US farmers facing worker shortage

Farmers in the US claim that they face a severe shortage of workers. Over 50 percent of workers on American farms are undocumented immigrants, US Department of Labor statistics show, yet even that workforce is beginning to shrink. A recent report, from the Pew Research Center, found that Mexican immigrants are now leaving the US …

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The US has problem with illegal immigration, says Louisiana AG

The city of New Orleans will be removed from the list of sanctuary cities in the US if Louisiana’s highest legal authority has anything to do with it. Jeff Landry, the state’s attorney general, says that the status of New Orleans as a sanctuary city has made it a magnet for undocumented immigrants. Landry told …

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Families and children still targeted for deportation under Obama

In public, President Barack Obama has insisted that new deportation priorities mean the Department of Homeland Security targets violent criminal immigrants rather than children and families. This rhetoric does not seem to hold up, according to a new review conducted of US deportation records. The information was published by the non-profit news organization, the Marshall …

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Immigrants help growth but can result in tension

Immigration can boost economies, but security concerns and social tensions can also be a consequence, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF made these comments on Tuesday, during heated times over high immigration levels in Europe and the US. The IMF said that an increase of one percent in the number of adult …

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Six-day Virginia and Washington ICE operation nabs 51 men

As many as 51 men were recently arrested as part of a ‘targeted immigration enforcement operation’. This was carried out in Washington DC and Virginia over six days by officers from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to an ICE news release, yesterday. The arrests took place between 18 – 23 September, throughout Washington DC …

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US immigration officers endorse Trump

The union that represents 5000 US immigration officers has given its endorsement to Republican Party candidate, Donald Trump for the upcoming Presidential election. This is a surprise increase in support for Trump’s policies on immigration as he prepares for his first debate with the Democratic Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Trump has taken a tough stance …

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Cuban man arrested over immigration solicitation scam

A Cuban was arrested by federal agents on Friday, following a sting operation carried out in McAllen. Agents from the Office of Professional Responsibility of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency were in position and ready to place under arrest Eugenio Augustin Munoz-Canellas. This followed completion of the operation, according to the stated federal …

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Dairy farmers claim not guilty of harboring undocumented immigrants

A husband and wife dairy farmer team has pleaded not guilty to charges of harboring and hiring undocumented immigrants to work on their properties in the counties of Huron and Tuscola. Denis Burke, aged 53, and Madeline Burke, 50, own the Thumb’s Dunganstown Dairy and Parisville Dairy. They entered pleas of not guilty in federal court on …

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Travis County Sheriff concerned over immigration with likely successor

On Saturday, the outgoing Sheriff of Travis County, in Texas, warned that his likely successor’s promise to no longer cooperate with federal immigration authorities in the position was a ‘dangerous’ move. The current Sheriff, Greg Hamilton, expressed serious reservations about the campaign promises from fellow Democrat Senator, Hernandez in an interview onstage at the Texas …

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The US to increase deportation of Haitian immigrants

In response to an unprecedented wave of immigrants from Haiti looking to get into the US, the Obama administration announced yesterday that it intends to resume the deportation of undocumented immigrants from the island nation. Deportations were suspended by the US in 2010, after areas of Haiti were devastated by an earthquake, as sending immigrants …

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