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Month: January 2015

Homeland Security funding block threatened by Democrats

Democrat leaders in the Senate yesterday threatened to block legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) until the provisions attached by Republicans to reverse the executive action taken by President Obama on immigration reform have been removed. Unless Congress takes action by February 27th, the Department of Homeland Security will lose much of …

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White House claims Obama’s immigration action will boost economy

On Monday the White House claimed that the executive action on immigration reform taken by President Obama could result in a boost to the economy of the state of California by as much as $27.5bn. The public relations blitz has commenced in advance of the roll-out of the expanded deferred action program created by the …

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Cuban migration increases over immigration fears

Immigration to the United States from Cuba has accelerated following President Obama’s decision to open up diplomatic talks with the island nation, according to recent statistics, with many Cubans fearing that their longstanding immigration benefits may now be in jeopardy. 481 Cubans were intercepted on rickety rafts and boats by the US Coast Guard last …

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Boehner’s immigration tactics annoy Senate Republicans

Senate Republicans are becoming frustrated by the lack of effort being made by the speaker, John Boehner, with regard to managing the unrealistic expectations of conservatives in the House of Representatives. The House has approved a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would also overturn President Obama’s recent executive action on immigration …

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Gates wants overhaul of “perverse” US immigration system

Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and a well-known philanthropist who operates the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, says that immigration policies in the United States that force overseas students educated in the country to obtain jobs elsewhere are “perverse” and need to be changed for the sake of all concerned. Speaking at the World …

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