Month: March 2016

US would dramatically change under Trump or Cruz

If either of the two biggest Republican Presidential candidate nominees Donald Trump or Ted Cruz wins the Presidency later this year, the United States is likely to face a dramatic change in demographics, with illegal immigration likely to be decreased considerably. Trump and Cruz have both said that their first priority in the White House …

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Arizona considers tough new law for undocumented immigrants

Lawmakers in Arizona are debating a tough new bill that would force undocumented immigrants to stay in jail for a much longer period of time than has previously been the case until they are given over to federal immigration authorities. Critics argue that it is discriminatory and is likely to put the state at the …

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DAPA case could be undermined by DACA approval rate

93 percent of applicants to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by President Barack Obama via executive action in 2012 receive approval, a statistic that could have an impact on the decision taken by the Supreme Court on the DAPA case, the legal challenge over the broader immigration reform he took in 2014. …

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Immigration agents bust over 1,000 gang-related criminals

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Monday that a five week operation has resulted in the arrest of over 1,000 gang members all over the United States, including as many as 185 members just in the greater Los Angeles area. The operation, known as Project Shadowfire, began on February 15 and lasted up until …

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Congressional power highlighted in immigration fight

In a Supreme Court brief that was filed yesterday, Texas and the 25 other states trying to prevent the executive action on immigration reform taken by President Barack Obama in the November of 2014 from being implemented, argued that the President and his administration deliberately flouted Congress. The brief, which ran to 77 pages, is …

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Trump leads California as Republican Party fractures

There are less than three months before the California Republican primary and controversial Presidential candidate nominee Donald Trump is riding the waves of voter rebellion with people who are fed up with illegal immigration and fear for the country’s future. This is according to a new poll from USC Dornsife and the Los Angeles Times. …

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2015 saw demand surge for EB-5 US visas

The controversial immigration program offered by the US government that allows green cards to be given to certain foreign investors increased in demand to record levels last year, with the new surge of would-be immigrants being fueled by fears that one of the law’s most important provisions might be set to expire. The program, which …

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Texas Congressmen want favored Cuban immigration repealed

Two Congressmen in Texas have introduced legislation to repeal the preferential law that allows Cubans to become permanent residents of the United States if they so much as set foot in the country. Republican Representative Blake Farenthold and Democratic Representative Henry Cuellar said yesterday that the amount of Cubans that have entered the state over …

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ICE Atlanta field office tops immigration arrests

Federal immigration officers in an Atlanta field office that covers both the Carolinas and Georgia have arrested 127 undocumented immigrants since a nationwide crackdown kicked off in January. That is more than any other field office in the whole of the United States, according to new federal figures. A total of 336 people were apprehended …

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Texas anti-sanctuary effort complicated by Obama immigration change

The decision in 2014 by the Obama administration to move to a less aggressive method of working with local jails in regard to immigration enforcement has left lawmakers in Texas who want to put an end to sanctuary cities in something of a dilemma. On Tuesday, a state senate committee hearing charged with studying issues …

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