Friday, November 27, 2015

Jeb Bush Says Trump Sending Back Refugees ‘Appalling’ — If Refugees Are Christians

But does he feel the same way against sending back Muslims? “No.”

November 23, 2015

Endorse This: George Takei Bears Witness Against The Hate

The legendary actor describes one of the most insidious ramifications of the internment — that at such a young age, it all seemed so normal to him.

November 20, 2015
Syrian refugees empty water from their raft as they approach  the Greek island of Lesbos

Race To The Bottom: Governors Turning Their Backs On Syrian Refugees Are Turning Their Backs On American Values

In an ugly abdication of American values and leadership, more than half the state governors declared their intentions to block any Syrian refugees from settling within their respective states. Not only does this go against everything we stand for as America—it plays right into the hands of our enemies.

November 18, 2015
7,000 immigrant children ordered deported without going to court

More Central Americans Fleeing Violence To Enter US, Suggesting Another Major Surge

One likely factor in the rising numbers is the increasing success rate of smugglers who, after crackdowns in Mexico and the U.S. last year, appear to have arranged alternative smuggling routes and payoff relationships with Mexican officials, border analysts say.

November 18, 2015
Syrians in America

Many Syrians In US Fear They Are No Longer Welcome

Viewed with sympathy this summer as thousands tried to reach Europe in unseaworthy boats, many of the more than 1,600 Syrian refugees who have won asylum in the U.S. now worry that the country that had seemed their best hope may not be prepared to welcome them.

November 18, 2015
French riot police (CRS), soldiers, firefighters, French red cross members and staff of the emergency medical services in France (SAMU) stand at the scene in Saint-Denis, France, near Paris, November 18, 2015 during an operation to catch fugitives from Friday night's deadly attacks in the French capital. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

What’s Behind American Governors’ Responses to Syrian Refugees In The Wake Of The Paris Attacks

If there’s one thing American politicians are good at, it’s rounding up fear in the name of safety.

November 18, 2015
Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson

Paris Terrorist Attacks Could Mark A Turning Point In Republican Primary

Foreign policy is now at the forefront of the 2016 presidential election.

November 16, 2015
Obama makes "grumpy cat" face as he speaks at the DNC’s Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington

Obama Says Trump’s Plan To Deport Illegal Immigrants Is Unrealistic: ABC

“The notion that we’re gonna deport 11, 12 million people from this country – first of all, I have no idea where Mr. Trump thinks the money’s gonna come from.”

November 12, 2015

Trump’s Son: ‘My Father Is A Patriot, And He’s An American’

It does seem kind of odd to imagine the white-collar job searches of college graduates being confounded by the manual laborers crossing the Mexican border.

November 12, 2015

Endorse This: Bill O’Reilly Vs. Donald Trump — Really

Bill O’Reilly, of all people, is the one who laid to Trump out all the inhumanity that was actually committed back in the old days that The Donald is longing for.

November 12, 2015
immigration form

What’s In A Name? Plenty, To Those Who Want ‘Alien’ Out Of Federal Law

A congressional bill would strike the terms “alien” and “illegal alien” from federal law and from government signage and literature, replacing them with “foreign national” and “undocumented foreign national.”

November 12, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Don’t Like Everything About Ike

Donald Trump praised Dwight Eisenhower for mass deportation of undocumented immigrants — a little program that was actually called “Operation Wetback.”

November 12, 2015
Trump, Mexicans, Eisenhower, Operation Wetback, political cartoon

Cartoon: Operation Trumpack!

“You can run but you can’t hide!”

November 11, 2015
President Obama

Key Question In Immigration Court Fight: Is Obama Enforcing Deportation Laws Or Changing Them?

In public statements and legal briefs, Obama’s aides describe their immigration initiatives as limited and temporary, but experts in immigration law knew the administration was skating near the edge when it announced certain changes.

November 11, 2015
Ben Carson

Cuba Policy Stumps Ben Carson In Florida

In an interview, Carson appeared stumped by questions about the so-called wet-foot, dry-foot policy, which allows Cubans who reach U.S. soil to remain here. He was candid about not being up to speed.

November 4, 2015
Map of route taken by Cuban migrants to the U.S. Miami Herald 2015

New Exodus Of Cubans Headed To The US Is Underway Across The Americas

Those fleeing cited several reasons for abandoning the island, including economic hardships and fear that restored diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana will bring an end to the Cuban Adjustment Act, which allows most Cubans who make it to U.S. soil to stay.

November 2, 2015
Lorella Praeli

Never Eligible To Vote, Young Immigrant Plays Key Role In Clinton Campaign

Lorella Praeli has one of the most important jobs on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign – even though she’s never voted in an election.

October 25, 2015
Paul Ryan

4 Times Paul Ryan Broke Ranks With GOP

Past votes and positions he’s taken on key social and fiscal issues could rankle conservatives who still want to see change in their party’s leadership.

October 21, 2015
Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Trump talks with fellow candidate Bush during a commercial break at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

5 Times George W. Bush Didn’t Keep Us Safe

If Jeb Bush wants to argue that George W. Bush did a nice job of bringing America together and trying to avoid the demonization of Muslims in the aftermath of 9/11, there’s a case to be made. But W.’s record of “keeping us safe” in comparison to every other modern president is non-existent.

October 19, 2015
Puerto Rican flag float parade

Schools Look To Puerto Rico In Search Of Bilingual Teachers

Puerto Ricans are already U.S. citizens, and don’t need a visa if they want to live on the mainland.

October 14, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a community forum campaign event at Cornell College in Mt Vernon, Iowa

As She Woos Hispanics, Clinton Moves Left On Immigration

Hillary Clinton wants to halt the deportation of immigrants in the country illegally, offer them a path to citizenship and allow them to obtain driver’s licenses. It wasn’t always this way.

October 11, 2015

Son Of A Trump: Mexican Comedians Hit Back In Insult-Laden Show

Group of Mexico’s most popular comedians lambasts Donald Trump as a dangerous buffoon in a new play that hits back over his anti-Mexican comments on the U.S. election campaign trail.

October 5, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Bush speaks during the second official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley

Why Jeb Bush Is The Worst Major Presidential Candidate We’ll Ever See

Jeb Bush is the real life-version of the robotic, soulless, gaffe-prone Mitt Romney we parodied in the last election cycle.

October 5, 2015
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress as Vice President Biden and Speaker of the House Boehner look on in the House of Representatives Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington

Polarized Congress Will Ignore Pope’s Plea

We are living through a deeply polarized era in which compromise is a dirty word, and Pope Francis’ gracious address to Congress won’t change that.

September 26, 2015

Before Congress, Pope Urges U.S. To End Hostility To Immigrants

Bringing a message that America’s power and wealth should be used to serve humanity, the Argentine pontiff said the United States must not turn its back on “the stranger in our midst.”

September 24, 2015
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