Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Can The GOP Learn From California?

Republicans lost the state by trying to court non-white voters while saying, “Come support us, we like you, but we want to deport your children.”

April 20, 2015
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In Small-Town Iowa, A Mixed Reception As Hillary Kicks Off

Nice and polite as Iowans were toward Hillary Clinton, many of them — even Democrats — aren’t quite ready to commit for 2016.

April 16, 2015
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Coming Out Of The Shadows

Many eligible undocumented immigrants aren’t seeking deportation relief.

February 9, 2015
US congressional negotiators have finalized a huge spending bill that funds most federal operations through next September, concluding weeks of haggling to avoid a looming government shutdown (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

Analysis: Are Republicans Ready To Try Again On Immigration Reform?

Will immigration burn the GOP yet again in 2015?

January 16, 2015
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House Republicans Vote To Block Obama’s Immigration Actions

Republicans have taken another step towards shutting down the Department of Homeland Security.

January 14, 2015
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Immigrants’ Energy And Vitality Ought To Be Celebrated

It’s time to change the way we look at undocumented immigrants.

November 29, 2014
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Two Years After DACA, State Responses Vary

By Tim Henderson, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — Phoenix resident Franko Milan is happy to have qualified for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the federal program that allows him to work in the U.S. for a two-year renewable period without fear of being deported, even though his parents brought him to this country illegally when he was […]

September 3, 2014
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Lives, Dreams On The Line As Congress Dithers Over Immigration

Robert Sagastume is Honduran by birth, American by choice and legally stuck somewhere in between by politics. He is also the embodiment of the humanitarian problem at the heart of our border crisis. Now a 26-year-old Midwestern college student, he escaped as a teenager from San Pedro Sula, the Honduran city widely cited as the […]

August 12, 2014

Endorse This! See Rand Paul Run! Run, Rand, Run!

When confronted by a couple of DREAMers at a campaign event in Iowa, Senator Rand Paul, a man who wants to be president, ran for his life. Had he stuck around, he would have witnessed viciously anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King deliver a masterpiece of pandering condescension. Click above to see brave Rand Paul run for […]

August 5, 2014
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Rand Paul Runs From Immigration Talk With Steve King, But Rest Of GOP Is Not So Lucky

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) got into a tense exchange with two DREAMers on Monday, causing Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to physically distance himself from the anti-immigration hardliner. Other Republicans should be thinking about following Paul’s lead. The confrontation took place at a fundraiser in Okoboji, Iowa, on Monday. Two members of the Dream Action Coalition, […]

August 5, 2014
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Democrats, Republicans In Congress Deadlocked On Border Crisis

By Lisa Mascaro and Kate Linthicum, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Failing to agree on how to handle the crush of children on the Southwestern border, Congress has stalemated amid a fresh round of political brinkmanship that is likely to prolong the crisis and increase federal costs involved. Rather than compromise over the White House’s […]

July 24, 2014
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How Eric Cantor’s Killing Immigration Reform

“Gentlemen, start your engines.” That message, played repeatedly in a commercial beamed on the Jumbotron at this year’s Indianapolis 500, had nothing to do with race cars. A coalition of faith, business, and law enforcement leaders used the iconic event to launch their call for House Republicans to get moving on immigration reform. “It’s time for effective, […]

June 6, 2014
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Young Immigrants Can Seek Deportation Waiver Extensions, U.S. Says

By Brian Bennett and Kate Linthicum, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — More than half a million young immigrants who were granted temporary deportation waivers can apply for a two-year extension, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, in what may be a template for more sweeping White House action before the midterm elections. Under a […]

June 6, 2014
Immigrants

Harsh Realities Set In For Some Immigrants Shielded By Dream Act

By Lalita Clozel, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Working as a Jack in the Box cashier, Marissa Cruz Santos breathed a sigh of relief last year when she qualified for an Obama administration program that defers deportation of young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. With high expectations and a freshly minted […]

March 28, 2014
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This Week In Crazy: Jesus Wants You To Buy An AR-15, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Dwayne Stovall Genuinely crazy U.S. Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) has earned much of the press coverage in Texas’ Republican primary for U.S. Senate — with […]

February 21, 2014
immigration reform

Washington State House Passes Senate Measure For Financial Aid Eligibility For Undocumented Children

By Andrew Garber, The Seattle Times OLYMPIA, Washington — Washington state lawmakers found something they could agree on Tuesday — allowing students brought here illegally as children to be eligible for financial aid. The House voted 75-22 to pass Senate Bill 6523 and send it to the governor, who has said he supports the legislation. The […]

February 19, 2014
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Younger Immigrants Will Help Counter Our Aging Population

If you think the only reasons to welcome undocumented workers are generosity and compassion toward the “other” — to be welcoming to the stranger — you’re wrong. There is a very selfish reason to offer legal residency to the men, women and children who arrived here without papers: The United States needs all the younger […]

February 15, 2014
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WARNING: Chis Christie Is The Man Who Could End Roe v. Wade

Here’s what you need to understand about Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ): His actual record as governor is pretty terrible. “Since Christie took office in January 2010, New Jersey’s private-sector job growth rate of 4.5 percent ranks 46th among the 50 states,” the Asbury Park Press pointed out on Monday. When it comes to economic growth, […]

January 7, 2014