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Immigration Executive Action

President Obama's Immigration Actions Are Lawful

Rep. Zoe Lofgren | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Rep. Zoe Lofgren

When Congress created the Department of Homeland Security, it recognized that federal resources should be expended to maximize efforts that keep our country safe. To do so, Congress directed the executive branch to determine who is a priority for deportation, and who is not.

House GOP Blocks Obama Administration On Immigration

AP | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans voted Wednesday to block the Obama administration from spending any money to defend against a lawsuit over the p...

My View on the Latest Immigration Ruling

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Immigrants are integral to the strength of our nation. They deserve comprehensive reform that will provide a pathway to citizenship and ensure that families aren't torn apart. At the very least, they should have the protection of these common sense executive actions.

Federal Court Refuses To Lift Hold On Obama's Immigration Executive Action

AP | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barack Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tues...

GOP: President Obama's Out to Destroy Our Nation Through His Executive Actions on Immigration

Randy Borntrager | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Randy Borntrager

After reading so many anti-Obama, anti-immigrant screeds, I began to wonder, what if all the Right's most extreme rhetoric came together in one place? Behold! The ultimate anti-immigrant op-ed, brought to you by the Republican Party and their extremist base.

One (Economic) Argument for ONE California

Manuel Pastor | Posted 05.05.2015 | Latino Voices
Manuel Pastor

There are economic arguments for why ONE California matters for the state: Documentation and citizenship can each result in income gains for immigrants, better conditions for their citizen kids and an expanded economy for everyone.

(Not Quite) Ready for Hillary

Monika Langarica | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Monika Langarica

My feminism will not result in memory loss about Clinton's inhumane stance on children at our border or her failure to stand up against mass deportations. Nor will it prevent me from asking the right questions. We must not stop reimagining what is possible beyond stale rhetoric and two-party politics.

Elise Foley

City, County Leaders Ask Court To Lift Injunction On Obama Immigration Programs | Elise Foley | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders from more than 70 cities and counties, some going against their states, joined a legal brief filed Monday asking an appeals cour...

U.S. Appeals Hold On Obama's Immigration Action

AP | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigrati...

DHS as Sacrificial Lamb

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

To prove their dislike of the president, members of Congress were prepared to let Homeland Security employees be the ones to make sacrifices for their country so that members of Congress could make political points for themselves.

'Sensible Majority' That Approved DHS Funding Could Address Immigration

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

We know there is a sensible bipartisan majority that is willing to compromise and do what has to be done to keep the basic functions of government operating; they voted yesterday. And the leadership should find a way to let that sensible majority govern despite those who take every opportunity to make governing next to impossible in this body.

GOP Lawmakers Clash Over Shutdown

Politico | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

A tense debate broke out during a closed-door meeting of Senate Republicans on Tuesday, a sign of the serious hurdles GOP leaders face ahead of a crit...

Elise Foley

Days Before DHS Funding Runs Out, The Post-Shutdown Debate Is Heating Up | Elise Foley | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- TSA agents would remain in airports, patrol agents would still be manning the border and Coast Guard officers would continue monitoring ...

With Immigration Injunction, Texas Judge Condemns Millions to Continued Life in the Shadows

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 04.24.2015 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

With his last-minute decision, Judge Hanen has blocked nearly 5 million aspiring Americans from getting right with the law, working and paying taxes, and living free from the constant fear of deportation and separation from their families.

Zach Carter

Lindsey Graham Calls For Republicans To End Immigration Standoff With Obama | Zach Carter | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called on Republicans to abandon the congressional standoff with President Barack Obama over immigration po...

Why Immigrant Rights Advocates Aren't Worried About Texas Judge's Ruling

Elena Shore | Posted 04.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Elena Shore

A federal judge this week blocked Obama's executive actions from going into effect, a move immigration reform advocates are calling only a "temporary setback."

Elise Foley

House Democrats Plan To Keep Up Fight On Immigration Actions | Elise Foley | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are pressing forward with efforts to tout President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration and encourage undocu...

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Huffington Post | Menachem Dickman & Amory Blaine | Posted 02.23.2015 | Training

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge's ruling halting the president's executive actions on immigration did little to persuade either party in Congress to pub...

Sam Stein

Immigration Standoff May End With Another Congressional Punt | Sam Stein | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge's ruling halting the president's executive actions on immigration did little to persuade either party in Congress to pub...

Stop Playing Politics on Immigration

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 04.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

By attempting to repeal President Obama's executive action through both the courts and the Department of Homeland Security funding bill, Republicans are taking the wrong approach to immigration reform.

Elise Foley

Advocates Tell Undocumented Immigrants To Keep Calm After Judge Halts Programs | Elise Foley | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alfredo Garcia, 22, has his documents ready to apply for a proposed Obama administration program that would allow him to remain in the U...

Obama Administration To Appeal Texas Ruling Blocking Immigration Actions

AP | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will appeal a federal judge's ruling that temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on ...

States Brace For Flood Of Requests For Deportation Relief

Stateline | Tim Henderson | Posted 02.11.2015 | Latino Voices

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Elise Foley

John Boehner On DHS Funding: 'Ask The Senate Democrats When They're Going To Get Off Their Ass' | Elise Foley | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) showed no signs Wednesday of wavering on immigration measures in the funding bill for the Department...

Elise Foley

House Democrat: Don't Move Forward With Immigration Lawsuit Without Hearings | Elise Foley | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If House Republicans want to pursue a "seriously misguided" lawsuit against the president over immigration, they shouldn't do it by push...