Some suspect that Obama was enforcement-minded all along. However, others feel that the harsh enforcement is a manifestation of bad negotiation strategies by Obama in his effort to achieve comprehensive immigration reform.
Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Robyn Gee President Barack Obama anno...
For the president to win re-election, he must garner a significant percentage of Latino votes. SCOMM, the, massive and controversial deportations program that President Obama is championing, is one sure way for him to lose the election.
It's well known inside the Beltway that the Latino vote could make or break President Obama's re-election, and soon it'll be national news. By then, it may just be too late for the president to win back Latinos.
I am a strong supporter of President Obama. But the deportation policies Senator Obama once described as "terrorizing communities" have not changed significantly. I cannot sit quietly and wait.
Congressman Lamar Smith has engaged in an all-out effort to turn back the clock on our immigration laws through a series of bills that may tackle one issue at a time, but equal a comprehensive overhaul.
We are sending a clear message to President Obama that it is time to stop deporting young people who were raised in the U.S. and are American in every way except for the paperwork.
The immigration court system is an integral part of the American justice system. No matter your views on immigration policy, these courts need to be fair, efficient, and effective.
I have taken calls from seriously hysterical family members -- incredibly traumatized people -- sobbing on the phone, crying out, "I don't know where my son or husband is!"
Immigration judges need an alternative to deportation of long-time lawful residents who have usually made a single mistake -- a system that adopts a rehabilitative approach to justice might be most appropriate.
Why didn't the media try to resolve the conflicting accounts in the case of Emily Ruiz's deportation? Why doesn't anyone want to follow up and determine who is telling the truth?
On March 28, I flew to Guatemala City to meet with Emily Samantha Ruiz as she prepared to return home. Despite being a US citizen, Emily was subjected to de facto deportation on March 11.
Since the DREAM Act failed to pass the Senate, many people have argued that any pro-immigrant legislation is impossible. But student leaders have responded with aplomb.
Immigration advocates are seizing upon Obama's decision not the defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which previously was the only thing standing between a same-sex couple and a green card.
When the clock, the year, and the lame duck congress all ran out, so did what the Conventional Wisdom considered President Obama's best shot at immigration reform.
In the case of countless battered women across the country, the law exists not to protect them but to protect their abusers.