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Obama Deportations

No Matter the Target, Immigration Raids Are Inhumane

Mizue Aizeki | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Mizue Aizeki

Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) has monitored ICE raids and "community arrests" since 2013, and we've uncovered troubling patterns and rights abuses in the targeting of people with criminal records.

White House Isn't Backing Down On Deportation Raids Targeting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to stay the course on its policies toward undocumented mothers and children fleeing violence in Central America, e...

A Call to Defund Deportation

Alisa Wellek | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Alisa Wellek

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified before Congress last week about his proposed three billion dollar increase to DHS funding for the next fiscal year.

Elise Foley

Iowa Pastor Deported After Community Rallies To Keep Him In U.S. | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Mennonite Pastor Max Villatoro was deported to his native Honduras on Friday, despite efforts from hundreds of clergy members and i...

Elise Foley

Jeh Johnson Makes Case For Executive Action On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has "fairly wide latitude within existing executive authority" to act on his own on immigration reform and will d...

Elise Foley

Immigration Advocates: ICE Is 'Out Of Control' | Elise Foley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates are alleging that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is "more out of control than ever," going after immigrants aggressively ...

Elise Foley

Nancy Pelosi: 'Republicans Get Off The Hook' When Immigration Activists Target Democrats | Elise Foley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday that immigration activists would be letting Republicans off easy if they made ...

Elise Foley

Hispanic Caucus: Obama Must 'Act Boldly' On Immigration By End Of Year | Elise Foley | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After President Barack Obama broke a self-imposed deadline to act on immigration reform, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday i...

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

Democrat: Latinos Are Frustrated With Obama, But 'Pissed' At GOP | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Frustration with President Barack Obama for delaying executive action on immigration doesn't overshadow Latinos' anger at Republicans fo...

Elise Foley

Immigration Activists Livid After Obama Delays Deportation Relief | Elise Foley | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration reform groups warned Saturday that the president's decision to put off executive action on deportations until after the elec...

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...

Elise Foley

White House Reportedly Considering Pushing Deportation Changes To Post-Election | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with opposition from vulnerable Democrats, the Obama administration is considering waiting until after the November elections to t...

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...

Migrant Debts and Obama's Non-Solution to the Child Immigrant Crisis

Richard L. Johnson | Posted 10.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Richard L. Johnson

Moral arguments aside, with every detention and deportation of debt-laden migrants, the U.S. only deepens the need for Central American households to send a loved one north.

Change That Is Difficult to Believe In

Laura Merriman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Laura Merriman

believed that change we could believe in meant a true progressive in office. Obama once famously said, "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president." Yet save for some miracles in his final two years, mediocre, and many times worse, is exactly what kind of a president he has been.

Immigration Activists Arrested At White House Protest

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, dozens of activists were arrested in front of the White House while protesting the continued deportations of undocumented i...

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...

Exiled: The Obama Administration's Horrifying Deportation Record

Demian Bichir | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Demian Bichir

Latinos, like me, rewarded Obama with our vote. In 2008: because he warmed our hearts. In 2012: because we believed his second term would free him to get immigration reform done, regardless of Republican obstructionism. But the hope he inspired has spiraled into hopelessness.

Eliseo Medina Is No Champion of Immigration Reform -- But He Could Be

Cesar Vargas | Posted 08.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

Where is the Eliseo that urged the AFL-CIO, despite their (unsubstantiated) concern that immigrants take workers' jobs, to adopt the position of legal status for undocumented immigrants as a tenet of its platform? We need that Eliseo Medina. 

Roque Planas

Immigrant Activists Are Furious With Obama Over Delay To Deportation Review | Roque Planas | Posted 05.29.2014 | Latino Voices

Immigrant activists are furious with the White House's decision this week to delay anticipated policy revisions aimed at slowing President Barack Obam...

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...

Elise Foley

Harry Reid Tries To Call Republicans' Bluff On Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) attempted on Thursday to call Republicans' bluff on immigration reform: If they're truly conc...

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 ...