Sunday, April 27, 2014

Immigration enforcement tops news, reform remains unlikely before election

Homeland Security's new Secretary, Jeh Johnson hit the Sunday morning talk shows to defend the Obama administration's record on immigration enforcement:

"This Week" Jeh Johnson

Homeland Security Chief Stresses Families in Immigration

Many were surprised by Congressman John Boehner's comments about his Republican colleagues in the House and their unwillingness to address immigration reform:
But concerns about enforcement remain:

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Immigration and the Civil Rights Summit

With comprehensive immigration reform off the table for now, immigration advocates have turned to the issue of deportations, particularly of family members.  The Obama administration has reached 2 million deportations and advocates are urging the President to change his policies and consider the welfare of children and families:

Report: Deportations Quadrupled With Obama, Two-Thirds Were For Minor Offenses

UT students were among those protesting deportations both Wednesday afternoon and Thursday during the Civil Rights Summit, with a large march from the UT Tower to the LBJ Library:

Students Protest Ahead of Obama's Civil Rights Speech