Last October, the Obama administration’s announced their intention to reform the detention system—to improve the management, medical care and accountability within detention centers, and make better use of low-cost alternatives to detention.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday October 21, 2010 8:41 am|
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday October 14, 2010 9:07 am|
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last week that it had broken its own record for deportations, affirming the Obama administration’s zeal for heavy-handed immigration enforcement. According to the announcement, deportations have increased by 70 percent since the Bush administration, totaling 392,000 in fiscal year 2010.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday October 12, 2010 7:45 am|
Weekly Audit: Will Obama Save Homeowners From Wall Street’s Latest Fraud Scheme?
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday October 7, 2010 8:56 am|
Riding the media blitz that followed the DREAM Act’s recent defeat, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) unveiled their own comprehensive immigration reform bills just before Congress adjourned last week. The bills are enforcement-heavy, party-line bills that were immediately referred to committee, where they are expected to languish for some time.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday September 30, 2010 8:46 am|
It’s no secret that anti-immigrant activists have a penchant for targeting youth, the most vulnerable of the undocumented set. But the Senate defeat of the popular DREAM Act confirmed the obvious. The war on immigrants is being waged not only along our borders, but within our classrooms as well.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Wednesday September 29, 2010 8:04 am|
Weekly Pulse: Sharron Angle Mocks Insurance for Autism; The Fight to Save Food Stamps
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday September 23, 2010 8:39 am|
Immigration reform activists suffered a disappointing setback this week. The Senate failed to muster enough votes to move forward with an annual defense authorization bill that would have included both the DREAM Act and a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” as amendments. At Feet in Two Worlds, Sarah Kate Kramer has a good breakdown of the floor action.
As Kramer notes, not all is lost. The defense bill—and the DREAM Act with it—are certainly stalled, but Democrats say they plan to try again after midterm elections. The DREAM movement, for its part, seems invigorated by the close call.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday September 21, 2010 8:41 am|
President Barack Obama’s decision to appoint Elizabeth Warren to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) couldn’t have come at a more critical time.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday September 16, 2010 8:37 am|
After months of intense debate over the Obama administration’s efforts to revamp our immigration system, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has made a decisive, though piecemeal, move on immigration reform by adding the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act as an amendment to the defense authorization bill.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday September 2, 2010 9:54 am|
A new study about the effects of immigration on U.S. employment supports the long-standing arguments of immigration advocates: Rather than displacing American workers, immigrant labor actually makes our economy stronger.