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Jennifer Bendery

Rudy Giuliani Tells His Party To Stop Blocking Loretta Lynch's Nomination | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said Friday that Loretta Lynch is an "extraordinary" nominee for U.S. attorney general, and...

Elise Foley

Republicans Ask Court To Keep Obama Immigration Programs Stalled | Elise Foley | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Republican lawmakers are urging an appeals court not to let the Obama administration expand deportation relief and work autho...

Elise Foley

Democrats Come To Obama's Defense On Immigration Lawsuit | Elise Foley | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As a lawsuit from 26 states continues to stall President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, officials from other states ar...

Elise Foley

Justice Department Asks Court To Lift Order Blocking Immigration Programs | Elise Foley | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration asked a federal appeals court on Thursday to lift an "unprecedented and wrong" order by a federal judge that ha...

Contentious Obama Action Highlights Thorny Issue For States

Pew's Stateline | Tim Henderson | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics

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

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

Ted Cruz, Steve King Push For Funding Showdown Over Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans who vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security without measures to end the president's executive actions on immigratio...

Congressional Research Service: Yes, Congress Can Defund Obama's Immigration Action

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics

The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service says that Congress does have the ability to defund President Barack Obama's executive action on immigra...

What the Immigration Executive Actions Mean for You and Your Family: 8 Things You Need to Know

David Leopold | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
David Leopold

The actions Mr. Obama has taken to make the immigration system work better are a bold and courageous (and yes-solidly legal) use of his lawful authority as President of the United States. But only Congress has the power to fix the antiquated, rigid and outdated immigration policy.

Roque Planas

Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Back Obama's Executive Action On Immigration: Poll | Roque Planas | Posted 11.24.2014 | Latino Voices

Almost 9 in 10 Latino registered voters support President Barack Obama's executive action to shield an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants f...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, President Obama announced the temporary halt of deportations for an estimated 4.4 million undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. It was a welcome, if belated, move for a president who, as of April, had deported 2 million people. One might think Republicans would welcome a policy that keeps families together and rewards hard work. But the move was met with the obligatory threats of shutdowns and impeachment. "In the days ahead, the people's House will rise to this challenge," thundered John Boehner. But, really, all they have to do is what President Obama suggested: simply "pass a bill." If only Congress were as hardworking as the families whose lives their ugly inaction has put into limbo. Meanwhile, we lost Mike Nichols, a man who embodied the American dream: an immigrant who came here to realize his talents and left America better than he found it. Now there's a challenge to rise to.

Immigration Reform, Lawful Authority and the Office of Legal Counsel

Christopher H. Schroeder | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Christopher H. Schroeder

The reaction to the President's announcement from his critics has been swift and loud. Regrettably, they have focused nearly entirely on how the president has taken these actions, ignoring entirely any engagement on the merits of the steps taken.

Sam Stein

Immigration Groups Have Won The Battle; Now Comes The War | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After years of pushing the Obama administration to issue an executive action granting protections to undocumented immigrants, advocacy g...

President Obama Acts to Right Wrongs That Affront Our Ideals

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

After waiting more than 500 days for the House of Representatives to take up the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the Senate, the President called us back to those values and used his authority to protect children and parents. Thank you, Mr. President, for taking some important steps to make our nation stronger.

Welcoming the Stranger With Executive Action

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

President Obama should be applauded for defending America's greatest values and challenging the nation to be a welcoming place for the stranger. For in the face of the stranger we see the face of God.

Elise Foley

Obama Moves To Protect Millions From Deportation | Elise Foley | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the boldest move on immigration policy of his presidency, President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday evening to dramatically inc...

Michael McAuliff

Congress, Off For Thanksgiving, Freaks Over Immigration Action Ahead Of Time | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lame-duck Congress cued up its freak-out over President Barack Obama's pending immigration announcement Thursday, with Democrats cal...

Jennifer Bendery

House Appropriations Committee Confirms Congress Can't Defund Obama's Immigration Action | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Appropriations Committee confirmed Thursday what some people are already figuring out: Republicans don't have the ability to d...

Roque Planas

Legal Challenges To Obama's Deportation Relief Are Probably Doomed | Roque Planas | Posted 11.19.2014 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama's planned executive action that would reportedly offer deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants is based on un...

Here's Why Immigration Advocates Are Pressing So Hard For Executive Action

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.19.2014 | Latino Voices

As President Barack Obama prepares to announce an executive action on Thursday that will reportedly offer deportation relief to millions of undocument...

Some In House GOP Still Won't Rule Out Shutdown

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year's government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the preside...

Sam Stein

Legal Panel At Federalist Society Begrudgingly Accepts Obama's Immigration Powers | Sam Stein | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last Thursday evening, word spread on Capitol Hill that House Speaker John Boehner was considering suing President Barack Obama over his...

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...

Executive Action Delay: A Gift to the GOP?

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 11.08.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

In the Latino community two things are clear about the immediate political implications of the president's delay -- the GOP dodged a lethal bullet while the Democratic Party shot itself in the foot.