All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Immigration’

Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Immigrant Scholarship Fund

Mark Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Immigrant Scholarship Fund

Continuing his push to bring the plight on immigrants to the forefront of public discussion, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made another investment in a pro-immigrant cause. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated $5 million to TheDream.us, a scholarship fund that helps undocumented immigrants go to college. “Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities …

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Gina Rodriguez: Art Imitates Life for ‘Jane the Virgin’ Star

Gina Rodriguez plays a powerful role on the CW’s hit show Jane the Virgin, and in many ways art imitates life for the rising star. Winning the Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy for that role is seemingly just the tip of the iceberg. “The same way Jane is transforming in her life about finding out what’s real …

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Dana Perino: Obama’s Speech Defies Logic, Fact

Dana Perino was as close as anyone from Fox News was going to get when it came to supporting President Obama’s executive action on immigration before his speech on Thursday. The Fox Five co-host said of his assumed plans, “I don’t think that we’ll have the answer to the constitutional question for years. And at this point, I think the …

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Dana Perino: Obama’s Plan “Defies Logic”

Dana Perino, former White House press secretary, went on America’s Newsroom after President Obama’s speech announcing his plan to grant “deferred action” status to two illegal immigrant groups. She was there to discuss, not only Obama’s announcement, but also Speaker of the House John Boehner’s reaction to the announcement. He said that Obama’s intent to impose executive action, and therefore …

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Diane Guerrero Laments Losing Her Family

Orange is the New Black star Diane Guerrero opened up about losing her parents, who were deported to Colombia, on CNN Monday on November 17. Guerrero, 28, who plays a character named Maritza Ramos on the Netflix-produced hit, lost her parents at 14, and pushed on with the kindness of basic strangers to succeed. Recalling her confusion on the day …

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‘Kissing Bug’ Illnesses On the Rise in the U.S.

Members of a typically subtropical family of insects commonly known as kissing bugs have been making their way further north in the United States, while carrying the deadly Chagas disease. Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic ailment caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. The parasite exists in the feces of the kissing bug (Triatoma infestans), and is spread …

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Nancy Pelosi Challenged by Ranchers: Come to Border

Nancy Pelosi kicked up a bit of a fuss when she went recently visited a Border Patrol facility in Brownsville, Texas. The facility that she was visiting houses unaccompanied children that have managed to come across the U.S. border. While there, Pelosi talked about the humanitarian crisis in Central America that is driving children across the U.S. border. The issue …

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Rick Perry Sourpuss Photo with Obama Draws Laughs

Given all the uproar lately about President Obama’s DACA memorandum and the immigration battle that it has spawned, the president’s recent visit to Texas to pow-wow with Governor Rick Perry would be expected to be a tense meeting. “It’s not that people are evading our enforcement officials,” President Obama explained about the illegal immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border, …

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Jan Brewer: Imperial Obama Ruining America

Back in 2012, the Obama administration implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The memorandum instructed Immigration officials in the United States to practice “prosecutorial discretion” when dealing with illegal immigrants within a certain age range — typically 15 to 30 — who also meet certain criteria. The result of this action has been that underage immigrants get …

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Sarah Palin Ridicules Nancy Pelosi

We told you here previously about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s visit to a Border Patrol facility in Brownsville, Texas. Pelosi tossed some blame at House Speaker John Boehner for what she saw as the impending demise of any hope of immigration reform in the U.S. anytime soon. “A few days ago I would have been more optimistic about comprehensive …

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Barkhad Abdi: ‘Captain Phillips’ Star Stopped From Re-Entering US Over Criminal History

Actor Barkhad Abdi is set to meet with the United States customs officials for a hearing after he was detained at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on February 17. The actor had just come back from London where he received a Best Actor in a Supporting Role award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for his …

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100 Illegal Immigrants Found in House

The Houston Chronicle reports that more than 100 people were found in a “stash house” in the city this week. A stash house is a holding point for illegal immigrants who cross the border into the United States while they await further steps, perhaps meeting up with a relative or getting transportation to wherever they are heading next. The Houston …

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