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Fox News’ “Battle at the Border” in San Antonio (Which is More than 200 Miles from the Border) is Useless and Offensive

On Friday, January 25, Fox News will be flying in Brian Kilmeade and Tomi Lahren to Texas to host a town hall meeting that will include elected officials, dubbed “Battle at the Border”. The event will be held in a resort in the wealthy outskirts of San Antonio, in Texas’ Hill Country, 200+ miles North … Continue reading »

Editorial Boards Weigh in on Next Steps for Obama on Immigration Reform

Earlier this month, a prominent group of immigration attorneys wrote a memo detailing the President’s executive authority on immigration related matters. To be blunt, the President’s hands aren’t tied. In the wake of the President’s speech on immigration, editorial boards at major newspapers are calling on the President to use that executive authority. We agree.

What FOX Won’t Say About Arizona: Brewer’s “Secure the Border” Mantra is Bogus

Last month, Governor Jan Brewer sparked national controversy by signing Arizona’s new “papers please” immigration bill into law. Her justification has been that Arizona’s border has supposedly been “overrun” with violent crime. Turns out crime in Arizona is down and border security is way up, so the “secure the border” mantra being parroted by Brewer and her friends at FOX has much more to do with empty election-year rhetoric than reality. Even Arizona cops can tell you that.

Jose Diaz-Balart Talks Immigration, Obama on Meet The Press: “Words matter. We haven’t seen it.”

On Meet the Press yesterday morning, Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart spoke about the mission of his new Sunday morning show Enfoque, and some of the topics he intends to “focus” on – primarily issues that heavily impact the Hispanic community.

As we’ve been pointing out for some time here, comprehensive immigration reform weighs heavily among those issues.

TGIF Immigration Tidbits: Dobbs No Longer (Railing) Against Immigration Reform—UPDATED

Here are some of the best immigration tidbits from around the internets today — oh, and leave us some Friday comment love if you get a second. Andrea Nill at the Wonk Room reports on Lou Dobbs’ sprint to dump the toxic brand image he’s built up for himself on immigration. Maegan La Mala at Vivir Latino posts video and the new findings that immigration reform would be a 1.5 trillion dollar stimulus to the economy. Dave Neiwert points out the hypocrisy of Glen Beck’s “pre-emptive defense of the coming wave of anti-immigrant bigotry.” (Check out the updates.)