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Month: February 2015

Eleventh-hour solution to DHS immigration funding crisis possible

An 11th hour solution to the issue of funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is set to expire today, may have been reached. Senate Democrats have reportedly accepted the Republicans’ plans to continue financing the DHS by presenting a bill minus the amendments intended to block President Obama’s executive action on immigration …

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Obama will fight any immigration reform blocks

President Obama has vowed to fight “aggressively” against attempts by the Republican Party to block his executive action on immigration and has reiterated his commitment to ensuring that millions of undocumented immigrants receive work permits and protection from deportation. In a Florida town hall meeting on Wednesday, the president said that undocumented immigrants should continue …

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Diaz-Balart slams unhelpful executive action on immigration

Florida US Representative Mario Diaz-Balart has blamed the deadlock on immigration reform on both the Democratic and the Republican parties, and on President Obama himself, declaring that there is no doubt that the immigration system in the United States is broken but that the president has gone the wrong way about trying to fix it. …

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McConnell offers DHS funding bill sans immigration block

Bowing to opposition from the Democrats and simple political reality, Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, declared on Tuesday that he would allow a vote to be taken on a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) devoid of the immigration clauses intended to block President Obama’s executive action. These clauses were added …

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Skilled immigrant spouses to be granted work permits

The spouses of a number of high-skilled immigrants who work in the United States will soon be able to obtain their own form of work authorization, the Obama administration announced yesterday. The regulation will be published today and come into effect in three months’ time. This move had already been planned before President Obama’s announcement …

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State help for undocumented immigrants without insurance

It is next to impossible for undocumented immigrants to obtain health insurance via the government in the United States, as such immigrants are declared ineligible for coverage by both President Obama’s most recent executive order and by the Affordable Care Act. Many immigrants are thus forced to delay preventative health measures and end up straining …

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