In announcing a pause in deportations that would benefit 5 million unauthorized immigrants, the president is setting a trap for Republicans: They can neither block his orders nor condemn them too loudly, at the risk of antagonizing the Latino electorate.
Let's remember Simone Weil's words, “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul."
Obama has decided to act unilaterally and shield about 5 million undocumented immigrants.
The U.S. president issued an order that will protect millions of immigrants from deportation and give them the right to work. Republicans are threatening to put him in jail for this.
For black viewers, Cosby became an example of possible success in life and career; for whites he was proof that they no longer had to feel guilty about the scars of slavery and persistent racism.
With an executive order, Barack Obama has put an end to the anguish of 5 million people, who, because of their status as undocumented immigrants, have lived for years at risk of being deported to their native countries if they find themselves in a situation where they are ever asked for documentation. This executive [Read more]
Recently, U.S. President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party suffered a major electoral defeat in the midterm elections for members of Congress. The Republican Party regained control of the Senate for the first time since 2007 and increased its majority in the House of Representatives, also winning a wide range of [Read more]
Blacks and whites in America stand in irreconcilable opposition — a fact that the first black president has been unable to alter.
This decision demonstrates Obama’s lack of clear direction when it comes to the single most serious issue America and its allies are currently faced with: the threat that is the Islamic State.
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]