Immigration

Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence Need a Fair Chance

Mothers and Children Fleeing Violence Need a Fair Chance
Imagine this: Several months ago, a young mother realized that if she didn't leave home, she would be raped, murdered, or both. She had two young children – an infant and a toddler – and few resources. She knew she couldn't count on the police to protect her.
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CA's Jerry Brown Tries Novel Idea of Helping – Not Hurting – Child Immigrants

CA's Jerry Brown Tries Novel Idea of Helping – Not Hurting – Child Immigrants
Child refugees from South America have become a hot-button issue. And while many border-abutting states like Texas are taking a hard line, putting up fences and calling in the big guns, California is actually trying to help.
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Calls for Obama Impeachment Continue: This Time It's CO's Tom Tancredo

Calls for Obama Impeachment Continue: This Time It's CO's Tom Tancredo
Colorado Republican Senator Tom Tancredo has joined the ever-increasing numbers of truly out-of-touch right-wingers that are calling for Obama's impeachment.
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GOP Rep Wants to 'Lovingly and Compassionately' Send Children Back to the Horrific Violence They're Fleeing

GOP Rep Wants to 'Lovingly and Compassionately' Send Children Back to the Horrific Violence They're Fleeing
A CNN poll taken last February found that 55 percent of all women — and, crucially for the senior-dependent GOP, 64 percent of women over 50 — said that Republicans just don't understand women. The Republican response to their "woman problem" has been strictly cosmetic in nature, and hinges on the assumption that if they can just express their positions in "feeling" words rather than "thinking" words, all will be right in GOP-Land. No where is this more apparent than the "emotional" support of a House Bill that will quickly deport border children right back to the violence they're fleeing.
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Run, Paul, Run: Senator Offers Lame Excuse After Ditching DREAMer

Run, Paul, Run: Senator Offers Lame Excuse After Ditching DREAMer
Senator Rand Paul scurried away mid-hamburger bite when a DREAMer confronted him and Representative Steve King at a fundraiser. Paul lamely defended his escape on Fox News, saying there was just somewhere else he had to be. At that exact moment. While eating.
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Ignorant of History, Republicans Call for Detention Camps for Immigrants

Ignorant of History, Republicans Call for Detention Camps for Immigrants
Seventy-two years ago, U.S. military officials labeled Japanese-Americans "an enemy race." Because they were Japanese-Americans, the government locked members of my family—along with many other men, women, and children—in prison camps behind barbed wire.
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Mo' Better Blues, Mo Brooks: AL Republican Defends America in 'War on Whites'

Mo' Better Blues, Mo Brooks: AL Republican Defends America in 'War on Whites'
Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks joined Laura Ingraham on her radio show to break some stunningly shocking news…there is a war on whites! Oh no! Melanin injections will now be mandatory for all white folks! "Everybody Loves Raymond" will be banned! Brunch is now illegal!
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Watch Rand Paul Run Away When Confronted by Dreamer

Watch Rand Paul Run Away When Confronted by Dreamer
Two months ago, Sen. Rand Paul declared, “I say everywhere I go I am for immigration reform.”. Everywhere, with the exception of the Barefoot Bar in Okoboji, Iowa, when caught between anti-immigrant bigot Rep. Steve King and two undocumented immigrants who came to America as children.
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GOP Congresswoman Blames Obama for Bush Immigration Law She Voted For

GOP Congresswoman Blames Obama for Bush Immigration Law She Voted For
Rep. Marsha Blackburn appeared on the Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch,” yesterday to discuss the far-right GOP immigration bill recently approved by the House, which included a provision to gut the program that gives temporarily relief to Dreamers.
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Compassionate Conservative: GOP Rep. Wants Migrants Returned to 'Crack House'

Compassionate Conservative: GOP Rep. Wants Migrants Returned to 'Crack House'
Rep. Steve King of Iowa warned that Central American migrants who are apprehended at the southern border can be "delivered to the address of their choice" while they await a deportation hearing, and “that might be a crack house, it might be an MS13 house, it might be a cat house.”
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