Month: June 2013

Immigration reform to grow business and economy

With the Senate having passed immigration reform, political supporters of the measure are now urging the House of Representatives, which is under the control of the Republican Party, to move the bill to President Barack Obama’s hands in order for him to sign it into legislation. Obama has been meeting with business leaders who are …

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Immigration reform passed by Senate

After several months of heated debate, the US Senate has overwhelmingly passed the comprehensive immigration reform bill that intends to put the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants onto a pathway to citizenship. The public galleries erupted in chants of “Yes, we did!” after Senators voted 68-32 in favor of the landmark legislation that revamps legal …

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Public outcry gets woman her naturalization

Margaret Doughty has been a permanent citizen in the United States for three decades but after she applied for US citizenship after many years of working as an advocate for literacy, the 64-year-old Englishwoman was at first rejected as a naturalized citizen because of her anti-war beliefs and lack of religion.  However, Douglas has been …

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Mexico speaks out on immigration bill

Mexico has broken its silence on the debate over immigration reform taking place in the United States, saying that “Walls aren’t the solution.”  Lawmakers in the US are contemplating extending the border fence as one of the additional security measures that accompanies plans to offer legal status to over 11 million undocumented immigrants, the great …

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Additional green cards proposed for STEM graduates

The United States currently has a very long backlog of applicants for green cards who are waiting to take the vital step towards gaining citizenship.  According to the Wall Street Journal, however, all applicants have most assuredly not been created equal over the course of the last couple of decades, with some being forced to …

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House uncertain with Republicans divided on immigration

Senate Republicans are divided over the immigration bill that seems to be headed for approval by the end of the week, a division that means the ultimate fate of the legislation, which is being backed by the White House, could be uncertain in the House of Representatives and is complicating the Republican Party’s ability to …

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Key vote on immigration forthcoming

President Barack Obama yesterday campaigned for immigration legislation from the White House in advance of the Senate test vote on the bill that is asking for over $30 billion of additional security measures at the US-Mexico border and offers a chance at citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants who are currently living in the …

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Controversial immigration bill approved by House

The House Judiciary Committee has given its approval to a controversial new measure that enables local and state governments to come up with their own laws, as well as now making it a federal crime for illegal immigrants to live in the United States, the Washington Post says. The Strengthen and Fortify Act – also …

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Border deal boosts immigration bill

Far-reaching immigration legislation in the United States that offers the prize of citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants is beginning to quickly gain ground in the US Senate after Republicans and Democrats reached an agreement over dramatic steps intended to secure the border with Mexico. The deal to double fencing and border security agents saw …

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