Laws & Immigration

Mexico, Sinaloa Violence: State Bans Journalists From Reporting on Crime

Law possibly backed by Mexican president who want to attract foreign investors

Undocumented Immigrant Minors With Legal Counsel Show Up for Immigration Court, Likely to Stay in US, Says Report

The Transnational Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University revealed 47.5 percent of undocumented minors with legal counsel are present for their immigration court hearings and granted the right to stay in the U.S. The study revealed nine out of 10 children without an attorney are deported.
Republicans Discuss Immigration Bills

Senate Fails to Pass Bill Addressing Immigration Crisis; House Republicans Propose Two More Immigration Bills

House Republicans delayed their congressional recess to propose amended bills that address the immigration border crisis.
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House Republicans' and Senate Democrats' Immigration Bills Update: Latino Organizations, Politicians React to Gridlock

Congressional efforts to ease the immigration crisis at the southern U.S. border hit a snag as both House and Senate legislation failed to pass, and lawmakers and Latino organizations weigh in..
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House Republicans Proposed New Bill Banning Future DACA Eligibility for Undocumented Immigrants

While the House GOP scrambled to pass the $659 million emergency immigration border bill, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., "quickly cobbled" legislation banning President Barack Obama from granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants.

Affordable Health Care Act's Federal Website Launched 'Without Effective Planning,' Says Government Accountability Office Probe

The U.S. Government Accountability Office finalized its probe into the launch of, the federal health insurance exchange website for states without their own insurance exchange.
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Immigration and Deportation News 2014: Thousands of Documented and Undocumented Immigrants Caught up in Legal Dragnet, Deported

Immigration rights groups found that Immigration and Customs Enforcement regularly violated constitutional rights and post-conviction relief for immigrant New Yorkers.

US Reaches Deal with Central America Over Migration Via La Bestia Train

Mexico and Guatemala agreed to help prevent migrants from illegally getting on the train
House Speaker John Boehner

House Republicans Vote to Sue President Barack Obama, But Scramble to Pass Immigration and Border Funding Bill

Ahead of the summer recess, the House of Representatives voted to grant House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, the authority to file his litigation against President Barack Obama, yet lawmakers continue to struggle to pass legislation for the border crisis.

US Bans Venezuela Officials for Human Rights Violations, Says Government Used 'Excessive' Force

On Wednesday, the U.S. State Department announced that it revoked visas from some Venezuelan government officials who seem to have violated human rights.
President Obama Nominates Two Latinos To Be Judges for U.S. Courts of Appeals

House Expected to Vote on Lawsuit Over President's Use of Executive Action

As expected, Republicans in the House of Representatives moved forward on Wednesday to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over his use of executive action.
Speaker of the House John Boehner

House Republicans' $659 Million Legislation for the Immigration, Border Crisis: What You Need to Know

Republicans of the House of Representatives have drafted their own bill to address the immigration crisis at the southern U.S. border, and it comes with a lower budget than President Barack Obama requested.

Diversity in Tech: Jesse Jackson Calls for Government Action, Promises More Pressure on Silicon Valley for Diversity Reports

Jesse Jackson continued his push for diversity in Silicon Valley this week, calling a more representative workforce in the country's high tech industry the next step for civil rights.

House Speaker John Boehner to Reject All Senate Immigration Reform Legislations if Added to Any Border Crisis Bill

Following Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's, R-NV, plans to add a comprehensive immigration reform bill on any legislation addressing the border crisis, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, stated he will reject such efforts.
Harry Reid Speaks on Immigration

Border Immigration Bill Unlikely to Pass Before Congressional Recess

Democrats' immigration reform bill thats aims to curb the high number of unaccompanied child migrants from crossing into the U.S. is unlikely to pass before summer recess, while Republicans are seeking to pass their own immigration bill.

Millennials Consider US Government Is 'Inefficient, Wasteful' and Likely Social Liberals, Study Says

Millennials believe the U.S. government is "inefficient" and "wasteful," according to a survey of 2,000 Americans. The study, by Reason-Rupe, revealed 66 percent of millennials between the ages of 18 and 29 are not content with the government's management.

Senate Bill by Patrick Leahy Could Put First Limits on NSA Surveillance Since 1978

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy proposed a bill on Tuesday that would limit some of the government's surveillance practices, especially those of the National Security Agency.

California Gov. Jerry Brown In Favor of State Having More Shelters for Undocumented Central American Children

On Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is willing to house additional undocumented Central American children in his state.
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Senate Unanimously Confirms Ex-Proctor & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald as New Secretary of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Procter & Gamble Co. CEO Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of Veteran Affairs.
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