Washington D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released this statement following reports that President Trump appears likely to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
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Tensions between liberal Democrats and President Obama are bubbling up as the president heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to deliver his final State of the Union address to a restless Congress.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's (basically nonexistent) comments on immigration during his final State of the Union address left out at least one big item: controversial deportation raids on families that are inflaming tensions between the White House and Democrats.
WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama comes to Congress on Tuesdayfor the State of the Union, he'll be facing a bit of insurrection within his own party.
The escalating tensions between Democrats and the Obama administration over its deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants burst into public view on Tuesday, with more than 140 House members blasting the roundups and the White House dispatching a top official to Capitol Hill in a vain effort to quell the furor.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration raids have wrenched open new divides between President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies, including the woman who hopes to replace him, Hillary Clinton.
Democratic furor over the Obama administration’s immigration raids erupted Tuesday when a senior White House official was summoned to the Capitol to meet with angry lawmakers and a top Senate Democrat pressed Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to pause the controversial operations.
The Obama administration is turning to the United Nations to help screen migran
Congressional Democrats continue to tangle with the Obama administration over a series of immigration raids carried out over the holidays as President Obama prepared for his final State of the Union address to Congress.
President Obama had long endured the “deporter-in-chief” label, shedding it only in 2014 when he used executive action to stop the removal of millions of otherwise law-abiding immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress, outraged over the Obama administration's pursuit of Central American migrant families for deportation, on Friday called for a halt and new protections for undocumented people from three crime-infested countries.