Government members discuss immigration reform

The issue of immigration reform has taken the limelight in the United States in recent times. Advocacy groups, lawmakers, religious leaders and social media executives have all been hitting the headlines, turning the debate into a full blown media storm. With representatives of both major political parties having made their statements in committee meetings, interviews …

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Immigration advocates worry about tech industry deal

The support shown by the tech industry for a bill that would increase the number of US visas for skilled overseas workers has resulted in immigration advocates worrying that this powerful business sector is looking to abandon the bigger cause of comprehensive immigration reform and cut its own deal instead. That worry has spurred Senator …

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Republicans change immigration reform priorities

Republicans in the House of Representatives are altering their stance on the issue of urgent immigration reform after a wave of public criticism from religious leaders, Hispanic advocacy organizations and many notable public figures. While the fight to have comprehensive immigration reform actually enacted is a long way from being at an end, more and …

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Broken immigration laws being enforced

The immigration laws of the United States are being enforced by the Department of Homeland Security every day, according to Secretary Jeh Johnson, but he says that the system currently in place is broken and just not working. Johnson slammed those who claim that current immigration laws are not being enforced, during an interview on …

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Information about R-1 US visas

Immigrant applicants who are considering coming to the United States in order to gain employment with a non-profit religious organization need to be aware of all the requirements necessary to be issued with an R-1 US visa. R-1 US visas are given to religious workers, ministers and employees of religious organizations by the United States …

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Boehner under fire for mocking Republicans

John Boehner, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has come under fire for comments made on Friday in which he mocked his own lawmakers in the Republican Party over their reluctance to start dealing with legislation for immigration reform. His comments have rekindled debate on the contentious issue in election year even as President …

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Helping a spouse gain citizenship

US citizens are able to assist their spouses or relatives to gain lawful permanent residence in the United States by sponsoring their application to join the pathway to citizenship. One part of that sponsorship entails the citizen providing proof that they are financially capable of supporting their spouse or relation after they have arrived in …

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Information on P-3 visas

The P-3 US visa is offered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to entertainers or artists in order to allow them to enter the country either as a group or on an individual basis. The goal of the group or individual artist should be to coach, develop, interpret, represent or teach an artistic, …

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Christians demonstrate immigration reform support at Easter

Last weekend people from all over the world celebrated Easter, which is one of the Christian faith’s holiest days and marks the end of Lent. As well as celebrating Jesus’ last weekend on Earth, Christians who also support immigration reform got together to demonstrate their support. Catholics, Baptists, Protestants and Greek Orthodox alike, as well …

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US economy benefits from undocumented immigrants

Immigration reform is one of the most emotional issues there is, particularly given that changes to the law might result in a pathway to US citizenship being given to more than 11 million undocumented immigrants. Non-partisan sources such as the United States Department of Labor, USDA, the Pew Research Center and leading researchers and economists …

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Return to grassroots strategy for immigration advocates

The US Justice Department recently released a report which indicated that the number of cases of deportation has been on a steady decline over the last five years, since 2009. Many experts think that this is due to undocumented immigrants receiving legal advice via immigration advocates and even hiring lawyers to fight the cases against …

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