Federal Judge Strikes Down DACA Program End

A federal judge has ruled President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program illegal and ordered the program reinstated. He also ruled the administration must continue to accept new applicants, taking the defense of the program a step further than previous judges who had ruled in favor of the program. Judge […]

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Donald Trump Takes Credit for Immigrant Caravan Being Stopped Short of The United States

A caravan of 1,000 men, women and children migrants hoping to seek asylum in the United States has reportedly been disbanded according to Mexican authorities.  The group made headlines last weekend when it crossed into the Mexico with the goal of ultimately making it to the United States during Easter weekend. The migrants are mainly from […]

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President Vows to End Negotiating Solution for DACA Program

President Trump has vowed to stop negotiating on a solution to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program Sunday morning, citing what he considers a lack of desire on the part of congressional Democrats to get a deal done. He also decried what he called “caravans” of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border […]

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Rep. Gutierrez Keeps Pressure on House on DACA – Says We Must Rise Above Racism Emanating from White House

Representative Luis Gutierrez called on the House of Representatives to take up legislation that would protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought here as young children from deportation, so-called DACA recipients. “The President still plans to kill DACA and make hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are currently documented and known to […]

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Supreme Court Declines to Take Up DACA Case, Likely Meaning Program Stays in Place for Foreseeable Future

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving President Trump’s authority to end the immigration-protection program known as DACA, likely signaling the program’s continuance for at least several months.  The program’s original end date was March 5. President Trump ended the DACA program last September but gave Congress six months to come up […]

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Jeff Flake Isn’t Giving Up on Immigration Reform, Says Will Force a Vote on His Proposal as Soon as Senate Returns from Recess

Senator Jeff Flake isn’t giving up on immigration reform.  The junior Senator from Arizona said that he plans to force a vote on a proposal as soon as the Senate returns from its winter recess after next week.  Flake proposed a fallback option for immigration reform last week when it looked like larger plans being […]

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Senate’s Failure to Act Leaves Hundreds of Thousands of DREAMers in Limbo

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children are left in limbo as immigration reform once again failed to pass in the Congress this week.  The fate of DREAMers is up in the air as Congress enters a week-long recess and a March 5th deadline for the DACA […]

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Immigration Reform Dies Again

Republicans made a last-ditch effort to pass a DACA solution this week only to have it thwarted by Democrats.  Are we seeing the beginning of a midterm election strategy by Democrats?  We discuss DACA and the failure of Congress to once again get an immigration bill passed in today’s episode.   http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Immigration_Reform_Dies_Again.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]

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A Bipartisan Plan to Fix DACA, Fund Border Wall Draws Harsh Criticism, Then Fails in the Senate

A bipartisan plan put forth by a group of twenty-two senators has drawn the ire of the White House and other agencies in the Trump administration, and failed in a vote in the Senate.  “The changes proposed by Senators Schumer-Rounds-Collins would effectively make the United States a Sanctuary Nation where ignoring the rule of law […]

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McConnell: Open Debate on Immigration Does Not Mean Unlimited Debate

Senator Mitch McConnell is making one thing clear: it is now or never on immigration.  The Majority Leader has vowed to have an open debate policy when it came to an immigration bill this week, notably allowing an “opportunity for a thousand flowers to bloom,” he said. But McConnell is making it clear that open-debate […]

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