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Immigration Activists Renew Focus On Local Battles After National Disappointments

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The immigration reform movement has had a disheartening year. Activists succeeded in persuading President Barack Obama to expand d...

Welcome Home Senator Feinstein

Angie Junck | Posted 08.12.2015 | Latino Voices
Angie Junck

As Senator Dianne Feinstein heads to her home state of California for August recess, her constituents are mobilized to hold her accountable for the leadership role she's taken in promoting reactionary policies aimed at targeting and criminalizing the immigrant community.

Bobby Jindal Says Sanctuary City Mayors Should Be Arrested

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

If it were up to GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, mayors of "sanctuary cities" would all be arrested and sued. In an interview with Boston He...

Jeb Bush Calls For Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities In Immigration Plan

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush laid out an enforcement-heavy immigration plan on Monday, calling for police to enforce immi...

D.C. Responds To Legislation Targeting Sanctuary Cities

The Huffington Post | Matt Ramos | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are making another attempt to meddle in the District of Columbia's affairs, this time in a way that immigration advoca...

Playing Politics With Tragedy: Kathryn Steinle's Death And The Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Sanctuary policies did not kill Kathryn Steinle. In the wake of tragedies like this, we must resist fear-mongering and call out blatant attempts by politicians to veil their racism as outrage for electoral gain.

Under Obama's New Policies, 87 Percent of Undocumented Immigrants Won't Be Targeted For Deportation

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics

Even if President Barack Obama's deportation relief policies remain blocked, up to 87 percent of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. likely will not ...

House Republicans Vote To Penalize Local Law Enforcement Over Immigration Policies

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If House Republicans get their way, cities and counties would either need to cooperate fully with immigration enforcement or lose feder...

Praying for Healing -- A Faith Leader's Response to Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

As we mourn with and pray for the Steinle family, let us also channel our grief by uniting around solutions that can prevent incidents like this from happening again.

Congressman Trolls Bill To Point Out Republican Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congressman is using a Republican-sponsored bill that would withhold federal law enforcement funding to so-called sanctuar...

Congress Threatens Sanctuary Cities With Loss Of Law Enforcement Funds

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sheriff Richard Stanek of Hennepin County, Minnesota, is a Republican with a long career in law enforcement. He has no problem cooperat...

Families Of People Killed By Undocumented Immigrants Make Emotional Plea For Congress To Act

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Laura Wilkerson, whose 18-year-old son was killed by an undocumented classmate in 2010, said Tuesday that business mogul Donald Tru...

Does Donald Trump Actually Know Any 'Illegals'?

Joe Seldner | Posted 07.21.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

I wonder if Donald knows anyone who has come to the United States illegally. Given his crowd and his contempt for anyone he regards as beneath him, which is nearly everyone, I doubt he does.

Congress Needs to Settle Sanctuary City Controversy

Marc Boyd | Posted 07.17.2015 | San Francisco
Marc Boyd

On July 1st, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was killed while walking with her father on Pier 14 in San Francisco. The man charged with her murder, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez has been deported to his native Mexico five times and has a criminal record that includes seven felony convictions.

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...

Megyn Kelly Spars With Jose Antonio Vargas Over Sanctuary City Policies

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media

Fox News' Megyn Kelly said Monday that the recent shooting of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier is a "prime example" of why the policy of sanctuary...

The Right Balance for Sanctuary Cities

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

The horrific slaying of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco by a convicted felon who illegally crossed the border five times shocked our community, our state and our nation.

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/10/15

John Zipperer | Posted 07.10.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Before you jet off to Brussels for your euro-summit, take our latest Week to Week news quiz to see what else happened this week. Here are some random...

Elise Foley

Why Some Cities Don't Rush To Turn Over Undocumented Immigrants To The Feds

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In March 2007, while Ron Teachman was serving as the chief of police in New Bedford, Massachusetts, immigration enforcement carried out ...

Elise Foley

Jeb Bush, Other Republicans Go After Funding For Sanctuary Cities

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Funds should be withheld from jurisdictions that don't work with immigration agents, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wed...

Elise Foley

Hillary Clinton Piles On San Francisco Officials, Putting Sanctuary Cities Under Even More Heat

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a deadly shooting in San Francisco, allegedly by a man who had been deported five times, lawmakers are calling on the county to dr...

New 'Welcoming City' Will Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Posted 09.14.2012 | Latino Voices

The Chicago City Council approved an ordinance Thursday that aims to prevent some undocumented immigrants from being detained or deported by federal i...

Elise Foley

Kris Kobach Convinces GOP To Toughen Immigration Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the author of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration bill, ensured on Tuesday that the Republican Party platform will al...

Arin Greenwood

Man In Deportation Case Is Free ... For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Jai Shankar is no longer wearing the ankle bracelet that had been tracking his every move since 2010. Shankar was ordered to wear th...

Arin Greenwood

Should Police Run Warrant Checks On Those Who Report Crimes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last fall, over the protests of immigration hard-liners, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray signed an executive order reaffirming t...