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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...

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...

Elise Foley

Jeh Johnson Makes Case For Executive Action On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has "fairly wide latitude within existing executive authority" to act on his own on immigration reform and will d...

Conservatives Threaten Budget Showdown Over Immigration

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR and ERICA WERNER | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some conservative Republicans want to drag must-pass spending bills into their fight with President Barack Obama over his planned ...

Elise Foley

Honduran Immigrant Teen Leaving U.S., After Becoming Part Of The Family Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, a then-14-year-old orphan fled Honduras for the U.S., fearful that gang members would come after him after he had refused to jo...

Elise Foley

U.S. Deportations Put Asylum Seekers At Risk, Human Rights Watch Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Border agents are failing to identify people who could have credible claims to asylum, allowing them to be deported to face possibly dan...

Elise Foley

Groups Raise $1.5 Million To Help Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Organizations and individuals have raised more than $1.5 million to help unaccompanied minors who came to the U.S. from Central America ...

Elise Foley

Immigration Advocates: ICE Is 'Out Of Control'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates are alleging that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is "more out of control than ever," going after immigrants aggressively ...

Back to the Dark Ages? The Imminent Danger of a Regional Domino Effect in Obama's Hardline Policy for Mothers Fleeing Central America

Galya Ruffer | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Galya Ruffer

It is imperative that we stop jailing mothers and children systematically in so-called family detention centers, where they face continued fear and uncertainty instead of safety and succor. It shouldn't be this way.

Immigrant Detention Center In New Mexico Criticized As 'Deportation Mill'

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 10.06.2014 | Latino Voices

ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — Trailers have been set up for a school at a federal immigration detention center in an isolated New Mexico desert town. A baske...

DHS Acknowledges A Majority Of Immigrant Families Fail To Report To Authorities

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.26.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of...

Deported to Death

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Even as the border children slow and their cases surge in states like Texas and New York, advocates point out what they said would obviously happen: we sent at least some of those children to their deaths after deporting them back to warzone-like conditions.

Elise Foley

Hispanic Caucus: Obama Must 'Act Boldly' On Immigration By End Of Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After President Barack Obama broke a self-imposed deadline to act on immigration reform, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday i...

U.S. Sharply Cutting Deportations

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deporta...

Ted Cruz Attacks Dreamers To Win the November Midterm Election

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Ted Cruz needs something, badly. He can't rally Tea Party support without it, and he can't, then, win the Oval Office in 2016.

Obama Caves to Crazies on Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 11.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Once again, the Tea Partiers are pushing around the White House, and the repeated criticism of this administration is clearly demonstrated: they cave to the irrational screams from far-right conservatives, who have been screaming nonstop since Obama was elected.

Working People Need Executive Action on Deportations

Richard Trumka | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Richard Trumka

The time to act on immigration was more than a year ago, when the Senate passed a comprehensive, bipartisan framework for real reform. House Republicans refused to do their job and put the compromise bill up for a vote, and the Obama administration has not yet used it as a blueprint for executive action.

Elise Foley

White House Sets Yet Another Deadline For Immigration Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After delaying executive action on immigration for a second time, the White House imposed a new deadline on Monday, promising to make ch...

Elise Foley

Most Undocumented Adults Have Been In U.S. For More Than A Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing proportion of the undocumented immigrant population has been in the U.S. for more than a decade, according to a new report by ...

Elise Foley

Luis Gutierrez: Dems Can't Pick And Choose When To Be For Immigrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that Democrats urging President Barack Obama to delay changes to deportation policy are maki...

Obama's Delay On Immigration Creates Uncertainty Ahead Of Midterm Elections

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and ERICA WERNER | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a cur...

Elise Foley

Democrats Lay Groundwork For Obama To Take Big Steps On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration gets ready to unveil a potentially wide-ranging new policy on deportation relief, Democrats are making the c...

GOP Panics, Attacks DREAMers and Border Children

Ryan Campbell | Posted 10.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The very fact that Republicans were meeting during what was supposed to be a recess means that, despite the fact we've known about the border crisis for some time, a panic switch had been thrown.

Wall Street Journal Editorial Scolds Republican 'Deportation Caucus'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal editorial page excoriated Republicans on Saturday for positioning themselves as the party of maximum deportations. House Re...

Boycott the White House: The Pathway to Citizenship Begins With Self-Representation

Prerna Lal | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics
Prerna Lal

This week, grassroots leaders from the immigrant rights movement went to several D.C. organizations with a simple request: Stop negotiating with the White House on behalf of directly impacted immigrant communities.