Article | July 1, 2014 | Julianne Hing | Colorlines
On Monday President Obama asked Congress for an emergency $2 billion to address the flows of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minor children arriving at the U.S-Mexico border. Arrivals of children, already estimated at 52,000 this year, are expected to reach a record 90,000. Obama asked for money to fund the addition of immigration judges, detention facilities and enforcement efforts to stem the tides of new arrivals. Read more >
Article | July 1, 2014 | Neil Munro | The Daily Caller
President Barack Obama seemed to reveal his real feelings about democracy and about Americans when he improvised large sections of his Monday Rose Garden speech on immigration.
Reporters in the Rose Garden read the prepared text on monitors on each side of the stage, and tracked Obama’s apparently heart-felt additions, which minimized respect for public opinion and for the native-born population of the United States. Read more >
Article | June 30, 2014 | Caroline May | Breitbart News Network
President Barack Obama said Monday he is done waiting for Congress to act and taking steps to reform nation’s immigration system through administrative action.
“America cannot wait forever for them to act. That’s why today I am beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress,” Obama said in the Rose Garden, with Vice President Joe Biden by his side. Read more >
Article | June 28, 2014 | Julia Preston | The New York Times
President Obama will ask Congress to provide more than $2 billion in new funds to control the surge of illegal Central American migrants at the South Texas border, and to grant broader powers for immigration officials to speed deportations of children caught crossing without their parents, White House officials said on Saturday. Read more >
Article | June 25, 2014 | Elise Foley | The Huffington Post
Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year carried out more than 72,000 deportations of parents who said they had U.S.-born children, according to reports to Congress obtained Wednesday by The Huffington Post.
The reports were sent by ICE in April to the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, as required by law. ICE confirmed the authenticity of the two reports, which lay out 72,410 removals of immigrants who said they had one or more U.S.-born children in 2013. Read more >