US officials bust call center scam

Yesterday, federal officials announced that they have destroyed a call center fraud carried out in India and the US. Pretending to be officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Internal Revenue Service, the perpetrators conned Americans, most of whom were immigrants, out of thousands of dollars. Five call centers in Ahmedabad, India, and 56 …

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Asian immigrants have higher birth rates

Asian immigrants are beginning to account for a much larger share of the immigrant mothers giving birth in the US. This shows that the landscape is changing with regard to immigrants in the US, as the growth of the Asian demographic continues to outmatch that of Latinos. Data released on Wednesday, by the Pew Research …

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Elderly Chinese feel safe in the US

Independence and comfortable living conditions help elderly Chinese immigrants to feel satisfied with their lives and at home in the US, although they can be unsettled by being unable to speak fluent English, according to new research. Researchers from Shaanxi Normal University, Georgia State University, and International Association of Long Term Care Directors, found that …

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Immigration protesters block NYC traffic

Pro-immigrant protesters blocked George Washington Bridge lanes between New York City and New Jersey yesterday. They chained themselves together and halted the traffic on the busiest bridge in the US during the middle of the morning rush. On the upper level of the bridge, bound for the city, delays were up to as long as …

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Human Rights First files amicus against US

An amicus brief has been filed in the US Supreme Court by Human Rights First, together with Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler LLP in the case of Jennings v. Rodriguez. The brief argues that the international human rights obligations of the US, including those in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, necessitate individual …

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ICE is trying to reopen private prisons

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is allegedly attempting to negotiate the reopening of two private prisons. This comes just two months after the Justice Department announced that it intended to curtail the use of such facilities. One of the private prisons ICE is trying to reopen has been the subject of repeated abuse …

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Indian-Americans support Trump

Prominent Indian-Americans are giving their support to the immigration vision of Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump. They note that the mood of the US is increasingly anti-establishment and that the country cannot afford any more ‘bad judgments’ from the Democratic Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Anand Ahuja, an eminent New York attorney, who is also the …

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Accused immigration lawyer cuts deal

Court documents reveal that one week after being exposed as part of an immigration scam, a Birmingham attorney has now cut a deal with prosecutors and will plead guilty next month. The attorney is accused of bribing a federal agent to ensure that his clients do not get deported from the US. The plea hearing …

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Mexico will reimburse the US for border wall, says Trump

Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump has reiterated his plans to construct a wall on the border between the US and Mexico, in a bid to stop undocumented immigrants. Trump emphasized that, while the wall will be paid for by the US, the costs will then be reimbursed by the government of Mexico. Trump made the …

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DHS seeks extra jails as immigrant numbers skyrocket

Officials with the Department of Homeland Security are quietly attempting to find up to 5000 more jail and prison beds to cope with record numbers of undocumented immigrants in detention in the US, according to insiders. Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, met with senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and …

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Advocates want to see immigration addressed by Congress

Christian faith leaders have been joined by Catholics wanting immigration reform to be addressed by Catholics in the first 100 days of the Congress’ 2017 legislative session. They also call for immigrants to be welcomed and appreciated by Christians living in the US. The Christian group, Bread for the World, which is primarily focused on …

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