Friday, July 19, 2019

Comentarios From Maria: John Boehner’s lack of leadership and its disastrous consequences

We’ve seen this movie before, and we know that it does not end well. In 2013, Republicans in Congress demonstrated that they were willing to shut down the government and lead our country to the brink of disaster because the battle over the end of year budget did not sway in their favor.  Now, Republicans […]

House votes to flout Obama’s immigration action

In what looks to be the start of a tenuous working relationship, the House voted on Wednesday to do away with major provisions of President Obama’s immigration policy. In a 236 to 191 vote with only ten Republicans working against it, the move revoked legal protections for undocumented immigrants once-guaranteed by Obama’s actions, and put […]

House Republicans Vote to Block President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Yesterday, House Republicans voted to block the president’s executive actions by passing a bill that stated the president’s actions were “null and void and without legal effect.” President Obama has already indicated that he will veto any bill that would block his executive order without offering a viable legislative alternative to reform our immigration system. […]

Republican Infighting Forces House GOP Leadership to Cancel Vote on Border Bill

Discord among House Republicans forced Speaker John Boehner to cancel a vote to approve emergency funding for the crisis at the border after it became clear that GOP Leadership had failed to garner sufficient support for the bill. Although the proposed bill would provide $659 million in funding that was namely earmarked to strengthen border […]

Comentarios from Maria: Obama Will Sign Executive Orders to Help Immigrant Community

            Last week, President Obama declared he would “begin a new effort” to reform the nation’s immigration system on his own, without Congressional help. Ahead of the president’s announcement, Speaker of the House John Boehner said that he would not bring an immigration bill before the House of Representatives this […]

Lawsuit Against President Obama Is Just Another Excuse for Republicans to Delay Immigration Reform

            This week, the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, announced his plan to sue President Obama for his alleged abuse of executive orders and failure to faithfully execute the laws of our country. Give me a break! When Boehner was asked whether Republicans were suing President Obama over one […]

Hispanic Media Perceives the Fate of Immigration Reform Lies in John Boehner’s Hands

        In light of the Immigration Bill getting passed to the House of Representatives, Hispanic media has identified House Speaker John Boehner as the individual responsible for the fate of the comprehensive reform. “Like it or not, the Hispanic media perceives that approving or rejecting immigration reform is in the hands of […]

Immigration Bill Heads to the House for Approval

          After the immigration bill passed through the Senate yesterday, it advances to the House of Representatives for approval. “Today, the Senate did its job. It’s now up to the House to do the same,” President Obama said in a statement. At the heart of the Senate bill is the 13-year […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Tyranny of 87 must stop”

We have become victims of the Tyranny of 87. This is not a reference to the years immediately preceding the French Revolution of 1789. I am referring to July 2011 in the United States of America, the greatest democracy in the world. Or so I thought. The Tyranny of 87 is the bizarre, surreal, but […]

Anti-Immigrant Republican will not Chair Subcommittee on Immigration

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was expected to become the chair of the House Judiciary immigration subcommittee but was instead passed over for the role by the new Republican House leadership. As previously reported by La Plaza, Somos Republicans, a group of Hispanic Republicans that was organized in response to Arizona’s SB 1070, strongly opposed his […]