Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Detention Center, Migrants, Immigration, Mothers, Children, Latin America, Texas, World News, Political, Court Opinion

Judge Orders Release Of Immigrant Children, Mothers From Detention Centers

A federal judge has ruled that families held in immigration detention facilities must be released after finding that their detention was in serious violation of an earlier court settlement.

July 25, 2015
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Trump Goes To Texas, Is Ditched By Tour Guides

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border town of Laredo, Texas, on Thursday, but his tour group stood him up.

July 23, 2015
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Upset With Obama, GOP Punishes Young Immigrants

Thanks to Republicans, undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children must forever live in the shadows.

July 21, 2015
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On Immigration, Trump Takes A Page From Pete Wilson’s 1994 Playbook

Some people are calling Trump’s comments “fringe rhetoric.” But others are worried that the Republicans will take on anti-immigration and anti-Latino sentiment.

July 14, 2015
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The GOP Can Clear The Trump Dump

You can count on Donald Trump to spark a conversation. Not necessarily an intelligent one.

July 14, 2015
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5 Reasons America Needs Immigrants More Than It Needs Donald Trump

We can’t get rid of Donald Trump, who I assume is a citizen though I’ve never held his long-form birth certificate in my hand. But here are five reasons we’d be better off if we could.

July 13, 2015
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Trump Takes On Undocumented Immigrants, Saves Some Barbs For Bush In Phoenix

Donald Trump has ridden a recent wave of publicity to the top tier of a group of at least 14 Republicans vying for the White House.

July 12, 2015
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Trump Proves GOP Proclamations Of Mortal Affront Untrue

There is something rather precious in all this ostentatious outrage from Republicans over Trump’s remarks. If you didn’t know better, you might forget that the GOP has stoked fear and anger toward Mexicans for years.

July 8, 2015
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Donald Trump Takes Twitter Cheap Shot At Jeb Bush’s Wife

GOP presidential candidate and Right America’s bombastic id, Donald Trump, is not famous for having a sense of shame or remorse. But even The Donald knows he went too far this time.

July 6, 2015
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Endorse This: Fact Checking Donald Trump — Yes, Really

Not only is Trump wrong, but the actual facts are even better for immigrants than most people could’ve imagined.

July 3, 2015
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Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Remarks Force GOP Reckoning On Immigration

Republicans, and especially candidates seeking the GOP presidential nomination, have been forced to state publicly whether they stand with Donald Trump on immigration policy.

July 2, 2015
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Macy’s Fires Donald Trump — So He Says He Fired Them

Trump says that he was the one who ended this deal himself — and besides, it wasn’t a huge business, anyway.

July 1, 2015
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Jeb! Bush’s 5 Worst Ideas — So Far

Jeb’s announcement — in which he promised to go after “pampered elites” — may go down as one of the least self-aware acts of rhetoric since the last time Mitt Romney spoke.

June 22, 2015
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California Budget Deal Grants Health Coverage To Children In U.S. Illegally

Immigrant children who are in the country illegally would receive public health care coverage in California under a budget deal announced Tuesday.

June 17, 2015
For those here illegally, health services in California vary

For Those Here Illegally, Health Services In California Vary

She didn’t have the means to pay for a surgery to remove ovarian cysts and put off the procedure for months, until she began hemorrhaging and was rushed to a hospital emergency room.

June 15, 2015
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Republicans Dismiss Latino Concerns At Their Peril

Latinos are the fastest-growing voting bloc in the country. It would be suicidal for Republicans to continue to alienate them. So why do they keep doing it?

May 30, 2015
Martin O'Malley

7 Things You Should Know About Martin O’Malley

A guitar-playing, devout Irish Catholic who is in favor of abortion and gay marriage, abolishing the death penalty, and passed the DREAM Act. Meet Martin O’Malley.

May 29, 2015
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Supreme Court Redistricting Case Could Reduce Latinos’ Political Clout

The mathematics of power may be about to change in a way that could shift political clout away from fast-growing Latino communities in states such as California, Texas and Florida, and move it to the suburbs and rural areas.

May 27, 2015
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Hillary Clinton’s Immigration Stance May Haunt Republicans Until Election Day

Hillary would “go even further” on immigration policy than Obama while Jeb Bush is deferential, willing to “lose the primary to win the general.”

May 6, 2015
Former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

5 Reasons Jeb Bush Is Less Popular Than George W. Bush

Jeb Bush isn’t just less popular than you’d expect him to be, he’s less popular than his brother, someone millions of Americans consider the worst president of their lifetime.

May 4, 2015
Detention Center, Migrants, Immigration, Mothers, Children, Latin America, Texas, World News, Political, Court Opinion

Why Only One Detention Center For Migrant Kids Might Survive Judge’s Opinion

A court opinion may shift how migrant children and their mothers are detained in the U.S.

April 30, 2015
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5 Horrible Republican Ideas & Beliefs Conservatives Will Never Let Die

In the Republican Party, the life expectancy of a terrible idea is forever.

April 27, 2015
Kwasi Enin

Immigrants Of Color Succeed Through Determination

There is something to be gleaned from the extraordinary success of these young men: Confidence and hard work can overcome the odds, and immigrants bring those traits by the truckload.

April 25, 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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Constitutional Or Not? Court Weighs Obama’s Deportation Deferrals

A panel of three federal appeals court judges grilled government lawyers here Friday as they considered whether to lift a temporary stay on President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, which seeks to shield up to 5 million people from deportation.

April 17, 2015
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