Young immigrants receive lifeline from NJ ruling

Young people in New Jersey who are undocumented immigrants but came into the country when they were minors now have the right to submit an application to be part of a federal amnesty program aimed at people under the age of 21 who were abandoned or abused in their original country, the state’s Supreme Court …

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Haitians and Dominicans rally over immigration

The controversy surrounding the deportation of Haitians by the Dominican Republic spilled over into the United States last week, with two groups staging simultaneous protests in the city of Miami. Undocumented immigrants, most of whom came from Haiti, have been given until June 17th next year to register with the authorities or potentially face deportation. …

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Trump widens Republican immigration rift

The rift in the Republican Party over immigration has been further exposed by Donald Trump’s contentious immigration policy and candid comments, with the party well aware that the divide needs to be bridged if it is to have any hope of winning the race to the White House next year. After the crushing defeat of …

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Some immigrants should stay, says senator

A US senator in Oklahoma says some immigrants who have completed their education in the United States should be able to remain in the country and get jobs. The Downtown Club of Oklahoma City was told by Republican senator James Lankford that although he does not expect any progress to be made when it comes …

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King supports Trump’s immigration stance

Iowa Republican representative Steve King has given his support to the immigration plan proposed by controversial presidential nomination candidate Donald Trump. King says he agrees with the plan, which includes putting an end to automatic birthright citizenship and constructing a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico. King claims that many of …

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EB-5 visa program slammed by immigration supporters

Supporters of immigration reform are protesting against the controversial EB-5 US visa program, with Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and San Diego activists slamming it as “immigration reform for the 1%”. The program enables rich foreigners to invest between $500,000 and $1m in a US business and become eligible to get a green card if …

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Bush accuses Asians of abusing birthright citizenship

On Monday Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida and current Republican presidential nomination hopeful, accused Asians of abusing the rules enabling infants who are born in the United States to instantly gain citizenship, regardless of the legal status of their parents. Bush has been involved in a heated debate with fellow Republican candidate Donald …

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Is Trump hurting the Republican Party?

A number of people think the Republican Party’s chances of winning the White House in the 2016 presidential election are being hurt by the controversial immigration policies being touted by nominee candidate Donald Trump; however, the Washington Post’s polling data suggests this may not necessarily be the case. In 2014 84% of those surveyed in …

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Huckabee more liberal on immigration

When it comes to the 2016 presidential election, the one constant for both Democratic and Republican nomination candidates is the controversy surrounding their stance on illegal immigration, regardless of what this stance might be. Donald Trump’s plan to deal with the issue has caused further heated debate; however, unlike many Republican candidates who have gone …

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Trumps stages Alabama rally

At a rally on Friday, in a football stadium in Alabama, controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reiterated his determination to get tough on illegal immigration if he wins the battle for the White House next year. Trump’s controversial policies and stubborn refusal to back down in the face of widespread media condemnation have seen …

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Jindal turns on birthright citizenship

Indian-American Republican presidential nomination candidate Bobby Jindal has joined leading candidate Donald Trump in calling for an end to automatic birthright citizenship in the United States.  Just one day after Trump’s tough plan to fight illegal immigration was revealed, Jindal tweeted that he agreed with the need to put an end to birthright citizenship. The …

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