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Prisons full at taxpayers’ expense thanks to bed mandate

The Washington Post is claiming that the congressional directive referred to as the “bed mandate” is forcing officials from the Department of Homeland Security to keep an average of no fewer than 34,000 detainees in custody per day.  The mandate was established by conservative lawmakers seven years ago, back in 2006, as a method of …

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Same-sex green card denial investigation opened

The Obama administration has announced that it is opening a system-wide review of circumstances surrounding same-sex couples where the partners of American citizens were refused green cards.  USA Today claims that the Department of Homeland Security is saying that same-sex couples will be able to acquire a green card for foreign spouses in exactly the …

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Leahy to make further same-sex couples amendment attempt

Democratic senator Patrick Leahy is to make another attempt to amend the immigration reform bill to include sponsorship for American citizens’ same-sex partners, following the withdrawal of a similar measure at an earlier stage in the committee.  Senator Leahy filed the amendment on Tuesday despite having withdrawn the amendment earlier, according to Politico. The committee …

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Immigration reform wanted by two leading business groups

With comprehensive immigration reform apparently looming close in the United States, two of the country’s leading business groups have been calling on lawmakers to support increasing the number of H-1B visas and offer green cards to entrepreneurs that create employment in order to make sure that the US is able to continue to attract the …

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