Latino Group Now Says It Won't Work With Conservative LIBRE Initiative On Immigration After Furor
The Latino Victory Project, a Democratic-aligned fundraising group, on Saturday said that they will not work with the LIBRE Initiative after 24 hours of public and private complaints from Latinos on the left.
"Jane The Virgin" Made A Statement About Immigration Reform In Its MLK Day Episode
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!
Lawmakers Urge Obama To Include LGBT Protections In Immigration Executive Action
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 Obama Administration's Gambit To Get Activists Off Its Back On Deportations
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.
Frustrated Activists Taking White House Protests To Homeland Security Chief's Home Over Deportations
Month-long protests set to end with symbolic vigil. "So from Obama's home, we are now going to Jeh Johnson's house to ask him to expand deferred action and release those set to be deported ASAP," Erika Andiola first told BuzzFeed.
Meet The Undocumented Teen Who Confronted Hillary Clinton On Immigration Reform
Nova Bajamonti, 19, came out for the first time as undocumented in a question to Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation said it will try to help her. "Truthfully, there’s nothing to hide. That’s my status, it’s not who I am."
Activists Optimistic On Reported Deportation Changes, As New Memo Set To Drop
Advocates applaud reported movement on enforcement practices and priorities from Homeland Security head, but caution any memo outlining changes needs to be strictly enforced, unlike others that have failed to change practices by agents in the field.
20 Powerful Photos Of DREAMers Taking Deportation Protests From L.A. To White House Gates
"We want to be at the doorstep of the president of the United States, so he doesn't just hear from his advisors, but from families who are affected directly by his policies," activist Cesar Vargas told BuzzFeed.
Day After Child Pleads With Pope To Ask Obama To Stop Her Dad's Deportation, He's Released
But it wasn't related to the child's visit with the pope. A 10-year-old from Los Angeles, Jersey Vargas, went to Rome and spoke with Pope Francis about her detained father — who could have been deported — a day before the Pope spoke with Obama about immigration reform. The family's lawyer tells BuzzFeed Mario Vargas is being released today.
DREAMer Who Won A Grammy Receives Immigration Permission To Travel With His Band To Mexico
La Santa Cecilia is traveling to Mexico for one of the biggest music festivals in Mexico and Latin America and for the first time band member Jose “Pepe” Carlos is able to join them. He also spoke about their involvement with the Cesar Chavez movie.
Xavier Becerra And Luis Gutierrez On Deportations And The Search For The Next DREAMers
Both leaders believe deportations are breaking up families, that a review will bear fruit, and that the House GOP needs to vote. But they continue to call for the use of prosecutorial discretion by the administration.
White House Asked Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members To Postpone Deportation Resolution Vote
A public debate to find the right language to send to the president demanding deportations be slowed leads the Obama administration to request a meeting. UPDATE: The President told members he has directed the office of Homeland Security to "see how it can conduct enforcement more humanely."
Congressional Hispanic Caucus To Push Back On Deportations After Pressure From Activists
The CHC plans to vote on a draft of a resolution to ask the president to slow deportations and expand use of prosecutorial discretion, sources tell BuzzFeed. Activists say it falls short. "We need the CHC to be leaders, not followers."