Tag Archives: Immigration

Federal Court To Hear Arguments Over Obama’s Immigration Orders

The Obama administration is requesting an emergency stay on a ruling from a Texas judge who halted the president’s executive orders

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House Passes Clean DHS Funding Bill

The House passed a “clean” DHS funding bill, Tuesday afternoon, funding the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year and ending the dispute over previously attached immigration amendments.

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Democratic Leaders Pelosi & Reid: We’re Not Going To Play Games With DHS Budget

“If they send over a bill with all the riders in it, they’ve shut down the government,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters Thursday.

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Sen. Manchin Prepared To Vote Against Immigration Actions

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

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WH: Immigration Actions Are Interest For National And Economic Security

“We believe that the economic impact of these executive actions are positive—job creation, economic growth, reducing the deficit, to even strengthening social security”

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Sec. Johnson Calls For Clean DHS Bill

“The clock is ticking,” Johnson said. “And as I stand here there is nothing from Congress to fund [the DHS] beyond that point.”

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WH: ‘Ironic’ That Congress Will Get Paid If DHS Shuts Down

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“The question before the United States Congress is, are they going to continue to accept their paychecks and not do their jobs” while DHS employees face possible furloughs.

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DOJ Asks Texas Judge To Halt Immigration Ruling

The Department of Justice has filed motion on Monday requesting Texas Federal judge to grant emergency stay blocking his own ruling which puts President Obama’s immigration actions on hold

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DHS Funding Fight Drags On As Deadline Looms

“This is reckless, irresponsible, but unfortunately consistent with the premise that we can hold hostage the operations of government or the Department of Homeland Security to get our way,” House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Tuesday.

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Third Strike on Senate Vote for DHS Funding Bill

Democrat Senators urged Senate Republicans to pass a “clean bill” to fund the Department of Homeland Security or face a partial government shutdown.

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Thursday, May 28

● Robocall lobbyists were too brazen

● Non-employer businesses grew slightly in 2013

● Big retail muscles in on veterinarians

● Factory farms grow bigger

● Joblessness in the states

● Fined for power wheelchair scam

The Day Ahead – May 28, 2015

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The U.N. highlights Iraq’s threatened cultural heritage sites and FIFA’s president seeks another term at the job during the annual meeting of soccer’s governing body.

In New York, Two Chimps Earn Their Day in Court

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In a historic first, a U.S. court holds a habeas corpus hearing on behalf of a non-human.

Exclusive: Day 13 Of Hunger Strike For Former South Sudan Slave

Simon Deng outside the White House during day thirteen of his hunger strike. May 27, 2015. Photo/TRNS William McDonald

Simon Deng is pleading for the U.S. to take more action over the humanitarian crisis unfolding in South Sudan, saying “don’t let me die in front of the White House.”

Pentagon: Anthrax Transferred To Nine States

The DoD says there is no threat to the general public.

The World in 2:00 – May 27, 2015

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A pair of chimpanzees made history today as a New York court hosted a habeas corpus hearing to determine the legality of keeping them as research subjects.