Tag: Immigration

Obama, in S.F., hails Batkid, pushes immigration reform [VIDEO]

President Obama issued an impassioned call Monday for Congress to pass immigration reform during a visit to San Francisco that – in true city-by-the-bay fashion – included everything from a nod to Batkid to an exchange with a protester who pleaded with him to halt all immigrant deportations. Obama’s frank conversation with the protester came…

UPDATED: Heritage Report Author: Hispanic Immigrants May Never “Reach IQ Parity With Whites”

A co-author of the Heritage Foundation’s new immigration report, which right-wing media have hyped despite even conservative criticism about its methodology, has long promoted inflammatory theories about the relationship between race and IQ in Hispanic immigrants, an unsurprising fact given his ties to extremist anti-immigrant organizations. Dylan Matthews of The Washington Post’s Wonkblog reported that…

Poll: Only Politicians And The Media Care About Gun Control And Immigration

Judging from the tone of the conversation in the media and inside the Beltway surrounding efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform and stricter gun laws, one could be forgiven for assuming that either of these issues were legislative priority for Americans. Multiple polls have confirmed, however, that they are not. The latest, a Gallup poll,…

Immigration Detainees Released In Budget Crunch

Immigration detainees released in budget crunch The Associated Press has learned that federal immigration authorities have released a number of detainees around the country to save money. Gillian Christensen, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Washington, D.C., said Monday that field offices have been directed to review their numbers of detained immigrants to…