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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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Ryan says immigration reform will not happen in 2014

July 17th, 2014 @ 8:10

Republican Paul Ryan, who has been among those at the forefront of the push for immigration reform, has joined with many other politicians in admitting that there is no chance of immigration reform happening this year. John Boehner, the speaker of the House, has already said that immigration reform will not be happening in 2014, …

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Immigration law in Montana ruled unconstitutional

June 27th, 2014 @ 8:35

A judge in Montana this week ruled that a law approved by voters two years ago was unconstitutional.  The law ‒ Legislative Referendum 121 ‒ attempted to put a limit on how much money could be spent on undocumented immigrants by denying them the right to get any kind of federal income, such as a …

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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-Mexico economic growth threatened by no immigration reform

July 25th, 2014 @ 8:14

The expanding network of cross-border ties with Mexico, which includes trade equal to $1m per minute, is being threatened by the absence of any progress being made toward reforming the immigration system in the United States, according to Mexico’s foreign secretary. Jose Antonio Meade made by the remarks to California Chamber of Commerce members on …

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US urgently needs immigration reform

July 25th, 2014 @ 8:11

The public debate over the increased surge in immigrant minors coming across the US-Mexico border should spur Congress to finally enact immigration reform, says Human Rights Watch.  The organization yesterday released a multimedia feature in collaboration with Platon/The People’s Portfolio and Time magazine on the issue. The feature, Torn Apart, includes video interviews with and …

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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 (http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/processing/processing_1740.html) which lists current processing times for US …

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Home building success depends on immigration reform

July 23rd, 2014 @ 8:37

The home building industry plays a crucial part in sustaining the economy of the United States in addition to meeting the country’s housing requirements.  Immigration reform is the key to filling the necessary positions within this industry, yet builders face significant obstacles due to current immigration policies. Immigration reform is necessary for the home building …

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Business leaders in Nashville want immigration reform

July 11th, 2014 @ 10:59

Nashville business leaders are pushing for the immigration system in the United States to be overhauled, citing a strong degree of support in the American public for such efforts. 88% of voters in Nashville believe that the immigration system needs to be fixed, with 55% feeling it is “very important” for reform to be enacted …

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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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