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@americasvoice: Game Plan from the GOP and Allies on Child Refugees: Grandstand; Distort; Do Nothing; Repeat

@americasvoice: Game Plan from the GOP and Allies on Child Refugees: Grandstand; Distort; Do Nothing; Repeat

From America’s Voice

The Same Game Plan Used by the Republicans on Every Immigration Debate

Washington, DC – When it comes to addressing the ongoing child refugee crisis at the border, Republicans and their allies have solidified a strategy of trying to score political points, driving memes that are fact-free, and then ending with a flourish of inaction.  See below for recent evidence of the…

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Hate groups seize on suffering of Central American Children to spread their filthy message
More nastiness from @SenatorSessions on #immigration

More nastiness from @SenatorSessions on #immigration

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) injected his own brand of nastiness into the debate over the plight of the Central American refugees fleeing Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador for other countries in the region, including the U.S.

Not surprisingly, Sessions fails to offer a single constructive policy solution; just more partisan rancor, including the absurd claim that the crisis is the result of the…

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Immigration Reform Has Some Dry Bones

Immigration Reform Has Some Dry Bones

Originally posted on TIME:

Immigration reform appears to be dead in this Congress. According to recent reports, Speaker Boehner told President Obama that the House would not take action on immigration legislation this year. This is a moral failure of leadership.

The resounding message from the Republican House leadership is that politics is more important than the suffering of families. In the…

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JEH JOHNSON BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JEH JOHNSON BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY

Chairman McCaul, Ranking Member Thompson, and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for the opportunity to testify today about our efforts to address the recent rise of unaccompanied children and others crossing our border in the Rio Grande Valley.  With me today to answer questions are Craig Fugate, the Administrator of FEMA, and Ron Vitiello, Deputy Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol.

To be…

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Opinion: Why Can’t The Children Be Turned Around At The Border And Sent Home?

Opinion: Why Can’t The Children Be Turned Around At The Border And Sent Home?

Originally published on Fox News Latino

There is a humanitarian crisis in South and Central America. Political turmoil, ravaged economies, and social problems have led tens of thousands of children to flee Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to escape abuse, criminal gangs and violence. Others are forced leave their home countries as victims of human trafficking or abandonment.

While the U.S. is…

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Detroit ICE director Adducci missed the Morton memo

Detroit ICE director Adducci missed the Morton memo

Posted on The Hill Congress Blog

Nearly three years ago former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton issued a memo directing agents to replace the rubber stamp in deportation cases with common sense.

Unfortunately, not all ICE directors seem to have gotten the memo.

Meet Rebecca Adducci the Detroit-based ICE bureaucrat who oversees immigration enforcement and deportation…

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When It Comes To immigration Reform, GOP Insists On Being The Party Of ‘No We Won’t’

When It Comes To immigration Reform, GOP Insists On Being The Party Of ‘No We Won’t’

Originally Posted on Fox News Latino

Daniel Neyoy Ruiz, an undocumented immigrant has, quite literally, turned to his church for an eleventh hour stay of deportation.

Since last week Ruiz, his wife and his U.S. citizen son have been held up in the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona after it offered him refuge from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which seems to have an…

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Immigration Activists Try to Ramp up Pressure on Obama Again

Immigration Activists Try to Ramp up Pressure on Obama Again

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Originally posted on TIME:

For months now, the pattern has been the same. Immigration activists, frustrated with inaction, latch onto some small glimmer of hope: a new campaign to pressure the powerful, or an approving remark by someone who can break the legislative stalemate. Each time the prospect of progress fades as quickly as it appeared.

In the 10 months since the Senate passed a…

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