Pope Francis’s Visit Is Not Likely to Push Congress to Immigration Reform

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Pope Francis’s speech to Congress was a highly anticipated event, but it is one that is unlikely to push members of Congress to take action with respect to Immigration Reform—or with any other temporary measure, like Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents (“DAPA”). During the Pope’s first visit to the U.S. he had the unique opportunity of addressing both chambers of …

Immigration Reform — What Words Means, Makes All the Difference

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One of the striking things about reading hundreds of newspaper articles about “immigration reform” with thousands of quotes from politicians is the amazing misuse of words and phrases that form an essential part of the debate.  To aid you in your understanding of the immigration reform debate, here are definitions of the key words and phrases, as used by the …

Cynical Rollback Against Victims of Violence

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Congress is currently trying to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this week. This Act, as it stands, allows battered spouses to petition for their own legal status, should they be in an extremely abusive relationship where their U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse has isolated them from friends and family, beaten them physically, verbally threatened them with deportation, …

The Rule of Law and Immigration

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We constantly hear that undocumented immigrants are not obeying the “rule of law” or that because we are “country of laws” undocumented immigrants need to be arrested and deported regardless of their situation and the consequences to either them or the U.S. These phrases are thrown about randomly because they surely sound good. Who does not want to live in …