Laws & Immigration

Ricardo Izurieta Dead: Former Chilean Army Commander Dies at 71

Gen. Izurieta was appointed after Augusto Pinochet as Chilean Army commander
Gov. Rick Perry

Rick Perry Indictment Update: Texas Governor Reacts to Felony Charges

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is firing back at critics following his indictment by a grand jury on two felony counts of abuse of power and coercion for allegedly trying to pressure a public official to resign.

'WikiLeaks' Founder Julian Assange Hopes to Leave Ecuadorean Embassy ‘Soon'

Assange has been living in Ecuadorean embassy in London for two years
Spain

Spain's Immigration Problem: Out of Which Comes a Story About Princesa

Some critics are calling Spain's immigration problem much worse than America's.
Governor Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted: Grand Jury Cites Abuse of Power and Coercion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury on Friday on two felony counts of abuse of power and coercion for allegedly trying to pressure a public official to resign.
Federal Communications Commission Proposes New Open Internet Rules

Net Neutrality: FCC Extends Open Internet Comment Period to September 15

The U.S. Federal Communication Commission decided it would continue to accept comments on its Open Internet rules until September 15, which gives the public a little more time to submit their opinion on whether or not the new proposed framework does enough to protect a free and open Internet.
Woman Voting

Women In Politics: The Facts and Figures

What does the data say about women in politics?

Jeb Bush Urges Florida Voters to Vote Against Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is urging Florida voters not to legalize medical marijuana in an upcoming ballot initiative, despite its growing popularity and support in the state.

House Democrat to Introduce Bill to Demilitarize Police in Response to Michael Brown Shooting

Rep. Hank Johnson will introduce the bill in September, hoping to prevent the continued militarization of local police departments.
Rev. Luis Barrios, co-Executive Director, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, outside Federal Plaza, NYC August 14, 2014

Central American Children Appear in Immigrant Court in New York, Religious Community Group Calls It the 'Headquarters of Injustice'

Groups of young people made appearances before immigrant court judges in New York this week as part of a new accelerated program under the Obama administration to deal with the surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America.
immigrants undocumented children child protest

Undocumented Immigrant Children 'Entitled Equal Access' to Public Education, Says DOE

The U.S. Department of Education reaffirmed its position of welcoming new immigrant children to the classrooms. Based on data from the DOE, more than 840,000 immigrant students were in the U.S., with over 4.6 million learning English.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has supported legislation that would legalize marijuana for medicinal use.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Backs Medicinal Marijuana

Legislation has been introduced that would legalize pot of medicinal and therapeutic use

Former Florida Congressman Allen West Calls Obama ‘An Islamist'

Not the first time the former Florida Congressman has said such things
DACA Applicants

Deferred Deportation Program Data Shows Approvals Vary Widely by City

A new study released by the Brookings Institution shows that more Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications have been approved in certain metro areas in the United States.
2016 Presidential Election Poll: Hillary Clinton's Peak Starts to Slip, Elizabeth Warren Gain Traction

Hillary Clinton, President Obama Attend Martha's Vineyard Party Despite of Political Tension

Despite tensions, President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were both in attendance at an A-list party on Martha's Vineyard Wednesday night.
 Twelve-year-old Mayeli Hernandez during a hearing before the Congressional Progressive Caucus July 29, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC

Civil Rights Group LULAC Organizes National Day of Action for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Latino civil rights group LULAC announced a national campaign to help immigrant children refugees, including a national day of action and a writing campaign for media editors and elected officials.
Net neutrality, open internet, protests

So Few Handwritten Anti-Net Neutrality FCC Comments, They Don't Even Show Up in Analysis Infographic

The public response to the Federal Communications Commission's open comment period for its controversial reformulation of its formerly Net Neutrality-friendly Open Internet rules has been huge -- the highest ever for an FCC policy procedure. Now one analysis of the comments shows the vast majority were pro-Net Neutrality. And there were so few unique "anti" comments, they don't even register on the analysis' infographic.

Gay Marriage Update 2014: Same-Sex Marriages Could Begin Next Week in Virginia

Supreme Court could still hold start by granting emergency delay

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Rallies Hundreds of National Guard Troops to Be Sent to US-Mexico Border

On Wednesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended his plan to send hundreds of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight undocumented immigration.

FCC Announces Open Internet Roundtables, Senator Says It's Not Enough

Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced it was going to do a series of roundtable discussions about the Open Internet. It would be hosted in the FCC's Washington D.C. offices and streamed on the Internet. Now Senator Patrick Leahy is telling the FCC that's not enough.
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