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Wealthy Donor Gets Immgration Favor From White House

A woman who is part of wealthy Ecuadoran family who gave money to Democrats was granted entry to the United States after she’d been banned. The woman, Estefanía Isaías, had been barred from coming to the United States after being caught fraudulently obtaining visas for her maids. But the ban was lifted at the request […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s new plan to ease the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge found on Tuesday, handing down the first legal ruling against the plan. The ruling has no immediate impact, with the government saying there was no reason for Judge Arthur […]

You only have to visit the White House a few times to become acclimated to the array of harmless, nutty, and attention-starved folks who gather there to protest one thing or another, but occasionally, the nuts aren’t so harmless. Barely a year after Tea Party protesters flew a Confederate flag in front of the White […]

President Obama’s numbers are up 14 points with Latinos to 68%, and 7 in 10 Americans support his immigration policy reports First Read. Per Gallup, the president’s approval rating among Latinos got a turbocharge, jumping 14 points since the announcement to a year-high of 68 percent. Another poll from the Public Religion Research Institute showed […]

A judge is deciding if a prosecutor should investigate Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for repeatedly disregarding orders in a case of racial profiling. Arpaio could face punishment ranging from daily fines to jail time if he is found to be in contempt. Still, a racial profiling expert said he wouldn’t expect the judge to […]

Texas To Sue Obama

Governor-elect Greg Abbott has vowed to sue the president over his executive action on immigration. After President Barack Obama announced his order Nov. 21 Abbott vowed “swift action,” then suggested last week that a lawsuit was coming soon. It’s Abbott’s first major issue since his easy victory to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, who’s also clamored […]

Michael D. Shear and Julia Preston detail how President Obama arrived at his immigration plan. Months before President Obama took executive action last week to reshape the nation’s immigration system, Jeh C. Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, quietly convened a small group of advisers to explore the legal limits of the president’s powers. Working […]

Taegan Goddard picks up on Danny Vinik’s New Republic article. Their political dilemma here is pretty obvioius. They can’t endorse a path to citizenship, or even just legal status for undocumented persons, because the conservative base wouldn’t tolerate it… What the base really wants is to deport almost everyone living in the U.S. illegally—something that’s […]

They got nothing. The Republican Party is fractured and without any plan or direction on immigration. …congressional Republicans woke up on Friday morning with no clear legislative response to the president and with their membership scattered across the country on a 10-day Thanksgiving break. Meanwhile, Obama headed to Las Vegas to begin selling his proposal […]

Speaking with George Stephanopolous on “This Week” President Obama stated the obvious, but something nativists don’t want to hear. Obama brushed off complaints levied by the GOP that his immigration actions are illegal in an ABC News interview that aired today, saying that the U.S. has ‘limited resources’ and it only makes sense for the […]

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