Judge refuses to lift immigration reform injunction

On Tuesday the federal judge who slapped an injunction on President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform refused to rescind his order after a request from the White House.US District Judge Andrew Hanen said that the order, which would protect almost five million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation, would remain under the injunction …

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US visa rule changes for Chinese visitors

In a major change to the immigration rules, which is also designed to boost the education and tourism industries, the United States will from today begin to reciprocally expand the validity of tourist, exchange and student US visas with China, as well as short-term business visas. Exchange visitors, qualified students and their dependents from China …

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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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Reid to HOR: take action or the president will

Senator Harry Reid yesterday warned Republicans in the House of Representatives that if they do not hold a vote on comprehensive immigration reform by August 1st this year then they will force President Obama into taking administrative action over the issue. Reid says that the Obama administration is already in the process of reviewing its …

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Allentown City Council stands up for immigration reform

Allentown City Council has taken a stand, albeit a somewhat symbolic one, in support of immigration reform by unanimously passing a resolution recommending “federal enactment of rational solutions to fix our broken immigration system” on Wednesday night. The resolution states that between 11 and 14 million undocumented immigrants in the United States regularly contribute to …

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Republican Party criticized by immigration advocates

A new advert sponsored by the Council for American Job Growth, the immigration rights advocacy group that is an affiliate of the FWD.us group, has been launched, with the aim of putting pressure on the Republican Party to force them to enact immigration reform before the end of 2014. The chief executive officer of Facebook, …

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Immigration reform discussed by US, Canada and Mexico

US President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto have been meeting up in order to discuss agreements over trade and travel, as well as border enforcement.  The three nations are in agreement that managing border controls and streamlining trade are top priorities. During the North American Leaders Summit …

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How immigration reform would affect Social Security and Medicare

Immigration reform advocates, together with the nonpartisan organization the Congressional Budget Office, have declared in public that the United States would be positively affected by immigration reform in a number of different ways.  Thousands of jobs would be created by immigration reform every year, spurring economic growth and dramatically reducing the nation’s deficit. As well …

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New York House Republicans patiently wait for immigration reform

The six New York Republicans in the House of Representatives are in support of having a vote about immigration reform in 2014 but are currently unwilling to make any criticisms of the leaders of their party for not having yet set a timetable to do so. Last June a comprehensive immigration reform bill was passed …

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Bike ride to DC supports immigration reform

Documented and undocumented immigrants from all over the United States are showing their support for immigration reform that would make it easier for people born overseas to seek US citizenship.  Some people have even decided to take drastic action in order to make sure that people hear their message of equality. In 2010 four people …

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Chamber of Commerce increases pressure over immigration reform

The US Chamber of Commerce has again renewed its call for immigration reform because of its belief that it would be good for the nation’s economy, and it is increasing pressure on Republicans in the House of Representatives to move on legislation in 2014. Thomas J Donohue, the President of the Chamber, has posted a …

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