A federal appeals court in New Orleans dealt a blow to U.S. President Barack Obama's immigration plan by upholding the block on the initiative.
On Monday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a block on the Obama immigration initiative that sought to protect around five million illegal immigrants from deportation. President Obama's immigration plan suffered a 2-1 ruling against it, making the future of implementation bleak, according to an AP report published on U.S. News & World Report.
Republicans had earlier slammed Obama's immigration initiative as an illegal executive overreach and court injunctions in 26 states followed. Since an appeal could drag on for months, and the case could also go back to the Texas court that challenged the executive order, there is a possibility that the plan will not be implemented before Obama ends his term in 2017, the report explains. more >>
Jim Wallis has denounced a recent federal court decision that prevents, for now, the implementation of President Barack Obama's immigration reform agenda.
A three judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Monday against a federal program that would have granted an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants legal status.
Wallis, who is the founder and president of the Evangelical social justice group Sojourners, said in a statement Tuesday that the panel majority "put politics over people." more >>
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Catholic students from across the United States met Monday with members of Congress and urged them to stand with Pope Francis on climate change, immigration reform, and human rights in Central America.
An estimated 1,200 concerned individuals, mostly college and high school students representing 90 Catholic institutions from 25 states, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico, gathered in Washington D.C. over the weekend for the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice conference.
To cap off the weekend-long conference, the liberal-leaning Ignatian Solidarity Network hosted a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill Monday morning, which marked the largest Catholic advocacy day of the year. more >>
A group representing Latinos in Congress is demanding that Saturday Night Live cancel Donald Trump's scheduled hosting of its next episode.
"Mr. Trump's 'racist remarks' and his continued rhetoric demonizing Latinos and immigrants has created fear within these communities around the country, many of which are represented in Congress," reads the Monday statement from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
"[T]he Congressional Hispanic Caucus urges NBCUniversal to stand by its earlier commitment to end its relationship with Mr. Trump because the values of 'respect and dignity for all people' are more important than ratings and ad revenues." more >>
President Barack Obama has decided to deploy dozens of U.S. troops to train, advise and assist local rebel forces on the ground in northern Syria to fight the Islamic State terror group, the White House announced Friday.
Fewer than 50 soldiers will be based in Syria and openly work with local ground forces, Josh Earnest, spokesman for the White House, told reporters Friday, marking the expansion of the U.S. fight against IS, which controls a large part of Syria and Iraq.
Thus far, the U.S. has conducted airstrikes in Syria, targeting IS. more >>
GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested Sunday that if he had been president at the time, the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks would not have happened.
Former Florida governor and fellow candidate Jeb Bush slammed Trump's remarks as "shameful attacks" on his brother, former President George W. Bush.
"I am extremely, extremely tough on illegal immigration," Trump said on "Fox News Sunday." "I believe that if I were running things … I doubt that those people would have been in the country," he added of the Islamic militants who hijacked four commercial airliners and killed nearly 3,000 people on 9/11. more >>