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Obama’s Dead End

November 27, 2014 // El Pais - Colombia - Spanish

President Barack Obama announced yesterday that he will use his executive powers to advance reforms in the United States’ immigration policy. Just as this issue initially created high expectations, it is also likely to produce a new conflict between Democrats and Republicans that could bring about another [Read more]

Obama’s Remarkable Solo

November 27, 2014 // Frankfurter Rundschau - Germany - German

Never before has a president had the courage to help so many people in his country out of the shadows of illegality with one stroke of the pen.

Illegal Immigrants in the US Will Come Out of the Shadows

November 25, 2014 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

Last Friday in Las Vegas, Barack Obama signed an executive order that will prevent 5 million illegal immigrants from being deported; it is also supposed to give them a job. The president of the U.S. announced his decision in a televised speech from the White House. Still, the historic signature was placed on the [Read more]

Obama, Finally Taking Action on Immigration

November 24, 2014 // La Crónica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

Just when Republicans thought they were going to reign for the next two years in Washington with such a passive and complacent President Obama, as he has been since he took power, the leader, he who promised so much and fulfilled so little, is about to reform immigration laws with just the power of his signature. He is [Read more]

Is There a Change in US Policy on Islamic State?

November 24, 2014 // Al-Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

Based on some media leaks as well as more straightforward statements, it looks as though the White House is announcing a change in the U.S. government's approach to dealing with the Islamic State. They are adapting their stance to the needs of allies in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia and Turkey, toward an [Read more]

Obama Keeps His Promise to Immigrants

November 22, 2014 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

The U.S. president announced that he will protect from deportation, through an executive order, approximately 5 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. Many of them will be given work permits so they can work lawfully. As was to be expected, Republicans have reacted by accusing the [Read more]

Interesting Times in America

November 22, 2014 // Asharq Al Awsat - Pan Arab - Arabic

What happened in the United States on November 4? Was that just an ordinary congressional election, or a warning bell that the country is entering a period of interesting times? The reality of the situation indicates an unprecedented state of anger in American public opinion expressed by the recent voting process. A [Read more]

Imminent Confrontation

November 21, 2014 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

The elections now past, the president has determined that the moment is here for him to act and fulfill his obligation to correct those provisions that primarily affect immigrant families, and open the door to five million undocumented workers seeking residency.

Landslide with Limited Consequences

November 21, 2014 // Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland - German

The outcry of the Americans is loud and clear: It cannot go on like this in Washington. However, for the time being, very little will change there. With a burning appeal to overcome the divisions in American society, a previously unknown politician from Chicago made a furor almost exactly a decade ago. The speech [Read more]
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