Month: December 2012

Hispanic-American traditions changed by new generations

There are around 50 million Hispanics living in the United States, many of whom emigrated from Mexico to find a better life  At the time when the rate of immigration were at its highest peak, the country’s biggest Spanish-speaking congregations started to prosper, and there is now a number of second- and third-generation Hispanics who …

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American Civil Liberties Union sues over driver’s licenses

Michigan’s American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, who has refused to allow youths who apply for deferred action the right to get a driver’s license. Johnson has ruled that undocumented youngsters who came to the United States as children illegally do not have the legal right to …

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Businesses face rising audits for illegal immigrants

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has audited record numbers of firms for having illegal immigrants on their payrolls in the course of the last fiscal year. The number of audited employer I-9 forms rose from 250 in the fiscal year of 2007 to over 3000 this year. From the fiscal years 2009 to 2012, fines …

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Better healthcare could result from immigration reform

Under the current US immigration laws, many nurses, physicians and specialists are not able to work in the United States. With the ageing US population and the Affordable Care Act, however, there is an increasing demand for more advances in medicine, more practitioners and increased specialization, according to a report which was released recently by …

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Oklahoma’s tough immigration stance fight over

A federal judge signed an agreement last week that puts an end to a four-year legal battle between the state of Oklahoma and the US Chamber of Commerce over the former’s tough anti-illegal immigrant law. The judgment, which was signed by District Judge Robin Cauthon, effectively accepts the 10th Circuit US Court of Appeals’ 2010 …

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mmigration and climate changes priorities for Obama’s second term

In the interview that accompanied his selection as Man of the Year by TIME magazine, US President Barack Obama says that he intends to spend his second term focused on the issues of immigration, energy, climate change and the need to revive his nation’s economy. The wide-ranging interview included the freshly reelected President reflecting on …

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Activist groups target Congress over immigration reform

Hispanic activist groups who have gathered in Washington DC have warned lawmakers that they intend to keep a “report card” on America immigration reform in 2013 and will punish any members of Congress who vote against legislation that includes a pathway to US citizenship for all undocumented immigrants in the country. The Service Employees International …

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