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Obama Deportations

Elise Foley

White House Reportedly Considering Pushing Deportation Changes To Post-Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with opposition from vulnerable Democrats, the Obama administration is considering waiting until after the November elections to t...

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...

Migrant Debts and Obama's Non-Solution to the Child Immigrant Crisis

Richard L. Johnson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Richard L. Johnson

Moral arguments aside, with every detention and deportation of debt-laden migrants, the U.S. only deepens the need for Central American households to send a loved one north.

Change That Is Difficult to Believe In

Laura Merriman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Laura Merriman

believed that change we could believe in meant a true progressive in office. Obama once famously said, "I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president." Yet save for some miracles in his final two years, mediocre, and many times worse, is exactly what kind of a president he has been.

Immigration Activists Arrested At White House Protest

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, dozens of activists were arrested in front of the White House while protesting the continued deportations of undocumented i...

Elise Foley

Deportation Separated Thousands Of U.S.-Born Children From Parents In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year carried out more than 72,000 deportations of parents who said they had U.S.-born children,...

Elise Foley

Luis Gutierrez Declares Immigration Reform Dead

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The biggest advocate for comprehensive immigration reform put the final nail in its coffin on Wednesday, declaring on the House floor th...

Exiled: The Obama Administration's Horrifying Deportation Record

Demian Bichir | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Demian Bichir

Latinos, like me, rewarded Obama with our vote. In 2008: because he warmed our hearts. In 2012: because we believed his second term would free him to get immigration reform done, regardless of Republican obstructionism. But the hope he inspired has spiraled into hopelessness.

Eliseo Medina Is No Champion of Immigration Reform -- But He Could Be

Cesar Vargas | Posted 08.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

Where is the Eliseo that urged the AFL-CIO, despite their (unsubstantiated) concern that immigrants take workers' jobs, to adopt the position of legal status for undocumented immigrants as a tenet of its platform? We need that Eliseo Medina. 

Roque Planas

Immigrant Activists Are Furious With Obama Over Delay To Deportation Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 05.29.2014 | Latino Voices

Immigrant activists are furious with the White House's decision this week to delay anticipated policy revisions aimed at slowing President Barack Obam...

Elise Foley

DHS Secretary Faces Attacks From House GOP Over Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration may have thought its delay of a deportation review earlier this week would win it some goodwill with House Repu...

Elise Foley

Harry Reid Tries To Call Republicans' Bluff On Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) attempted on Thursday to call Republicans' bluff on immigration reform: If they're truly conc...

Elise Foley

Dreamers Keeping A Close Eye On Immigration To Determine Their Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If undocumented young people eventually get the chance to become citizens, it may not be as big a boon for the Democratic party as some ...

How Obama Is Alienating Young Latino Voters

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.20.2014 | Latino Voices

Latino voters may have voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, but those familiar with his deportation record don’t think so highly of the ...

Elise Foley

DHS Wants 'Fresh Start' For Reviled Immigration Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hinted on Thursday that a controversial program that helps the government find undocumented immi...

Meddling with Driver's Licenses and Rebooting S-Comm: Sec. Johnson Failing Key Tests on Immigration

Reshma Shamasunder | Posted 07.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Reshma Shamasunder

It's no secret that President Obama could heal the pain of immigrant families facing separation today with the stroke of a pen. But instead of taking action now, the president has ordered a "review" of deportation policies.

Stop Devastating Latino Families With Senseless Deportations and Pass Immigration Bill This Year

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 07.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Hector E. Sanchez

The plan underway right now -- of doing nothing and playing the blame game -- is simply unacceptable.

Elise Foley

Dreamers To Meet With Homeland Security Secretary On Deportations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will meet Wednesday afternoon with a group led by young undocumented immigrants to hear their pr...

Elise Foley

GOP Senators Go After Obama On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Twenty-two Republican senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday going after the administration's review of its deport...

Republicans Attack Obama For Weighing Immigration Changes

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of displaying "...

Elise Foley

Obama Faces Growing Revolt Against Secure Communities

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last Wednesday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) announced a significant change to the city's law enforcement policies. Going forwa...

Are Deportations Rising or Falling? A Focus on the People Affected

Laura E. Enriquez | Posted 06.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Laura E. Enriquez

Although clear and correct statistics are no doubt useful in painting a picture, we must ask how much they matter. What is clear from these statistics is that people are being deported, and families and communities are suffering. With that in mind, isn't any number too high?

Immigration Activists Urge Obama To Act Boldly On Deportations

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 04.16.2014 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unl...

Obama Administration Tries to Walk the Immigration Reform/Enforcement Line, But Deportation Statistics Are Not Misleading

Donald Kerwin | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

Activists on both sides of the immigration debate have condemned the Obama administration's removal policies for different reasons, some valid, some specious. One fact is clear, however.

How The Drug War Helps Fuel Mass Deportation

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.15.2014 | Latino Voices

The drug war is doing its part to fuel mass deportation, according to a study released last week. An average of more than 41,000 people with drug...