In a letter sent to Obama, House Democrats reveal concerns of sexual and physical abuse and sex trafficking that mothers and children face while in U.S. detention.
The executive action, rendered by Obama in November and blocked by a Texas judge in February, would protect nearly 5 million undocumented workers living in the U.S. from deportation.
Currently, DREAMers, children who were brought to the U.S. under illegal circumstances, are allowed to serve in the military as a pathway to citizenship.
“The quicker we can legalize the people who are here, the better for the economy,” Clinton told a small group of students and parents at the roundtable event in Nevada
The 2016 Republican presidential hopeful took a strong stand against his party’s own stance on the immigration reform issue
The filibustered bill would have halted President Obama’s executive orders over immigration
Former DHS Secretaries under George W. Bush Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, joined current DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson at the department urging Congress to act on passing a funding bill
“The Majority Leader should allow a vote on the [DHS] funding bill which is sitting on the floor calendar. That is the only way to resolve this mess, which Republicans created.”
“Our immigration system has been broken for decades. Our country deeply values fairness, but our immigration system has become unfair to businesses, workers and families alike,” Obama wrote.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is willing to vote against President Obama’s executive actions over immigration if a clean bill to fund DHS is passed