Trump denies being against H-1B US visas

Republican presidential candidate nominee Donald Trump says he supports the idea of talented overseas students remaining in the United States after they have finished studying and gaining employment in places such as Silicon Valley. Trump made the perhaps unexpected comment during the third televised presidential debate of the Republican Party. “I’m in favor of people …

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Massachusetts lawmakers push sanctuary city legislation

Advocates for sanctuary cities in Massachusetts may soon make a push for a controversial policy ‒  the non-cooperation with federal immigration authorities by local police to shield undocumented immigrants from deportation ‒ to be extended throughout the state, according to the Eagle Tribune newspaper. At least a couple of dozen Massachusetts lawmakers have given their …

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Immigrants’ rights expanded by appeals court

The right of immigrants awaiting deportation proceedings to be released in the meantime has been expanded by a federal appeals court ruling made yesterday. The US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ three-judge panel decided that immigrants can be released from custody with electronic monitoring and are entitled to occasional bond hearings. The court also said …

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Refugee screening questioned by US lawmakers

A number of lawmakers in the Republican Party have expressed fears that terrorists could slip into the United States by posing as immigrant refugees from Syria. Immigration officials refute these concerns, however, saying that the country has the best security proceedings possible in place in order to process the thousands of refugees who are waiting …

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Immigration responsible for 75% of population growth

In the 15 years since 2000, 75% of the population growth in the United States has been the result of immigration. Should the current trend continue, a further 100 million people are likely to be added to the United States in this manner within the next 50 years, a new report claims. The report from …

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Could Trump be the Republican presidential candidate?

Republican presidential candidate nominee Donald Trump has stayed the course well beyond the point that many media pundits expected after the start of his often controversial campaign, and in doing so has exposed the enormous and ever-increasing divide between the current leaders of the Republican Party and their voters. The far right has often been …

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Record number of Americans renounce citizenship

There has been another increase in the quarterly list of Americans who have decided to terminate their long-term residency in the United States or renounce their citizenship.  The third quarter of 2015 set a record high with regard to the amount of published expatriates, with the figure of 1,426 surpassing the previous high of 1,335 …

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US to add three million immigrants every three years

At the current level of immigration in the United States, the equivalent of almost the entire population of Los Angeles will be added to the country every three years over the course of the next decade. This is according to Republican staff members on the Immigration and the National Interest Senate Subcommittee. The committee says …

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Farmers decry shortage of workers

Farmers in California are reliant on immigrants to work their crops, which is a tradition that has been part of the cultural identity of the state for many decades. The farm labor movement goes back to the 1960s, when thousands of Latino workers were mobilized to fight for better conditions in California by civil rights …

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Immigrant rights group meets Summit County Police

How to continue to improve communication between the Latino community and law enforcement was the topic of Saturday’s panel discussion in Silverthorne at the first Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. Latino community representatives included Estrella Ruiz and Nicole Bernal from Western Colorado’s Hispanic Affairs Project and Veronica Rosas from United for Equality, with the panel including …

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Republican voters trust Trump on immigration

The Democrats and the mainstream media may spare no opportunity to attack Donald Trump, particularly for his stance on US immigration, but their ire is apparently not shared by Republicans. Republican voters regard the controversial real estate billionaire as a serious contender for their party’s presidential candidate nomination, according to a new poll. Trump remains …

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