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Time Names Short List for Person of the Year

Trump, Kim Jong Un, Patty Jenkins, and Jeff Bezos are among those in the final 10

(Newser) - President Trump? Kim Jong Un? Or perhaps Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins? All three are on the short list to be Time magazine's Person of the Year. The magazine released a list of 10 names on the Today show Monday morning, in advance of the final pick Wednesday morning.... More »

What Editorials Are Saying About DACA

Trump accused of 'cowardice,' but Obama takes flak as well

(Newser) - President Trump's DACA decision —to end protection for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as kids and punt the issue back to Congress—is a hot topic on the nation's editorial pages. Here's a sampling:
  • Wall Street Journal : The newspaper complains that Trump was "
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Trump's DACA Decision Also Threatens GOP

Republicans at odds over program's end

(Newser) - President Trump's expected decision to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after a six-month delay may not simply split apart families. The move, expected to be announced Tuesday, may also further divide a splintered Republican Party, reports Politico . While GOP lawmakers including Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep.... More »

Obama Will Speak Out If Trump Kills DACA

Former president is expected to denounce Trump's decision

(Newser) - If his plans to formally kill DACA are announced as expected Tuesday, Trump will face direct criticism from someone who’s been notably silent since he took office: Barack Obama. According to Politico , a source close to the former president says Obama plans to post a statement to Facebook that... More »

Trump Will Kill DACA: Report

Sources say he'll end Obama-era program, but with a 6-month delay

(Newser) - President Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but with a six-month delay, reports the AP . The delay in the formal dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, would be intended to... More »

Arizona Student's Post About Her Taxes Goes Viral

Belen Sisa, an undocumented immigrant, was trying to make a point

(Newser) - An Arizona State University junior found herself in the crosshairs of internet commenters over the weekend after posting a photo of herself holding her tax return to Facebook. AZCentral reports that Belen Sisa, an undocumented immigrant who came to the US with her parents from Argentina at age 6 and... More »

Obama: I'll Urge Trump to Let DREAMers Stay

President gives first press conference since Trump election

(Newser) - President Barack Obama says he will encourage his successor to allow immigrants who came to the country as children to remain in the US, the AP reports. Those immigrants, known as DREAMers, were granted legal status under a 2012 executive order. Obama says that the majority of Americans would not... More »

Obama's Immigration Move Is Wrong; Just Ask ... Obama

But an election year changes everything, writes Charles Krauthammer

(Newser) - President Obama calls his loosening of deportation rules on young illegal immigrants the "right thing to do," but Charles Krauthammer has another description: "naked lawlessness." To support his case in the Washington Post , Krauthammer quotes none other than President Obama. When the Dream Act failed to... More »

Romney Sings Different Tune on Immigration

He softens stance in speech to group of Latino leaders

(Newser) - In what his critics will no doubt call an " Etch a Sketch " moment, Mitt Romney now sounds a lot more relaxed about immigration than he did during the Republican primaries. When he spoke to a gathering of Latino voters in Florida yesterday, his talk of "self-deportation" was... More »

Immigration Reprieve 'Right Thing to Do, Period'

President Obama explains his decision to let young illegals stay

(Newser) - Allowing immigrants who were brought to the US as children to stay is the right thing to do for our economy, the right thing to do for national security, and "above all, it is the right thing to do, period," President Obama argues in an op-ed in Time... More »

Irked Obama Fends Off Interrupting Reporter

He spars twice during Rose Garden statement on immigration move

(Newser) - President Obama surely expected that his decision to make it easier for younger illegal immigrants to stay in the country wouldn't play well on the right. But he probably didn't expect to confront that criticism in the middle of his Rose Garden announcement. As ABC News notes, Neil... More »

Obama Offers Immunity to 800K Young Immigrants

Enacts major DREAM act goals without Congress

(Newser) - President Obama has struggled to get his immigration goals through Congress; now his administration is instituting major reforms on its own. In a plan to be announced today, the White House won't deport illegal immigrants younger than 30 who came to the US before they were 16, so long... More »

Congressman Arrested at White House (Again)

Luis Gutierrez was protesting immigration policy

(Newser) - Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez is making a habit of this: For the second time in two years, the Democrat got arrested outside the White House in an immigration protest, reports the Hill . Gutierrez has criticized the Obama administration for allowing too many deportations and for not pushing hard enough for... More »

Calif. Passes Dream Act for Undocumented Students

Illegals to qualify for privately-funded college scholarships

(Newser) - Illegal immigrants will be eligible for privately-funded college scholarships in California under a bill signed into law yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, known as the California Dream Act, is aimed at undocumented students who have received a high school diploma after attending at least three years of high... More »

Jose Vargas Duped Me— But Does That Matter?

Former boss weighs in on illegal immigrant's confession

(Newser) - The editor-at-large of the San Francisco Chronicle was "duped" by his former employee Jose Antonio Vargas, the journalist who recently admitted to being an illegal immigrant . "Jose lied to me and everyone else he worked for, and that's not kosher, especially in a profession where facts and,... More »

McCain Disgraced Himself With Vote Against DREAM

Immigration bill's failure is sickening

(Newser) - The Senate may have passed a repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but it failed to pass the DREAM Act , and that’s “a cold, cold abomination,” writes Joe Klein of Time , calling the vote an act “of staggering cynicism and ugliness.”... More »

Immigrant DREAM Act Fails in Senate

Bill would have granted legal status to illegal immigrant students

(Newser) - Despite an intense campaign by Latino leaders and President Obama, the DREAM Act has fizzled in the Senate. The measure to give illegal immigrant students a path to citizenship fell five votes short of the necessary 60 votes to stave off a GOP filibuster, reports AP . Opponents generally said it... More »

Lame Duck Congress Looks to Pass All or Nothing

If House doesn't approve tax deal, nothing will get done

(Newser) - Congress is about to pass lots of major legislation—or nothing at all. The House’s dilemma: If it tries to change the Senate’s $858 billion tax bill, the Senate won’t have time to vote on repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the DREAM Act, START, or... More »

Reid: Senate Can Work Past Christmas

GOP accuses Reid of dissing holiday

(Newser) - Senators dreaming of Christmas turkey should be thinking more about lame duck, Harry Reid warns. The majority leader says that after the tax cut deal is passed, he wants to address the START treaty, the DREAM Act, health care for 9/11 first responders, and the Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal,... More »

DREAM Act Passes House, Faces Gritty Senate Test

Immigration bill's future grim if it fails in lame-duck session

(Newser) - The DREAM Act cleared the House last night, reports Politico, in a 216-198 vote that split mostly along partisan lines. Democrats immediately hailed the victory, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling it symbolic "of what it means to be American," and President Obama lauding it as a critical... More »

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