Month: October 2013

Survivors of boat crash released from ICE custody

Fifteen people were held in custody by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services following the capsizing of their boat off the Miami coast on October 17th.  Four women were killed when the vessel, which was allegedly used for smuggling, capsized, and those who survived were put into detention while an investigation was mounted into …

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Annoyed Republicans scupper immigration reform

There is no hope of immigration reform taking place in 2013 thanks to the bitter rows between Democrats and Republicans over the federal budget, according to one of the House of Representatives’ leading Republican members. Idaho Republican Raul Labrador has told journalists that Obama can kiss goodbye to immigration reform after his refusal to talk …

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Immigration reform bill backed by Republican

In an attempt to get immigration reform moving forward within the House of Representatives, Republican Jeff Denham from California has teamed up with Democrats in the House to create a brand new bill to deal with the controversial issue.  Denham has become the only Republican to team up with the group of 185 Democrats who …

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Uncertain fate for immigration bill

The likelihood of comprehensive immigration reform legislation being passed this year has become murkier than ever in spite of President Barack Obama making another push and a campaign by a coalition of law enforcement, religious and business groups to overhaul the system, which has remained unchanged for decades. The great majority of Republicans who are …

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Passing the naturalization test in America

Children who attend elementary school, middle school and high school in the United States are forced to study American history and government.  In the event that a permanent resident puts in an application for citizenship, they must take a civics test in order to determine their knowledge when it comes to these subjects. Although people …

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Obama pushes immigration reform again

The time has come to fix the broken immigration system in the United States, President Barack Obama declared yesterday, noting that the revamping of immigration laws has bipartisan support.  Although the speech offered little new information, it did put immigration reform firmly back in the spotlight after the bitter wrangling between the major political parties …

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Boehner still hopeful for 2013 immigration reform

House Speaker John Boehner seems to have capitulated to the wishes of the Republican Party by refusing to introduce to the chamber the comprehensive bill for immigration reform that passed the Senate back in June.  However, Boehner claims that he hopes he will be able to bring a bill to the floor of the House …

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