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Month: September 2014

Undocumented immigrants now allowed in military

The Department of Defense announced a new policy yesterday that allows undocumented immigrants to serve in the US military.  USA Today says the decision marks the first time in several decades that undocumented immigrants will be able to join the military after the rules in the current program were expanded.  The program enables military recruiters …

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Immigrant staying in church supported by Portland residents

Francisco Aguirre, an undocumented immigrant, has been staying in Portland’s Augustana Lutheran Church for over a week and is starting to gain support from local residents.  CBS News says that the immigration activist has lived in the United States for almost two decades; however, he risks being deported to El Salvador due to a previous …

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Biden vows to take action on immigration reform

Hispanic leaders have been assured by vice-president Joe Biden that President Obama intends to take action on the issue of immigration reform.  According to the Associated Press, Biden has stated that the president is determined to create a solution to this contentious issue. The statement was made by the vice-president during a Hispanic Heritage Month …

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House Republicans want information on executive action

Republicans in the House of Representatives are the latest group to desperately try to get information out of the White House about the nature of President Obama’s plans to take executive action over the issue of immigration reform.  Republican lawmakers on the House judiciary committee sent the president a letter on Monday in which they …

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Democrats and Republicans unhappy over immigration reform

With the current session of Congress about to close with no action having been taken over the issue of immigration reform, Democrats and Republicans alike appear to be unhappy at their respective parties’ handling of the situation, according to a new poll. Only 37% of Republicans and those leaning toward the Republican party believe that …

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Democrats pressed on immigration reform by undocumented mothers

A number of undocumented immigrant mothers, who staged a sit-in outside the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee to protest about the failure of President Obama and the Democrats to fulfill their promise to immigrant groups, were arrested by police yesterday. Police officers handcuffed and hauled away four demonstrators when the protests resulted in both …

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