Month: September 2015

Princeton moves to be friendlier to immigrants

Princeton has long prided itself on being open to immigrants and this week decided to take a number of steps to make the town even friendlier toward this demographic. The council has decided to support a number of resolutions that Princeton’s Human Services Commission has recommended to make immigrants feel more at home in the …

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Boehner’s resignation and immigration reform

Kevin McCarthy, the majority leader in the House of Representatives, is the front-runner to succeed current speaker John Boehner, who surprised everyone by announcing his resignation last week. McCarthy’s appointment could have major implications with regard to immigration reform, given that he represents a district with a very large Latino population.Despite this, McCarthy has so …

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Mentally disabled immigrants to contest deportation

Hundreds of immigrants with mental disabilities who were ordered to be deported from the United States after being forced to represent themselves in their court hearings will now get the opportunity to contest their deportation. This time they will receive legal assistance as the result of a settlement reached on Friday, according to a civil …

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Fewer immigrant members in Congress

Although immigration continues to be one of the most contentious topics under discussion in the United States, fewer Congress members are likely to have a personal understanding of the issue than in previous decades, according to a new study released by Pew Research Center. Just six members – barely 1% – of the present Congress …

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Asians to become biggest immigration group in US

Asians will surge past Hispanics and become the biggest immigrant group in the United States by 2065, according to a new study released today by the Pew Research Center. US population growth will be driven by the rise in Asian and Hispanic immigration and in 50 years’ time residents born overseas are likely to account …

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Immigration agents go back to jail

Immigration agents will be allowed back into the detention facilities in Los Angeles to find potentially dangerous undocumented immigrants to deport, the Los Angeles County sheriff has confirmed. Sheriff Jim McDonnell outlined his decision on Tuesday in a letter sent to the US Board of Supervisors, which decided in May to end the agreement to …

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Carson rejects immigrants who want to change America

Republican presidential nomination candidate Ben Carson says that while he has no problem welcoming new immigrants into the United States, these immigrants should not be allowed to alter to the nature of the country or its populace. Speaking yesterday at Christian college Spring Arbor University in his home state of Michigan, Carson declared that America …

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Multiculturalism bad for US, Bush says

Republican presidential nomination candidate Jeb Bush declared on Tuesday that multiculturalism is not good for the United States. The former Florida governor, who is seen as one of the Republican Party’s best chances of winning the Latino vote, says that immigrants who refuse to assimilate into American culture are also cutting off their own chances …

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Immigration group wants end to special treatment for Cubans

The announcement that 3,500 prisoners in Cuba will be released ahead of the visit by Pope Francis is a sign of hope to many that things are changing for the better in the country. Following this announcement and the decision by the US government to re-establish diplomatic relations, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) …

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