April 9, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - After meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voiced confidence Wednesday that if the Republican-led House fails to undertake immigration reform this year, the administration will act by executive action. Last month, President Obama promised Latino leaders that his administration would review its deportation policy and enforce laws "more humanely. " Under Obama, deportations hit the 2-million mark, often separating families.
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January 27, 2014 |
The city of Anaheim on Tuesday is considering calling for an end to deportations and the legal protection of undocumented immigrants without serious criminal histories. The resolution proposed by Councilman Jordan Brandman is similar to one adopted in December by the Los Angeles City Council and echoes a letter sent that same month to President Obama by 29 House Democrats. The letters calls on Obama to expand the deferred action program to include all undocumented immigrants without serious criminal histories.
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September 7, 1988
Goell has simplified the Palestinian-Israeli conflict into "wishful thinking" and if the article is not critically analyzed it can be extremely harmful. If deportation of the uprising leaders would solve the dilemma, let it be done. However, for the past 20 years, and especially since Dec. 9, deportations, jailings, beatings, and killings have not brought any solutions. Goell stated that by "deporting the leaders of the uprising they could eventually constitute the core of a more moderate leadership."
December 28, 2011 |
Latinos by a 2-to-1 margin disapprove of how President Obama is handing deportations of illegal residents, but by an even larger margin, Latino voters favor him over Mitt Romney, according to a new survey by the Pew Hispanic Center. The Obama administration has presided over a record number of deportations of illegal residents, a policy that has drawn extensive criticism from Latino leaders. By 59%-27%, Latinos - citizens and noncitizens - say they disapprove of how the administration is handling the issue.
September 10, 2013 |
Several of the nation's top labor leaders are calling on President Obama to stop deporting immigrants until Congress passes an immigration overhaul bill that grants a pathway to citizenship for millions of people living in the United States illegally. "When we have a bill for 11 million immigrants to become full Americans, we should not be, in the middle of this, deporting them," said Tefere Gebre, director of the Orange County Labor Federation. He spoke at a news conference Tuesday in support of immigration reform at the start of the third day of the AFL-CIO convention in downtown Los Angeles. Full coverage: The AFL-CIO in Los Angeles The nation's largest federation of labor has made immigration overhaul a priority this year, throwing its support behind a bill passed earlier this year in the Senate that would allow most of the immigrants here without permission to apply for citizenship.
December 5, 2013 |
Last month in San Francisco, President Obama called on Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform. His speech was novel in many respects: The president used the backdrop of a community center in Chinatown to remind voters that immigrants are racially diverse. Also, for the first time in prepared remarks, the president signaled that he would consider a piecemeal approach to immigration reform long favored by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives. What got the most attention, however, was an unscripted exchange between Obama and Ju Hong, an undocumented UC Berkeley graduate who interrupted the president, calling on him to use his executive authority to halt all deportations.