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Month: May 2015

Southland leaders defiant after immigration ruling

Advocates for immigration reform in Southland have reacted defiantly to the ruling by a federal appeals court blocking the plans of the Obama administration to extend deportation protection to around four million undocumented immigrants, although others applauded the court’s decision. The ruling by a New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld the injunction …

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Democrats join fight to close immigration detention centers

Two-thirds of Democrats in the House of Representatives have put their names to a letter to the Obama administration calling for family detention centers to be immediately closed to prevent immigrant mothers and their children being held in harmful conditions. Of the 199 Democrats in the House of Representatives, 136 signed the letter that was …

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Group blames immigrants for California drought

Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) is an organization that has been demanding immigration laws be more strictly enforced for a long time, saying that the natural resources of the state cannot continue to sustain population growth at high levels. CAPS has now created a big media campaign, including television commercials that effectively blame immigrants for …

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No immigration reform in trade bills, conservatives insist

A number of the most conservative skeptics of two proposed trade bills in the House of Representatives say that there is no real evidence to suggest that the legislation in the bills uses language that would enable the advancement of comprehensive immigration reform.  On Wednesday, at the monthly Conversations with Conservatives meeting on Capitol Hill, …

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Obama administration blames computer error for immigration mistake

The latest filings by the Justice Department in the immigration lawsuit brought by 26 states against the executive action taken by President Obama have blamed computer error for many undocumented immigrants being granted deferred action after the programs were halted by Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction in February. US Customs and Immigration Services director Leon Rodriguez …

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Democrats want to end family immigrant detention

Two California Democrats from the House of Representatives have called upon the Department of Homeland Security to put an end to their current practice of holding asylum-seeking families in prison-style detention centers while they are waiting for the chance to state their case in court. San Jose representative Zoe Lofgren says she has visited Syrians …

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