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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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On the road to immigration reform compromise

With bills for immigration reform sitting in the House of Representatives, a number of legislators are beginning to look for ways to compromise on the controversial issue.  The House, which is controlled by the Republican Party, has some lawmakers that are completely opposed to offering a path to US citizenship to undocumented immigrants, but some …

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San Francisco verifies bona fide same-sex union

Improving immigration rights for gay marriage is helping lots of same-sex couples who live in the United States to be able to finally acquire the legal status that they require in order for them to live together without the fear of forced separation. Many have been waiting years for such equality, including Australian-born Anthony Makk …

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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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Republican immigration chief open to path to citizenship

Republican Bob Goodlatte has said for a long time that the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are currently living in the United States should never be given a special pathway to citizenship, but for the very first time he now appears to be changing his tune and acknowledging that some form of path should be …

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Additional green cards proposed for STEM graduates

The United States currently has a very long backlog of applicants for green cards who are waiting to take the vital step towards gaining citizenship.  According to the Wall Street Journal, however, all applicants have most assuredly not been created equal over the course of the last couple of decades, with some being forced to …

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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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New immigration bill could cut green card lottery

The annual green card lottery that has been ongoing for 27 years now, since 1985, is set to be cut with the new immigration reform legislation, reports claim.  The lottery system gives permanent residency to 50,000 people from nations that have citizens who do not come to the United States in large numbers. The House …

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Democrats try to back same sex immigration amendment

The immigration reform bill that is currently before the US Senate would offer, amongst other things, more US visas for migrants who work on farms and high tech workers as well as a pathway to citizenship for around 11 million illegal immigrants already in the United States. It would not, however, offer any help for …

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