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Obama Executive Actions

Marco Rubio Cries Uncle, Urges Congress To Fund DHS

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joined a small but growing group of Republicans who say it's time for Congress to vote on Department of Homeland Security fu...

Sam Stein

Obama Wants More Free-Spending Visitors To America | Sam Stein | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama wants more tourists to visit the United States and spend their hard-earned cash, whether at the slot machines in ...

Dave Jamieson

White House Makes Push For Paid Family Leave | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to sign a memorandum giving federal workers at least six weeks of paid family leave after a child is born, ...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Can Give You Overtime Pay -- If He Doesn't Blow It | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you're a salaried worker in the U.S., chances are you don't get paid overtime at your job, even if you work 100 hours a week and slee...

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Decision to Join Texas Immigration Lawsuit Hurts Ohio

David Leopold | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
David Leopold

Forty-one million dollars. That's a serious piece of change. And it's the amount of tax revenue Ohioans stand to lose over the next five years if Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has his way.

Going It Alone, Obama Rocked The Boat In 2014

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a "year of action," vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, compet...

Jorge Ramos Battles Obama Over Immigration

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media

President Barack Obama and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos went head-to-head on Tuesday over the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants in the y...

Carol Kuruvilla

Are Undocumented Immigrants Welcome At America's Thanksgiving Table? | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion

When he was a child, Eduardo Samaniego sat down with his family every year in his hometown of Zacatecas, Mexico, to eat a Thanksgiving meal. But i...

The Country is Watching, Waiting

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 01.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

The time to act on immigration is now and not just because the President is taking executive action. The time is now because, today, there are still millions of families living in fear, there are still billions of dollars in tax revenue to be able to be contributed.

What President Obama's Immigration Reform Speech Says About Us

Maya Mathias | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Maya Mathias

When America, a country that globally champions the ideals of democracy and freedom, starts to develop political apathy of this magnitude, it compromises its ability to inspire other countries on the world stage, or to attract foreign business investment to its shores.

Shadee Ashtari

Obama Has Issued Fewer Executive Orders Than Any President In Past 100 Years | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

In response to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration Thursday, Republican lawmakers have threatened to sue the president or block ...

Ending the Immigration Insanity

Peter L. Markowitz | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Peter L. Markowitz

In order to turn the corner on the immigration issue as a nation, we need to expose the inaccurate and inflammatory themes that have dominated our immigration discourse for what they are: lies.

Living Nightmare for Detained Immigrants in Georgia

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

While President Obama's expanded deportation relief is a welcome move -- the truth is that without addressing immigration detention, immigrants will continue to suffer horrifying conditions in detention centers.

Immigration Fight Is Psychological Warfare

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The GOP pushes Obama's buttons. Obama -- finally! -- pushes back.

Howard Fineman

The Good And The Bad Of Obama's Decision On Immigration | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To hear David Axelrod tell it, despite all of the political risks of President Barack Obama's sweeping move to end the threat of deporta...

Are the President's Actions on Immigration Legal?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Prosecutorial discretion -- the power of the executive to determine when to enforce the law -- is one of the most well-established traditions in American law. Prosecutorial discretion is, in particular, central to the enforcement of immigration law against removable noncitizens.

A Rabbinic Comment on President Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

By acknowledging the broken-ness of our political parties; by taking responsible executive action (and by testing those encoded limits for all the right reasons) -- for all of these reasons, he re-became the president I voted for.

Igor Bobic

Republicans Have A Long History Of Warning Obama Against 'Poisoning The Well' | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Republicans are issuing dire warnings to "Emperor Obama" that his planned executive action to grant deportation relief to millions of undocumented imm...

Here Are The Limits Of Obama's Immigration Action

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare n...

Celebrating 25 Years of Children's Rights, From Inside Immigration Detention

Christina Fialho | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Christina Fialho

Even with President Obama's executive action on immigration, families will continue to be separated, detained and deported. We can only hope that on the next significant CRC anniversary, no child in the United States will be a victim of such an inhumane government-sanctioned practice.

On Immigration, Obama Is on the Right Side of History

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Jose Aristimuno

With the President's recent return from his diplomatic trip in Asia, and the year about to end, Barack Obama is getting ready to sign what many call "one of his biggest political decisions of his presidency."

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Message To GOP After Elections: I'm Still The President | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's party may have taken a beating at the polls last week, but that hasn't stopped him from taking an aggressive se...

Dave Jamieson

Progressive Dems: Obama Should Push Economic Executive Actions After Midterm Losses | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders have warned President Barack Obama that pursuing more executive actions after last week's midterm drubbing would be l...

Leading Change or Waiting For It?

Laphonza Butler | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Laphonza Butler

It's time to stop the spin and make one thing perfectly clear: Pundits and politicos make speeches. Working people make change. The power of our vote will be felt at the polls in November.

Biden To Hispanics: Obama Will Act On Immigration

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told frustrated Hispanic leaders Monday President Barack Obama is "absolutely committed to moving forward...