House Approves Funding For DHS Without Immigration Measures

March 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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HUFFINGTON POST Posted: Updated: 

WASHINGTON — The grudge match between Republicans and Democrats over the president’s immigration policies and funding the Department of Homeland Security ended Tuesday — with a win for Democrats.

House Republicans approved $39.7 billion in funding for DHS without any measures to block President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, which could allow as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the country and work for three years.  Read more

THE U.S. IMMIGRATION BATTLE INTENSIFIES

January 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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THE U.S. IMMIGRATION BATTLE INTENSIFIES
By David Bacon  in Equal Times, 1/28/15OAKLAND, CA — In an escalating dispute with President Barack Obama, Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill in mid-January, which would cut any funding from the Department of Homeland Security for suspending the deportation of undocumented people.  In December the President ordered the department, beginning this spring, to defer the deportation of undocumented immigrants who have children born in the U.S., who are thus U.S. citizens.

A previous Obama order suspended the deportation of young people without documents, brought to the U.S. as children.  The Republican bill would rescind both orders.

A new, Republican-dominated Congress took office in January.  Congress must fund the department by Feb. 27 or it could shut down.  President Obama has threatened to veto this bill, and while there are enough Republican votes in the Senate to pass it, there are not enough to override a veto. Read more

Next meeting: Racial Disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System and the Smart Justice Project

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NOTICE:  There will NOT be a Stop The Checkpoints meeting on January 3rd.  
The Museum at the Carnegie is closed for the winter, so for the next three months our meetings will be on the third Thursday evening of each month from 6pm to 8pm at the Port Angeles Library.
 Those dates are January 15th, February 19th and March 19th.
The next meeting will be on 
Thursday, January 15th at 6:00 pm
in the Raymond Carver meeting room 
at the Port Angeles Library at Peabody & Lauridsen Blvd.

TOPIC: 
Racial Disproportionality in the Criminal Justice System 
and the Smart Justice Project
Attorney Breean Beggs of Spokane, Washington, will speak (by videoconference) on racial disproportionality in the criminal justice system and on Smart Justice, an approach to reducing mass incarceration.   Read more

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