Month: November 2012

Obama’s push for immigration reform backed by Mexican President-Elect

Enrique Pena Nieto, the Mexican President-Elect, has backed the push towards US immigration reform being planned by President Barack Obama and has pledged to give his full cooperation and support with regards to border security as well as vowing to increase efforts to put a lid on the violence in his own nation. Three weeks …

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New campaign for eligible immigrants to apply for citizenship

Given that only a fraction of eligible immigrants actually do put in an application for US citizenship, efforts to assist more permanent residents to become citizens have been increased by the New Americans Campaign. Last year around 8.5 million immigrants were actually eligible for naturalization, yet just 750,000 of those actually filled out an application, …

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Republicans propose scheme for young immigrants

On Tuesday two top Republican Senators introduced their own variation of the DREAM Act to grant legal status to young illegal immigrants in a crucial signal by the party designed to show how serious they are about the issue since their crushing defeat in the US presidential election earlier this month. Republican Senator Jon Kyl …

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Georgia could appeal immigration case

The legal fight over the illegal immigration law in the state of Georgia has already become a long running saga, and could go on for even longer if officials decide to appeal their case to the US Supreme Court.  Georgia officials yesterday claimed that they were still considering their options following the decision by Atlanta’s …

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Evangelical leaders urge US immigration reform

Evangelical leaders are calling on President Barack Obama and Congress to move quickly in 2013 in order to reform the US immigration laws.  Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land, who is the Ethics $ Religious Liberty Commission, has joined with nine leaders from the Evangelical Reform Table in asking Obama, plus Senate and House of Representative …

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Fiscal fight could sideline US immigration reform

The re-election of President Barack Obama earlier this month has given hope to the supporters of comprehensive US immigration reform.  With Obama having been bolstered in the polls by more than 70% support given to him by Latino voters, many hoped that he would now be more willing to fight for the cause he avoided …

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Univision becomes part of the Immigrant Archive Project

The point of the creation of the Immigrant Archive Project was in order to be able to preserve the accomplishments, the dreams and even the struggles to get a green card of immigrants to the United States in order for future generations to be able to learn from their unique experiences.  The Immigrant Archive Project …

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Republicans try to win back Latinos

Until 71% of the Latino community voted for the re-election of President Barack Obama on Election Day, it was difficult to make Republicans on Capitol Hill listen to the message that the party desperately needed to make America immigration reform a priority, according to Brad Bailey.  However, that situation is now quickly changing as a …

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