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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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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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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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