Anti-Immigrant Conservatives File Suit Against Administration’s Policy of Deferred Action for DREAM-Eligible Immigrants

By: Thursday August 23, 2012 12:58 pm

Fresh off reshaping the immigration plank of the GOP platform in the most extreme manner possible, Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State, has sued Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano over the Obama Administration’s new deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) policy, which enables eligible undocumented immigration to apply for a two-year reprieve from deportation [...]

White House to Grant Immunity, Work Permits to DREAMers

By: Friday June 15, 2012 7:43 am

The Department of Homeland Security will grant immunity from deportation to so-called “DREAMers,” undocumented immigrants brought to America as children, and give them work permits to stay in the country. The Administration’s standing in the Latino community has taken a serious hit from the continued record deportations over the past few yeas. Activists have castigated [...]

Deportation Reviews Still Weeks Away

By: Thursday October 20, 2011 9:35 am

The deportation reviews announced by the Obama Administration back in August have not happened yet. Two months later, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims that they will begin shortly. The Obama administration soon will begin its systematic review of the approximately 300,000 pending deportation cases, separating “high priority” cases involving criminals it wants to deport [...]

Napolitano Admits: Feds Don’t Have “Resources or Expertise” to Stop Oil Gusher

By: Tuesday May 18, 2010 12:53 pm

The President wants to create a blue-ribbon commission to study the growing Gulf oil spill. But investigations are ongoing right now. The House Energy and Commerce Committee last week found multiple problems with the various companies involved in Deepwater Horizon, as well as the regulatory failures surrounding them. The Senate is involved in hearings today [...]

Administration Officials Don’t Trust BP’s “Progress”

By: Monday May 17, 2010 7:30 am

I suppose the announcement of BP’s big success in threading an insertion tube into the blowout at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico should leave us mooning with delight. Three-and-a-half weeks out, that the oil company has “begun” to siphon out “some” of the oil doesn’t exactly mean that the problem’s been solved and [...]

California Democrats Get Serious About Arizona Boycott

By: Tuesday April 27, 2010 1:28 pm

The state whose lawmakers have been most vocal about the Arizona immigration law to date has been California. Given the history of Prop 187 in this state, it’s not surprising. But I am surprised to see more cautious Democrats get full-throated about the prospect of boycotting Arizona until it rescinds its restrictions. Darrell Steinberg, the [...]

Welcome Backlash Against Security Theater And Overhyping Of Fear

By: Friday January 1, 2010 5:00 pm

After 9-11, columnists from across the political spectrum were writing defenses of torture, calls for reducing liberty to achieve security and exhortations for the bombing of any number of Muslim nations. Today, a few of those still crop up every now and again. But reliable establishment weathervane David Brooks offers something different in the wake [...]

Intentional Misinterpretation Of Napolitano “System Worked” Comment Continues

By: Tuesday December 29, 2009 8:26 am

Add Eugene Robinson to the list of those misrepresenting Janet Napolitano’s statements in the aftermath of the failed Christmas terrorist attack. Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano’s initial assessment of the Christmas Day airliner attack — that “the system worked” — doesn’t quite match the absurdity of “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” But [...]

Accusations At DHS Chief Napolitano Betray Desire For Invasive Security State

By: Monday December 28, 2009 11:09 am

On the Sunday shows, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano responded to the underwear bomber by saying that the system worked. Today she walked back the remark. But the most you can accuse Napolitano of here is inartful language. When she talked about the system working, it was clear from context that she was referring to [...]

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