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What the Immigration Executive Actions Mean for You and Your Family: 8 Things You Need to Know

David Leopold | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
David Leopold

The actions Mr. Obama has taken to make the immigration system work better are a bold and courageous (and yes-solidly legal) use of his lawful authority as President of the United States. But only Congress has the power to fix the antiquated, rigid and outdated immigration policy.

Roque Planas

Immigration Activists Celebrate Bittersweet Victory After Obama Grants Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 11.21.2014 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Shortly before President Barack Obama on Thursday night announced deportation relief that could benefit an estimated 4.4 million undocume...

'I'm an American Without Documentation': The Trials and Tribulations of an Undocumented College Student

Matthew Ogbeifun | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Matthew Ogbeifun

National Immigration Reform is the hope that Nestor and thousands of other undocumented students hang on to. They hope that one day it will allow them to be more visible and start giving back to the society that raised them.

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano Voices Support For Executive Action On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama has the authority to take executive action on immigration -- and that's what he should do, says former Homeland Security Secret...

Hanging in the Balance: The Ramirez Family

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.23.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Vicky's part of a mixed-status family: Different family members have different immigration statuses.

Immigration Is Personal to Latino Voters

National Council of La Raza | Posted 10.16.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The directive from Latino voters is clear: Reform the immigration system and do it quickly. Lives are hanging in the balance and Latino voters won't forget who has helped our community.

Elise Foley

Joni Ernst: I Would Not Try To End Immigration Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst said Saturday that she wouldn't try to do away with a policy that helps young undocumented immigrants, eve...

Midterm Election Message: Latino Participation Is Critical This November

Janet Murguía | Posted 11.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Latinos may be tempted to sit on the sidelines in the 2014 midterms. Some have even counseled that the best way for Latinos to show their power is to stay home. While there is good reason for frustration, we cannot afford to be apathetic or to indulge in the politics of spite.

Elise Foley

Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions Fail To Force Vote On Blocking Executive Action On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sens. Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Ted Cruz of Texas made a failed attempt on Thursday get vulnerable Democrats on the record...

How DACA Changed My Life

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.11.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

DACA has given me a glimpse of life as a lawfully present American. The thrill of passing my learner's permit test, of being asked to come in for a job interview, or even of the satisfaction I felt when I submitted my taxes on time--these small instances felt tremendously rewarding.

Obama's Legacy: #GoBigObama vs. #DeporterInChief

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

In the world of social media, the current question of Obama's immigration legacy can be summed up as this: Which will be the dominant tag, #DeporterInChief, or #GoBigObama? Anything Obama does will exist next to the 2 million deportations his enforcement has already carried out, more than any previous president.

Sam Stein

Rand Paul Supports Legislation To End DACA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said in an interview published Thursday that he supports legislation ending the president’s program to defer de...

Immigration Reform: Go Incrementally, Mr. Obama, and Go Before November

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Reform of our immigration system has been on the docket forever. Campaigning to get to the White House, candidate Barack Obama not only promised but guaranteed immigration reform in his first year in office. That guarantee has not been delivered on because of the President's need to rescue an economy on the abyss.

Jason Linkins

White House And Congressional Democrats Spin Through Another Cycle Of Psychodrama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

How to solve a problem like the White House relationship with Congress? And why should I be involved -- aren't these people supposedly adults? These a...

Before the Congressional Recess: Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back

Frank Islam | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

Legislating for a core constituency is passing a totally partisan bill that sends a message to a targeted group but has virtually no chance of implementation. Legislating for the country is passing a bipartisan bill directed at solving problems confronting the nation and its citizens.

Marina Fang

Two Years After DACA, A 'Mixed Picture'

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before congressional Republicans left for recess last week, they set their sights on eliminating President Barack Obama's policy to prot...

GOP Congressman: All 500,000 DREAMers, '8 Million' Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Deported

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) appeared Friday night on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" to discuss immigration and the current U.S.-Mexico border crisis. ...

Elise Foley

House Votes To Strip Deportation Relief From Dreamers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans voted on Friday to strip protections from undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, putting more than a half-million ...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Vow To Stay In Washington Until They Vote On Border Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After canceling a vote on funding to address the border crisis because not enough House Republicans supported it, GOP members were scram...

Elise Foley

White House: 'Extraordinary' That GOP Would Vote On Deporting Dreamers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House went after House Republicans on Thursday for their "extraordinary" decision to vote -- again -- on ending a policy that ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Republicans Seriously Scale Back Their Funding For The Border Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans plan to vote Thursday on a bill that would provide less than a fifth of the funding the president requested to address...

Sam Levine

Why Some Immigration Activists Want To Stop Meeting With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of immigration activists formed a picket line outside of the White House Monday to call for advocacy groups to stop meeting ...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Still Hashing Out Details Of Border Crisis Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With only a week to go before the August recess, House Republicans have yet to coalesce around the specifics of a bill to address the bo...

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio: End Relief For Dreamers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday called on the Obama administration to "wind down" a policy that has helped more than 550,000 undoc...

Sam Levine

Immigration Activists To GOP: You're Dead To Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Levine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dressed in black and carrying a mock coffin, a coalition of immigration activists paraded through the halls of the Dirksen and Hart Sena...