Tag Archives: Immigration

Obama Slams Republicans On Border Crisis

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“They’re not even trying to solve the problem,” Obama said. This is…just so they can check a box before leaving town tomorrow.”

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Senate Rejects Emergency Border Bill

A CBP Border Patrol agent scans the area into Mexico with binoculars looking for illegal immigrants potentially staging to enter the U.S.

Two Democrats joined Senate Republicans in blocking the bill, which would have provided $2.7 billion in emergency funding for the southern U.S. border.

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House Scraps Border Vote Ahead Of Recess

The move suggests that Republicans did not have the support necessary on their side of the aisle to pass the measure.

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Senate Republicans Back $659 Million Border Plan, Dismiss Democrat Request

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, July 29, 2014, with (left) Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). (Photo by James Cullum)

And there are only a couple days left until the August recess.

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Dems Push To Let Young Undocumented Immigrants Enlist

“By allowing them to enlist we … ensure that all branches of our military stay fully staffed,” Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) said.

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O’Malley, White House At Odds Over Immigrant Children

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“I’m far more concerned about children being penned up and cooped up in conditions that look a lot more like kennels than they look like the way a humane country should be treating refugee kids,” O’Malley said.

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Poll: Immigration Concerns Spike

17 percent name immigration as a top issue facing the U.S., up from 5 percent in June.

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Hoyer Supports Obama’s Funding Request For Border Crisis

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks to reporters from the Capitol on Wednesday, June 1, 2014. (Photo by James Cullum)

Hoyer hopes that Boehner will bring the initial request from the Obama administration of $4.3 billion in funds to the floor within the next ten days.

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Jeh Johnson To Immigrants: “You Will Be Sent Home”

“We have to return people and we have to show others in Central America that we are returning people,” Johnson said.

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McCain Scolds Border Commissioner Over Detention Facility Rules

“I want those instructions revoked as far as members of Congress are concerned, and I want it done today,” McCain demanded.

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Obama Reiterates ISIS Strategy In Weekly Address

President Obama again reassured the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State during Saturday’s Weekly Address, saying, as he did Wednesday, “I’ve made it clear that those who threaten the United States will find no safe haven.”

LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – September 13-14

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An international conference in France to address the Islamic State threat, the final Scottish independence debate, and NATO military exercises in Ukraine.

Militarization Of Police Brings Focus On Training

Currently, the 1033 law does not require agencies to receive strict training for specialized equipment.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – September 12, 2014

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France offers aerial strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq, Cuba sends doctors to Ebola-affected Sierra Leone, and 45 UN peacekeepers are freed in Syria.

Former Ambassador To Syria Predicts Obstacles In Defeating ISIS

Ford said the President’s ISIS strategy is a good sign, but uncertainties and complexities remain.

What Will It Take To Go Green?

It shouldn’t take another BP Spill or Fukushima to get lawmakers on board with making the switch to green energy.