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Congress passes 1-week DHS funding bill; barely 2 hours before midnight

Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama’s immigration policy intact. 912 more words


Really? Another Government Shutdown?

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Sources disagree on who made that famous remark, some suggest Einstein, others suggest it was Benjamin Franklin. 527 more words


The 2015 Federal Budget and Immigration Reform

The federal budget of the United States is often used to achieve certain political goals of Senators and Congressmen and this year is no exception. However, one of the big items up for leverage this budget season is immigration reform. 258 more words


Senate approves DHS funding bill; could avert partial shutdown

2/27/15 UPDATE 10:15 P.M. – 

With barely two hours left before the potential shutdown of the DHS at midnight, Congress passed a bill that only funds DHS for one week. 573 more words


Some Thoughts on American Foreign Policy Sent to a Friend

I’m in agreement with what you wrote about immigration and Cuba…..  though that is probably no surprise.  Sixty years of the same policy has done little to free Cubans, what could trying a new approach hurt? 535 more words

The Presidency

No change, no hope, says Texas judge --- but he doesn't have the final word on immigration

On February 17, Texas federal district court judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction to stop immigration changes. That’s an order saying the government may not proceed with expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Legal Permanent Residents (DAPA). 993 more words

The Advocates For Human Rights - All Posts

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Narrating Campaigns

We have read about language and narrative as   two  interrelated forms of civic engagement thatwork to make social change. Sometimes, altering the language we use to talk about folks and to talk about public issues can alter our social reality, as we have seen with various campaigns for immigration reform. 241 more words