The combination of insufficient resources for mentally ill people and a Texas law requiring law enforcement cooperation with ICE has created a toxic and dangerous situation for immigrants with mental health issues in the state. A new report from the Texas Observer tells the stories of two young Latina women who were…
A federal judge in Washington, D.C. appointed by former President George W. Bush has ordered the Trump administration to fully reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, including accepting new applications if the ruling stands.
If Republicans wanted to stop Donald Trump from ripping children out of the hands of their parents at the border, they could do it by passing stand-alone legislation that addresses the issue, such as the bill that has already been introduced by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Paul Ryan, a man who has defiled two perfectly fine first names for people everywhere, told reporters on Thursday that he is not comfortable with the practice of tearing immigrant children away from their parents at the border. “We don’t want kids to be separated from their parents,” Ryan said, a practice for which he…
The House Republican caucus has been stuck in an internal struggle over DACA and immigration for over a month, and a group of House GOP moderates tried to get a deal done with the Freedom Caucus that would prevent Dreamers from being deported. The moderates failed. Again.
As a group of “moderate” House Republicans press forward with a parliamentary maneuver designed to force a vote on a series of immigration bills, GOP leaders have begun quietly negotiating with them in an effort to avoid a potentially embarrassing showdown on Tuesday.
In April, Manuel Antonio Cano Pacheco was forced by immigration authorities to leave the United States and return to Mexico—a country he hadn’t set foot in since he was three. Just weeks later, the Iowa teen was found dead, his throat slit by drug cartel murderers. He was, a friend told the Des Moines Register, simply…
The GOP tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act last year, so now it’s trying another strategy: deciding not to fight a legal effort to rule key parts of the law unconstitutional, including the ban on insurers denying coverage or charging an obscene amount to people who have “pre-existing conditions.”
Poor Paul Ryan. All he wanted to do was ride off into the sunset next January after achieving his boyhood dream of gutting the social safety net. But multiple reports this weekend suggest that everyone in the Republican caucus, from his enemies to his top lieutenant, wants him to just fuck off as soon as possible.
Paul Ryan, a man whose spine is made out of little rolled up pages from Atlas Shrugged, has continuously dodged addressing the issue of DACA reauthorization. But now, he and other GOP leaders are facing a potential rebellion from moderate members of their party who are pushing for a “discharge petition.” The petition…
Despite multiple court rulings that have blocked efforts by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, several DACA recipients remain nervous about renewing their status, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Worried in part over the potentially disastrous midterm elections, a growing group of Republican legislators in politically perilous circumstances have begun pushing a legislative tactic to force a floor vote on several immigration bills, over the objection of their own party leadership. Of course, since these are…
Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is accusing Jeff Sessions of doing some collusion—with the state of Texas.
Donald Trump’s plan to kill off DACA just hit another snag.
The Arizona Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that DACA recipients are no longer eligible for in-state college tuition. Now, more than 2,000 students will have to struggle to find a way to stay in school.
After vowing to send the military to guard the southern border with Mexico, President Trump darkly teased taking “strong action” on immigration later today.
Donald Trump unveiled his latest hellish immigration policy idea on Tuesday, saying that until he gets his wall, he plans to guard the US-Mexico border with the military.
Donald Trump, father to multiple human offspring, used the 140th Easter Egg Roll, a day of kid-friendly activities at the White House, to talk to the children about how he’s going to get lots of money for the military to fight wars. He also muttered in their tiny, impressionable ears about how the Democrats…
Donald Trump retreated to his safe space in Florida this weekend, where he reportedly spent tons of time with awful, anti-immigrant Fox News hosts before going on two days’ worth of Twitter rants railing against immigrants. Interesting timing!
Nothing captures the spirit of the Christian holiday of Easter better than ranting about immigrant children and attacking our neighbors. This was President Donald Trump’s approach to the holiday, anyway, after spending most of the weekend golfing and watching TV.