Press Release | July 2, 2014 | San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium | SDIRC
The leadership of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC), a coalition of nearly 20 community, faith, labor, and legal organizations released the following statement in response the current humanitarian crisis migrant families are facing in Southern California.
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 >