After months of delays and exercises in legislative futility, House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday finally allowed the passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not block any of President Obama’s actions to temporarily protect some unauthorized immigrants from deportation.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen doesn’t say whether the president’s action is legal or constitutional. It does, however, suggest that Hanen is seriously considering siding with the 26 states that are suing to halt the order.
Investigators with the Department of Homeland Security say they turned up no evidence of what they call “inappropriate sexual relationships” between detention officers and women detained in a privately operated family immigration detention facility in Texas, according to a report released Friday.
Republicans could be shooting themselves in the foot by voting to repeal Obamacare and defund deportation relief.
The anti-immigration amendment was sponsored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who is also the co-sponsor of a federal bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for fetal anomalies or for a woman’s health unless her life is in danger.
A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday that the president’s executive actions on deferred deportations was unconstitutional, but did not strike the orders from taking effect.
After opening remarks that claimed Obama had just announced “one of the biggest constitutional power grabs ever by a president” that gave immigrants “gifts” in the form of temporary work authorization and deportation protection, about a dozen protesters stood up to hold signs and tell their stories.
Thousands of women and children fleeing violence or abuse will soon be detained in American facilities run by profit-driven private prison companies—at the instruction of the Obama administration.
The Department of Homeland Security report on right-wing extremism, far from being an offensive attack on Christians and anti-choice activists, was remarkably timely and accurate.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and her team are important players in setting a new agenda for fighting human trafficking. But we have reason to be concerned about how they’ll do it.