Month: April 2015

Democrats slam Republican calls to end birthright citizenship

Lawmakers in Congress have criticized efforts by the Republican Party to change the constitution of the United States and end birthright citizenship as an automatic right for the children of undocumented immigrants born in the country. A hearing is set to be held by the Judiciary Subcommittee of the House of Representatives to put an …

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Fewer immigrants deported by Obama administration

The Obama administration has been steadily decreasing the amount of deportations in 2015, which could see the number of undocumented immigrants deported from the United States fall to its lowest level in almost a decade. This news comes as the White House fights a court challenge over President Obama’s executive action to protect millions of …

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Jeb Bush talks immigration on Puerto Rico visit

The former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, addressed one of the touchiest subjects for members of the Republican Party yesterday during a visit to Puerto Rico, saying that conservatives should take pride in the United States’ position as “an immigrant nation” and place more value on the contribution that immigrants make to the country. Bush, …

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Immigration being used to beat conservatives, Schlafly claims

78 million new immigrants are expected to have arrived in the United States by the year 2060 and this mass influx will be no accident, according to political activist Phyllis Schlafly. Schlafly believes that President Obama and his friends have created the situation in a deliberate move to annihilate the conservative movement. The Center for …

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New legislation could impact US E-2 investor immigrants

The lives of foreigners doing business in the United States via the E-2 Treaty Investor visa and attempting to gain permanent residence in the country could be greatly affected by a new bill filed by David Jolly, a Florida congressman. Under existing laws it is not possible for holders of E-2 US visas to gain …

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House and Senate immigration bills stalled by Texas Republicans

Republican legislators from Texas remain at loggerheads over a number of immigration measures, with efforts to pass bills in both the Senate and the House of Representatives gridlocked due to the divide between moderate conservatives and more hard-line members of the GOP. The more moderate Texas Republicans believe that harsh crackdowns on immigration are unnecessary …

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$12bn in taxes paid by undocumented immigrants

Almost $12bn in local and state taxes was paid by more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States in 2012, according to a new study. The study posits that the total tax collected from these immigrants would increase even more if they were given permanent residence. The new study from …

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US border now more secure, Johnson claims

Jeh Johnson, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, declared on Friday that there has been a considerable fall in the number of undocumented immigrants apprehended trying to cross the border into the United States since last year. This indicates that the investment made in border security has been successful. The secretary stopped short …

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Government gets extra time to prepare for immigration lawsuit

US attorneys have been granted additional time by US District Judge Andrew Hanen to provide details about a contentious advisory to assess sanctions or redresses against them for misleading the states and the court in the legal challenge against President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform. Hanen moved the deadline from April 21st to April …

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Immigration caused wage drop, says congressional report

A report released to the Senate Judiciary Committee by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) states that a major fall in the wages of the bottom 90% of workers began back in the 1970s, which was when the United States saw a sharp increase in the amount of immigrants coming into the country. The report appears …

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Brooks slams Rubio for weak immigration policies

On Tuesday Representative Mo Brooks slammed potential Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio for his weak stance on immigration. With the battle for the White House in 2016 beginning in earnest, Brooks says that the Republican Party needs to ensure that its chosen candidate will stand firm on the controversial topic. Brooks made his statements on …

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