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Immigrants able to renew deferred action

For two months after the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals created by President Barack Obama was passed into law, back in 2012, immigrants were forced to register to be protected with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement rather than the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.  Those immigrants who are eligible are now able to have …

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Mexico speaks out on immigration bill

Mexico has broken its silence on the debate over immigration reform taking place in the United States, saying that “Walls aren’t the solution.”  Lawmakers in the US are contemplating extending the border fence as one of the additional security measures that accompanies plans to offer legal status to over 11 million undocumented immigrants, the great …

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Same sex couples deserve immigration rights

Last Wednesday United States Senator Patrick Leahy proposed legislation that would enable US citizens to sponsor same sex partners in their application for a green card.  The same sex rights when it comes to immigration reform have also been backed by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, and President Barack Obama.  In the Senate …

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Republicans seethe over plans to order 34 million green cards

Republican members of Congress are getting hot under the collar about the announcement by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that up to 34 million new green cards are to be ordered. The Republicans believe that President Obama is intending to take extreme measures when he fulfills his promise to enact immigration reform via …

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Both parties angered by Cantor’s views on immigration

Eric Cantor, the House majority leader who lost his seat in a shock Republican primary result in Virginia last week, has defended his opinions on the revision of immigration laws in the United States while acknowledging that his position angered a lot of people on both sides of the political fence. Cantor, who will be …

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Pressure builds on Obama after Cantor loss

Eric Cantor, the majority leader of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, lost his primary on Tuesday.  Cantor lost to economics professor Dave Brat in what was a very unexpected upset.  Cantor had straddled the fence on the issue of immigration reform, leading both sides of the debate to label him indecisive. Cantor had made several …

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314 undocumented criminal immigrants taken into custody in Florida

Officers from US Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) have arrested no less than 314 criminal immigrants in the state of Florida during an enforcement action targeting undocumented immigrants who pose a serious danger to public safety. The operation, which was carried out in September, saw arrests being made across the state by ICE Enforcement and …

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Indian immigrants to US surpass Mexicans

Chinese and Indian immigrants, many with work or student US visas, have now surpassed Mexicans as the biggest groups coming to the United States, US Census Bureau data has revealed. Although Mexicans still make up the overall majority of immigrants in the country, accounting for over one-quarter of all people born overseas, 147,000 of the …

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One of the most famous and oldest carnivals in Europe has started in Venice, and it is attracting international visitors who want to enjoy the atmosphere that is unique to this ancient Italian city. The festival always takes place regardless of the weather, and this year, the beginning of the celebration was marked by an exceptionally high water level. This is traditionally the season of flooding, but this year has been particularly wet. Locals and tourists continued with the festival despite the uncomfortable conditions. This did not stop them from donning costumes and masks and continuing the age-old traditions. The “acqua alta”, or high water, was most prevalent in St Mark’s Square. Raised walkways were used by tourists to escape the high water and access the city’s many attractions. In this year’s carnival, there will be the usual costume parades and competitions coupled with live street theatre, music, fireworks, and the sampling of the local cuisine. The biggest influx of visitors is expected for the Feast of Marie, the Flight of the Angel, and the Flight of the Eagle, all of which take place during the week ending February 15. For people who buy travel insurance and love savouring the carnival atmosphere, Venice is the place to be in February. This year, there will be more traditional delicacies on offer; the theme for 2015 is the “The World’s Most Delicious Festival”.