Last night, Jon Stewart addressed the child refugee crisis. Brilliantly. Among his many observations, Stewart noted, “We have always been a nation of immigrants — who hate the new immigrants.” The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Continue »
Check out Lawrence Downes’ new post at the New York Times op-ed page, on why John Cornyn’s new (in)HUMANE bill is not a solution for children fleeing violence: Senator John Cornyn, the Texas Republican, has offered a bill that he says will solve the crisis of unaccompanied migrant children... Continue »
At the New Republic today is Brian Beutler’s piece on Republicans’ likely opposition to Obama’s funding request for children fleeing violence — and how hypocritical that opposition is.  The GOP trots out fiscal concerns when confronted with things that they don’t want to deal with — or would rather... Continue »
The crisis of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence from Central America continues to be front page news across the country.  As Congress mulls how to respond – if at all – the most important pieces members should read are 1) a powerful piece in the New York Times’ “Sunday Review”... Continue »
In contrast to many Republicans — and some Democrats — insisting that children fleeing violence should be sent back immediately, despite the many dangers they fled from in the first place and despite a Bush-era law that gives them due process, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) has encouraged compassion for... Continue »
At Politico Magazine today is a piece from Jose Antonio Vargas, highlighting the realities and restrictions of life when you’re an undocumented American.  Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of America’s most famous and recognized immigrants ever since he came out in this 2011 New York Times piece, traveled... Continue »
Republicans killed immigration reform, and this week they are once again demonstrating their talent for obstructionism with reports that they may block Obama’s request for more money to address the children at the border. Republicans have complained about the children, demanded that they be sent back, tried to connect the... Continue »
Republicans Play Politics, Refuse to Govern  Washington, DC—In the wake of President Obama’s remarks on how to deal with the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the U.S. border, it’s become evident that Republicans are far more interested in politicking off the plight of child refugees fleeing unspeakable violence than they... Continue »
This morning, Rep. Zoe Lofgren along with national faith leaders called on her fellow members of Congress to do the right thing by the children on the border, including protecting their right to legal representation.  “I have asked my colleagues on both sides of the aisle,” she said, “to be cautious... Continue »
While Republicans continue to demagogue about how Central American children are coming to the US for “permisos,” Frances Robles at the New York Times today has an eye-opening story about the true cause behind the influx of children fleeing violence.  Often threatened with extreme and horrific violence in their... Continue »