Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Republicans Ignore DOJ’s Request for Funding of Legal Counsel for Migrant Children

            On multiple occasions, the Department of Justice has petitioned Congress for money to provide legal counsel for the large wave of unaccompanied migrant children facing legal proceedings, only to be met with fierce resistance by House Republicans. Recently, the DOJ asked Congress for $13.2 million in order to provide […]

Obama Defends Executive Action Amidst Criticism

President Obama on Wednesday announced that he will be assessing his executive authority to respond to growing crises, including the border crisis and the growing trend of U.S. companies reincorporating overseas. As comprehensive immigration reform has officially failed to pass before August recess, with many feeling increasingly frustrated at Congress’ inaction, Obama asserts that “the […]

Ted Cruz Gathers Lawmakers to Oppose Republican Border Bill

            Senator Cruz, along with about two dozen conservative Congressmen, are set to oppose the House Republican-backed border bill, which calls for $659 million to be allocated to federal agencies in order to better secure the border. These conservative lawmakers believe the bill does not go far enough, with Cruz […]

Obama to Meet with Central American Leaders Today to Discuss Border Crisis

          According to White House officials, President Obama will urge the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to exhaust all options in order to curb the influx of migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. The meeting will underscore the importance of identifying and dealing with the underlying causes of […]

Pope Francis Urges Protection of Migrant Children

In the wake of the border crisis, Pope Francis recently advocated for an “urgent intervention” on behalf of the thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing into the United States. Pope Francis went on to say that “this humanitarian emergency requires, as a first urgent measure, these children be welcomed and protected.” However, he maintains that these […]