Month: June 2014

More Republicans want immigration reform, Paulson claims

Henry Paulson, the former US Treasury secretary, claims that more and more of his fellow Republicans are in favor of changing the country’s immigration policies.  This is one of a number of structural steps Paulson would support in order to improve the nation’s economy. In an interview on Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN, Paulson said …

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White House wants new immigration powers

The White House is preparing to ask Congress for emergency powers in order to be able to fast-track the deportation of tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant minors who have illegally crossed the US border from Central America.  This move could bypass the protections that the Bush administration introduced. President Obama has declared the surge …

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US needs to re-evaluate ‘skilled workers’ definition

New research on immigration from the University of North Carolina, Rice University and the Centre for Population, Poverty and Public Policy Studies suggests that the United States should consider re-evaluating its definition of skilled workers to incorporate the informal skills of immigrant workers.  Identifying and Measuring the Lifelong Human Capital of ‘Unskilled’ Migrants in the …

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Republicans get strong message from Zuckerberg group

Mark Zuckerberg, the tech mogul best known as the creator of Facebook, has recently become more and more active in politics.  He has begun to make use of FWD.us, the immigration advocacy group he was responsible for starting, to make it clear to the Republican party in no uncertain terms that the time has come …

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Obama loses approval as immigration debate rages on

The approval ratings of President Obama have taken a big hit over the course of the last few weeks, primarily due to the continuing stagnation of the immigration crisis.  This is according to Southwestern US Gallup, which provides polling and data drive news. The agency reported on Friday that Obama’s handling of the immigration crisis …

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House bill to provide immigrant minors with lawyers

Democratic lawmakers announced new legislation on Monday to provide lawyers to the thousands of unaccompanied immigrant minors pouring across the border into the United States, stating that forcing youngsters to have to face deportation proceedings without legal representation is against fundamental American values. “It is a fantasy to believe that they have a fair shot …

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Texas increases border security

Texas authorities have increased security at the Mexican border in an effort to cut down the number of undocumented immigrants flowing into the south-western state.  Governor Rick Perry, Texas House speaker Joe Strauss and Lt Gov David Dewhurst announced the decision last Wednesday night, demonstrating Texan sovereign action in a situation some would insist is …

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US mayors demand immigration reform

Mayors from across the United States have renewed their calls for immigration policy to be urgently implemented in the wake of the massive increase in the amount of unaccompanied immigrant minors illegally crossing the border into the country.  The United States Conference of Mayors’ Immigration Reform Task Force met in Dallas on Sunday to count …

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Advocates for immigration reform protest in Milwaukee

Protesters blocked the garage doors at the downtown Milwaukee office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for more than two hours on Thursday.  The protesters, who were part of the Voces de la Frontera (Voices of the Frontier) group, were acting in response to a number of immigration raids that have taken place recently in …

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