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American Immigration Weekly Recap – January 14th – 18th

Published: Mon, Jan 21st, 03:15 AM

Floridians on board with pushing immigration reform. Immigration advocates in Florida say that they want a complete comprehensive immigration reform and they have planned to start up a campaign urging the US Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform, that would legalize the undocumented immigrants and permit them to obtain US citizenship. Few evangelical churches in Florida have also planned to begin 40 days of prayer and support the cause.

Israeli visa exception up for debate by US Congress. The US Congress recently debated on the Visa Waiver for Israel Act of 2012. If this bill is passed, citizens of Israel may not be required to obtain US visas to get into the United States, for business or for tourism.

Obama flexes his muscles on immigration and debt. President Obama is now concentrating on the two major issues, immigration and debt. According to the White House, the immigration reform bill for 2013, is likely to benefit the undocumented immigrants and might allow them to obtain US citizenship.

Ambitious immigration plan stops short of amnesty. President Obama will soon push for an immigration law that would grant conditional status to the undocumented workers in the United States. This law will help the skilled and unskilled workers to obtain US visas sooner and it will also help their family members to obtain visas. The White House also states that the undocumented immigrants in America are not granted amnesty as they are likely to be forced to pay their taxes along with fines, if they seek to become US citizens.

Immigrant activist hired by Arizona congresswoman. Erika Andiola, 25, who was smuggled into the United States when she was a minor, is a young immigration activist, who was recently granted deferred action status. She has now been employed by Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, as a district outreach director and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who strongly opposes Arizona's anti-immigration laws, said that Erika Andiola, is well organized and that she is experienced in managing the community.

Rubio moves on immigration reform. Senator Marco Rubio has stated that he will modernize the immigration reform and that his law if passed will allow the undocumented immigrants to become lawful residents of the country and to obtain US citizenship. Rubio who supports the E-verify system stated that the country must increase the number of H-1B visas that are issued to skilled workers.