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US immigration policies put thousands at risk, legislator claims

The refugee and immigration policies being pursued by President Obama give a “paid vacation” to refugees while putting yet more burdens on struggling families and endangering “tens of thousands” of American lives, according to US Republican and Alabama representative Mo Brooks. The scathing remarks were made by Brooks last Friday when he appeared on the …

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Sanders to build upon executive actions if elected

Democratic presidential candidate nominee Bernie Sanders has promised that he would expand upon the executive actions on immigration taken by President Obama within the first 100 days of his presidency if elected in 2016 and create a more “humane” immigration system. The Vermont senator made his comments in a statement detailing his plan, which was …

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Immigration bill to limit tech skilled worker visas

Even as immigration advocates call for H-1B US visa quotas to be increased, legislators and immigration groups are calling for the existing system to be reformed in a manner that would be the exact opposite and limit the number of visas available. Ranking Democrat senator Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate …

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Supreme Court review of immigration case faces delay

The US Supreme Court was asked on Monday by the state of Texas to give it additional time to file court papers regarding its battle with the federal government over the executive actions taken on immigration reform by President Obama. If the Supreme Court agrees to the delay, any ruling might be postponed until there …

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Record number of undocumented immigrants crossing US border

Undocumented immigrants, particularly minors from Mexico, have been apprehended crossing the southern border of the United States at an alarming level, recent statistics from Border Patrol reveal. Almost 5,000 unaccompanied minors were caught in October and nearly 3,000 have been apprehended in the first half of this month. The Washington Times says this demonstrates that …

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Cruz refuses to rule out legalizing undocumented immigrants

Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate nominee, Ted Cruz, has refused to rule out offering legal status to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently believed to be living in the United States, saying that it is only after the border is secure that he will further elaborate on his plans regarding immigration. Cruz seems to …

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United States deserves immigration reform, says Munoz

Cecilia Munoz, the domestic policy director for the White House, says the United States deserves permanent immigration reform. Her comments came on Friday during an interview with EFE on the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s executive action on the issue, which remains in limbo in the courts. “What this country deserves is permanent reform and …

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House defies Obama to pass tougher Syrian immigrant screening

The House of Representatives has defied a threat to veto by President Obama by passing legislation, backed by the Republican Party, to suspend the administration’s policy to allow 10,000 Syrian immigrant refugees to enter the United States in the next 12 months. The legislation, which was passed yesterday by an overwhelming majority, will also intensify …

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Republican lawmakers call for Muslim immigration freeze

House speaker Paul Ryan is preparing a show vote on the US importation of Muslim immigrant refugees, infuriating many conservatives who want to see more decisive action. An increasing number of conservatives in Congress are calling for the suspension of US visas issued to those from Muslim nations that have jihadist movements, or at least …

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