Saturday, June 16, 2012
Surprise announcement by Homeland Security will allow some residents to stay in the United States if they came here as children.
In a move expected to affect up to 800,000 people, President Barack Obama announced Friday a plan to allow some young illegal immigrants the ability to apply for temporary legal status and work permits. The move would stop deportations for undocumented people under certain conditions. To be eligible - they must have come to the United States under the age of 16 and lived in the US for at least five years. They must be in school, have graduated from high school, or have been honorably discharged from the US military. In addition, those applying must not have been convicted of any felony or significant misdemeanors. The move raised the ire of many immediately - including one reporter who heckled the president during the speech. But Obama …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the borough and Monmouth County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Red Bank-Shrewsbury Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
President Obama made his historic pronouncement during an interview with ABC News.
President Barack Obama has publicly come out in support of gay marriage, the first time in history that a sitting U.S. President has ever done so. Obama gave the news to ABC News' Robin Roberts in an interview that will air on ABC's “Good Morning America" on Thursday. "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The probable Republican nominee for U.S. president attends a political fundraiser on Bernardsville mountain.
The actual event was a political fundraiser for state Sen. Joe Kyrillos, a Republican and Middletown resident who wants to replace Democrat Bob Menendez in the U.S. Senate, but the reason for all the security, traffic and reporters outside a private home in Bernardsville on Wednesday afternoon was the awaited arrival of Mitt Romney. Romney, the likely Republican nominee for this year's presidential race, arrived about an hour after the scheduled start of the $5,000-a-plate campaign event at the house of attorney Edward Deutsch. The Somerset County sheriff's department, with its canine unit, a few cars and officers from the Bernardsville police department and Secret Service had already secured the entrance to the home on Dryden Road prior …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Two men, including a Monmouth County resident, are challenging President Barack Obama's placement on the state's primary ballot.
Two New Jersey residents, including one from Monmouth County, are challenging President Barack Obama's place on the state's primary ballot, according to the Bayshore Tea Party Group. Nick Purpura, of Monmouth County, has filed a challenge along with Ocean County resident Ted Moran alleging that Obama has never shown adequate proof that he was born in the United States - despite the release of a longform birth certificate by the White House in April of 2011 - and that his father was never a citizen of the United States, meaning Obama is not a natural born citizen, at least according to their interpretation of the Constitution. The challenge will be heard by an administrative law judge Tuesday at the Administrative Law Offices in …