Saturday, May 25, 2024

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 […]

Senate Confirms Sarah Saldaña as Head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency

This week, the Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña, as the new head of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Saldaña is a Dallas based federal prosecutor and will become the first Latina to lead the agency responsible for enforcing federal laws regarding border control, customs, trade and immigration. In a statement regarding Saldaña’s confirmation, […]

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Urges Democratic Colleagues to ‘Step Aside’ and Allow President Obama to Act on Immigration

Rep. Luis Gutierrez had some strong words for his Democratic colleagues in the House and Senate, who have asked President Obama to delay any announcements regarding his executive actions on immigration until after the November midterms. During a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, the Congressman bluntly urged Democrats to “step aside” and allow the […]

New Border Plan to be Introduced by Senate Democrats

Senate Democrats are set to propose a new $2.7 billion funding bill in order to deal with the current crisis at the border. The legislation falls short of the $3.7 billion President Obama had asked for, “based on a review of what is needed in calendar year 2014 to meet needs at the border”, explained […]

Senate Democrats Confident Latinos Will Gain More From Their Economic Policies

Senate Democrats spoke during a press conference about their economic policies and how they believe their policies would be most helpful in reducing high unemployment in the Latino community. “The fact is Latinos are disproportionately impacted by high unemployment, and more than half are worried that someone in their household will lose their job,” said […]