Jane the Virgin showrunner Jennie Urman told BuzzFeed News that it was important for the show to deal with a possible deportation. “The hope is by personalizing this issue, and playing it out through beloved characters, we can make the political, personal… and hopefully raise consciousness, and compassion,” Urman wrote in an email. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
The first poll of Latino voters since Obama’s executive actions, first given to BuzzFeed News, shows that nearly 90% support his move, while 80% think it would be a mistake for the GOP to oppose them.
Administration talking points sent to activists and obtained by BuzzFeed News hammer the message that his actions are legal, other presidents have acted on immigration, and the GOP can pass legislation.
Diane Guerrero, who plays Maritza on Orange Is The New Black, and Lina on Jane The Virgin grew up on her own after her parents were deported when she was 14.
They acknowledge the lives Obama will affect with long-awaited executive actions to slow deportations, but say parents of DREAMers must be protected.
The Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security are expected to send final recommendations in the next two weeks. Activists are worried and angry about what they’re hearing.
“No estan solos.” “You are not alone,” read one of the signs addressed to the detained immigrants in Los Angeles.
Two key House Republicans tell BuzzFeed News it could happen. Democrats and activists say they’ve heard this all before.
President Obama must act as soon as possible protect LGBT immigrants and their families, the lawmakers said in a letter. The Obama administration said it won’t take executive action on immigration reform until after the November elections.
The much-criticized decision was made because of lessons learned during a bruising 1994 gun-legislation fight that damaged Democrats, Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said at a BuzzFeed Breakfast.
Immigration advocates were working with community members on how the coming executive actions would affect them. Now, stunned activists are scrambling to figure out next steps in the coming weeks.
“Join him by signing the petition to stop Obama’s amnesty today!”
More than 50 faith leaders gathered in Texas to pray for undocumented migrants. Hours before, Congress went into recess with nothing to show for weeks of talk about the issue.
“My frustration as an immigrant entrepreneur in the U.S. No work visa without funding, no funding without full-time work visa.”
“You may be wondering, ‘If they didn’t fill out the forms, can’t we just deport these kids?’ Well, first of all. What the fuck is wrong with you?”
“I’ve never taken a position more deadly to my career than this — and I have never, ever taken a position that is more right than this.”
The jockeying to influence President Obama’s administrative actions on deportations has already begun.
The president plans administrative action by the end of the summer. Speaker John Boehner told Obama the House will not take a vote on immigration reform this year.
The livetweets were part of a showing of Vargas film Documented, which tells the story of his journey as an undocumented immigrant in America.
The PSA, airing first on BuzzFeed, is a journey that keeps you guessing about what unites the diverse group of people in New York City.
Diaz talks to BuzzFeed about the PSA focusing on the sacrifices mothers make for their families and the fear of deportation.
New York legislators are proposing something bold: using states’ rights to change immigration law.
“The kids need their father this Father’s Day,” DREAMer Erika Andiola said.
“65,000 voters in a Republican primary should not decide the future of the country,” Sen. Dick Durbin says.
“It is a betrayal to the community to try to give the White House cover.” Anger and disappointment after the Obama administration decides to delay a review of enforcement policies that lead to deportations.
They claim officials are trying to deny the public access to important information regarding U.S. immigration practices.
“If the Republicans don’t do it, they shouldn’t bother to run a candidate in 2016. I mean, think about that. Think about who the voters are,” Tom Donohue said.
A long-awaited memo on deportations isn’t supported by a key member of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s staff.
Be more like those other Republicans, basically.
The White House has been targeted by immigration activists who are demanding relief and House Republicans daring the president to prove that he can’t be trusted to enforce the law. A two-part strategy on deportations is the response.