Republican senators warn Obama over immigration reform

Three Republican senators who assisted in the creation of the comprehensive immigration reform bill that was passed by the Senate last year, only to stall in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, yesterday warned President Obama not to try to enact reform via executive action. Senators Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Marco Rubio have written a …

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Fears Obama may renege on immigration promises

Fears are growing among activists for immigration reform that President Obama may scale back or even once again delay taking executive action on the issue, in the United States, which he pledged to take before the end of this year. If the Republican party, which has promised to block Obama from taking any action, gains …

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Activists fear LGBT immigrants will be left out

President Obama has pledged to take executive action to enact immigration reform in the United States later this year, which may include extending deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants; however, a number of activists fear that lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual (LGBT) immigrants will be left out of the equation. The president is believed …

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Why immigrants reject citizenship

There are around 8.5 million immigrants living in the United States who are eligible to receive citizenship and yet less than 800,000 people took this step, the latest figures from the Department of Homeland Security show. Statistics indicate that almost 60% of the rest will eventually do so, but there are still a lot of …

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Can the Democrats still depend on Latino voters?

Democrats in tough races for the Senate during this year’s midterm elections are wondering how many Latinos, disillusioned with the lack of progress made by President Obama on immigration reform, are going to turn out to vote for them, and whether anything can be done to counteract the feeling of disillusionment that has been spreading …

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Priebus says Republicans will stop immigration reform executive action

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus says that President Obama’s plans to use executive action to give amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants across the United States are “un-American”, unconstitutional and against the law, and that the Republican party will not allow the executive action to go ahead if the party gets control of the …

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King suggests impeaching Obama over immigration executive action

Representative Steve King says that the Republican party needs to keep in mind the option of impeaching if President Obama uses executive action to give millions of undocumented immigrants legal status in the United States after the midterm elections next month. “We know there is the ‘I’ word in the constitution that none of us …

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Immigrant family seeks church sanctuary

A Mexican couple who have been living and working in the United States for 15 years have been forced to seek sanctuary in the basement of a church in Denver after deportation proceeding were triggered following an encounter with a racially abusive man. 41-year-old Arturo Hernandez Garcia and his wife Ana, 40, came to the …

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Obama to offer amnesty to immigrants

President Obama will be making use of his executive authority to give amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants, at least according to the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council president Kenneth Palinkas. Palinkas made the claim on Thursday during an interview with Breitbart News. The White House has tried to play down the recent solicitation …

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Obama administration misinformed public and Congress about immigrant releases

New records have contradicted the assurances made to Congress and the general public by the Obama administration that the 2,200 undocumented immigrants released from detention last year to reduce costs had committed only minor criminal offenses. USA Today says that the records demonstrate that while around two-thirds of those released had no other criminal records, …

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Republicans seethe over plans to order 34 million green cards

Republican members of Congress are getting hot under the collar about the announcement by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that up to 34 million new green cards are to be ordered. The Republicans believe that President Obama is intending to take extreme measures when he fulfills his promise to enact immigration reform via …

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