Tag Archives: Immigration

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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White House Preparing To Ask For More Border Funds

The details of the supplemental spending request will be released on Tuesday.

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Texas Dems Urge Obama To Visit Border

Hinojosa stresses that Obama needs to see firsthand the extensive work that needs to be taken in order to assist the refugees, federal agents and volunteers.

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Obama: Boehner’s Lawsuit Against Me Is ‘A Stunt’

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“I’m not going to apologize for trying to do something while they’re doing nothing,” Obama said.

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Rubio Trying To Discourage Flow Of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Rubio has been trying to dispel myths surrounding U.S. citizenship.

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Cornyn Bashes Obama On Lack Of Immigration Enforcement

Cornyn attributed the surge in illegal immigration of unaccompanied minors to “the failure of the administration to clearly set out that it will enforce our immigration laws as they are currently written.”

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Israel To UN: ‘No Nation Is Immune To The Threat Of Radical Islamist Terrorism’

Deputy Israeli Ambassador David Roet at the U.N. Security Council. July 22, 2014. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Deputy Ambassador warns Security Council that not supporting Israel’s fight against terrorism will ‘invite tyranny and terror into your own backyards.’

Senate Dems Attack Overseas Business Tax Codes

The Bring Jobs Home Act, which aims to close tax loopholes that favor companies that choose to move overseas, was blocked in the Senate last Saturday by a Republican filibuster.

Push To Legalize Marijuana In Oregon Advances To November Ballot

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If approved, Oregon would join Washington and Colorado as the only two states to allow the use of recreational marijuana.

Cornyn On Immigration: Senate “On Track To Do Absolutely Nothing”

Republicans say the Administration’s $3.7 billion request will not solve the border problem.

Malaysian Airliner Flew Over Syria To Avoid Ukrainian Airspace

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While no flight restrictions were in place over Syria, FlightRadar24 said that no other commercial planes were flying in Syrian airspace at the time.

LISTEN: The World In Two Minutes – July 22, 2014

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Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans makes an emotional appeal at the U.N., and fighting consumes the international airport in Tripoli, Libya.