehner Won't Get Help Passing House GOP Border Bill, Top Dem Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moments after House Republicans unveiled the outlines of a bill on Wednesday to deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors on the nati...

Obama's Immigration Dilemma

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But what is pretty clear is that if Obama does act, it is going to help Democrats in the 2016 presidential contest. The whole immigration reform issue is a gigantic trap for Republicans, and they will likely be unable to resist the urge to walk right into it.

A Call for Compassion for Children Arriving From Central America

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

We all know that where a child is born shouldn't determine how long she lives, but it does. However, we must remember that under God, there is a universal citizenship -- a status that makes us all equal under His eyes and worthy of love, dignity and respect.

Who Will Qualify for Obama's Executive Order?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Removing the age cap and changing the criteria to allow more DREAMers to qualify may be the easiest thing that Obama could do.

Arizona Protesters Clash Over Arrival Of Undocumented Children

AP | ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — Protesters carrying "Return to Sender" and "Go home non-Yankees" signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a s...

Taking Kids as They Come: Soccer, the Border, and Dealing With Migration

Paul Cuadros | Posted 09.14.2014 | Latino Voices
Paul Cuadros

Over the past 15 years, one thing has become very clear to me: As a country we have rarely tackled the causes of migration beyond border enforcement, which has been mildly successful. The current crisis lays bare the failings of this shortsighted policy.

Boehner's History of Inaction on Border Control

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boehner has gone from confidently touting his and his fellow House Republicans' upcoming leadership on the issue of immigration, to now doing nothing more than groveling for Obama to solve the problem using his executive authority -- which is an ironic enough stance for a Republican to take, these days.

Immigration, Child Refugees and Horrible, Horrible Politics

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Like everything else happening in our country, the children on the border have been dragged into our political discourse, and it instantly turned ugly when the news network spotlight hit it.

Friday Talking Points -- First Marijuana TV Ad Created

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This ad will likely be followed by other companies' ads -- all competing freely in a marketplace for customers -- which means it does represent a historic turning point.

Down Where The River Ends

James Moore | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
James Moore

U.S. foreign policy and economic aid to Central American countries, perhaps, instead of pumping billions into Mideast imbroglios, is likely to ease the flow of refugees toward Texas. But no answer is workable until politicians in Washington and Austin realize the Rio Grande Valley is not a battlefield.

The Future of the American Mood: Hispanic Millennials in Border States

Marian Salzman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Marian Salzman

California and Texas, as well as Arizona and New Mexico, aren't just on the geographical border of the United States and Mexico. They're also a frontier between the America that we were and the America we're rapidly becoming.

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

We Must Respond Compassionately to Children at the Border

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

The influx of vulnerable people from Central America, including unaccompanied minors as well as mothers with children, continues to challenge the United States to respond compassionately.

GOP Really Wants Obama To Visit The Border. But They Criticized Him For Doing So In 2011

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Republicans clamoring for a presidential visit to the U.S.-Mexico border this week were singing a different tune after Barack Obama's first trip there...

Border Backlog Crisis

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In all the fulminating going on about the children in the current border "crisis," there is one problem I have yet to hear addressed, by either side in the debate. Mostly, I suspect, because it would cost a lot of money to fix.

White House Says 'Most' Children At The Border Will Be Sent Home

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for humani...

Johnson: 'We Have To Do Right By The Children'

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) - A top U.S. official said on Sunday the U.S. border is not open to illegal entry into the country, but acknowledged th...

Ryan J. Reilly

Rick Perry Won't Back Away From Obama Border Conspiracy Theory

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is not backing away from a conspiracy theory he recently floated about the Obama administration somehow coordi...

The Refugee Option Obama Will Ignore

Dan Kowalski | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

Under existing law, with the stroke of a pen, President Obama could solve the current crisis of the Central American children coming to America without visas.

Border Crisis Linked to Bishops' Crusade Against Contraception

John Seager | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
John Seager

While experts strive to stem this immigration surge, one fundamental cause shouldn't be ignored: the Vatican's refusal to respect the rights of all women to make their own childbearing decisions.

Elise Foley

Democrat Unveils Plan For Border Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) unveiled a 20-point plan on Thursday for beginning to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing t...

Elise Foley

Raul Grijalva Cancels Visit To Border Facility Children After U.S. Rebuffs Clergy

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raúl Grijalva's (D-Ariz.) visit on Monday to a facility holding hundreds of unaccompanied minors near the U.S.-Mexico border was d...

Two Years Later, Deferred Action Is Renewed Without Future Guarantees

Juan Escalante | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Juan Escalante

Let us stop and reflect on where we are, how we got here, and where we are headed. Despite the fact that some of us being able to breathe a sigh of relief, the work to achieve a sensible reforms that will bring about change to immigration laws is far from over.

Elise Foley

Bipartisan Duo Hopes House Can At Least Agree To Stop Border Patrol Abuses

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Comprehensive immigration reform efforts haven't been successful in the House, but two members are hoping they can address at least one ...

Here in the Third World

James Moore | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
James Moore

The reference to the border by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who recently used the term Third World as a descriptive of the region, offended those of us who love la frontera. The GOP candidate for governor, Abbott described the border as practically being destroyed by corruption, although there are no statistics to support his critique.