Things to know about Obama’s immigration reform

Last week President Obama made the announcement that he was taking executive action on immigration reform. Many people remain confused as to exactly what will happen as a result of his actions and there are some things that affected immigrants in particular need to know. There are three primary groups that will benefit from the …

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Activists warn over immigration scams

President Obama had barely completed his speech about his intention to enact immigration reform through the use of his executive authority before immigration activists were warning immigrants about the possibility of falling victim to scam artists taking advantage of the confusion over the upcoming changes to the nation’s immigration system. Attorney Ginger Jacobs says that …

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Businesses get financial incentive to hire undocumented immigrants

Businesses will receive an incentive of around $3,000 per employee if they hire undocumented immigrants over American citizens under President Obama’s plans for immigration reform, it has been revealed. A loophole in Obamacare means that businesses will not be penalized for not giving healthcare to undocumented immigrants, thus making such immigrants cheaper to hire. The …

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Thousands of Irish immigrants could benefit from immigration reform

Charlie Flanagan, the minister for foreign affairs in Ireland, has gone on record as saying that undocumented Irish immigrants could benefit in their tens of thousands from the decision by US president Barack Obama to use his executive authority to enact immigration reform. Flanagan says that the move represents an important step towards full immigration …

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Tea Party reinvigorated by executive action

The unanimous fury from the political right over President Obama’s decision to use executive action to enact immigration reform and bypass Congress has sowed the seeds for a big change within the infamous Tea Party. The Tea Party started half a decade ago as a group of conservatives that wanted to reduce the deficit, challenge …

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Americans split over immigration reform action

Americans are divided over the decision by President Obama to enact immigration reform through executive action and a new nationwide poll has found that they have started to grow less sympathetic toward undocumented immigrants over the course of the last 12 months. Quinnipiac University conducted the new poll, the results of which were released yesterday, …

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Replacing a green card

The process of obtaining a green card can be a very long one, which makes it all the more frustrating if this card then becomes damaged or lost. Fines and other legal complications can arise if people are unable to show evidence of their permanent resident status; however, the good news is that it is …

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Obama defends immigration reform action

President Obama is unimpressed by criticism from Republicans over his decision to take executive action to prevent millions of undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States being deported. Speaking on the ABC show This Week on Sunday, Obama said that unilateral action was necessary to make sure that recent arrivals and criminals were …

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Immigration center in New Mexico to close

The Artesia immigration detention center in New Mexico has been overwhelmed by controversy ever since it opened earlier this year, with hundreds of woman and children detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the facility before being deported. The center became the subject of protests by immigrant activists all over the United States …

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Obama tells Republicans to pass immigration bill

President Obama has mocked critics of his decision to enact some facets of immigration reform through the use of his executive authority by telling Republicans in the House of Representatives that if they do not like his choosing to enact reform in this way, the easy way to stop him is to do it themselves. …

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Immigration reform will cause violence, Republican senator warns

66-year-old conservative Republican senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma says that a political firestorm may not be the only consequence of President Obama taking executive action to enact US immigration reform, as civil disobedience and even acts of violence could follow. “The country’s going to go nuts, because they’re going to see it as a move …

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