The Republicans, it seems, are determined to drive their respectability and electability into the ground.  Four times already, they have pushed for votes on the DHS funding bill passed by the House, which unfortunately contains riders that would end DACA and DAPA — maximizing the deportations of DREAMers and immigrant parents.  National security funding is… Continue »

Once again, the GOP looks like they’re heading toward a government shutdown.  In the latest talks, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks like he might allow a vote on a clean DHS bill, while scheduling a separate vote defunding President Obama’s executive action.  What’s not is whether the House and the anti-immigrant right wing will go… Continue »

The Republicans, it seems, are determined to drive their respectability and electability into the ground.  Three times last week, they pushed for votes on the DHS funding bill passed by the House, which unfortunately contains riders that would end DACA and DAPA — maximizing the deportations of DREAMers and immigrant parents.  National security funding is too important… Continue »

New Offensive Comments At Odds with IL Voters, Sen. Durbin, Ex-DHS Secretaries, and Even Sen. Kirk Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and fellow Senate Republicans are facing widespread backlash and criticism in conservative, Beltway, and Spanish-language media outlets for their failures to advance legislation to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Republicans continue to… Continue »

In an editorial entitled, “Can the GOP Change?”the Wall Street Journal blasts Republicans’ unwillingness to acknowledge that their attempts to block President Obama’s immigration executive actions have failed.  The editorial calls on the GOP to find its way out of the “box canyon” it “marched itself into” and to recognize that the party’s continued failures… Continue »