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Family Immigrant Detention Ruling Already Having A 'Groundbreaking' Effect For Women And Children

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

  Immigration judges in Texas have begun ordering the release of women and children from detention without bond following a court ruling on Frid...

New Federal Watchdog Has Dubious Track Record

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

The U.S. has a new ombudsman for the Freedom of Information Act. This week, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero announced that Jam...

Republicans Urge Obama Administration To Crack Down On Sanctuary Cities

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of putting Americans at risk by allowing localities to opt out of enforcing fed...

Elise Foley

More Mothers, Children To Be Released From Immigrant Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is making good on its promise to limit the detention of immigrant families by beginning to release women and ch...

New Federal Government App Solves The Wrong FOIA Problems, Poorly

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology

When the Department of Homeland Security launched a mobile app to send Freedom of Information Act requests directly to the federal...

Elise Foley

Critics Say Amenities Don't Make Up For Psychological Damage Done At Family Immigrant Detention Centers

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sister Kathleen Erickson remembers watching a soccer game at a family immigrant detention center in Dilley, Texas, while a detainee reco...

Elise Foley

Immigration Agency Fails To End Criticism Over Family Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement attempted on Wednesday to mitigate growing complaints over its detention of women and children. But ...

Roque Planas

Homeland Security Is Having Trouble Getting Immigrants To Trust It

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 05.08.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met Thursday with immigrant rights groups in Brooklyn, where he urged them to work w...

Elise Foley

Border Crisis Is Smaller, But Still A Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske traveled to McAllen, Texas, in March 2014 -- his first week on the jo...

Deporters-In-Chief: GOP Will Lose the 2016 Election

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

No surprise that almost four months into the Republican takeover of Congress, more time has been spent on immigration -- specifically, trying to reverse President Obama's executive actions shielding 5 million immigrants from deportation -- than almost anything else.

ICE, What Part of Unconstitutional Do You Not Understand?

Angela F. Chan | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Angela F. Chan

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has a new director, Sarah Saldaña, but she made it apparent on Thursday that the agency is stuck making the same old mistakes. And the timing couldn't be worse.

Arkansas Republican Performed Exorcisms On Adopted Daughters: Report

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.13.2015 | Crime

Arkansas state legislator Rep. Justin Harris gave his adopted daughters away because he and his wife thought they were possessed by demons, according ...

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Republicans Stop at Nothing to Attack Immigrants

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Who would have imagined that a national party, never mind the Republican Party, would be so opposed to finding any solution for the almost 12 million undocumented people already here that they would risk our national security during the dangerous time we are in now? Yet that's the reality of the GOP today, and it's our responsibility to hold them accountable.

When Will Republican Leadership Stop Bowing to Retrograde Radicals?

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 05.06.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

Speaker of the House John Boehner may not personally harbor the antipathy for Latinos that is evident in the radical right of his party. But he is empowering those in the Republican Party who will stop at nothing to block any attempt to help the Latino community.

GOP's Messy End to DHS-Immigration Episode

Latino Decisions | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Latino Decisions

After threatening to hold the Department of Homeland Security budget hostage to demands that President Obama reverse his executive actions preventing the deportation of certain undocumented immigrants, Boehner and House Republicans eventually relented, as most political observers expected all along they would. This has become a familiar pattern.

Another Failure of All-or-Nothingism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the last three months, we've all been watching the Kabuki drama play out, but the ultimate outcome was never really much in doubt. Like a badly-written detective drama where the audience spots the killer in the opening act, almost everyone knew the Tea Partiers were going to lose this battle.

Elise Foley

House Releases Hostage, Funds DHS Without Immigration Measures

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The grudge match between Republicans and Democrats over the president's immigration policies and funding the Department of Homeland Secu...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Says GOP Leaders Planned To Cave On Immigration All Along

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) charged Tuesday that Republican leaders in Congress had planned all along to capitulate in their battle to defun...

Elise Foley

House Finally Caves On DHS Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House will finally vote on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security without immigration measures, Speaker John Boehner (R-...

Republicans Humiliate Boehner, Tee-Up Next Week's National Crisis

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Humiliating their leader again, House Republicans rejected Speaker John Boehner's last minute, desperate attempt to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for three weeks

Obama Signs Bill To Fund DHS Through Next Friday

AP | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a sho...

Here's What Will Happen If The DHS Shuts Down

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress was scrambling before a deadline at midnight on Friday to pass a $39.7 billion funding bill for the Department of...

Mark Blumenthal

Why It's Hard To Predict Who Would Get Blamed For A DHS Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

On Friday afternoon, House Republicans said no to a funding bill that would have kept the Department of Homeland Security in business for another thre...

Elise Foley

House Can't Even Agree To Fund DHS For 3 Weeks

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Republican effort to punt on Department of Homeland Security funding failed on the floor Friday, leaving the GOP leadership in a...