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UPDATED with VIDEO: Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

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‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant who carries his passport from the Philippines and a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution–being detained by Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint. Never […]

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

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Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture the desperate reality of millions of immigrants living in Immigration Purgatory, including the newest–the flood of an estimated 52,000 children who have recently arrived, trekking […]

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

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President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive Action“, I urged him to use his “phone and pen” to grant relief to the thousands of immigrants living in fear of deportation. Six months […]

VIDEO: Immigration Manufactured Drama. On MSNBC

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Pu-leaze. Spare me the manufactured drama over immigration. Today, it’s 2014 midterm elections and the GOP calculation to hold the House and perhaps narrowly capture the Senate (despite a few “rogue” Republicans such as Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman). The strategy relies on voter turnout which for midterms, hinges on reliables–older, white voters. Some are against […]

VIDEO: a (wise) latina on THE WISE LATINA: Sotomayor Supreme Court Dissent on MSNBC

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“I respectfully dissent.” Three simple words at the end of a fifty-eight page treatise, part constitutional history lesson, part rousing defense of our American values of equal access and opportunity to our political and civic process. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in reaction to the majority rule upholding Schuette, Attorney General of Michigan […]

VIDEO: Politics and Polices of Sex: Equal Pay and Sex Education on MSNBC

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MSNBC host Karen Finney roared out of the gate of her show Disrupt, asking me if Equal Pay is good politics or good politics. Both, I answered, a lover of living trapped between the hyphens, nuance, and teasing out the countless shades of gray before it became a pulp fiction blockbuster bestseller. What women and […]

VIDEO: Putin Pressure on Obama and the GOP. On MSNBC

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The Ukrainian Prime Minister is scheduled to meet with President Obama on Wednesday to discuss the escalating situation that, if not plunging us back into a Cold War, has certainly broken the so-called reset button between the U.S. and Russia. What happens there has big repercussions here: the debilitating situation has ratcheted up the pressure […]