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Elise Foley

DHS Wants 'Fresh Start' For Reviled Immigration Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hinted on Thursday that a controversial program that helps the government find undocumented immi...

Meddling with Driver's Licenses and Rebooting S-Comm: Sec. Johnson Failing Key Tests on Immigration

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 07.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Reshma Shamasunder

It's no secret that President Obama could heal the pain of immigrant families facing separation today with the stroke of a pen. But instead of taking action now, the president has ordered a "review" of deportation policies.

Elise Foley

Law Enforcement Officials Expect 'Reboot' Of Controversial Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials said Tuesday they are anticipating a "reboot" of a controversial immigration enforcement program that has face...

Elise Foley

Obama Faces Growing Revolt Against Secure Communities

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) announced a significant change to the city's law enforcement policies. Going forwa...

How President Obama Can Curb Deportations Now

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

The president already has the power to reverse his failed immigration and border security policies. Now he just needs the political will and moral courage.

Elise Foley

California Signs Unprecedented Anti-Deportation Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.06.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill on Saturday limiting the state's cooperation with federal immigration authorities, a rebuk...

Elise Foley

California Governor Vetoes Pro-Immigrant Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill late Sunday to make California the "anti-Arizona" on immigration enforcement, after a long fig...

Elise Foley

California Democrats Endorse Bill To Severely Limit Cooperation With Immigration Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has two and a half weeks to decide whether to sign the TRUST Act, a bill that would cut off some coopera...

Elise Foley

Federal Immigrant Program Costs Los Angeles Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles County is spending more than $26 million a year to hold undocumented immigrants under a federal immigration enforcement init...

Cristina Costantini

D.C. Passes Bill To Restrict Federal Immigration Enforcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 07.10.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- As groups around the country rally this week against the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program, the District of Columbia ap...

Elise Foley

California Lawmakers Move Forward With Fight Against Immigration Enforcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Opponents of the controversial immigration enforcement program Secure Communities won a small but significant victory on Tuesday when a California Sta...

Elise Foley

D.C. Resists U.S. Immigration Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia council members said they plan to act swiftly on Tuesday to defy a federal immigration enforcement program the city...

Cecilia Munoz Didn't Want to Face Me, or the Facts.

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

The absence of truth is. That's why I have decided to call Ms. Munoz to a public debate in a Latino community of her choosing.

Meet Cecilia Muñoz's "Collateral Damage"

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 01.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

The Latino and immigrant community has been criminalized and targeted for several years. As a Latino, I find the Obama administration's public relations move to use Cecilia Muñoz, a former immigrant rights advocate, as the spokesperson for their worst immigration policies despicable.

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Task Force Releases Recommendations, Five Members Resign In Disagreement

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group tasked with suggesting fixes for the Secure Communities immigration enforcement program released its report on Thursday as five ...

White House Response to Protests; Short on Facts, Long on Desperation

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 10.18.2011 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

For the president to win re-election, he must garner a significant percentage of Latino votes. SCOMM, the, massive and controversial deportations program that President Obama is championing, is one sure way for him to lose the election.

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Agreements Canceled, Participation Still Required

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Activists are outraged over a Friday announcement from the Department of Homeland Security that it will move ahead with its controversia...

Elise Foley

Secure Communities Immigration Program A Gateway For Other FBI Data-Sharing

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Documents released on Wednesday reveal more details about how the government planned to roll out its Secure Communities immigration-enfo...

Elise Foley

Homeland Security Refuses To Allow State Out Of Controversial Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

HOUSTON -- The Department of Homeland Security will not allow Illinois law enforcement to stop sharing information with immigration enforcement, despi...

Elise Foley

Did The Government Lie About A Deportation Program?

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Homeland Security should conduct an investigation into whether its officials intentionally misled the public and local...

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano Defends Deportation Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Director Janet Napolitano defended her agency’s rollout of Secure Communities, an immigration enforcement ...

Elise Foley

State Lawmakers Push Back Against Immigration Enforcement Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- State lawmakers in Illinois and California are pushing to cut their states' ties to an immigration enforcement program that they say was...

Elise Foley

Officials Refuse To Budge On Deportation Of Students, Families

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite appeals from immigration reform advocates and some Congressional Democrats, the Obama administration will not block deportations...