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Liz Sullivan, right, and Jim Steinle, left, the parents of Kathryn Steinle, answer questions during a news conference on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in San Francisco. The parents of the San Francisco woman shot to death by a man being sought for deportation filed legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials in connection with her killing. Steinle's parents revealed details of their claim against San Francisco's Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the Bureau of Land Management and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold them accountable for the woman's death. Kathryn Steinle was shot to death on Pier 14 on July 1 as she walked with her father. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Kate Steinle’s parents sue San Francisco for daughter’s death

Kate Steinle’s parents announced Tuesday they had filed a legal challenge to the city of San Francisco and federal officials in connection with their daughter’s murder. Speaking to a crowd of reporters, Jim Steinle, Kate’s father, said he wasn’t just suing for his daughter, but for the safety of all the other families in San Francisco, the […]

ICE arrests hundreds of illegal immigrants with past felony charges in Southern California

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement had their most successful sweep of illegal immigrant criminals last week in Southern California. The agency announced Monday that during the four-day sweep they took 244 foreign nationals into custody, the majority of which had one felony conviction. “One of the challenges we’re facing is because of state law and local policies, […]

Bobby Jindal says immigration is about ‘values’ not security

Republican presidential candidate, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Defending the American Dream summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is trying to find his own narrative on immigration between the security hawks like Donald Trump and the open-border wing of the party that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) represents. Jindal argued in a Sunday interview on ABC’s The Week that the most important feature of immigration should be assimilation […]

The New York Times, Senate Republicans, and Obama once supported part of Trump’s immigration plan

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s immigration plan involves deporting all illegal immigrants and then having the “good ones” — those employed and without a criminal record — be allowed back into the U.S. legally. The mainstream media and political establishment of both parties have called this plan “unrealistic” and accused the billionaire of wreaking “havoc” on […]

One Missouri voter to decide fate of crony sales tax

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A local Missouri election with only one registered voter is an unambiguous example of when voting actually matters. The city of Columbia, Missouri created a new district with no registered voters to avoid an election on a sales tax. With no voters in the district, the decision would go to property owners “with a financial […]

University of Wisconsin-Madison professors come out against ban on selling body parts of aborted babies

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Wisconsin lawmakers have acted to ban the sale of fetal parts from aborted babies, but not all are on board with the proposal. The proposal for the ban came from GOP Reps. Andre Jacque and Joel Kleefisch in response to videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. Such videos featured top Planned Parenthood employees […]

Colorado GOP wants Planned Parenthood investigated despite state pushback

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Various Colorado officials have refused to investigate Planned Parenthood, but GOP lawmakers aren’t giving up. Despite being against abortion, the state Attorney General, Cynthia Coffman, said she won’t investigate Planned Parenthood. She defended her move by saying that the final decision is with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The department told local news […]

Federal judge denies Obama administration’s appeal on immigrant children

FILE - In this July 7, 2015, file photo, immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio. A group of immigrant rights lawyers in a filing Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, say that detention of women and children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally is lengthy and unsafe, challenging the government's claims that immigrant families are held only briefly and that their detention doesn't violate a longstanding ban. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Judge Dolly Gee has once again ruled against the Obama administration’s detention for illegal immigrant minors, and has ordered a prompt release of all children in family detention centers. Even though an estimated 18 in every 20 illegal immigrants did not show up in court for their deportation hearings, making them all a flight risk, the ruling on […]

Trump on how he plans to pull off his immigration plan: ‘It’s called management’

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Derry, N.H. Nearly six months out from the first votes of a presidential campaign, candidates should be fleshing out who they are and what they stand for. Instead, some of the best-known 2016 candidates are toting around heavy baggage that’s proving to be a big distraction from the conversations they’d rather be having with the American people. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump finally unveiled the key to making his immigration policy succeed Sunday “It’s called management. I’m going to get great people that know what they are doing,” Trump told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week. Trump emphasized the importance on getting control over the nation’s borders. “We have lost control of our country,” the […]

Thousands protested Planned Parenthood this weekend

In this Wednesday, Aug. 19,  2015 photo, people participate in a rally at Utah Capitol Rotunda, in Salt Lake City, organized in support of Gov. Gary Herbert's recent decision to remove the state from federal funding of Planned Parenthood. Herbert says his move to block Utah from disbursing federal money to Planned Parenthood won't threaten women's health. Herbert last week ordered the Utah Department of Health to stop passing along about $223,000 in federal money to the Utah arm of the organization for programs like STD testing, sex education and screening for victims of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The pro-life movement was in full swing over the weekend, thousands across the country descended upon Planned Parenthood clinics across the country to protest federal funding for the abortion provider. Protestors rallied in front of nearly 320 clinics nationwide, ranging in size from just a few dozen to some with well over a thousand, reported the […]

Ted Cruz calls for an end to birthright citizenship

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Americans for Prosperity Road to Reform event Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has followed in Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s footsteps on the issue of birthright citizenship. National Journal reported that during an interview with on the Michael Medved show, Cruz voiced his support for a constitutional amendment ending birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants. The big push to end birthright citizenship […]

Trump released his immigration policy and conservatives are split over its message

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to fairgoers as he walks down the concourse during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump released his immigration policy over the weekend, and it was met with a mix of praise and condemnation by conservatives. Ann Coulter called it “the great political document since the Magna Carta” while The Federalist’s Ben Domenech referred to it as “identity politics for white people.” Trump breaks down his plan into three […]

Report: Record 42.1 million immigrants in the U.S.

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A new analysis of immigrants in America, both legal and illegal, revealed that America’s foreign-born population has hit an all-time high. The Center for Immigration Studies released the report showing that the U.S. now has 42.1 million foreign-born nationals, which is being primarily driven by Mexican immigration. That is the largest percent of immigrants in […]

Illegal immigrants sue the U.S. for $10 million for ‘bad treatment’ in detention centers

FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio. Justice Department lawyers are asking a federal judge to reconsider her July ruling ordering the release of children and mothers detained after they entered the U.S. illegally across the Mexican border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

If someone broke into your home and ate the spoiled meat from your refrigerator, should she be allowed to sue because it gave her food poisoning? The Huffington Post reported Tuesday that an illegal immigrant and her child are suing the U.S. for $10 million for being treated badly while in a detention center. Yancy Mejía alleges that the […]

DOJ fights order that immigrant families must be released from detention centers

FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio. Justice Department lawyers are asking a federal judge to reconsider her July ruling ordering the release of children and mothers detained after they entered the U.S. illegally across the Mexican border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

The Obama administration is doing the unthinkable — defending immigration law. Lawyers for the Department of Justice filed a 60-page response on Thursday asking a federal judge to reconsider her ruling that called for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to be released from family detention facilities. The DOJ said that those holding centers run […]

States go on the record for and against Planned Parenthood

Gov. Maggie Hassas, D-N.H., speaks to members of the Executive Council in favor of state funding for Planned Parenthood Wednesday Aug. 5, 2015 in Concord, N.H.  The Republican-led Executive Council voted against roughly $650,000 in state funding for Planned Parenthood.( AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Republicans across the country demanding action in the wake of five undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of fetal organs after a baby was aborted. While an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood stalled in the Senate, several states have succeeded in doing what Congress could not. Alabama, New Hampshire, and Louisiana all defunded Planned […]

Bernie Sanders has ‘serious problems’ with Uber

FILE - In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Democratic National Committee unveiled plans on Thursday to hold six presidential debates starting this fall, with the first scheduled for Oct. 13 in Nevada. So far, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sanders, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee are scheduled to participate in the officially sanctioned forums.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Ashton Kutcher has a serious problem. He’s a staunch liberal Democrat and an investor in Uber, the company all progressives love to hate. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined other liberals like NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Hillary Clinton in criticizing the car sharing company in an interview with Bloomberg Thursday, saying Uber has “serious problems” and […]

Mark Zuckerberg-backed group: GOP is doomed because of position on immigration

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s advocacy group Fwd.us has a message of doom for the Republican Party. Wired reported on Wednesday that the website released a new web tool, which predicted that unless the Republican Party backs immigration reform it will never win another presidential election. The tool aggregates both population and voter data to show how […]

Obama administration abusing authority to issue work permits to foreign nationals

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

During a time when labor force participation is at a 38-year low, it would seem natural to curb work permits for foreign nationals to give American citizens an advantage. But the Obama administration has done just the opposite, Breitbart revealed Wednesday.  In a response to Senate Judiciary Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee Republicans, the U.S. Citizenship […]

Ahead of first debate, Jeb Bush shares immigration plan

Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, left, stands in front of supporters during a campaign rally at the Maitland Venue, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Maitland, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

With just days to go before the first debate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is looking to clarify his position on immigration and border security. The presidential candidate posted his plans for securing our national border Monday morning on Medium and sought to show that he’s not in favor of a blanket amnesty and that illegal […]