Month: September 2013

Eligible residents avoid applying for US citizenship

Many people who are legal permanent residents of the United States, also referred to as holders of green cards, are eligible to gain full citizenship.  However, the reality is that only a very small percentage of them ever actually put in an application to do so. The process of citizenship and naturalization seem very daunting …

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Comprehensive immigration reform bill takes shape – slowly

Undocumented immigrants are faced with both good news and bad at the moment.  On the positive side, reports are suggesting that there may be positive moves ahead for immigration reform in the days to come, and rights of citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States may finally start to …

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Charlotte resident gets favorable ruling

Luis Zarco from Charlotte in North Carolina was awarded a green card recently after having fought against being deported for the last two years.  Charlotte NBC affiliate WCNC says that the father of three was close to being deported from the United States but that the assistance of friends and members of the community helped …

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Immigration reform could be helped by swing vote

Immigration reform seems to have paused in the House of Representatives, causing many people to worry that it is never going to actually happen, but there are more than 100 possible swing votes within the Republican Party that could result in victory for supporters of immigration reform. Representative Cory Gardner from Colorado is one of …

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On the road to immigration reform compromise

With bills for immigration reform sitting in the House of Representatives, a number of legislators are beginning to look for ways to compromise on the controversial issue.  The House, which is controlled by the Republican Party, has some lawmakers that are completely opposed to offering a path to US citizenship to undocumented immigrants, but some …

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Immigration bill to be introduced in House

 With time ticking away and the deadline fast approaching to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation in 2013, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi might just be the one who is able to reignite the faltering issue and make certain that the debate keeps going. Inside sources claim that Pelosi is planning to introduce legislation for advanced …

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Polls show most Americans support immigration reform

As residents of the United States pick up their papers to check out the latest news in regards to immigration reform, many are probably wondering why it all seems to be so difficult.  Congress seems unable to come to an agreement about the issue despite the fact that polls prove that the great majority of …

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Colorado business leaders want immigration reform

With Washington on the brink of meltdown with large portions of Colorado attempting to get back on its feet after flooding and the possibility of a complete government shutdown looming, business leaders on Monday urged Congress to not forget about the need for immigration reform. A mammoth piece of legislation for comprehensive immigration reform, which …

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College town economies affected by immigration reform

With news of the possibility of impending immigration reform continuing to spread, support still comes in from a variety of places.  Last week the presidents of Florida universities joined the call for change, with the great majority feeling that the economies of the towns that surround college campuses are reliant on graduate students, but that …

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Republican Congressmen drop out of immigration reform

Two key players in the bipartisan group supposedly working on an immigration reform plan for the House of Representatives have apparently backed away from the last round of negotiation, declaring that they are no longer able to back any reforms due to a lack of trust in President Barack Obama. John Carter and Sam Johnson, …

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