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The Presidential Field is Set, and We Need Real Comprehensive Immigration Reform

So, the presidential field is set.  Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee for the Democrats, and Donald Trump for the Republicans.  To say that our immigration system is broken is an understatement, and although the Obama Administration has made some efforts at reform (whatever you may think of them), Comprehensive Immigration Reform (“CIR”) remains an elusive goal.  1,096 more words

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Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Supreme Court Texas vs. United States

On Monday, April 18, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Texas v. United States, 15-674, which is the action by the State of Texas (along with 25 other states) to block the Obama Administration’s implementation of expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”). 976 more words

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Without Hispanic Voters, It’s Hasta La Vista Trump

In just the last six months, Democrats have registered more than 850,000 new Hispanic voters in California. That’s stunning, but California is deep blue already, so these new voters won’t likely change the outcome of the presidential contest. 811 more words

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NYC Latina Pols Blast Bernie Sanders as an Ally of 'Anti-Immigrant Right Wing'

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez today both tore into Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ voting record on immigrant issues—which they lambasted as “straight from the Republican anti-immigrant playbook.” 644 more words

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The Right to Counsel in Immigration Court Proceedings for Indigent Children

Do you remember the game “Sorry!”? I play it with my 7 year old sometimes.  And every once in a while when I pick a card that sends one of his game pieces back to his Start circle, he slaps his forehead and yells, “Are you kidding me?” 909 more words

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How Nuns On The Bus Get It Wrong On Immigration Reform

Like Sr. Simone Campbell I am a clergy woman. I also am a full time advocate for illegal immigrants, guest workers in the US legally with an H2 visa, and domestic labor. 757 more words