Immigrant groups may accept legalization without citizenship

In response to expected overtures from the Republican Party in regards to immigration reform, immigrant groups have indicated they would be willing to move away from their insistence on a special pathway to citizenship being included in such legislation for the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants who currently live and work in the United States. …

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Immigration big boost to ageing US

Americans are one of the least likely to see the increasing number of older people as something to be worried about, or to be concerned with retirement security, according to a new global study. The Pew Research Center has analyzed 21 surveys conducted all over the world, something that is seen as timely as it …

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Congresswoman praises Obama’s immigration stance

Yvette D. Clarke, the Caribbean American Congresswoman, has commended President Barack Obama for making use of his Tuesday night State of the Union address to address the need for comprehensive immigration reform, in which he urged the US Congress to take action and enable an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States to …

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Undocumented immigrants get driver’s licenses in Illinois

A new law in the state of Illinois has given undocumented immigrants over 1,200 driver’s licenses, an Illinois Secretary of State office spokesman says.  The licenses come under the category TVDL (Temporary Visitor’s Driver’s License), making them legal documents enabling immigrants that live in Illinois to drive regardless of their legal status. The TVDLs were …

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Top Republicans want legal status for immigrants

The broad framework for an overhaul of the immigration laws in the United States outlined by the leadership of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives will this week ask for a pathway to legal status, rather than citizenship, for the great majority of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants that are currently living …

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Increasing number of international marriages in US

The number of international marriages in the United States is on the increase. In 2010 there were over five million marriages performed where one of the spouses originated from a different country, with a number of different factors including the globalization of business and commerce accounting for this trend. The K-1 US visa is available …

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Immigrants have the right to be citizens

Undocumented immigrants need to be allowed to become US citizens in order to keep America safe, that is according to the man whose job it is to do just that, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who believes that many immigrants have “earned the right to be citizens.” “An earned path to citizenship for those currently …

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Sewing class helps immigrants learn English

Advocacy groups that work to protect the rights of immigrants and promote immigration reform in the United States often go about their mission in a number of different ways. One group named Stitch, which is based in Kentucky, aims to connect female refugees with instructors that speak English in order to assist them in learning …

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Individuals with extraordinary ability can get EB-1 green cards

The United States government can provide a number of different kinds of options for those people who are hoping to be able to immigrate to America.  Green cards and visas can deal with a lot of the various aspects of a person’s employment, lifestyle, and marital status, and in some cases even extraordinary abilities. The …

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US immigration again blasted by Human Rights Watch

Congress and the White House’s continued failure to deal with the immigration problems within the United States last week once more drew fire from a very prominent human rights watchdog.  The US government has been criticized by Human Rights Watch in their “World Report 2014,” which was released last Tuesday, for their “abuses” that relate …

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Shackles limit at immigration court

Federal authorities are to start limiting the use of shackles on immigrants that appear in immigration courts under the terms of a proposed settlement for a class action lawsuit.  The agreement to stop shackling immigrants in many hearings at the San Francisco immigration court was made by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A San Francisco …

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