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On Immigration, Republican Lawmakers Lag Behind Latino Voters

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 12.19.2014 | Latino Voices
NCLR Action Fund

It's worth repeating that Latino voters across the board, including 76 percent of Republican Latinos, strongly support the president's executive order.

Elise Foley

Supreme Court: Arizona Can't Block IDs for Dreamers For Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Young undocumented immigrants who received deportation relief from the Obama administration should soon be able to get driver licenses i...

A Call to Action -- Expanded DACA Eligibility

Amanda Fernandez | Posted 12.16.2014 | Education
Amanda Fernandez

We are learning every day, and the most important thing we're learning is that we have an opportunity to show the power of what some of our best role models can accomplish when they're in front of children who are following in their path.

Empty Victory

Reyna Montoya | Posted 12.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Reyna Montoya

How can I thank the man who deported my friends? The phrase "2 million" meant nothing on Thursday to the President. He failed to acknowledge that these 2 million already deported also have families. He forgot to say that 2 millions souls have already been hurt.

Elise Foley

Obama Urges Undocumented Immigrants To Apply For Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was bullish on Tuesday about the future of his deportation relief programs, urging undocumented immigrants to app...

Desperately Needing Watchdog

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Last week, Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner voted to halt Obama's program to defer deportation of millions of immigrants who have children in our country. Gardner voted in Aug. (during his successful U.S. Senate campaign versus Democrat Mark Udall) against halting Obama's  program to defer deportations of young immigrants.

Elise Foley

White House Turns To Aggressive Defense Of Immigration Actions

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is moving into a new phase for its policy on deportation relief for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants: Not just se...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Vote To Block Obama's Deportation Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Thursday voted to block the president's executive actions on immigration, approving a dead-on-arrival bill that wou...

Elise Foley

White House Issues Veto Threat On Bill To Block Deportation Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House issued a veto threat on Thursday for a bill from House Republicans to block the president's executive actions on immigra...

Elise Foley

Dreamers Divided: Obama's Executive Actions Leave Some Young Immigrants Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In June of 2012, Ramon Garibaldo got a text message from a friend telling him to turn on his television. President Barack Obama was givi...

Elise Foley

Americans Split On Obama's Latest Immigration Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans are not crazy about the idea of undocumented immigrants who are the parents of U.S. citizens being allowed to stay in the coun...

What the Immigration Executive Actions Mean for You and Your Family: 8 Things You Need to Know

David Leopold | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
David Leopold

The actions Mr. Obama has taken to make the immigration system work better are a bold and courageous (and yes-solidly legal) use of his lawful authority as President of the United States. But only Congress has the power to fix the antiquated, rigid and outdated immigration policy.

GOP on Wrong Side of History on Immigration

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

At the first Thanksgiving 383 years ago, Native Americans and Pilgrim immigrants gathered with mutual respect to share a bountiful harvest they'd produced together. This Thanksgiving, though, there's no respect or sharing in the homes of GOP nativists.

Roque Planas

Immigration Activists Celebrate Bittersweet Victory After Obama Grants Relief

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 11.21.2014 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Shortly before President Barack Obama on Thursday night announced deportation relief that could benefit an estimated 4.4 million undocume...

Igor Bobic

Republicans Have A Long History Of Warning Obama Against 'Poisoning The Well'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Elise Foley

Immigration Advocates Brace For Big Win, Then Backlash

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama announces his plans Thursday evening to shield potentially millions of undocumented immigrants from deportat...

Rob Portman: Obama Will Face 'Lawsuits' If He Acts Alone On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) warned that Republicans would take legal recourse if President Obama goes forward with a planned executive action on immigra...

What Obama's Immigration Announcement Means to My Parents

Juan Escalante | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Juan Escalante

Two years later, pending on my DACA renewal, I am no longer obsessively checking the status of my second USCIS application. Rather, I spend time thinking about what will happen to my parents.

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano Voices Support For Executive Action On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama has the authority to take executive action on immigration -- and that's what he should do, says former Homeland Security Secret...

Hanging in the Balance: The Ramirez Family

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.23.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Vicky's part of a mixed-status family: Different family members have different immigration statuses.

Immigration Is Personal to Latino Voters

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.16.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The directive from Latino voters is clear: Reform the immigration system and do it quickly. Lives are hanging in the balance and Latino voters won't forget who has helped our community.

Elise Foley

Joni Ernst: I Would Not Try To End Immigration Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst said Saturday that she wouldn't try to do away with a policy that helps young undocumented immigrants, eve...

The Accidental Immigration Advocate

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.07.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

As Giancarlo started to plan for college, he asked his mother what he should put on the applications when they asked for his social security number. She told him that he couldn't put anything down, and that he might not be able to go to college at all.

'Strong Year-End Executive Action' on Immigration: Legally Sound and Politically Helpful

Prerna Lal | Posted 11.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Prerna Lal

The fact that legal challenges to administrative actions such as DACA have bit the dust should embolden the President to expand the program to as many people as possible, and not stop at any arbitrary limits imposed by political will.

Midterm Election Message: Latino Participation Is Critical This November

Janet Murguía | Posted 11.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

Latinos may be tempted to sit on the sidelines in the 2014 midterms. Some have even counseled that the best way for Latinos to show their power is to stay home. While there is good reason for frustration, we cannot afford to be apathetic or to indulge in the politics of spite.