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Elton Gallegly

Winning Gold in the "Anti-Immigration Olympics"

Amy Novick | Posted 10.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Amy Novick

These champions return to our country and see games of a different sort going on - elected officials stooping to the worst kind of politics, spreading fear and misinformation about immigrants, and enacting harmful anti-immigration policies.

Elise Foley

Immigrant Detention TOO Nice, House Republicans Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To some Republicans in Congress, U.S. immigration detention facilities sound like resorts. That was the premise of a hearing Wednesd...

House GOP Chair Received Discounted Loan

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House Republican campaign chairman, Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, has been notified that he received a discounted mortgage from ...

Elise Foley

Spanish-Language Ads To Target Mandatory E-Verify

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Spanish-language ads will target Republican congressmen from California for their support of a federal employment eligibility program ca...

Elise Foley

Republican E-Verify Bill Faces Growing Internal Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House Republican bill that would require businesses to screen for undocumented immigrants is facing a growing bloc of opposition -- ev...

Elise Foley

Republicans Push Back On Obama Deportation Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans plan to hold hearings, perhaps within the next three weeks, to fight back against a new Obama administration deportati...

A Day Without Immigrants: Georgia's Anti-Immigration Law

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

In Georgia, farmers are finding it nearly impossible to replace the immigrant workers who are fleeing the state in fear of a draconian piece of legislation that mirrors provisions of Arizona's controversial SB 1070.

The Truth About E-Verify

Frank Sharry | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Over the next few weeks and months, we'll hear Republicans claim unequivocally that E-Verify is the solution to our immigration problem. So, let's look at some key facts about the GOP's next "great" idea.

Elton Gallegly's (R-CA) Immigration Strategy: Destroy California's Economy and the GOP's Future with Latinos

Frank Sharry | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Rep. Gallegly works in concert with Representatives Lamar Smith and Steve King on a strategy they call "attrition through enforcement." That's code for mass deportation.

The Three Amigos on Immigration: Reps. Smith (TX), Gallegly (CA), and King (IA)

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

The leaders of House Mass Deportation Caucus, Reps. Smith, Gallegly, and King, are not only driving the GOP immigration strategy, they are driving their party off of a political cliff.

Investors for Immigration Reform

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

Why should investors and corporations support immigration reform? In short, because immigration helps the economy, and companies rely on immigrant innovation, talent and complementary labor to thrive.

GOP Hispanic Conference Highlights Deep Denial on Immigration

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Letting our immigration debate spiral even further away from real solutions would be a disaster, not just for the Republican Party, but for our nation.

Elise Foley

Steve King Snubbed For Immigration Subcommittee

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Iowa Republican and anti-illegal immigration hardliner Steve King was passed over for the leading position on the House immigration subc...

Senate Hearing Paves Way for Crack Down on Crush Videos

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The Humane Society of the United States was called to testify this morning at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the repugnant phenomenon of anim...

Animal Crush Videos Make Comeback; Senate Must Act

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In April, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the federal anti-cruelty law invalid and unconstitutional, creating an opening for peddlers of this smut to get back into this business.

U.S. House Votes to Crack Down on Animal Crush Videos

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Animal cruelty is a vice, and more people than ever realize that it is a form of social pathology. The people who commit these acts are a danger not only to animals, but also to our communities.

Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling on Animal Cruelty Law

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt animals a serious blow in its ruling today, upholding a decision that invalidated the federal law banning the commercial sale of videos showing extreme acts of animal cruelty.

Missing the Mark on Anti-Cruelty Law

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

No one could possibly think that trafficking in videos of women crushing small animals to death for sexual pleasure, or of people forcing two dogs to tear each other apart for entertainment and gambling, is a protected form of free speech.

Animals on the Hill, and in The Hill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

The lawmakers doing the bidding for Big Agribusiness simply don't get that the American public wants to see all animals treated humanely, including animals raised for food.

Obstructionist Lawmakers Harm Animals and the Economy

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

If they were truly concerned about the economy, self-described fiscal conservatives like Boehner, Bishop, and King should have been the first to line up today in support of the mustang legislation.

Strong Federal Law Brings the Hammer Down on Dogfighters

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

The flagrant disregard that dogfighters routinely show for society's norms was replaced by the snap of handcuffs and the slap of 30 or so arrest warrants.

The Creatures' Caucus

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Jim Moran and Elton Gallegly announced today that they will co-chair the newly formed Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, working with The HSUS and HSLF to take lawmaking for animals to the next level.

Kucinich Leads Trend for Even Handed Foreign Policy

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

According to astute observers -- there is a new trend in Congress in favor of a more even-handed approach to foreign policy. The bipartisan group, Co...

Herd on the Hill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Passage of this modest, but crucial, ballot measure in California will surely change the calculus for farm animals elsewhere by demonstrating that Americans have no tolerance for gratuitous cruelty.