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Oscar Winning Director Calls for Immigration Reform

February 23, 2015
Oscar Winning Director Calls for Immigration Reform

Mexican-born Alejandro González Iñárritu won three Oscars last night for his film Birdman. When he accepted the Academy Award for Best Picture he called for relief for undocumented immigrants saying; “I just pray they can be treated with the same dignity and respect of the ones that came before and built this incredible, immigrant...
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Obama to File by Monday for Stay of Order Shutting Down Executive Action

February 20, 2015
Obama to File by Monday for Stay of Order Shutting Down Executive Action

The Justice Department plans to file for a stay of a Texas judge’s order blocking President Obama’s executive action on immigration. The paperwork should be filed by Monday. The request for a stay will first go to the judge who issued the injunction and it is expected to be denied. The Justice Department will...
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Judge Temporarily Halts Implementation of Executive Order on Immigration

February 17, 2015
Judge Temporarily Halts Implementation of Executive Order on Immigration

U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen, a Bush appointee, halted implementation of President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration. The first part of the Executive Order, expanding the DACA program, was set to go into effect tomorrow. Lawyers for the president are preparing an appeal of this decision. A lawsuit brought by 26 Republican governors...
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House Republicans Two Weeks Away from Shutting Down Homeland Security

February 11, 2015
House Republicans Two Weeks Away from Shutting Down Homeland Security

Senate Republicans are increasingly angry that John Boehner is not admitting the obvious and surrendering on legislative efforts to stop implementation of President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration. House Republicans had passed a bill that tied funding of the Department of Homeland Security to blocking that order. The bill fell seven votes short in...
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Republican Bill to Stop Exec Order on Immigration Blocked in Senate

February 3, 2015
Republican Bill to Stop Exec Order on Immigration Blocked in Senate

John Boehner’s bill to block President Obama’s Executive Order on immigration died today in the Senate. Every Democrat and one Republican voted to kill the bill. House Republicans had put language into a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security that would have stopped the presidential programs from moving forward. The vote was...
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Are Republican Presidential Candidates Moving Rightward on Immigration

February 1, 2015
Are Republican Presidential Candidates Moving Rightward on Immigration

An interview with Republican Presidential hopeful Scott Walker may prefigure a move to right on immigration reform in the Republican primaries. In previous interviews, Walker had taken a moderate stance on reform, saying that a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented might be warranted. In his latest interview, Walker dismissed “amnesty” as out of...
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Daily Show Skewering of Repub Pres Hopefuls Pandering to Anti-Immigrant Steve KIng

January 27, 2015
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The Republican presidential hopefuls tred a path to Iowa last week to bow down to Steve King, the worst enemy of immigrants in Congress. The Daily Show got at the lunacy of this: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive  
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Anti-Immigrant Senator Jeff Sessions Now Heads Immigration Subcommittee

January 23, 2015
Anti-Immigrant Senator Jeff Sessions Now Heads Immigration Subcommittee

The Republicans named one of the most anti-immigrant member of the Senate, Jeff Sessions, to head the Immigration Subcommittee. Sessions led opposition to comprehensive immigration reform in 2007 and 2013. Sessions represents Alabama, one of the most virulently anti-immigrant states in the country. The state has virtually no immigrant voters and only 5% of...
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Republicans Support ImmReform in Spanish But Not in English After State of Union

January 21, 2015
Republicans Support ImmReform in Spanish But Not in English After State of Union

The Republicans gave two official responses to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, one in Spanish and one in English. The Spanish version supported immigration reform and the English version did not. Congressman Carlos Curbelo delivered the Spanish edition which paraphrased Senator Joni Ernst’s English speech, except for the part on immigration reform....
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Obama Vows to Veto Bill to Gut Immigration Executive Order in State of Union

January 20, 2015
Obama Vows to Veto Bill to Gut Immigration Executive Order in State of Union

In his State of the Union Address tonight, President Obama vowed to veto a Republican bill to halt the president’s Executive Order on Immigration. Obama said: “We can’t put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance, or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street, or refighting past battles on...
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