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Working People Need Executive Action on Deportations

Richard Trumka | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Richard Trumka

The time to act on immigration was more than a year ago, when the Senate passed a comprehensive, bipartisan framework for real reform. House Republicans refused to do their job and put the compromise bill up for a vote, and the Obama administration has not yet used it as a blueprint for executive action.

Elise Foley

White House Sets Yet Another Deadline For Immigration Action | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After delaying executive action on immigration for a second time, the White House imposed a new deadline on Monday, promising to make ch...

Elise Foley

Most Undocumented Adults Have Been In U.S. For More Than A Decade | Elise Foley | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing proportion of the undocumented immigrant population has been in the U.S. for more than a decade, according to a new report by ...

Elise Foley

Luis Gutierrez: Dems Can't Pick And Choose When To Be For Immigrants | Elise Foley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that Democrats urging President Barack Obama to delay changes to deportation policy are maki...

Obama's Delay On Immigration Creates Uncertainty Ahead Of Midterm Elections

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and ERICA WERNER | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a cur...

Elise Foley

Democrats Lay Groundwork For Obama To Take Big Steps On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration gets ready to unveil a potentially wide-ranging new policy on deportation relief, Democrats are making the c...

GOP Panics, Attacks DREAMers and Border Children

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The very fact that Republicans were meeting during what was supposed to be a recess means that, despite the fact we've known about the border crisis for some time, a panic switch had been thrown.

Wall Street Journal Editorial Scolds Republican 'Deportation Caucus'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal editorial page excoriated Republicans on Saturday for positioning themselves as the party of maximum deportations. House Re...

Boycott the White House: The Pathway to Citizenship Begins With Self-Representation

Prerna Lal | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Prerna Lal

This week, grassroots leaders from the immigrant rights movement went to several D.C. organizations with a simple request: Stop negotiating with the White House on behalf of directly impacted immigrant communities.

Zach Carter

New GOP Leader Won't Take Impeachment Off The Table | Zach Carter | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) refused on Sunday to take impeaching President Barack Obama off the table if Obama ta...

G'head, Do the Gangs a Favor, Deport the Kids to Central America

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.24.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

The gangs continue growing in numbers because of the relative powerlessness of the authorities in Central America. The police are outgunned and easily corrupted, while the judges and politicians are effortlessly cowed.

Sam Stein

White House To O'Malley: Border Kids Won't Be Sent Home To Die | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attempting to assuage liberal critics, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Monday that unaccompanied minors who have illega...

Deport the Children to Honduras and Stoke the Fire There

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.31.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

As immediately gratifying as it may be to those who want to strictly enforce U.S. immigration laws, the symptomatic approach is just making things worse.

Elise Foley

Deportation Separated Thousands Of U.S.-Born Children From Parents In 2013 | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year carried out more than 72,000 deportations of parents who said they had U.S.-born children,...

Elise Foley

Luis Gutierrez Declares Immigration Reform Dead | Elise Foley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The biggest advocate for comprehensive immigration reform put the final nail in its coffin on Wednesday, declaring on the House floor th...

Immigrant Families Are Not Poker Chips

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño | Posted 08.23.2014 | Religion
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

Mr. President, as leaders, we do not always get to choose the burdens we bear. And the burden of the lives of thousands of needlessly deported mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, rests squarely on your shoulders.

7 Things That Take Longer Than a 7-Minute Immigration Hearing

Neema Singh Guliani | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Neema Singh Guliani

Immigration judges regularly decide the fate of immigrants -- and their often U.S.-based families -- in less time than it takes to make your way through airport security.

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

DHS Secretary Faces Attacks From House GOP Over Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration may have thought its delay of a deportation review earlier this week would win it some goodwill with House Repu...

Obama Delays Results Of Deportation Review

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has asked his Homeland Security chief to hold off on completing a review of U.S. deportation policies until...

Below the Radar: The U.S. Deports Military Veterans

Alisa Wellek | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Alisa Wellek

Even more absurd and unjust are the constraints placed on immigration judges to limit their ability to judge when deciding cases.

Elise Foley

Dreamers Keeping A Close Eye On Immigration To Determine Their Politics | 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 ...

How Obama Is Alienating Young Latino Voters

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.20.2014 | Latino Voices

Latino voters may have voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, but those familiar with his deportation record don’t think so highly of the ...

Elise Foley

DHS Wants 'Fresh Start' For Reviled Immigration Program | Elise Foley | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hinted on Thursday that a controversial program that helps the government find undocumented immi...

Jeh Johnson: 'Very Controversial' Deportation Policy Up For Review

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who's conducting a politically charged review of the nation's deportation policy, said Th...