Thursday, December 13, 2018

Comentarios from Maria: Say No to the Separation of Innocent Families

First they came for the Muslims, and we did not remain silent. Now, our community is under attack by the Trump administration, which is fulfilling its promise of massive deportations and we will not remain silent. Last week, agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began enforcing, under the President’s order, the massive deportations […]

Trump’s Immigration Proposals Illicit Backlash From Latinos

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on NBC’s Meet The Press got more specific about his proposed immigration plans, while at the same time angering many Latino voters and national organizations who say Trump is espousing policies firmly outside the mainstream and championed by the far right. “Trump has reignited the GOP’s longstanding obsession with mass […]

Immigrant deportations down to lowest numbers in a decade

New data has indicated that the Obama Administration is on pace to deport the fewest number of undocumented immigrants in a decade, tracing back to the middle of President George W. Bush’s second term. This comes as President Obama continues to fight the legal battle over the constitutionality of his executive actions, extending protection from […]

No Date Set For Decision On President’s Immigration Actions

            The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday heard arguments on whether or not to lift a temporary injunction placed by Texas-based US District Court Judge Andrew Hanen on President Barack Obama’s executive orders regarding the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action For […]

Study: DACA and DAPA programs would mean higher wages, increase in GDP

The President’s contentious executive action immigration programs could lead to $103 billion more in available wages for qualified recipients and a $230 billion increase in our country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in ten years, according to a new study from the Center for American Progress (CAP). The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and Deferred […]

Congressmen to hold DACA, DAPA workshops in the midst of lawsuit against executive actions

In an act of defiance against a federal judge’s temporary injunction and a lawsuit threatening to dismantle President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) will host a forum and workshop in California this weekend to discuss the actions, and to notify families if they are eligible for the […]

In Miami town hall, Obama defends immigration policies, puts pressure on GOP

President Obama on Wednesday criticized Republicans for “trying to hold hostage” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding in a political fight to block his executive actions on immigration, and further challenged GOP lawmakers to pass a bill declaring said executive actions illegal, just so that he could veto it. With DHS funding set to […]

Obama heads to Miami to pressure GOP on immigration in exclusive Town Hall

In what has become a week of tough stances and staunch rhetoric, President Obama is following up his Monday proposal for stricter rules for financial brokers on Wall Street and his Tuesday veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline with an exclusive town hall meeting in Miami, sponsored by Telemundo, to enlist his strong Latino base […]

Shutdown looms as Homeland Security funding expires later this week

With the Friday deadline to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rapidly approaching, fears of a government shutdown reverberate through the streets of Washington and the halls of Congress, where President Obama’s contentious executive actions on immigration have drawn the ire of Republicans who have been attempting to attach amendments to prevent the implementation […]

Comentarios from Maria: Republicans have dug their own political grave upon suspending the President’s executive actions

Republicans have gone from bad to worse. On Tuesday night, February 17, a federal judge in Texas, Andrew Hanen, responding to the demand initiated by the GOP against President Obama, decided to temporarily suspend the President’s executive actions that would have provided protection to five million undocumented immigrants just one day before the program was […]