As expected, last night President Obama unveiled his new immigration reform plan that would effectively defer deportation for 5 million undocumented immigrants. Under his new plan, parents of legal U.S. citizens or green card holders would be allowed to continue to live and work in the United States without the threat of deportation for three years. The plan also broadens the requirements necessary for undocumented immigrants who were brought into the country as children, essentially granting legal status to hundreds of thousands more.
In his speech last night, he explained, “Mass amnesty would be unfair. Mass deportation would be both impossible and contrary to our character. What I'm describing is accountability — a common-sense, middle-ground approach.” Many Republicans criticized Obama’s executive action, saying that he circumvented Congress, with some threatening to attempt to withhold funding. Rep. Bob Goodlatte told USA Today that the move “threatens to unravel our government's system of checks and balances and imperils individual liberty" ... Discuss
A new video from Bono’s One Campaign features a ton of famous faces, not asking viewers to do anything—instead, it features no speaking at all. The PSA, eventually displays the caption “Talk is cheap. It’s time for action,” encouraging viewers to visit One.org/Ebola to sign a petition, letting the world leaders know we’re “counting on you to quickly make and deliver bold commitments and help end the Ebola epidemic now.” The video, and petitions underlying message to leaders and viewers, is that we initially waited too long to provide the proper resources and aid to the nations fighting the deadly virus, and more has to be done ... Discuss
Tony Wheeler is an Indianapolis-based tattoo artist who is trying to raise enough money to start his own studio. He's hoping this tattoo image, which he designed, will go viral and help his dream come true. Conceptually, this tattoo is on fleek. As a theological statement, well, what do you think? ... Discuss