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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...

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio Ramps Up Hard-Line Rhetoric Amid Border Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In recent days, as concern and anger have spiked over the flow of undocumented children along the nation's southern border, Republicans ...

Cruz: It's Not Me Who's Holding Migrant Kids Ransom

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had two people to blame on Sunday for the surge of child migrants detained by U.S. border security this year: Pr...

Immigration Legislation Is Dead -- Now What?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

You don't need a crystal ball to see that immigration-reform legislation is dead. It is consistently one of the most difficult topics for any country to tackle, and we have the most dysfunctional, do-nothing Congress in U.S. history.

Elise Foley

Bob Goodlatte: Dreamers Should Be Stripped Of Protections

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) distanced himself on Thursday from previous discussions on allowing young undocumented immigrants who came to...

Elise Foley

Darrell Issa Calls For Obama To Restart Deportation Of Dreamers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is asking colleagues to sign on to a letter to the president demanding he end a program that keeps young pe...

Two Years Later: Taking Stock of DACA's Success

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.19.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

What lessons can we draw from the first two years of the DACA process? DACA recipients have benefitted immeasurably from gaining access to opportunities previously denied to them because of their immigration status.

Elise Foley

Report Shows Big Gains For Dreamers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years after President Barack Obama announced that some undocumented young people could apply to stay and work in the U.S., a new rep...

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.

Eliseo Medina Is No Champion of Immigration Reform -- But He Could Be

Cesar Vargas | Posted 08.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

Where is the Eliseo that urged the AFL-CIO, despite their (unsubstantiated) concern that immigrants take workers' jobs, to adopt the position of legal status for undocumented immigrants as a tenet of its platform? We need that Eliseo Medina. 

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration Quietly Plans To Let Some Dreamers Join Military

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pentagon officials have approved a policy that would allow a limited group of undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children...

Groups Offer Obama Cover to Deport

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Ryan Campbell

To get to immigration reform, they'll have to go through Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in an election year. The SEIU and several other groups, ...

Elise Foley

Dreamers Keeping A Close Eye On Immigration To Determine Their Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If undocumented young people eventually get the chance to become citizens, it may not be as big a boon for the Democratic party as some ...

Elise Foley

Battle Continues Over Undocumented Immigrants Joining Military

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House will get its chance this week to address -- or again skirt -- one small piece of immigration reform: whether or not to allow u...

Immigration Reform Checkmate: DACA and Mental Health

Jarryd Willis | Posted 06.18.2014 | Latino Voices
Jarryd Willis

The House GOP can't continue to block immigration reform and have their presidential candidates oppose the DACA program and expect to garner more Hispanic/Asian votes than they did in 2012.

On Immigration, Colorado Is Ahead of Rep. Cory Gardner

Isaias Vasquez | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Isaias Vasquez

Immigration reform is real for me, my family and my community. What we want is what every American family wants: to continue studying, working, raising our families, contributing to this country, and most importantly, staying together without the constant threat of deportation.