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Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump cartoon

Christie And Rubio And Spectators

“So my dear wife, you see why I never attacked Chris Christie…”

February 10, 2016
Workers put up a poster with an image of Pope Francis along a street at the border with the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez

Decrying Graft, Pope To Tour Poor, Violent Corners Of Mexico

Pope Francis will also head to the northern border to address the plight of migrants trying to reach the United States.

February 7, 2016
Pedro Duran

The ‘Dreamers’: They Anger The GOP And Power Democratic Campaigns

Immigrants lacking legal status are increasingly involved in this year’s presidential race, working as volunteers, campaign advisers and, in some cases, as paid staffers for Sanders and his Democratic rivals, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley.

January 19, 2016
US President Barack Obama participates in a Martin Luther King Day service project

U.S. Top Court Takes Up Case On Obama Immigration Plan

The case is one of the most important the Supreme Court will decide during its current term.

January 19, 2016
Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley living in Fantasyland

You would think her a little old for fairytales.

January 17, 2016
A Cuban migrant shows a U.S. flag design on the cuffs of his pants at the Costa Rican border with Nicaragua

Cuban Migrants Get Unfair Advantage Over Other Latinos

The Cold War is over, but it still deeply distorts U.S. immigration policy. Consider the bizarre situation in which Cuban migrants get unfair advantage over other Latinos. That special treatment needs to end.

January 15, 2016
A group of 16 Guatemalans receive instructions from an Hidalgo County Constable after they crossed the Rio Grande near Anzalduas Park outside McAllen, Texas, Junes 12, 2014. The group, from Guatemala, spent 3 weeks crossing Mexico. (Michael Robinson Chavez/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Watchdogs: Rise In Southwest Border Crossings Fueled By Desperation

Immigration watchdogs say the significant uptick in the number of unaccompanied minors and families apprehended along the Southwest border late last year underscores how dire the situation has become in Central America.

January 14, 2016

Trump Pushes Back At Nikki Haley: No VP Slot For You!

Donald Trump’s vicious battle with the Republican establishment has now extended beyond just his fellow candidates.

January 13, 2016
Trump Wall

Why The GOP’s Fence Fantasy Is A Farce

A proper wall, we’re told, makes good neighbors. But an 18-foot high, 2,000-mile-long wall goes way beyond proper, and it both antagonizes your neighbor and screams out your own pitiful fear and weakness.

January 13, 2016
Sen. Reid speaks at a Democratic fundraising dinner in Las Vegas

Obama Administration Urged To Stop Deporting Central American Families

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday he expected the Obama administration to pause its new campaign to deport undocumented Central American families, a policy that has led to over 120 detentions since Jan. 1 and angered Democratic lawmakers.

January 12, 2016
Immigrants and community leaders rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to mark the one-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration in Washington

Democrats Must Also Address Illegal Immigration

As respectable Republicans panic over Donald Trump’s storm of insults against Hispanics, Democrats may be tempted to sit back and watch the other party estrange millions of potential voters. But they do so at their own peril.

January 12, 2016
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson talks to the media about holiday travel at Union Station in Washington

Court Blocks Deportations Of Several Central American Families

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says ‘Our borders are not open to illegal migration.’

January 7, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump speaks to supporters at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa in Hilton Head Island

Trump Has Built A Wall Between The Republican Party And Latinos

German Maldonado could back a Republican. But it’s not likely, not when Donald Trump is calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. “The whole GOP base, they tend to attack most of our people,” said the graphic designer, who came to this country from Mexico 25 years ago. That, in a nutshell, is the challenge Republicans face in 2016

January 2, 2016
Obama delivers remarks on the recent shootings in San Bernardino

Obama’s Challenge In 2016 Campaign Year: Stay Relevant

Advancing gun control, closing the U.S. military prison in Cuba and reforming criminal justice laws are likely to top President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address agenda next month as he starts his last year with a key goal: remaining relevant.

January 1, 2016
US Capitol Dome and Senate Chamber are seen on election day in Washington

The Hangover Issues For 2016 Elections

Not too long after the New Year’s champagne is popped and the parties have ended and it’s back to the business of the 2016 elections, candidates and voters will wake up to a slate of issues that have hung over from the year before.

December 31, 2015
2016 gold lights new year's

2015: Our Very Own Year In Review

A selection of our best analysis, commentary, and reporting from 2015.

December 31, 2015
Children play at a shelter for Cuban migrants in the border between Panama and Costa Rica in Paso Canoas

How Immigration Issues Could Unfold During The 2016 Campaign

This year saw new influxes of Central Americans and Cubans on the southern border, Syrian refugees rejected by the leaders of more than 30 states and the president’s executive action on immigration mired in legal challenges. Next year, those stories are expected to play out amid a presidential campaign in which immigration is already a key issue.

December 30, 2015
Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen

Churches Offer Refuge For Central Americans Facing U.S. Deportation

Leaders of the church-based Sanctuary Movement vowed on Friday to offer their places of worship as refuge for immigrants facing deportation under an Obama administration crackdown on Central American families who entered the United States illegally.

December 25, 2015
Immigrant rights march for amnesty in downtown Los Angeles, California on May Day, 2006.

Immigrants Burden And Blessing For States

Immigration is a local issue.

December 22, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose before the start of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas

Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Continue To Hammer Each Other Over Immigration

Surveys of Republican primary voters have shown they strongly oppose granting citizenship to those in the country illegally. Cruz has sought to capitalize on that view.

December 22, 2015

Endorse This: Obama Welcomes The Newest Americans

In a welcome relief from the wave of xenophobia that has struck the campaign trail, President Obama spoke Tuesday at a naturalization ceremony.

December 15, 2015
Ted Cruz

The Immigration Questions Ted Cruz Won’t Answer

Even as he makes immigration a central issue in his presidential campaign, he refuses to answer two main questions.

December 2, 2015
Prepped for the next zombie apocalypse

5 Things You Should Actually Be Afraid Of

Conservatives have proven to be experts in making the media — and thus America — afraid of all the wrong things. For young males, car accidents and use of firearms are far too likely causes of death — and 2015 may be the first year ever when gun deaths outnumber automobile deaths.

November 30, 2015

Rubio Faces Pressure From All Sides Over His Views On Immigration

The heated fight over what to do about people in the country illegally poses a dilemma for the son of Cuban immigrants: How far can Rubio go in appealing to the party’s core of conservative white voters before he undercuts his potential to win the general election?

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
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