US Immigration

Social security would be helped by immigration reform

The Senate bill to overhaul the immigration laws in the United States would also help to lessen the financial strain in regards to the Social Security retirement program, according to government analysts in a report, released yesterday, that marks the latest exchange in the arguments over the impact of the legislation. Social Security Administration experts …

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Celebrities line up to support immigration reform

Immigration reform has taken the world of showbusiness in the United States by storm, with over 100 celebrities having signed a letter addressed to members of Congress and President Barack Obama urging them to pass into law an immigration bill that will offer a pathway to US citizenship for the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants …

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Plenty of hurdles left for immigration reform

The overhaul of immigration laws in the United States has only just started, and lawmakers still have numerous hurdles they must face in order to successfully reform the country’s broken immigration system.  With Senate members preparing to cast their vote on the legislation later this week, they are bracing themselves to be confronted with the …

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Filipinos favored by new immigration bill

US immigration authorities are intending to give preferential treatment to visa seekers who are better educated and trained and are able to contribute to the country’s economy under a provision of the new bill being discussed in Congress that appears to have been given little attention. The bipartisan bill would rewrite the 50-year-old standards under …

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Fewer immigrants coming to the US with immigration reform

US immigration reform would result in fewer immigrants coming to the country and a smaller boost to the economy, according to a progressive think tank.  The think tank ran the numbers regarding the comprehensive immigration reform bill that the US Congress is currently considering, and discovered that it is likely to cause 150,000 fewer immigrants …

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Immigrant kids entitled to legal representation

In California last week, a federal judge ordered immigration courts from three states to give legal representation to immigrants who are facing deportation or are in detention and who have mental disabilities.  The order came the day after federal immigration officials came up with a new policy that effectively expanded that ruling, making legal representation …

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Annual US rallies given life by immigration reform debate

Demonstrators on Wednesday were demanding that US immigration laws receive an overhaul even as Congress continues to contemplate sweeping reforms proposed by new legislation that would allow around 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States to finally be able to come out of the shadows. Thousands of people joined in the May …

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