US – Cuban Relationship Change

(CNN) — Today a major breakthrough in US – Cuba relations. President Obama has instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to immediately begin talks with Cuba about restarting diplomatic relations, which were severed in January 1961. The US will also re-establish an embassy in Havana in the coming months. But critics, including republican Senator Marco … Continue reading »

President Finalizing Immigration Action

WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) – President Barack Obama is preparing to unveil his plan for executive action on immigration reform in a speech Thursday night. Despite releasing no formal plan or proposal, the move is already receiving mixed reviews from multiple sides of the issue. The President’s plan to bypass Congress is a controversial move that … Continue reading »

President Asks for Emergency Funding

(CNN) — President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday in Texas about the immigration crisis, urging Congress to approve his request for $3.7 billion in emergency spending. “The problem here is not a major disagreement around the actions that could be helpful in dealing with the problem. The challenge … is Congress prepared to act to put … Continue reading »

Immigrant Children Setback in Visa Apps

(CNN) — The Supreme Court ruled immigrant children who turn 21 will have to start all over in applying for a visa. The case stems from a Salvadoran immigrant who applied for a visa when her son was 13-years old. Her son is now 21 and will not qualify as an eligible child, despite her … Continue reading »