White House blasts House on immigration - The Hill In response to the House passing a Republican-backed bill that would do away with President Obama's executive immigration order, White House domestic policy adviser Cecilia Muñoz said the proposed amendments "were 'not relevant' to funding for the (Homeland Security) department, and argued 'nothing' that had been proposed by House Republicans 'makes any sense from a policy perspective.'"
Executive action: Of 466,000 LA County immigrants who could qualify, most are parents - Southern California Public Radio An estimated 466,000 Los Angeles County residents could be eligible for immigration relief under President Barack Obama's executive order, according to a new tally released Thursday. The vast majority - roughly 331,000 people - are believed to be eligible for relief as the parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents. About 30,000 are people who would qualify for an extended version of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
States to Ask Judge to Block Obama Immigration Orders - Associated Press A federal judge in Texas will hear arguments from attorneys from 25 states that have filed suit against President Obama's recent immigration order. Texas, which is leading the coalition of states, "argues in its lawsuit that Obama's decision 'tramples' key portions of the Constitution." The states will ask a district judge in Brownsville on Thursday to block Obama's executive action.
Immigrants Can Get Mexican Birth Certificates in U.S. - NBC News From the story: "Starting Thursday, Mexico's 50 consulates in the U.S. will be able to issue birth certificates to Mexican citizens. The move will make it easier for Mexican immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, passports, work permits and protection from deportation under President Obama's upcoming executive action."
Battle Over Deportation as Republicans Try to Roll Back Obama Immigration Policies - New York Times As part of executive action, President Obama replaced the enforcement program known as Secure Communities, which had led to record deportations. Opponents of his immigration plan want to change that: "On Wednesday the House passed a Homeland Security funding bill that would cancel his programs protecting illegal immigrants. The measure would restore Secure Communities and give it increased funding, while taking away the president’s authority to set priorities for deportation."