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mmigration and climate changes priorities for Obama’s second term

In the interview that accompanied his selection as Man of the Year by TIME magazine, US President Barack Obama says that he intends to spend his second term focused on the issues of immigration, energy, climate change and the need to revive his nation’s economy. The wide-ranging interview included the freshly reelected President reflecting on …

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Activist groups target Congress over immigration reform

Hispanic activist groups who have gathered in Washington DC have warned lawmakers that they intend to keep a “report card” on America immigration reform in 2013 and will punish any members of Congress who vote against legislation that includes a pathway to US citizenship for all undocumented immigrants in the country. The Service Employees International …

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Benefits for deferred action recipients proposed by CA bill

A state law that will commence in January will enable young immigrants who have managed to obtain temporary legal status thanks to the federal Deferred Action program to be able to get California driver’s licenses, although not state benefits such as medical care or unemployment. Now a brand-new bill is proposing to allow them to …

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Undocumented immigrants get college scholarships from Berkeley

The Berkeley campus of the University of California last week announced that $1 million has been given by a private foundation in order to fund scholarships for undocumented immigrants.  These scholarships are to be given to around 200 students who are ineligible for government grants, loans or work study positions, according to the school. A …

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