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Month: August 2016

Immigration expanded by use of “emergency” provision

Last week, President Barack Obama used a provision known as “humanitarian parole” to give temporary legal status to immigrant entrepreneurs. The move has received considerable criticism as this parole has historically been used only during periods of emergency. The use of humanitarian parole enables the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to admit immigrants …

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Will Trump’s immigration stance be clarified on Wednesday?

Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has announced that he will make a speech about illegal immigration. The speech will take place in Arizona on Wednesday. The announcement follows a week of speculation that Trump’s hard-line attitude, including his desire to deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living illegally in the US, may be softening. …

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The US to review private immigration prisons use

The US Department of Homeland Security is to study whether to continue using detention centers that are privately run. Such centers have recently been called unsafe for immigrants by the Justice Department. The announcement, made yesterday, resulted in falling shares for private prison operators. Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of the DHS, says he has given …

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Mass immigration not popular, US and international polls show

A series of opinion polls conducted around the world, including in the US, have discovered that the majority of people in most countries disagree with the large-scale level of immigration currently in operation. This opinion is particularly strong in Europe, where, in the first months of 2015, more than a million refugees and immigrants arrived, …

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Immigration enforcement protects minority jobs too, Trump says

On Wednesday, Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, pledged to crack down on undocumented immigrants who disobey the law as a way to protect the jobs of minority employees. This is part of an attempt to extend his appeal to Hispanic and black community voters. At a Tampa rally, Trump didn’t mention deporting the 11 million …

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