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
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
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.
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
Click on the "Videos on Immigration" link in the dark red title bar above for these videos -------
Highly recommended! – some are available online for free, others at public libraries or for purchase online. Please request that these videos may be made available at your local library!
Lost in Detention,
Harvest of Empire,
Harvest of Shame & Harvest of Shame Revisited,
The Secret Government/ Bill Moyers.