Sanctuary Cities

Yes, Obama separated families at the border, too

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama separated parents from their children at the border.<p>Obama prosecuted mothers for coming to the United States …

News (U.S.)

A majority of Americans oppose building Trump's wall, but 83% support giving Dreamers citizenship

A majority of Americans are opposed to building a wall along the southern border, but support a deal for the "Dreamers", according to a new Gallup poll.<p>President Donald Trump made building a border wall a hallmark of his presidential campaign, and has continuously pushed Congress to give him …

Immigration

Feminists: It’s Wrong To Harass A Woman, Unless She Is A Republican

Jessica Valenti revealed a new standard for liberal feminists on Tuesday: Driving women out of restaurants is wrong, unless they’re a Republican. If …

Conservative View

Gallup: Most Americans against constructing more border walls

A majority of Americans oppose significantly expanding the construction of new walls along the U.S.-Mexico border, a Gallup poll released Wednesday …

Immigration

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Profiting from separating families; trade wars worry some Republicans

Following nationwide protests against immigrant detention and child separation—including a blockade of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) …

Liberal View

Democrats don't cry for U.S. citizens -- or aborted babies

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>The left has certainly been crying their share of tears over the border kids who’ve been pulled from their illegally crossing …

Immigration

The Trump administration is pushing nativist immigration politics on the nation's sheriffs

NEW ORLEANS — Hundreds of sheriffs and law enforcement officers gathered in New Orleans this week for the National Sheriffs’ Association conference to peruse exhibits with “smart” body cameras, virtual reality training gear, and a pair of giant schnauzers trained to control prison riots.<p>They also …

News (U.S.)

Painful scenes of child separations force a rare retreat from the White House

A 2-year-old girl, with red sneakers and dark hair, crying as a U.S. Border Patrol agent searches her mother. Boys filing along white tents against a desolate desert backdrop. Toddlers screaming for their parents in a detention center in South Texas.<p>As wrenching scenes of the more than 2,300 …

Immigration

The Holocaust was nothing like what's happening at the border

As a grandson of Holocaust survivors, I'm appalled Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., compared the unsettling practice of separating immigrant …

Immigration

Florida police officer shot in deadly standoff is breathing on his own, sources say

Photo Credit: Orlando Police Department<p>Kevin Valencia, an Orlando police officer who was shot in the head during a deadly standoff at an apartment …

Orlando

Urban Shield is unnecessary and beyond repair

In 1990, the Berkeley Police Department engaged in one of the most successful hostage rescue operations in history: the Henry’s hostage crisis. This …

Student Journalism

House Leaders Delay Vote on Legislation to Protect Young Immigrants

WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders on Thursday delayed a vote on a broad immigration bill that would provide a path to citizenship for young, unauthorized immigrants while keeping migrant families together at the border. The measure had appeared destined to fail as Republicans remained at odds …

Politics

GOP Chaos, Confusion Ahead of Thursday Immigration Votes

Prospects for passage appeared poor amid haphazard whip effort<p>Confusion and chaos ensued Wednesday as House Republican leaders conducted a haphazard …

Immigration

Town is painting its lampposts rainbow because 'everybody belongs here'

South Orange is inviting its citizens and any other interested volunteers to paint its six lampposts in Spiotta Park rainbow in celebration of LGBT …

New Jersey

Battleground Texas: Progressive Cities Fight Back Against Anti-Immigrant, Right-Wing Forces

Is Texas turning blue? Austin passes “Freedom City” resolution, Dallas isn’t far behind. Right-wingers go nutsThanks to Donald Trump's just-abandoned …

Rights & Freedoms

Hollywood Reporter's Guthrie Portrays ESPN as 'Conservative' — Not as 'Pinko Lefty Operation'

Defying credibility<i>, The Hollywood Reporter's</i> Marisa Guthrie today tries to make a case that ESPN is more conservative than you think. In her story, …

Framing

GOP scrambles to find solution to family separation policy with eye on midterms

Republican lawmakers fighting to maintain their majorities in Congress after November’s midterms are scrambling for a solution to a problem they see as a political loser: existing laws that allow border crossing children to be separated from their parents.<p>“I would say that none of this reflects …

Mitch McConnell

Portland mayor, decrying immigration agency, sides with demonstrators

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler lambasted the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in a series of tweets Wednesday, decrying its policies as …

Immigration

Trump's Plan To Stop Family Separations Is To Detain Families Together

That would conflict with a 2015 court order — which means lawsuits would be imminent.<p>President Donald Trump’s plan to stop his administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their families seems simple: Lock up immigrant parents and their children together, indefinitely.<p>But there’s …

News (U.S.)

Atlanta mayor won’t rule out canceling agreement to hold ICE detainees

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Thursday said she would not rule out cancelling a federal contract for the city jail to hold detainees facing …

United States

In debate, Dems decry Trump border policies that sent infants to Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS – The three Democratic candidates for governor on Wednesday decried the recent federal actions at the U.S.-Mexico border that have …

News (U.S.)

'I fought to be here.' Amid national debate, Newark students share their immigration stories

Today, Yorleny is a sixth-grader at Hawkins Street School in Newark’s Ironbound section. But not long ago, she was a young immigrant making a …

Education

Democrats have plenty of anger, but few good ideas

IN SEARCH of a quiet spot to conduct interviews at the Centre for American Progress’s Ideas Conference in Washington this week, Lexington found a …

Political Science

'This is just the beginning': Demonstrators settle in outside Portland ICE facility

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -<p>Hundreds of demonstrators are still outside Portland’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, even though the …

Oregon

Private Prison Lobbyists Are Top Fundraisers for Hillary Clinton

Lobbyists for two major prison companies — Corrections Corporation of America and the Geo Group — are serving as top fundraisers for Hillary …

Hillary Clinton

Trump’s cruel power play on immigration shows Hawley’s cold blood

African Americans have a unique perspective – to say the least – on two issues currently dominating the news: immigration to the United States and …

African-American News

Trump immigration policies endanger Texas Republicans ahead of midterm elections

WASHINGTON - San Antonio Republican Will Hurd was the first elected official to look inside the Trump administration’s new tent city in Tornillo for …

Immigration

Atlanta Mayor blocks city jail from taking immigrant detainees to fight family separations

Atlanta Mayor <b>Keisha Lance Bottoms</b> is taking a stand in the ongoing national crisis involving child immigrant detainees.Bottoms on Wednesday signed an …

Immigration

Guns, pot, immigrants: States’ rights in crosshairs

While the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events, it could have …

States' Rights

GA-Gov: Joe Biden Endorses Stacey Abrams (D) For Governor

Big news out of Georgia today:<p><b>S</b><b>tacey Abrams</b> is paving the road to another victory in Georgia’s gubernatorial race this November. The Georgia governor …

Joe Biden