Month: August 2014

Americans reveal attitudes toward immigration in new poll

A new poll by Reuters found that Americans are concerned that the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are posing a threat to the country’s beliefs and customs. According to Reuters, 70 percent of Americans have this attitude toward those individuals who arrived in the country without proper documentation. Reuters reported that 45 percent …

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DREAMer confronts Rand Paul and Steve King in Iowa

Erika Andiola, an undocumented immigrant and activist, spoke to Republican Rep. Steve King at a fundraiser in Iowa on Aug. 4. According to CNN, Andiola is a part of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition and wanted to confront King about his vote against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The DACA program permits delays in deportations for …

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President Obama considers executive action on immigration

President Barack Obama is considering taking executive action in order to deal with the immigration crisis. According to CNN, the possibility of using his authority to bypass Congress and use his own solution on how to deal with the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. is becoming a more likely scenario. …

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House of Representatives passes bill to heighten border security

The House of Representatives spent time before leaving for its month-long break to pass a bill that would provide financial assistance to those patrolling the U.S. border. According to Voice of America, the bill also addresses the increasing number of children who are fleeing to the U.S. from Central America. Despite the Republican-led chamber approving …

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Congress fails to advance border bill before recess

Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and Senate left for their August break without reaching an agreement on immigration. According to CNN, House Republicans didn't vote on a $659 million emergency response bill that would provide funds to address concerns about the number of immigrants coming to the border from Central America. A $2.7 billion plan …

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