Border Region

Op-Ed: Mr. Obama’s Dubious Detention Centers

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

New York Times Editorial Board The family detention centers the Obama administration has been operating in Texas and Pennsylvania have been an expedient way to handle the soaring...

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Immigration Reform

ACLU Report Documents Struggle Of Deported Veterans

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016

Enrique Salas, who served four years in the Marines and was eligible for citizenship, was deported to Mexico about a decade ago. His mistake? After his brother was killed in a...

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Citizenship

Union-Tribune: Military service leads to U.S. citizenship

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

By Tatiana Sanchez Daniel Torres, an unauthorized immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps using a false birth certificate, became an American citizen on Thursday. He is likely...

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Deferred Action

LA Times Op-Ed: Take the immigration fight to the states

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pratheepan Gulasekaram Undocumented immigrants were dealt a major setback last week. After a coalition of conservative states sued the Obama...

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POLITICO: Immigration reformers eye Gang of 8 revival

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By SEUNG MIN KIM and BURGESS EVERETT

Lindsey Graham doesn’t sugarcoat his prediction: Republicans are going to get thrashed in the November election, especially among Latinos. And it’s going to trigger another run at immigration reform in Congress next year, the South Carolina senator says.

LA Times Op-Ed: Take the immigration fight to the states

DACA-DAPA

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Pratheepan Gulasekaram

Undocumented immigrants were dealt a major setback last week. After a coalition of conservative states sued the Obama administration over its plans to grant deportation relief to the parents of American citizens, the Supreme Court deadlocked on whether or not to lift a lower court’s injunction on the program. The case of United States v. Texas will now go back to the lower court, where the fate of Obama’s executive action looks unfavorable.

The ‘Dreamers’ Obama spared from deportation: What are they dreaming about?

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske

They were born in another country but raised in this one, and that has made them culturally, linguistically – but not legally American.

When President Obama used executive action to create the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program four years ago, this was the group he was seeking to protect. They were, for the most part, children whose parents came to this country illegally, and either brought them along or sent for them later. Many had no recollection of their home country, spoke English, and argued that they should be given the rights and privileges of the only country they really knew, including temporary two-year work permits.

Conservatives argued that Obama had overstepped the bounds of executive power and had infringed on states’ rights. They objected to the idea of rewarding families who were, no matter how talented or well-meaning, in blatant violation of immigration law.

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