Month: January 2013

Proposal on immigration negotiated by House members

A group of six House members, divided almost equally between members of the Democratic and Republican parties, is close to completing a wide-ranging immigration legislation that is similar to proposals by President Barack Obama and Senate negotiators. It includes offering a path to US citizenship for the around 11 million illegal immigrants who already reside …

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Immigration reform plan has positive implications for Chinese

US President Barack Obama has put his support behind a proposal from a bipartisan group of senators to have the country’s immigration laws reformed, something that is also being regarded in a positive light by many Chinese people who live in the United States. In a speech which he made to a Las Vegas high …

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Obama calls for new day on immigration

President Barack Obama is seeking to build on the growing political momentum to implement sweeping revisions to the immigration law in the United States, cautiously endorsing a new Senate blueprint and offering some more details about his own plan. Speaking at a Las Vegas event that was designed to highlight the growing voting power of …

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Proposal on immigration could face House resistance

The rising influence of the Hispanic vote and a shifting political landscape are behind a renewed push to try and overhaul the immigration laws in the United States, with bipartisan support for such an overhaul having renewed the momentum for action on Capitol Hill in 2013. The issue still has to face a significant amount …

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Immigrant women face hopeful future courtesy of NY bakery

Jessamyn Rodriguez was once an employee of the United States on the issue of immigration policy, but five years ago, back in 2007, the resident of New York started to put her effort and time into the creation of a safe haven for immigrant women to be able to learn English, become prodigious with a …

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US senators reach deal on immigration

A leading group of bipartisan senators in the United States has come to an agreement as to the principle of comprehensive immigration reform, which should rewrite the nation’s laws on the subject. The deal, which is to be announced today, is to cover guest workers, employment verification and border security, in addition to a method …

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Labor Unions join forces to support immigration reform

Just days after the inauguration speech of President Barack Obama Congressional leaders are speaking out, with the speech having resonated strongly with labor unions.  For the very first time in a number of decades unions and migrant laborers have joined forces in order to come up with a plan for comprehensive immigration reform, ABC News …

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H-1B visa debate continues

Microsoft has reported that in 2011 it had around 60,000 job vacancies that it found impossible to fill because of the shortfall of graduates in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in the United States.  The technology company has already raised concerns about the need to increase standards of education due to this …

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