Month: December 2013

Immigrants boost economy and create jobs

Economic progress and immigration go hand in hand, according to research.  In studies that show a marked contrast to the fear that unemployment is worsened by immigrants taking American jobs, studies have proven that the job crisis in the United States would actually be helped by mending the nation’s broken immigration system. One of the …

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Impossible to quickly produce migrant stats

Prosecutors in the United States claim that they are unable to meet the demands of a judge that requires them to produce documents relating to thousands of immigrants who have been held in detention all over the country for months, or in some cases years, while they wait for their immigration status to be reviewed. …

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Spike for Chinese immigration in New York

The number of Chinese immigrants in New York is set to outstrip those of immigrants that come from the Dominican Republic – the largest immigrant group in the city at present – a new report made by the Department of City Planning suggests.  China has also been a major contributor to New York’s record-breaking high …

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Is Obama preparing to force Republicans into immigration reform?

With 2013 slowly winding to a close, many believe that the New Year is going to be a good one for millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States.  This year has been a difficult year with the high of the passing of a comprehensive reform bill by the Senate back in June, followed …

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President Obama’s last Press Conference of the Year

President Barack Obama spent a good deal of the lengthy press conference he held on Friday, December 21st taking a look back at 2013, but nonetheless kept returning to the issue he hopes is going to finally get some resolution in the New Year – that of immigration reform. Obama admits that immigration reform was …

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Numerous immigration judges eligible for retirement

Immigration courts in the United States that are already suffering from massive backlogs could be thrown into even more chaos next year when almost 50% of the 21 judges on the circuit become eligible for retirement at some point during 2014.  There are already 32 vacancies in the court, which has caused a backlog of …

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Republicans get letters from children of immigrants

Six thousand letters have been delivered to 60 Republicans in the House of Representatives by immigration activists from children who have witnessed other members of their family be deported or who are at risk of being shipped out of the United States.  We Belong Together: Women for Common Sense Reform hosted the event earlier this …

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Andrews confident of immigration reform

US Representative Robert Andrews remains confident that the House of Representatives will not only vote on an immigration reform bill next year, but that the bill will ultimately be passed with bipartisan support.  Andrews says that 2014 will see a new push on the issue despite the previous refusal of the Republican House leadership to …

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US cannot shut the door on immigrants

America will only become a genuine land of opportunity when the immigration reform bill is passed by Congress, according to US House Representative Eric Swalwell.  Addressing a reception in the Dallas suburb Plano in Texas at the residence of Dr Muhammad Tariq and Aisha Tariq, Swalwell said that the growth of the US economy was …

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