Tag Archives: Immigration

Obama Threatens Veto Over GOP Immigration Bill

The administration says the bill fails to remove the most dangerous convicted criminals and impedes on U.S. citizens civil rights.

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GOP Rep. King: ‘I’m as Hispanic and Latino as’ Julian Castro

Flickr photo courtesy of Rep. Steve King

King’s tweet was a response to HUD Secretary Castro’s comment on MSNBC that the GOP is losing the Latino vote.

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Undocumented Trans Women Can Now Be Held In Women’s Detention Centers

According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, one in 500 immigrant detainees are transgender, yet one in five of sexual assaults in U.S. immigration detention centers happens to trans people.

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Univision Cuts Ties With Miss USA After Trump’s Comments On Immigration

Univision will not air the Miss USA pageant on July 12 nor will the broadcasting company ever work with the Trump Organization again after Donald Trump made recent negative remarks about Mexican immigrants.

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Dem. Leaders Reflect On Visit To Immigration Detention ‘Prisons’

“This is a prison for women and children” Rep. Jackson-Lee (TX) claimed, with several of the inmates have attempted suicide and are currently suffering from severe medical illnesses and diseases.

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House Dems. To Visit Immigration Detention Centers

“Detaining children puts them at risk for medical and developmental problems…young children are being held in prison like conditions” House Democrat Minority Whit Steny Hoyer said.

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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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Thursday, July 30

● Federal agents deliver suspect to sanctuary city

● Angry Internet mob tars student

● Vital information lost through federal data breach

● A health insurance calamity is brewing at the IRS

● Congressman faces racketeering charges

The World in 2:00 – July 29, 2015

The World in 2:00

Russia blocks the creation of a MH17 tribunal and the U.N.’s envoy to Syria offers a bleak assessment of the prospect of peace.

Perry Pledges No Bank Bailouts as President

Rick Perry at a campaign event at Nashua Community College in Nashua, New Hampshire. June 7, 2015. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

“Wall Street should not be let off the hook for its bad behavior,” Rick Perry told a Manhattan audience Wednesday.

Dems. Celebrate 50 Years Of Medicare, Chastise GOP

Rep. Nancy Pelosi and former Rep. John Dingle who helped pass the decade-old Medicare Act

Sen. Reid and Rep. Pelosi, joined by HHS Sec. Burwell, praised Medicare for its benefits while criticizing Republicans for their decade-long attempts to implement cuts to the program.

House Passes Highway Bill, Moves To Reluctant Senate

The Senate will need to pass the short-term House bill as it stands by July 31 before the departments funding expires, conservatives have railed against the attached reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank

Clinton To Call For Lifting Of U.S. Embargo Against Cuba

“She will highlight that Republican arguments against increased engagement are part of failed policies of the past,” the Clinton campaign said in a statement.