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Some in Arizona town plan to block immigrants

Misperceptions about U.S. immigration policy behind surge of illegal children, report says

A new intelligence assessment concludes that misperceptions about U.S. immigration policy – and not Central American violence – are fueling the surge of thousands of children illegally crossing the Mexican border.<p>The 10-page July 7 report was issued by the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), which …

Medical marijuana’s big break: “I don’t think he ever wanted to touch this issue”

<b>(Reuters/David Mcnew)</b><p>Leading reformer explains how they forced NY’s hand — and why we’ll soon have a president toking for the cameras!<p>Elias Isquith<p>July 16, 2014 11:43am (UTC)<p>A little more than a week ago — and to a degree of fanfare that would've been unimaginably piddling if it were as little as …

A “crisis” of our own making: America’s disgraceful response to child refugees | Salon.com

In recent years, 20,000 to 40,000 unaccompanied minors were apprehended at our Southern border, and nobody paid much attention. This year, that number is projected to exceed 60,000 — an estimated 36 percent of whom have a parent in this country — and that uptick is causing a national freakout.<p>It’s …

Is this sheriff behind immigration protests? - CNN Video

Divide deepens on immigration crisis - CNN Video

What's the difference between immigrant and refugee?

The Central Americans crossing the U.S. border in massive waves have been described as immigrants or refugees.<p>The distinction is significant and could determine whether the migrants are subject to deportation to their home country or eligible to remain in the United States under asylum.<p><b>What is an</b> …

What Obama Missed on the Border

If the president came to see the disastrous effects of Washington's policy in person, he might want to act.<p>In 2012, I alerted the federal government to the growing problem of unaccompanied minors making the treacherous journey across Mexico to reach the United States. At that point the minors could …

Obama’s foreign policy inertia

By David Ignatius<p>, Columnist<p>When Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. says that the Islamic State that has taken root in Iraq and Syria poses a “deadly” threat and that he has “extreme, extreme concern” about its bomb-makers, that sounds like an emergency. Yet the Obama administration hasn’t settled …

Americans Really Worry About Immigration When They Pay Attention to It

The bor­der crisis is con­stantly in the news these days, and it’s got­ten Amer­ic­ans con­cerned: One in six now say im­mig­ra­tion is the most …