Immigration

Impacts Now and Down the Road in Immigration

On Thursday night, President Obama announced Executive Action regarding immigration. Some of his measures start immediately, while others will take more time. The reforms that have deferred action will not be implemented fully for as long as six months, at which time applications will be accepted. At the same time, the President waits as well […]

President Likely to Grant Protection to Undocumented Immigrants

As the U.S. President, Barack Obama has the authority to grant protection from any deportation to undocumented immigrants. The big question following the midterm election is whether Obama will grant that protection for the immigrants and if so at what time. There is also speculation as to who will be the beneficiaries of the plan […]

Judge Voids Human Smuggling Measure in Arizona

A federal judge struck down a criminal statute that became law in Arizona during 2005. The statute is against human smuggling and the ruling found that it infringed on the federal government’s power of enforcing its immigration law. The decision by Judge Susan Bolton represents the most recent setback for the state that shares a […]

House Speaker Boehner Warns President on Immigration

Just two days after his party ran roughshod over the Democrats in the midterm election, John Boehner the Speaker of the House became the second top Republican to warn President Barack Obama against any unilateral action on immigration. Boehner said that action would poison the well for cooperation with the new Congress that will be […]

Obama Gets Heckled While Defending Immigration Delay

President Barack Obama was attempting to reenergize and reassure Hispanics on Thursday who are angry, disenchanted as well as frustrated following his decision to put a delay on his executive actions regarding deportations that could protects millions from being deported from the United States. Some of the frustration boiled over during a speech Obama gave […]

Immigration to be Delayed by President Obama

Two officials from the White House said that President Barack Obama has decided to delay taking executive action with regard to immigration until after the congressional elections are held in November. The officials wanted their names withheld since the decision by the President has not been made public. The officials said that Obama felt that […]

Border Deployment Started by Texas National Guard

The first group of troops from the Texas National Guard has arrived at the U.S./Mexico border and is taking up its respective positions said local law enforcement in the area of Hidalgo County. The troops have taken up posts on observation and surveillance towers, which deputies put in place to monitor crowds as well as […]

Rick Perry: Young Border Crossers are Only Side Issue

As immigrant children continue crossing the U.S./Mexico border, dominating the debate on immigration this summer, Rick Perry the Governor of Texas says it is nothing but a sideshow. He maintains that the real issue at the U.S./Mexico border is the large number of criminals that have crossed into the U.S. On Meet the Press Sunday […]

Guatemalan Wants a Central American Plan to Stop Emigration

Otto Perez Molina the President of Guatemala said the best way to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children crossing the border between Mexico and the United States would be for the U.S. to implement a plan that is similar to the multi-billion dollar initiative Washington has in Colombia. Perez Molina added that something must […]

Deporting of Children Begins in the U.S.

The United States has deported its first group of children. On Monday, a flight landed in Honduras with the first children to be deported since President Obama made a pledge to speed up the overall process of sending undocumented immigrant children back to their countries in Central America. Fleeing poverty and violence, children in record […]