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

Steven Kurlander | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.14.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.13.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Backlogged Immigration Courts Brace For New Deluge Of Children

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom ...

Luis Gutierrez Slams Senator's 'Immoral' Call For Criminal Checks On Border Kids

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) slammed a fellow member of Illinois' congressional delegation Friday, saying Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) "should be ashamed o...

Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett, And Bill Gates Chastise House GOP On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

Three of the world's richest men are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would overhaul the nation's immigration system and provide some sort...

Time for Cooler Heads to Prevail on Migrant Children

Seth M.M. Stodder | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Seth M.M. Stodder

Some would say that instead of providing more funds to care for children, we should crack down by amending the law to allow for summary deportations, and by dramatically increasing our enforcement capabilities at the border. This reflects neither the reality of the problem nor our values as a nation.

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

GOP Hypocrisy Rides High on Border Crisis

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP will continue to push the insecure border myth to batter Obama and the Democrats and to torpedo meaningful immigration reform. This virtually guarantees that the human tragedy of refugees at the U.S. border will continue unabated.

GOP Really Wants Obama To Visit The Border. But They Criticized Him For Doing So In 2011

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

Republicans clamoring for a presidential visit to the U.S.-Mexico border this week were singing a different tune after Barack Obama's first trip there...

Elise Foley

Progressive Caucus: Don't Take Protections Away From Immigrant Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressives in Congress are fighting back against growing calls to change laws meant to protect unaccompanied minors, but are up agains...