Immigration

Separation of Church and Mexico: Right-Wing Pastor Says Jesus Would Not Help Immigrant Children

Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Dallas megachurch buffoon who previously has said Obama's policies are paving the way for the Antichrist, now tells FOX News that Jesus doesn't want you to help immigrant children: "Jesus loved children, but he also respected the law. He said, "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's."
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The Republican Immigration Position Just Got More Ridiculous

The Republican Immigration Position Just Got More Ridiculous
On Thursday, Speaker Boehner warned that Congress may not be able to pass legislation to help address the influx of Central American child migrants, because too many Democrats are unwilling to alter the 2008 human trafficking law, and give President Obama’s Border Patrol agents expanded power to return unaccompanied minors home without judicial reviews.
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Prayer Rug or Soccer Jersey? Breibart Can't Tell the Difference.

Prayer Rug or Soccer Jersey? Breibart Can't Tell the Difference.
Would you be able to tell the difference between a prayer rug and a soccer jersey? Well, Breitbart.com can't. They tried using a picture of the jersey to claim that immigrants crossing the border had "terrorist" elements.
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The Rick Perry Border Conspiracy Show

The Rick Perry Border Conspiracy Show
Texas Governor Rick Perry went on ABC this past weekend and attempted to spread border conspiracies so absurd that the host cut him off.
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Racist? Check. Oblivious to History? Check. Louie Gohmert? Oh, Most Definitely Needs to be Checked

Racist? Check. Oblivious to History? Check. Louie Gohmert? Oh, Most Definitely Needs to be Checked
Sam Seder talks with a caller about Louie Gohmert's intensely false impression of who exactly is immigrating to the US.
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Note to Right-Wingers: America Has Always Been a Refuge from Violence

Note to Right-Wingers: America Has Always Been a Refuge from Violence
The phenomenon of people fleeing violence and parents making hard choices to protect their kids is nothing new. That is the exact dynamic that is playing out at our Southwest border today. The arrival of tens of thousands of young migrant children, many of them travelling alone, mirrors the escalating violence in their Central American homelands.
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Law and Border: LA Ceases Detention of Undocumented Immigrants Without Court Order or Warrant

Law and Border: LA Ceases Detention of Undocumented Immigrants Without Court Order or Warrant
Citing constitutional concerns, the city of Los Angeles announced yesterday that they have put a halt to detaining undocumented immigrants for ICE without either a court order or and arrest warrant.
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Racists Block, Divert Immigration Buses in CA: Many in Caravan Escaping Persecution in Home Countries

Racists Block, Divert Immigration Buses in CA: Many in Caravan Escaping Persecution in Home Countries
Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families, some of whom were escaping persecution in their home countries, were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after anti-immigrant, American flag-waving protesters blocked the group from reaching a suburban processing center.
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Blame the President for the Surge of Central American Immigrants: President Reagan

Blame the President for the Surge of Central American Immigrants: President Reagan
What a difference a year makes. This time last year there was a sense that comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level may happen in some form. It would be sweeping and, like any compromise, not exactly what everyone wanted. Now we have something worse: only the noise of recrimination. So while John Boehner wants to point fingers at the President, he should probably point a little further back in history.
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ICE Detention Orders: Violating the Constitution, Undermining Public Safety, Draining Local Resources

ICE Detention Orders: Violating the Constitution, Undermining Public Safety, Draining Local Resources
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is an unreliable partner that crafted an unauthorized and unfunded detention mandate woven from the whole cloth of anti-immigrant bias to the detriment of local communities. It is time to focus on what local communities do well and wash local hands of this mess. ICE detainers are requests to local law enforcement to hold the person in the request for up to 48 hours. Discretion to enforce those requests rests with local law enforcement, who also foots the bill.
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