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Ted Cruz Leads GOP to Disaster (Again)

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

While the course that the Ted Cruz-controlled portion of the GOP is heading down toward is a predictable one, the results are not.

Unaccompanied Minors? Blame a Century of U.S. Central American Foreign Policy

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Kevin A. Lees

There's plenty of blame among both Republican and Democratic governments in the past two decades. But so much of the current debate in the United States overlooks the background of how Central America came to be countries of such violence, corruption, insecurity and relative poverty.

Democrats And Republicans Complain Obama Is Too Aloof With Congress

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democra...

The Border Crisis Requires Presidential Leadership

Douglas Holtz-Eakin | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Action is needed. The president cannot simply stonewall and insist only on his $3.7 billion funding request. The House has put forward an actual plan to address the large numbers of unaccompanied minors. The Senate has moved toward fiscal reality.

Not All Migrant Kids Are Equal: Central Americans Get Court Dates, Mexicans Get the Boot

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Erin Siegal McIntyre

There's a big difference between how Mexican and Central American kids are treated once they cross the border. Mexican children and teens are deported almost immediately, in what's called expedited repatriation. The Central Americans aren't-- that is, yet.

A Child From Guatemala (a True Story)

Jorge Mérida | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Jorge Mérida

This is the story of a child, refugee, and immigrant now cataloged as a humanitarian emergency who, in debilitating languor, waits for the good will of an American government to save him.

Where Have All the Children Gone?

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

I beg the American leadership, the American people, to reconsider their position and to hearken back to those words on the Statue of Liberty, for if we do not, then we might just as well take down that beacon of freedom and store it away someplace very dark where it will never be seen again.

Spending $49 Billion On a 'Secure Border' Because of Tea Party Prejudice Is Folly

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Ironically, wasting billions on a fence to protect us from people we employ in not only ludicrous, it makes a mockery of economic data.

A Necessary Intervention: The Need to Bring Back Teddy's Big Stick for the Border Children

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

The debate about our failed immigration policies is back in full force in the American consciousness with the recent news of tens of thousands of "children" trekking to our southern border dominating the headlines.

Jesus was a Migrant Child

Michael W. Waters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

Christ was born with a bounty on his head during a government-sanctioned infanticide of all male children under two years of age. In order to save their child's life, Joseph and Mary had to flee with Jesus across the border of neighboring Egypt.

GOP Congresswoman Is Afraid Obama Will Use Border Money To Fund Obamacare

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama has requested $3.7 billion to address the crisis brought on by the influx of unaccompanied child migrants surging into the Sout...

Jose Antonio Vargas Says His Detention At The Border Wasn't A Stunt

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Jose Antonio Vargas, the nation's most prominent undocumented immigrant, said Wednesday that his detention at the border wasn't a scheme to draw atten...

Who Will Qualify for Obama's Executive Order?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 07.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Removing the age cap and changing the criteria to allow more DREAMers to qualify may be the easiest thing that Obama could do.

GOP Candidate Hilariously Mistakes YMCA Kids For Migrants, Describes 'Fear In Their Faces'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

A Republican running for Congress in Arizona snapped a photo of a passing school bus full of children on Tuesday near a housing facility for undocumen...

Elise Foley

Fault Lines Deepen On Funding Border Crisis | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With political pressure mounting over the wave of unaccompanied minors on the nation’s southern border, Democrats began showing signs ...

I Spent 36 Hours In A Holding Cell On The US-Mexico Border

Dan Revich | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Dan Revich

The floor felt like solid concrete with no softness or give. The room was long and narrow, angling to a point at the end. The ceilings about 12 feet high. Suddenly, one of the sleeping men lying below the bench pushed my blanket away.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio Calls On Border Patrol To Release Jose Antonio Vargas

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged U.S. Border Patrol officials to release Jose Antonio Vargas on Tuesday, calling him an exemplary model who sh...

Some Of The Nastiest Responses To Jose Antonio Vargas Being Detained

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained Tuesday by border patrol agents in McAllen, Texas. Vargas,...

Ryan Grim

The Moment That Led To Jose Antonio Vargas' Capture (AUDIO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A person accompanying Jose Antonio Vargas to the airport in McAllen, Texas, captured audio of the moment that led to his detention. The source, who pr...

Igor Bobic

Undocumented Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained At The Border | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested Tuesday after attempting to board a plane out of McAllen, Texas, according to Unite...

Boehner's History of Inaction on Border Control

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boehner has gone from confidently touting his and his fellow House Republicans' upcoming leadership on the issue of immigration, to now doing nothing more than groveling for Obama to solve the problem using his executive authority -- which is an ironic enough stance for a Republican to take, these days.

I Told You Rick Perry Was Coming Back!

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Mark Yzaguirre

Perry has been all over the media lately, particularly as a result of the situation on the U.S. border involving undocumented minors, mostly from Central America, who are crossing into the U.S. via Mexico.

Why Legalizing Marijuana Should Be A Top National Security Objective

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The havoc wreaked by drug gangs in Central America could be mitigated to a great degree by legalizing marijuana as well, which would alleviate the current border crisis of desperate children seeking refuge in the U.S.

Border Crisis: Palin vs. Obama (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Dan McDermott

I discussed Sarah Palin's call for the impeachment of President Obama and the causes of the crisis on the US-Mexican border on The Weekend Show with...

Igor Bobic

How One Unlucky Journalist Learned Just How Secure The Border Is | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ask Republicans on Capitol Hill or Sunday show pundits and they'll tell you the same thing: Our southern border isn't secure -- just loo...