Tag Archives: Immigration

Obama Slams Republicans On Border Crisis

Obama

“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

Martin O'Malley

“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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Security Council Condemns Downing Of UN Copter In South Sudan

A Russian Mi-8AMT helicopter, pictured in the Central African Republic in June 2014. UN Photo/Catianne Tijerina

Three Russian crewmen were killed on Tuesday when their cargo helicopter was shot down in South Sudan’s oil-producing Unity State.

Mother Pleads For Release Of American Journalist In ISIS Captivity

Photo/Al Arabiya

“Steven has no control over the actions of the U.S. government. He’s an innocent journalist,” Sotloff says in the video. “I ask you to please release my child.”

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 27, 2014

The World in 2:00

Marijuana in China: As demand grows, Chinese authorities embrace new surveillance technology while continuing practice of executions.

A Carbon Tax Is Absolutely Essential

Putting a price on carbon encourages less fossil fuel extraction and a rapid move to clean and green energy.

Poll: Party Identification Split In North Carolina

The state hosts a major Senate race leading up to the 2014 midterms.