Category Archives: Immigration

BREAKING: 9th Circuit Rules Against Trump Executive Order [UPDATED W/Link To Court Opinion And Trump Response]

[UPDATE: The full text of 9th Circuit opinion can be found here. It’s a beatdown on every single argument advanced by the government. Here’s a taste: The Government does not merely argue that courts owe substantial deference to the immigration and national security policy determinations of the political branches—an uncontroversial principle that is well-grounded in our jurisprudence.  Instead, the Government has… Read more »

“Outrageous” Decision By “So-Called Judge” Still In Effect

Upheld by other nefarious so called judges who hate America, too, I’m sure. A federal appeals court early Sunday denied an initial bid by the Trump administration to restore its controversial immigration order that had barred refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. A judge in a lower federal court had put a temporary stop to… Read more »

What’s At Stake In The “Muslim Ban” Debate

When all is said and done, the debate over Trump’s executive order on travel to and from seven predominantly Muslim countries is about what kind of example we would set for ourselves, our children, and the world. The choices we make now will also have real life consequences for real people. The following was published yesterday in the Los Angeles Times but… Read more »

Koch Brothers Condemn Trump Immigration Order – But Not Hogan

The uber right wing Koch operation today condemned Donald Trump’s extraordinary order barring refugees and travel from seven countries. Leaders of the influential Koch network on Sunday expressed opposition to President Trump’s controversial ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, saying the executive order is not in keeping with their aims to build a free and open society. “We believe… Read more »

BREAKING: Supreme Court To Rule On Obama Immigration Action

The Supreme Court has just announced that it will review a Texas judge’s order blocking much of Barack Obama’s 2014 executive orders on immigration. The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will take up a case challenging the legality of President Barack Obama’s executive actions aimed at granting quasi-legal status and work permits to up to five million people who entered… Read more »

Van Hollen Statement On DHS Deportation Raids 

Boy, the Van Hollen press shop is busy churning ’em out today. The Department of Homeland Security’s renewed effort to deport families and children is the wrong approach that’s causing unthinkable heartache for hardworking immigrant families who fear being separated. When families come to America fleeing for their lives, they should be treated in a manner consistent with our nation’s… Read more »

Van Hollen Statement On Refugee Bill

Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement after voting to oppose H.R. 4038: “I believe we can protect our security without abandoning our tradition of welcoming those seeking refuge from tyranny and violence, in this case Syrians escaping the atrocities of ISIS. About half of the Syrian refugees we’ve admitted to date are children, and many others are… Read more »

Bigoted, Stupid – And Illegal

So we have our first wave of concerted efforts by Republicans to respond to the terror attacks in Paris last Friday. I’m sure it’s going to be very thoughtful, taking into account all of the competing interests at stake. Ha ha. No. 14 states, all but one with a Republican governor, have announced that they will attempt to stop the repost… Read more »

Rubio Tacks Hard Right – On Immigration?

If Jeb Bush is falling apart, as I suggested yesterday and then again just a few minutes ago, then the conventional wisdom is that fellow Floridian Marco Rubio is pretty much the last man standing among the “establishment” candidates. Walker and Perry are out, Kasich had his bubble two months ago, Fiorina’s five minutes of fame is clearly over, and… Read more »