Voters overwhelmingly reject extending legal protections to the new illegal immigrant children who surged across the U.S.-Mexico border this year, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll released Wednesday.
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By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times
The Obama administration will pay $9 million over the next two years to give taxpayer-funded attorneys to some of the illegal immigrant children who have surged across the U.S. border this year, the Health and Human Services Department said Tuesday. Published September 30, 2014
Two Mexican citizens have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an off-duty Border Patrol agent and in the wounding of his father.
A federal judge in Seattle is not stopping the deportation proceedings of eight minors suing the federal government over legal representation.
The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Federal authorities who have pushed back against Arizona's attempts to confront illegal immigration in recent years face a Tuesday deadline for chiming in about two state immigration policies that are being scrutinized by the courts.
As many as 50,000 illegal immigrants a year could be allowed to remain in the U.S. if President Obama decides that traffic crimes no longer rise to the level of deportation, according to a report being released Tuesday by the Center for Immigration Studies.
Hispanic advocates say they won't entertain any blame if Democrats lose control of the Senate, a reflection of their disappointment in President Obama for delaying executive action on deportation reforms and apathy for Democratic candidates that haven't made a direct appeal to the demographic, according to the Wall Street Journal reported.
Republican congressional candidate David Brat would not commit to supporting John A. Boehner as House speaker next year and isn't ready to say whether he backs President Obama's tactics to fight Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
While her 5-year-old son slept in her arms, a woman from El Salvador spoke of fleeing the sexual harassment of violent gang members, as immigration judges in Denver began video proceedings Monday in asylum cases of mothers and children being held at a remote New Mexico deportation center.
The group of mostly Spanish-speaking teenage boys with styled spiky hair and high-top sneakers enthusiastically pecks away on hand-held tablets at the G.W. Carver Education Center, pausing to alert the teacher when stumped.
Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, says President Obama will "poison the well" on immigration if he acts on the issue unilaterally after the midterm elections.
Wisconsin officials are working to better serve the rapidly growing Hispanic community in the state.
Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer said Monday that if voters unhappy with gridlock in Washington should give Democrats the majority in the House, allowing President Obama and his party another chance to pursue their agenda.
Community outrage forced the federal government to nix its plans to house illegal immigrant children at a defunct college in rural Virginia, but the school fought back this month with discrimination complaints accusing both the Obama administration and its own neighbors of bigotry.
In the first debate showdown in the pivotal Iowa U.S. Senate race, Rep. Bruce Braley and state Sen. Joni Ernst butted heads over the thorny issue of immigration — and the definition of "amnesty."
Most of the nearly 60,000 Central American children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don't have lawyers to represent them in immigration court, and advocates are scrambling to train volunteer attorneys to help cope with the massive caseload.
A national Latino group is circulating an online petition that calls on Latino voters to oppose Sen. Mark Pryor in his hotly contested Senate race in Arkansas, saying he opposed the idea of President Obama taking executive action on immigration reform.
The president's approval rating among Hispanics has dropped, though it still remains above the national average, a poll released Friday said.
For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions to report back to immigration authorities.
Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed, the Homeland Security Department has acknowledged privately.
Illegal immigrants appear to be hijacking the phrase "coming out" to describe their experience of publicly acknowledging their immigration status.
The Pentagon plans to expand a program that has historically targeted foreign nationals with desirable skill sets to include the children of illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. before their sixteenth birthday.
A network of two dozen churches has promised to offer "physical sanctuary" to illegal immigrants facing deportation, saying they want to create a safe haven that federal officials won't invade as a way of preventing the migrants from being kicked out of the country.
Recent Opinion Columns
Twenty years ago Saturday, then-House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich released the legendary Contract with America, thereby nationalizing the 1994 midterms and delivering both houses of Congress to the Republicans. It's a playbook the GOP needs to run again, this time around a single hot-button issue: immigration.
If there were a genuine crisis, Congress and the president would not chronically defer action on the immigration front with the predictability of the rising and setting of the sun.
Investing in infrastructure inside Mexico would create employment there, while spurring demand for goods and services American companies might export.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry's recent comments regarding the Islamic State penetrating the porous U.S. southern border should give pause to the ongoing border-security debate.
Jeff Sessions, meet Barbara Jordan.
School officials can't necessarily ask foreign-born children who they really are, and the young people's caretakers don't necessarily want you to know.
From The Vault
An overwhelming majority of Americans say they have deep worries that illegal immigration will erode the country's culture and economy, revealed a new poll.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday that there's a "general consensus" in his party that something big needs to happen on overhauling the country's immigration laws and that more specifics would be unveiled this week at House Republicans' annual retreat.
Calling it a “pivotal moment,” a band of Latino donors has launched a $20 million campaign to unseat those in the House who stand against President Obama’s immigration proposals and oppose Democratic Party reform bills.
The U.S. illegal immigrant population has begun to tick back up with the improving economy, rising to 11.7 million last year, according to the latest estimates Monday from the Pew Hispanic Center.
The news last week that federal authorities had to release 2,837 convicted sex offenders back onto the streets has renewed focus on a Supreme Court case that requires the government to release immigrants whose home countries won't take them back.
The union that represents the people who would have to decide who gets legalized under any new immigration law said in a letter Tuesday that the Obama administration is not ready to handle the influx of applications.
The American business community weighed in Tuesday on immigration, firing off a letter to House leaders urging them to find the political will to pass an immigration bill this year.