Month: July 2013

Same-sex green card denial investigation opened

The Obama administration has announced that it is opening a system-wide review of circumstances surrounding same-sex couples where the partners of American citizens were refused green cards.  USA Today claims that the Department of Homeland Security is saying that same-sex couples will be able to acquire a green card for foreign spouses in exactly the …

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Businesses demand action on immigration reform

Hundreds of business groups and Republican Party donors called for action in regards to immigration reform yesterday, trying to increase the pressure on the House of Representatives as lawmakers get set to exit Washington for their five-week summer recess. Two separate letters have been released, one of which has been signed by over 400 top …

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Labor shortage increases demand for immigration reform

Almost a month after the bill for comprehensive immigration reform was passed by the US Senate, and the debate in the House of Representatives is continuing to drag on and on, local farmers grow ever more eager for a solution to be found as they face a continuing labor shortage that many believe could be …

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Immigration reform in America’s national interest

A new opinion poll unveiled several days ago has demonstrated a dramatic change in the way that people from all over the world regard America’s standing as the leading economic and political superpower on the planet.  An increasing amount of people believe that the United States is beginning to lose its place as the world’s …

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Immigration reform Congressional compromise expected

While congressional leaders continue to be split over the issue of immigration reform, some advocates are beginning to believe that there are positive signs emerging for the 11 million undocumented immigrants that currently live in the United States.  The New York Times says that an increasing level of support has been shown by the House …

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Naturalization ceremonies welcome new citizens

Fifty new citizens were welcomed to the United States at a naturalization ceremony that was staged at Omaha’s Gerald R Ford Conservation Center in Nebraska on July 15th, the Omaha World Herald claims.  Voter registration forms were then filled out by the newly inaugurated citizens following the ceremony, who are now faced with the task …

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Nuns on the Bus push Congress for immigration reform

The “Nuns on the Bus” have returned from their 6,800 mile adventure across the United States, but are now faced with their most difficult challenge yet – to try to convince the House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republican Party, to pass immigration reform legislation. The cross country tour was a project of …

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Republicans want action on immigration

Sixty percent of Republicans are in favor of passing the Senate immigration bill, according to a new poll from the National Journal.  The Senate legislation includes offering a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants (around 11 million) who already live in the United States, an aspect that has proven controversial with many vocal Republicans. The …

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Senators cancel business immigration meeting

On Monday the people behind the Senate immigration bill elected to cancel a scheduled meeting with business groups and other supporters in a bid to try and increase momentum for the legislation in an indication of just how difficult it is likely to be to actually enact it. Republican Senator John McCain, Democrat Senator Chuck …

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US immigration reform slows down

Although lawmakers are engaging in serious discussions about immigration reform after many years of disregarding the issue altogether, experts are warning that the American public should not hold its breath waiting for the reforms to become official, with Republican strategist Ford O’Connell telling Xinhua that there is a strong possibility that there will be no …

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