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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 09.11.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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...

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.