Immigration Korner


Chris Christie’s big fat mistake

It must be something in the Kool-Aid Republicans or, in this case, Republican presidential hopefuls—slurp!

The GOP’s demographic reality according to Ayres

I did not need to write a book about it, but I’ve said it about a hundred times in this column and on radio on WLIB’s “GBE Mindflight” with Imhotep Gary Byrd over the course of this past two years ...

Has the disrespect for the president extended to the courts?

How can 104 legal scholars and immigration law instructors be wrong and one judge be right?

Sanity has prevailed thanks to 75 brave Republicans

After much time wasting, sanity prevailed and a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security was averted, thanks in part to 75 brave Republicans.

GOP obsession with Obama’s immigration order will lead to loss in 2016

Since the new GOP-controlled Congress took over in January, they have done nothing but focus on President Barack Obama’s immigration order that is aimed to help millions of immigrants.

Another Republican hack who has no compassion

Conservative U.S. Southern District Judge Andrew S. Hanen has undoubtedly dealt a harsh blow to immigrants set to begin applying this week for relief under President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration reform.

USCIS to begin accepting expanded DACA applications

U.S. Citizenship AND Immigration Services is moving ahead with plans to process applications for those eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as ordered under executive action by President Barack Obama.

Way to go, Loretta Lynch

As the Republican hound fest convened to try to discredit Lynch through U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama, the former New York district attorney stood her ground and defended the office and especially the president’s executive immigration ...

Kudos to the 26 brave Republican Congress members with sagacity

26 Republicans voted against an amendment passed on Jan. 14 that would block funds for President Barack Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and overturn the president’s immigration executive actions from 2011.

The GOP’s ‘end to Homeland Security funding’ plan

In 2015, as I look into my crystal ball on immigration, it is clear that this will be another year of battle over the hot-button issue, especially now that the GOP has taken control of both houses of Congress.

Republicans continue to miss the boat on immigration

Last week, the Wall Street Journal carried a story that quoted the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security as saying he is preparing a border-security bill aimed at better measuring illegal crossings, with targeted improvements in equipment and ...

‘Who’s in, who’s out’ under President Obama’s executive action plan

In the early hours of Monday morning, Dec. 1, I appeared on the “Tony Cobb Radio Show” on 93.5 FM to chat about the details of the recent immigration changes following the executive action of President Barack Obama Nov. 20.

Five million down, 6.5 million more to go

One hundred and two open letters to President Barack Obama; undocumented youth risking arrest and deportation each time they occupied the offices of members of Congress; parents who participated in direct action and sit-ins in front of the White House; ...

Letter No. 102: Immigration reform now!

Dear Mr. President, Since you can’t say it publicly, I will—those darn Republicans have some nerve!

Letter No. 101: Immigration reform now!

The GOP may feel emboldened now, but the results from Nov. 4 do not reflect a national consensus—just agreement by a small group that is not your base anyway.