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Preparing for the Implementation of Obama’s Immigration Order

Angelica Salas

Little Rock       When CMS, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, got ready to implement the Affordable Care Act in route to signing up 10 million people for health insurance more than $100 million was allocated by the federal government for navigators and another amount as large for community clinics and a like amount [...]

Obama Immigration Action is a Band-Aid, Not a Cure

(Photo: Drew Angerer Getty Images)

New Orleans   Make no mistake, President Obama’s immigration news is good news for everyone but rightwing ideologues. They are winning the air war perhaps for a hot minute by framing the action in a lie, and once again the administration is not doing well at explaining itself, but once the [...]

Criminalizing Immigration in Modern Society

New Orleans      Meeting with Suyapa Amador and Erlyn Perez, ACORN International’s key organizers in Honduras in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa recently in Nicaragua, it became clear that we were making progress in winning more security for our neighborhoods, including several important commitment from the First Lady focusing on jobs as well as protection, but [...]

Tea Party Hijacking Immigration Fight and Setting Up Showdown

Steve King Credited to M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO

Little Rock       There’s something about the dog days of summer that seem to bring the crazy out.  Unfortunately we’re seeing this once again in the Congressional cloakroom resurgence of the Tea Party representatives, even as the Tea Party’s electoral and public support plummets, and once again the bone their gnawing is [...]

Is the Immigration Deal Going to Be Families Here Now Versus Border Children?

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visits a facility in Texas near the border with Mexico. (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

New Orleans      There’s no question that there is a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation now faced by activists on the immigration reform push. No reform seems possible today through Congress, so [...]

US Border Crisis is Personal to ACORN Honduras Members

New Orleans      President Obama has asked for $4 billion to secure the border, speed up deportation hearings, and house some of the more than 50,000 children that have crossed the border from Mexico to the United States having survived a journey on “The Beast,” as the train from Central America is called. The Republicans are [...]