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Month: July 2015

Santorum wants immigration caps and increased border security

Rick Santorum, another Republican presidential candidate nominee, says that immigrants who obey the law should be rewarded by the immigration policies of the United States. Writing in an op-ed piece published yesterday in the Iowa Republican, the former Pennsylvania senator also says that the time has come for immigration caps and stricter border security. Santorum …

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Groups want end to prosecution of undocumented immigrants

A national bipartisan effort to cut down the outsized prison population of the United States is beginning to gain traction; however, advocates for immigration reform say that the movement is overlooking the fact that thousands of undocumented men and women are being sent to prison in the United States every year because they do not …

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Bush will let 11 million undocumented immigrants stay in US

Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor who is running for the Republican Party presidential candidate nomination, says he would find a way to allow the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living the United States to legally stay in the country. Bush has vowed to enact comprehensive immigration reform if elected to the position of …

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Judge tells US government to release immigrant children

The detention of immigrant children and their mothers captured crossing the border between Mexico and the United States violates a longstanding court settlement, a federal judge has ruled. On Friday US District Judge Dolly Gee of the Federal Circuit of California ruled that undocumented immigrant children and their mothers being held in custody should be …

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Republicans and Democrats at loggerheads over immigration law

Yesterday Republicans in the House of Representatives approved new legislation to crack down on ‘sanctuary cities’ that protect undocumented immigrants from immigration authorities. This approval sparked a threat to veto the legislation from the White House and angry remarks from Democrats, who said that the party was siding with Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant rhetoric. …

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Most undocumented immigrants to stay in US under new policies

The Obama administration is putting into place new immigration programs across the United States that will allow up to 87% of undocumented immigrants to remain in the country, according to a new report from the nonpartisan research group Migration Policy Institute, which is based in Washington. The report, which was released yesterday, claims that 13% …

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