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The Madness of Judge Hanen

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

It is one thing for a group of anti-immigrant zealots to threaten teens and young adults to foist their agenda on the country. It is wholly something else for a federal judge to do so. Unless he is stopped, the madness of Judge Hanen will lead to tragic results.

Hope Is Waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit to block President Obama's November 2014 executive action to help keep immigrant families together. The DAPA and expanded DACA initiatives would help parents remain in the U.S. temporarily to work, further their education, and support their families.

SCOTUS and Immigration: The Politics Behind the Case

John Tirman | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
John Tirman

The case can only be understood in the context of politics, not law. It is part of a strategy of obstruction against Obama on one of the right's signal issues. That Texas is the lead litigant is unsurprising.

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

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marly Arevalo, 21, has been outside the Supreme Court many times. She lives about 30 minutes away, in Riverdale, Maryland, and often par...

The Supreme Court Just Heard A Case That Affects Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An eight-member Supreme Court appeared skeptical on Monday that President Barack Obama’s decision to defer deportation for millions of...

The Supreme Court Must Uphold the President's Lawful Immigration Actions

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

These actions will keep families together instead of tearing them apart. The Supreme Court should clearly see that that the arguments against these actions are politically motivated and are not backed by legal standing.

Three Mothers Are Fighting For Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants At The Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For about 10 minutes next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear from several million undocumented immigrants, all of them potential ben...

House Republicans Take 'Extraordinary Step' Against Deportation Relief

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans voted Thursday to take the highly unusual step of intervening in a Supreme Court case over deportation relief programs...

Cities, Counties Enter Supreme Court Fray Over Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

Leaders from nearly 120 cities and counties are backing deportation relief for undocumented immigrants in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court -- many...

How President Obama Could Provide a Pathway to Citizenship for Thousands and Strengthen Our Military. Right Now.

Benjamin Hernandez-Stern | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Benjamin Hernandez-Stern

The best part? This is already a program authorized under a statute by Congress. Expanding this program doesn't require an executive order.The president can just do it.

House Will Take 'Extraordinary Step' To Block Deportation Relief

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are aiming to get directly involved in a lawsuit to block deportation relief for millions of undocumented immigrants. ...

Marco Rubio Says He'd Stop Protecting Dreamers From Deportation On Day One

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

Marco Rubio promised on Thursday to end protections for young undocumented immigrants on day one -- not just eventually, as he has said before. The F...

Georgia Lawmaker Proposes Driving Cards That Identify 'Illegal Aliens'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

If a Republican state senator in Georgia gets his way, recipients of temporary reprieve from deportation would be more easily identified as undocument...

Texas Begs The Supreme Court Not To Touch Obama's Immigration Appeal

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While as many as 5.2 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. continue to await a final decision on deportation relief, Texas on Tues...

Supreme Court Hands Obama Small But Important Win In Immigration Fight

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It looks like President Barack Obama may get a chance to defend his immigration policies in court before he leaves office. The U.S. Supr...

Obama Administration Takes Deportation Relief For Millions To Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

The fate of millions of undocumented immigrants may be decided by the Supreme Court. Exactly one year after President Barack Obama announced sweeping ...

Pro-Immigration Reform Groups To Run Ad Ripping GOP Candidates During Latin Grammys

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

When viewers tune in for coverage of the Latin Grammys on Thursday, they'll also see ads from the pro-immigration reform groups SEIU and iAmerica Acti...

Marco Rubio Dodges Question On Whether He'd Deport Parents Of U.S. Citizens

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) skirted a question on Wednesday of whether he would deport the millions of parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent resi...

DOJ Says It Will Take Deportation Relief To Supreme Court

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice plans to try to take the president's deportation relief programs to the Supreme Court, it announced Tuesday, o...

Families At Risk Of Deportation Invite Presidential Candidates To Dinner

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

Every Republican candidate in the 2016 primary race has vowed to kill an Obama administration program that would shield certain undocumented parents f...

Marco Rubio Says He'd End Protections For Dreamers Even Without Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that he'd eventually end protections for young undocumented immigrants who came ...

Appeals Court Tosses Out Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Suit Against Deportation Relief

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit on Friday from Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio over President Barack Obama's deportation relief, ...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrants Rally In New Orleans, Waiting For Relief | Elise Foley | Posted 07.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of immigration advocates, some of them undocumented, waited hours outside a New Orleans courthouse on Friday as a federal appea...

Dayana Morales Gomez

Obama's Immigration Deferred Action Spurs Huge Boost To Dreamers' Wages | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Undocumented young people called Dreamers have seen their average wages jump 45 percent since President Barack Obama granted them tempor...

Dayana Morales Gomez

Undocumented Immigrants Urge Others To 'Come Out' In Push For Reform | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progress toward immigration reform in the past several years has been attributed in no small part to the many undocumented immigrants, p...