Bike ride to DC supports immigration reform

Documented and undocumented immigrants from all over the United States are showing their support for immigration reform that would make it easier for people born overseas to seek US citizenship.  Some people have even decided to take drastic action in order to make sure that people hear their message of equality. In 2010 four people …

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Washington to help undocumented students

Washington has become the fifth state in the US to offer college financial assistance to undocumented students who were brought into the country illegally when they were children.  Wednesday saw Governor Jay Inslee sign legislation that means they are now eligible to receive student grants. Inslee described the bill as being a major win for …

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More court defeats for deportations

Federal prosecution records are collected and studied by the Transaction Records Clearinghouse (TRAC) from Syracuse University, which is situated in New York.  These researchers have discovered that the United States government is now losing more deportation cases every year from 2009 onwards, with almost 50% of those immigrants who have faced being deported winning their …

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Chamber of Commerce increases pressure over immigration reform

The US Chamber of Commerce has again renewed its call for immigration reform because of its belief that it would be good for the nation’s economy, and it is increasing pressure on Republicans in the House of Representatives to move on legislation in 2014. Thomas J Donohue, the President of the Chamber, has posted a …

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Obama and Boehner talk immigration

President Barack Obama and John Boehner, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, met yesterday at the White House as lawmakers consider the call from the administration to revamp immigration law in the United States.  Boehner declined to comment on how the meeting went as he returned to the Capitol. Jay Carney, the spokesman for …

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Americans against politicians that block reform, poll finds

The results of a bipartisan poll that was conducted in order to find out the views on immigration reform that are held by the average American has found a feeling of general support for various measures that have been proposed and are currently being considered by Congress.  The poll, which was conducted by Republican polling …

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An explanation of form I-130

A form called I-130 is provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for those immigrants who wish for their spouse or another member of their family to be able to come and live in the US.  Once they have obtained a visa, these family members then also are faced with the possibility of …

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Young immigrants focus on Obama in deportation struggle

Over 500 people involved in a nationwide network of immigrants who are frustrated with the continual foot-dragging of Republicans in the House of Representatives on the issue of immigration reform have made the decision to focus their protests on President Barack Obama in a bid to try to force him to take unilateral action to …

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Green cards should be focus of immigration reform

One of the biggest sources of contention between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to the topic of immigration reform is the best way to provide undocumented immigrants with a pathway to US citizenship.  Those against immigration reform see this as a reward for people who came to the country illegally, while immigrant rights activists …

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Government shutdown delayed 37,000 immigration hearings

The shutdown of the US government last year resulted in the delaying of over 37,000 immigration hearings by months, and even years in some cases, for immigrants who have already waited in long lines in order to plead to be given green cards or asylum. The immigration courts may now be back up and running …

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Credit Union helps immigrants with citizenship loans

Advocate groups across the whole of the United States are finding more and more new methods by which to assist undocumented immigrants to get on the pathway to US citizenship.  A unique option for immigrants that live in the growing Hispanic community in California is now being provided by a local credit union. This credit …

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