Rubio wants “a very long path” to US citizenship

Senator Marco Rubio has clarified his opinion on the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. On Wednesday, the day after a presidential debate that continued to show the rift in the Republican Party when it comes to the immigration issue, Rubio told NPR that he is in favor of granting some …

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Just one immigration form online after ten years of digitizing

Over $1 billion has been spent by the US Government in an attempt to replace its outdated, paperwork-intensive method of immigration management with digitization, in order to allow for applications to be made online via a full repertoire of almost 100 electronic forms; however, after ten years of effort, only one form is currently available, …

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US safer due to executive action on immigration, Johnson claims

Jeh Johnson, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), claims that the executive actions on immigration taken 12 months ago by President Obama were needed and have made the United States safer by keeping dangerous criminal immigrants out. On Thursday Johnson said that Homeland Security changed the way in which it asks municipalities …

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Record number of Americans renounce citizenship

There has been another increase in the quarterly list of Americans who have decided to terminate their long-term residency in the United States or renounce their citizenship.  The third quarter of 2015 set a record high with regard to the amount of published expatriates, with the figure of 1,426 surpassing the previous high of 1,335 …

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Boehner’s resignation and immigration reform

Kevin McCarthy, the majority leader in the House of Representatives, is the front-runner to succeed current speaker John Boehner, who surprised everyone by announcing his resignation last week. McCarthy’s appointment could have major implications with regard to immigration reform, given that he represents a district with a very large Latino population.Despite this, McCarthy has so …

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Bush defies hard-line Republicans

Jeb Bush has defied the increasingly harsh rhetoric used by his fellow would-be presidential candidates in the Republican Party by making a passionate speech in the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Houston, during which he openly supported the need to offer undocumented immigrants a pathway to US citizenship. “Earned legal status is the dignified way, …

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White House starts new citizenship campaign

Officials at the White House yesterday announced the commencement of a new campaign to encourage legal US immigrants to gain full citizenship, potentially adding millions of new voters to the electoral roll just in time for the 2016 presidential election. The United States currently has 8.8 million legal residents who are eligible for US citizenship. …

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Fewer children born in US to undocumented immigrants

Fewer children are being born to undocumented immigrants in the United States, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center that was released on Friday. Around 295,000 children were born to parents who were undocumented immigrants in 2013, which is around 8% of the estimated 3.9 million births in the United States in …

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Millions of immigrants to receive naturalization assistance

An immigrant rights organization is set to assist millions of permanent residents who are eligible for naturalization to become citizens throughout this month. September is Citizenship Month, with Citizenship Day falling on the 17th. In honor of the occasion an announcement was made by the Educational Fund of the National Association of Latino Elected and …

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Bush accuses Asians of abusing birthright citizenship

On Monday Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida and current Republican presidential nomination hopeful, accused Asians of abusing the rules enabling infants who are born in the United States to instantly gain citizenship, regardless of the legal status of their parents. Bush has been involved in a heated debate with fellow Republican candidate Donald …

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Trumps stages Alabama rally

At a rally on Friday, in a football stadium in Alabama, controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reiterated his determination to get tough on illegal immigration if he wins the battle for the White House next year. Trump’s controversial policies and stubborn refusal to back down in the face of widespread media condemnation have seen …

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