Month: May 2014

Republicans feel the heat from executive branch

The US government’s executive branch is standing firm when it comes to the issue of immigration reform, asking voters to contact their representatives about the issue of undocumented immigrants and demanding that lawmakers finalize their decision to give the immigration system in the United States a thorough overhaul. Although the clock is ticking for Congress, …

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Bishops demand that Congress enacts immigration reform

Five Catholic bishops yesterday took to Capitol Hill to again demand that Congress implements comprehensive immigration reform in the United States.  John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, was the main target; Catholic Boehner has prevented the voting on the immigration reform bill passed by the Senate in 2013. The public message …

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Spouses of H-IB US visa holders to get more opportunities

A new opportunity for those who are married to H-IB visa holders is to become available soon.  President Obama and his White House administration have come up with a new process that will allow the spouses of visa holders to be able to work in the United States. While critics of Obama accuse his administration …

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Sheriffs free undocumented immigrants

County sheriffs in charge of America’s jails are starting to refuse to honor requests by the federal government to keep people suspected of being undocumented immigrants in detention.  In the great majority of jails, incoming inmates get their fingerprints taken and run though a federal system that checks their legal status. Those suspected of being …

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Reid to HOR: take action or the president will

Senator Harry Reid yesterday warned Republicans in the House of Representatives that if they do not hold a vote on comprehensive immigration reform by August 1st this year then they will force President Obama into taking administrative action over the issue. Reid says that the Obama administration is already in the process of reviewing its …

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Immigration reform would boost Las Vegas tourism

Senator Harry Reid and a number of officials from different Chambers of Commerce in Southern Nevada will stage a news conference today in Las Vegas with the intention of promoting immigration as a job creator that would boost the economy in the state. In Washington last week Reid declared that the Obama administration will be …

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American sports fans and Congress want immigration reform

The struggle to provide better opportunities for undocumented immigrants in the United States is continuing.  While a lot has been done to try to push Congress into finally acting on the issue of immigration reform, advocates are continuing to push forward. Legislators and even fans of American sports have been working to increase awareness and …

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Democrats target House Republicans over immigration

Democrats in the Senate have given a message to advocates for immigration reform on Tuesday at the Capitol, telling them to unify and train all their fire on Republicans in the House of Representatives from now until August.  Backers of immigration have until now been waging a war on two fronts: putting pressure on President …

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Immigration apologizes and grants citizenship to army vet

Immigration authorities yesterday apologized for rejecting the naturalization request of a Cuban native after he recently discovered that he did not have citizenship in the United States, despite having served the country in Vietnam.  His Oath of Allegiance was quickly administered, finally making him a US citizen almost half a century after he came to …

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Pentagon wants ‘dreamers’ to join military

The Defense Department announced on Monday that it is considering an expansion of the application pool in order to allow a number of undocumented young illegal immigrants to join the military.  This may be another way for the Obama administration to find unilateral ways to tackle the issue of immigration reform. Advocates for immigrant rights …

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