Category Archives: Immigration Reform

Obama likely to delay immigration executive action until after mid-term elections

200,000 march on Washington, DC for immigration reform, March 21, 2010. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Rrenner.

200,000 march on Washington, DC for immigration reform, March 21, 2010. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Rrenner.

 

 

 

 

After the House allowed the Senate immigration bill to die last June, President Obama said using his executive powers would be the means to right wrongs. He promised to confer with his team and share specifics by the end of the summer. But when speaking with news reporters Thursday, it appeared he is stalling until after mid-term elections . . .

Click here to read about President Obama’s immigration reform game plan.

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Obama seeks $2 billion to manage US-Mexico border crisis

President Barack Obama. (Image: theblaze.com)

President Barack Obama. (Image: theblaze.com)

 

 

 

 

President Barack Obama will send an alert to Congress Monday requesting $2 billion in funds to stop the influx of child migrants from Central America. The amount is an estimate and a detailed letter will be sent to Congress when it returns from the Fourth of July recess on July 7.

Funding would be used for setting up detention space equipped for children and for halting them from entering the US illegally. From Oct. 1 to June 15, approximately 52,000 unaccompanied minors have entered the US along with another 39,000 children with families.

Click here to read about Obama’s pending $2 billion request to Congress for border-crisis funds.

Child migration and the conscience of a nation

Handout shows unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas

Handout shows unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas.

 

 

 

Tens of thousands of children are risking their lives on a journey from Central America to the US-Mexico border. Their hope is asylum, or mercy, which would allow them to root themselves on American soil. From Oct. 1 to June 15, more than 52,000 unaccompanied youth were detained, and thousands of others have arrived with family . . .

Click here to read the writer’s thoughts on humane treatment of child migrants, a reflection of a healthy national conscience.

White House reveals new plan to speed up deportation of immigrants

 

Handout shows unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas

Handout shows unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

After Vice President Joe Biden meeting with Central American leaders from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador Friday, the White House announced it will be swiftly deporting illegal immigrants who cross the US-Mexico border. But a detention center for housing mothers with young children will be opened in response to the stream of child migrants . . .

Click here to read about the Obama administration’s response to the Central American child migrants.

 

 

 

As children flood US-Mexico border, immigration reform stands still

Child migrants sleep in U.S. Customs and Border Protection holding cell in Brownsville, Texas.

Child migrants sleep in U.S. Customs and Border Protection holding cell in Brownsville, Texas.

 

 

 

As Vice President Joe Biden met with Central American leaders Friday, children, sans parents, and families flooded into the United States through the US-Mexico border. From Oct. 1 to June 15, 62,000 unaccompanied children were detained, and another 39,000 adults with children were stopped from October to the end of May. The numbers reflect a nearly 100 percent increase from the previous fiscal year . . .

Click here to reading about unaccompanied children flooding the US-Mexico border.