Politics

Chicago’s lawsuit against DOJ over sanctuary city status

Aug 7th, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, lawsuit, Politics

  Daniella Diaz and Laura Jarrett from CNN report that Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel defends the city’s lawsuit on the DOJ over their sanctuary city status. The City of Chicago escalated its months-long battle with the Trump administration over immigration enforcement Monday, asking a federal court to block Attorney General Jeff Sessions from imposing several […]



Supreme Court Announces October Oral Argument Calendar

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Politics

The Supreme Court announced its October oral argument calendar.  Immigration will dominate the first two weeks of the 2017 Term.  The Court will hear oral arguments in three immigration cases! Arguments in Session v. Dimaya will be on October 2 and arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez will be on October 3.   Arguments in the “travel ban” cases will be […]



How The Browning Of America Is Upending Both Political Parties

Oct 18th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Politics

Domenico Montanaro of NPR writes that America is at a demographic inflection point. The country is changing — it’s getting browner, as population growth slows among whites. Non-whites now make up a majority of kindergartners; by the next presidential election, the Census Bureau predicts they will be a majority of all children; and by 2044, […]



H1B Fireworks at GOP Debates

Mar 14th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Employment, Immigration, Politics

At the Republican debate last week, both Rubio and Trump weighed in on the Disney H1B issue. IDisney let go tech of some workers, replaced the unit with an outsourcing company, and that company brought in H1B workers who the original (USC) workers were asked to train. Marco Rubio called it illegal. “If there’s an […]



The Deportation Debate On The Campaign Trail

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Immigration, Politics

On the O’Reilly Factor, John Yoo (UC Berkeley) and Stephen Yale-Loehr discuss due process and removals in a Donald Trump or Ted Cruz administration.



Pope Francis Suggests Trump is “Not a Christian” Based on Deportation, Border Wall Policies

Feb 20th, 2016 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Immigration, Petitions, Politics

In the latest news surrounding Pope Francis’s visit to Mexico, the Pope has indicated that Donald Trump’s deportation and border wall policies suggest that he is “not a Christian.” Trump has responded that the Pope’s comments are “disgraceful.”



Immigration Debate Goes to Senate Floor

Jun 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Headline News, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform

WASHINGTON — With an overwhelming vote, the Senate on Tuesday launched debate on an ambitious overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, as Republicans, most of whom have not yet embraced the effort, declined to stand in the way of bringing it to the floor. But continuing doubts within the GOP about some of the bill’s central elements, particularly on […]



Senate Judiciary Committee Passed Immigration Reform Bill

May 21st, 2013 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Deportation, Headline News, Immigration, Politics, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, DC– The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill on Tuesday, sending the measure to the Senate floor for consideration and giving the bill’s backers their first major legislative victory. Members of the Democratic-controlled panel voted 13-5 in favor of the measure. If enacted, the plan would constitute the […]



Bipartisan Senators Introduce Immigration Reform Bill

Apr 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Headline News, Immigration, Politics, Reform

WASHINGTON, DC — The senators known as the “gang of eight” released the full text early Wednesday, April 17, 2013, of their immigration reform legislation, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” an 844-page document that addresses border security, undocumented immigrants and the legal immigration system. The “gang of eight” includes four Democrats and four Republicans […]



Congress to Pass DREAM Act Before Nov. Elections?

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Employment, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform, Visa/Green Card

As November elections neared in 2010, the Democratic supporters of the immigration reform bill known as the Dream Act kicked into high gear, pushing it toward an eventual vote in the House and Senate that December. The bill proposed conditional legal status for qualifying young people who arrived in the U.S. under age 16, provided […]

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