Boehner warns Obama will ‘burn himself’ with exec action on immigration - Fox News House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican leaders are warning President Obama to back away from taking executive action on immigration. Boehner reportedly told Obama on Thursday 'that he's 'going to burn himself' and 'poison the well' if he goes down that path. The warning comes ahead of a major summit at the White House where Obama will meet Friday with congressional leaders of both parties."
Orange County Senate, Assembly victories could signal shift in GOP's relationship with Asian-Americans - Southern California Public Radio The victories of Janet Nguyen in the 34th state Senate District and Young Kim in the 65th Assembly District over Democratic rivals could signal a shift in the Orange County political landscape – and more broadly, in the GOP’s relationship with Asian-Americans, who as recently as 2012 were seen as moving steadily left.
G.O.P.’s Inroads With Latinos Hint at a Path for 2016 - New York Times From the story: "Hispanics voted nearly two to one for Democratic candidates on Tuesday just as they did in the 2010 midterm elections, a national exit poll shows. In a number of key races, however, they voted more heavily Republican, pointing to a strategy for Republicans in the presidential contest in 2016."
Why Did Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detain a U.S. Citizen for Three and a Half Years? - Newsweek On the case of Davino Watson, who fell into deportation proceedings after pleading guilty to a drug charge in 2007. From the story: "But Watson was a U.S. citizen during his entire 1,273-day detention. In fact, he has been a citizen since 2002, as he repeatedly told the agents during his detention. Under U.S. law, ICE cannot detain U.S. citizens. ICE documents indicate that the agency realized its error in November 2011."
Immigrants facing deportation do better in court with a lawyer - San Francisco Chronicle According to a new report, immigrants in deportation proceedings who have an attorney are three times as likely to win the right to stay in the U.S. Relatively few people facing deportation do have access to counsel, however, with private attorneys' fees too high for many, and available pro bono providers scarce.