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Reid to HOR: take action or the president will

May 28th, 2014 @ 8:53

Senator Harry Reid yesterday warned Republicans in the House of Representatives that if they do not hold a vote on comprehensive immigration reform by August 1st this year then they will force President Obama into taking administrative action over the issue. Reid says that the Obama administration is already in the process of reviewing its …

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Allentown City Council stands up for immigration reform

March 21st, 2014 @ 9:14

Allentown City Council has taken a stand, albeit a somewhat symbolic one, in support of immigration reform by unanimously passing a resolution recommending “federal enactment of rational solutions to fix our broken immigration system” on Wednesday night. The resolution states that between 11 and 14 million undocumented immigrants in the United States regularly contribute to …

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Fewer minors cross border into US

September 4th, 2014 @ 9:05

The number of undocumented immigrant minors taken into custody after being caught trying to illegally cross the border into the United States has fallen for the second month in a row. 3,129 unaccompanied immigrant minors were detained by agents at the border between the US and Mexico in August, according to the Customs and Border …

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Cities team up for citizenship

September 22nd, 2014 @ 8:33

New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago have teamed up in a bid to obtain US citizenship for legal immigrants.  The Chicago Tribune says that the three cities have joined forces in an initiative entitled Cities for Citizenship, which is intended to allow the cities to expand their naturalization schemes and offer citizenship via Citigroup’s …

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Americans favor Republican immigration stance

September 11th, 2014 @ 9:29

Americans are increasingly likely to support the way in which the Republican Party would handle the issue of immigration and to be against legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to start on the pathway to citizenship, according to a new poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. Public opinion appears to have …

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EB-5 visa program to benefit US businesses

March 25th, 2014 @ 9:32

In 1990 a program known as EB-5 was created by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in order to benefit US businesses. The program offers US visas to immigrant investors in order to stimulate economic growth and create jobs across the nation. The EB-5 visa system or to give it its official title, the …

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Silicon Valley businesses to help with pathway to citizenship

March 21st, 2014 @ 9:23

A number of prominent technology firms in California’s Silicon Valley have teamed up to air their support for immigration reform. A variety of engineering and technological companies in the United States hire workers from overseas due to their specialized skill sets and invaluable experience. In order to support these workers Nokia, ABZ, DTZ and Technology …

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US government sued by immigrant rights groups

October 17th, 2014 @ 9:22

Immigrant rights groups, including the American Immigration Council (AIC), are involved in a lawsuit against the US government. These groups are suing the government on behalf of undocumented immigrant minors, who the groups say are not being provided with acceptable legal representation. The AIC says that the fifth amendment’s due process clause is being violated …

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More immigrant families freed than deported, says Artesia mayor

October 17th, 2014 @ 9:11

One of three detention centers used to house undocumented immigrant families from Central America that illegally crossed the US border earlier in the year has begun releasing more of its inmates than it deports, according to a city official of New Mexico. Phillip Birch, the mayor of Artesia, says that federal immigration authorities have reported …

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The Difference Between Passport and Passport Card

January 30th, 2012 @ 18:15

In the US, there are two types of passports: the traditional passport book, and a passport card. The passport book is a thin cardboard cover with your picture and information inside it. It has several pages for visas and travel documents. The US passport card is a small passport card, about the size of a …

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General Processing Times for US Passport

January 23rd, 2012 @ 22:04

In most cases, US citizens applying for a US passport are in a hurry. They may be traveling soon and may need to secure a passport before their travel date. Fortunately, the US Department of State makes it easy to plan ahead. The agency has a website ( which lists current processing times for US …

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US Visas

US visa guide

September 12th, 2014 @ 10:39

There are a variety of visas available in the United States and it can sometimes be difficult to work out which would be the best option for you. Between study and work US visas and non-immigrant and immigrant visas, submitting an application can turn into a complex process. US visas are awarded by the government …

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McFadden slams Democrats and Republicans over immigration reform failure

September 9th, 2014 @ 9:54

Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden has urged Congress to finally get to grips with immigration reform, saying that he first wants them to secure the border and then get on with the business of addressing the millions of undocumented immigrants already illegally living in the United States. McFadden also says that he is in favor …

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USCIS looks for support services for extra work

December 14th, 2012 @ 17:05

On the 10th December a draft was released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services looking for support for the field offices of their organization, which is a step toward the recompletion of the contract for Field Office Support Services, which supports ten asylum offices and 68 field offices. “USCIS is seeking administrative records support …

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USCIS E-Verify Expansion Update

February 23rd, 2012 @ 16:57

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify system is a way for employers to check the employment authorization of workers and potential employees. The system was created in response to concerns about undocumented workers in the US. In many cases, employers claimed that it was difficult for them to determine who was authorized to …

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