Saturday, January 31, 2015

The US Immigration Battle Intensifies

By David Bacon, Equal Times
January 28, 2015

In an escalating dispute with President Barack Obama, Republican members of the United States House of Representatives have passed a bill which will cut any funding to 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 with US-born children (who are thus US citizens).

A previous Obama order suspended the deportation of young people without documents, brought to the US as children.

The Republican bill would rescind both orders.

A new, Republican-dominated Congress took office in January. Congress must fund the department by 27 February or it could shut down.[...]

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