Posts Tagged as "obama"

Staying a Family, After Deportation

August 11, 2015 /

When people find out that I don’t live with my parents they ask all kinds of questions: “Why are your parents in Mexico?” and “Why do you live with your uncle?”

We’Ced Weighs In: President Obama’s Commutation of 46 Drug Offenders

July 31, 2015 /

President Obama began his campaign for prison reform earlier in the month by commuting the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders. Days later, he visited the El Reno federal prison outside Oklahoma City, the first sitting president ever to visit a federal penitentiary. After his visit, the president described the men he met at El Reno as “young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different from the mistakes I made.” Below, We’Ced youth journalists weigh in on the president’s decision to visit El Reno and his nascent efforts to reform the country’s criminal justice system.

Why Immigrant Rights Advocates Aren’t Worried About Texas Judge’s Ruling

February 18, 2015 /

A federal judge on Monday blocked Obama’s executive actions on immigration from going into effect. But while immigration reform advocates say they are confident the judge’s decision will be reversed, they are concerned about the uncertainty the ruling could generate within immigrant communities.

Obama’s Executive Action — Shadows Remain

January 13, 2015 /

The parents of Dreamers and existing DACA recipients, for example, will receive no help. Likewise for the parents whose children were not born in the United States. Despite having lived here for more than five years, paying taxes and generally being hard working people, they will watch from the sidelines -- alongside those who have been here for less than five years -- as many others begin their applications for employment authorization.