Spotlight: When the immigration debate turns farcical

Immigration reform supporters cheer at a rally on the National Mall in Washington

When the immigration debate turns farcical   >by: Steve Benen | 02/11/14 09:16 AM | MSNBC | Re-Post February 12, 2014 | As the debate over immigration reform has unfolded, Republicans have made a series of demands – increased enforcement, bipartisan talks, piecemeal legislating, etc. – all of which Democrats have accepted. Yesterday, however, some […]

Explore: New immigration laws split America in two

Protesters march to demand immigration reform in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 5, 2013. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

New immigration laws split America in two >By Benjy Sarlin |12/30/13 05:15 PM—Updated 12/31/13 08:34 AM| Re-Post January 05, 2014 | It may come next week or maybe six months from now, but House Republicans will decisively determine whether to kill immigration reform or make a real attempt at passing it. No one would be […]

Spotlight: Commonsense Immigration Reform Will Strengthen Social Security

Immigration Passport Social-Security Reform

Commonsense Immigration Reform Will Strengthen Social Security >by Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Alan Krueger, Cecilia Muñoz and Gene Sperling | July 01, 2013 :12:12 PM EDT | On Friday, we got even more proof of the high costs of inaction on bipartisan commonsense immigration reform. In a letter to Senator Rubio released on Friday, the independent […]

Spotlight The Promise of America: Welcoming Our Newest Citizens

Immigration Reform

[important]The Promise of America: Welcoming Our Newest Citizens[/important] >by Felicia Escobar |July 05, 2013 : 01:39 PM ED| Re-ports | This week more than 7,800 candidates will become citizens at more than 100 ceremonies across the country and around the world.  Obama Administration officials participated in ceremonies which were part of the United States Citizenship […]

Highlight – Conspiracy Theories – Conservative-ism


Conspiracy Theories: >by Robert L. Gallimore |DLU| June 15, 2012 | [See the article below on: America's First Black President] | Get Democrats to fight among themselves [pit Democrat against Democrat, Labor against Labor] by confusing them and disputing their policies at every opportunity – get them to cross the line to get things moving in […]

A Look Back At Two Years Of Arizona’s SB 1070

Arizona Immigration Protest

>Salvatore Colleluori | April 24, 2012 2:28 pm ET —  Political Correction |[See below: SB1070: The Problem, Not the Answer by Antonio Villaraigosa Mayor of the City of Los Angeles! Gbismarc!]  Tomorrow the United States Supreme Court will hold hearings in Arizona v. United States on their way to deciding the fate of Arizona’s controversial […]

GOP Obscures Its Role In Blocking Immigration Reform

David Axelrod

> by Sahil Kapur   | TPMDC |April 22, 2012, 1:35 PM |[Watch the video below on: Secret meeting to take down Obama exposed!  The GOP had no intentions on working with the President and his administration formulated by the Republican on the day of President Obama’s inauguration. See the video! The Republicans had planned […]

The Roberts Court’s 2011-12 Term: Is the Roberts Court Really a Court?


>by Jamin Raskin | Posted: 03/27/2012 2:12 pm |American University Law Prof, MD State Senator, People For the American Way Senior Fellow | [Watch the video below: PFAW’s Jamie Raskin Discusses Health Care Arguments on MSNBC the Ed Show! Gbismarc!] Eric Segall, a professor of constitutional law at Georgia State University, has just written a […]

Kris Kobach, Nativist Son

Kris Kobach

>By Suzy Khimm | March/April 2012 Issue | Mother Jones | The legal mastermind behind the wave of anti-immigration laws sweeping the country. If there’s a controversial new anti-immigration law that’s captured national attention, chances are that it has Kris Kobach’s imprimatur. A telegenic law professor with flawless academic credentials—Harvard undergrad, Yale Law School—Kobach helped […]

“It’s Just Not Right”: The Failures of Alabama’s Self-Deportation Experiment

Keith Smith - Immigration

>By Paul Reyes | March/April 2012 Issue | Mother Jones |[Note: Paging at the end of the post to read more!] What happens when outside agitators work with state politicians to pass the nation’s most draconian anti-immigrant law yet? The Cotton State learned the hard way. The Last Saturday of September—game day in Alabama, the […]

Obama Tells Latinos: Don’t Say I Didn’t Try for Immigration Reform

President Obama Tells Latinos

>by Julianne Hing, Thursday, February 23 2012, 10:47 AM EST| President Obama took to the airwaves yesterday to let Latinos know he did his best to hold up his end of his promise to reform the country’s immigration system, reports Univision. When asked whether or not he broke his campaign promise to bring comprehensive immigration […]

‘Let’s Stay Together’ — Can Obama’s Charm Offensive Woo Back Disgruntled Progressives?

MObama and Barack

 >By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet | January 23, 2012  | How do we reconcile our need to hold the president accountable with our reaction to this renewed charm offensive? [First, maybe we need to get over ourselves because we've never been the POTUS and had to deal with the Obstructionist GOP as he does on […]

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