Category Archives: Immigration

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 »

I’m Off The Scott Walker Bus

Since the early days of the 2016 campaign, I was concerned about the appeal of Scott Walker to the Republican squads of flying monkeys. He’s crazy and dangerous and corrupt, but he’s managed to keep a lot of his worst crazy under the radar. And he looks and talks like a sane and rational guy to the average voter with… Read more »

Jeb Can’t Stop Talking

and boy oh boy, thank goodness for that. First it was a reference to “anchor babies” in the context of Mexican immigrants, then yesterday it was “no, no, you didn’t understand me, I was really trying to insult Asians.” This guy is a walking, talking quote machine for oppo researchers. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush on Monday dismissed the controversy… Read more »

More On Birthright Citizenship

Further to yesterday’s post, there are a whole bunch of other idiots besides Scott Walker running for president in the Republican Party. Thankfully. Here is the list of Republican candidates who have at least suggested openness to ending birthright citizenship, which would mean repealing the 14th Amendment to the Constitution: Donald Trump, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Chris Christie,… Read more »

Scott Walker Is An Idiot

Over the weekend, while eating corn dogs at the Iowa State Fair, the bought and paid for governor of the formerly great state of Wisconsin was asked by MSNBC reporter Kasie Hunt: “Do you think that birthright citizenship should be ended?” A simple question - if you’re not a moron. Birthright citizenship refers to the provision of the Fourteenth Amendment to the… Read more »