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Immigration case before SCOTUS: Explosive and fundamental

 04/16/2016 - 13:33
AL DÍA file photo.

No matter which way the Supreme Court decides, immigration has become one of those explosive issues, like civil rights, that has overflowed the bounds of normal politics, and has come to represent a fundamental battle over the nature and future of American society.

Plain Text Author: 
Sabrina Vourvoulias

Judging by ideology

 11/12/2015 - 16:42
Roque Pech (center), a DACA beneficiary, poses with the sixth-graders from PUC Community Charter in Lakeview Terrace, California

On Monday, the Fifth Circuit Appeals Court ruled to uphold the block on President Obama’s November 2014 executive action on immigration. The result of the ruling has long been a forgone conclusion, but the delay in issuing the ruling is raising eyebrows.

Plain Text Author: 
Sabrina Vourvoulias

Philly and PA leaders join legal briefs in support of Obama’s immigration action

 04/07/2015 - 17:44
Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Mayor Michael Nutter. Photo: AL DÍA Archive

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Commissioner Charles Ramsey, Congressman Robert A. Brady and Chaka Fattah, organizations like Esperanza and The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, and law professors from Penn, Drexel, Villanova, Temple and Penn State showed their support for Obama’s immigration action.

Plain Text Author: 
Arturo Varela

Texas seeks investigation of Obama’s immigration actions after federal court block

 03/09/2015 - 12:17
President Obama during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Bloody Sunday crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 2015. Photo: EFE

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a motion for discovery on Thursday to investigate the Obama administration in relation to thousands of work permits that he claims have already been issued to undocumented immigrants despite the fact that the president’s actions were blocked in a federal court.

Plain Text Author: 
Arturo Varela

Lies Deserve No Sympathy

 06/30/2011 - 17:56
Lies Deserve No Sympathy

CHICAGO -- In retelling last week's revelation that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas is an illegal immigrant, civil rights metaphors have been trotted out to describe the plight of a talented young man who got caught up in an immigration mess but, through his shocking confession, has become to some people a new American hero.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

Taken For Granted

 05/10/2011 - 08:09
Taken For Granted

Chicago- President Obama thinks Latino voters are
stupid. There's no evidence to the contrary, based on how he's mishandling his
campaign promises on comprehensive immigration reform. It's already becoming a
problem for him as he maneuvers toward the 2012 presidential election.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

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