"So let us be clear: any politician who backs up this ransom note is enabling Trump and Miller’s white supremacist agenda."
The rescinding of DACA last Tuesday put some 800,000 youth and young adults on a countdown clock with Congress. Without swift action from lawmakers in the House and the Senate to protect Dreamers, families will be torn apart, employers will lose workers, and students will be unable to complete their degree programs.
Democrats in both the House and Senate wasted no time making Trump and the Republican Party pay for their president's DACA bigotry by announcing that if the DREAM Act doesn't come to the floor for a vote in September, they will attach it to every single must pass piece of legislation until it passes.
Sen. Cory Gardner joined a Democratic colleague to co-sponsor legislation that would give young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship and protect them from deportation.
Sen. Rubio has a long way to go with the Hispanic community before he can deliver what the Republican Party thinks his skin color will automatically garner them.
While the Senate may indeed find a bi-partisan path to citizenship for undocumenteds, look for any positives to be scuttled by the House.
While discussing immigration reform, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said, 'We are losing dramatically the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours, for a variety of reasons.'
Romney tried to pivot on immigration, but the Obama campaign hit back reminding voters that Romney hasn't said whether he would continue the President's policy and has failed to provide specifics.
By arresting a six year old, Arpaio was giving the President and the Federal government the middle finger salute.
President Obama's decision was not based on race, but the response from the right is inherently racist and little else.
It is important that President Obama communicates to the American people his attempts at compromise and bipartisanship because it will expose the Republicans as the obstructionists they really are.
President Obama's tax compromise passed Thursday with a 277 to 14 (139 Democrats and 138 Republicans voting aye). The Senate passed the legislation Wednesday.
Republicans were handed a sweetheart deal by President Obama in return for 13 months of unemployment benefits extensions and some college aid for parents. Obama has incurred the wrath of many in his own party and it may give Democrats renewed passion to fight.
The children of undocumented immigrants didn't have a choice in where they would grow up. Their parents made the decision for them. But most children of undocumented immigrants who grow up in the U.S. love their hometowns and this country, even though we don't treat them right. This is why the Dream Act is not only vital to the Hispanic community, but also an important first step towards true immigration reform.
Now that Democrats in Congress are in a lame duck session, they have one more opportunity to take a stand for the American people before Republicans give America to the corporate world. Republicans have been upfront about their intentions to shut down the government and remove safety nets across the board so they can give tax cuts to the rich.