Doctors slam US government for STD immigrant decision

The United States government, specifically the Department of Health and Human Services, has been slammed by the medical community for a bizarre decision to lift the ban on immigrants being able to enter the country if they have one of three specific sexually transmitted diseases. Doctors are aghast at the decision to lift the ban …

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Rubio joined with conservative media to promote immigration reform

On January 17th 2013, just a few weeks after Senator Marco Rubio came on board a bipartisan attempt to enact immigration reform, the now Republican Presidential candidate nominee went with Senator Chuck Schumer to the executive dining room of the Manhattan headquarters of News Corporation for dinner. Rubio and Schumer’s goal was to persuade the …

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ACLU report addresses immigrant detention deaths

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been responsible for multiple deaths of undocumented immigrants in detention for years by failing to provide sufficient medical care at detention centers, according to a new report released by advocacy groups. The advocacy groups also claim that the number of deaths in detention is actually increasing over time. Reports …

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Released inmates will now go directly to immigration authorities

Inmates who face deportation once they get out of federal prison will now be automatically relinquished into the custody of US immigration authorities as opposed to local law enforcement agencies carrying outstanding warrants. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. The change in policy comes less than 12 months after 32-year-old …

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White House protest sees immigration activists arrested

Immigration activists were placed under arrest on Tuesday while protesting in front of the White House over the deportation of undocumented immigrants from Central America to nations that have high rates of violent crimes. Over 50 immigration activists gathered outside the White House holding a large poster emblazoned with the words “President Obama, you have …

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Trump starting to look like Republican favorite

The Republican Nevada presidential caucuses were won by maverick billionaire Donald Trump in a convincing victory that seems to make the chances of him becoming his party’s official Presidential candidate – once seen as unthinkable – more and more likely. The American electorate appears to have grown tired of the existing political establishment in the …

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Flow of undocumented immigrant minors expected to increase

The flow of undocumented immigrant minors into the United States is expected to increase to record numbers this year even as the number of deportations continues to fall, leading members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have claimed. A minimum of 20,455 unaccompanied immigrant minors were apprehended during the 2016 fiscal year as of January on …

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Cruz hardens stance on undocumented immigrants

On Monday night Republican presidential candidate nominee Senator Ted Cruz hardened his stance on immigration. He said that he will see all 12 million undocumented immigrants currently living and working in the United States rounded up and removed from the country by federal immigration officials. The comments, made in an interview with Fox News anchor …

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Trump reshapes Republican Party

Republican presidential candidate nominee Donald Trump stormed to victory in the South Carolina primary over the weekend, scoring over ten points more than senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who finished in second and third place respectively. Trump won 33 percent of the vote in a finish that could end the campaign of Cruz, who …

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Immigrant advocates demand release of families

A number of immigrant advocacy groups have formed a coalition to demand the release of dozens of women and children currently being held in a detention center in Berks County, claiming human rights abuses. The families have been held in the Berks County Residential Center since they illegally entered the United States and claimed asylum, …

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Child immigrants fight to stay in US

Between October 2013 and September 2014, 52,942 unaccompanied undocumented immigrant minors from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were placed in United States deportation proceedings by the federal Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR). Thousands of these minors ended up in New York. In September 2014, $1.9m was allocated by the New York Community Trust, Robin …

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