Record number of undocumented immigrants crossing US border

Undocumented immigrants, particularly minors from Mexico, have been apprehended crossing the southern border of the United States at an alarming level, recent statistics from Border Patrol reveal. Almost 5,000 unaccompanied minors were caught in October and nearly 3,000 have been apprehended in the first half of this month. The Washington Times says this demonstrates that …

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Cruz refuses to rule out legalizing undocumented immigrants

Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate nominee, Ted Cruz, has refused to rule out offering legal status to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently believed to be living in the United States, saying that it is only after the border is secure that he will further elaborate on his plans regarding immigration. Cruz seems to …

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United States deserves immigration reform, says Munoz

Cecilia Munoz, the domestic policy director for the White House, says the United States deserves permanent immigration reform. Her comments came on Friday during an interview with EFE on the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s executive action on the issue, which remains in limbo in the courts. “What this country deserves is permanent reform and …

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House defies Obama to pass tougher Syrian immigrant screening

The House of Representatives has defied a threat to veto by President Obama by passing legislation, backed by the Republican Party, to suspend the administration’s policy to allow 10,000 Syrian immigrant refugees to enter the United States in the next 12 months. The legislation, which was passed yesterday by an overwhelming majority, will also intensify …

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Republican lawmakers call for Muslim immigration freeze

House Speaker Paul Ryan is preparing a show vote on the US importation of Muslim immigrant refugees, infuriating many conservatives who want to see more decisive action. An increasing number of conservatives in Congress are calling for the suspension of US visas issued to those from Muslim nations that have jihadist movements, or at least …

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US debate over immigration reshaped by Paris attacks

On Tuesday legislators in the United States called for tighter security with regard to refugees from Syria entering the country, with the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last week seeing the reshaping of the long-running debate over national security and immigration in America. Republican leaders from the House of Representatives, who are concerned that the …

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Texans say immigration and terrorists are biggest threats to US

Prior to the terrorist attacks carried out last week in Paris and Beirut, voters in Texas had identified foreign terrorist groups and illegal immigration as the greatest threats facing the United States, the most recent poll from the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune has revealed. 22% of those responding to the survey selected …

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Carson wants immigrants’ benefits cut

Republican presidential candidate nominee Ben Carson says he would seal the border between Mexico and the United States by cutting the benefits responsible for encouraging illegal immigration. His comments were made on Sunday after campaigning in South Nevada. Carson says the border could be secured within 12 months and a double fence could be installed, …

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Syrian immigration to US should be suspended, says Gibson

Representative Chris Gibson yesterday joined calls by elected Republican officials for the United States to suspend the resettlement of immigrants from Syria within the nation, following the coordinated terrorist attack on Paris last Friday. One of the attackers, Ahmad al-Mohammad, has been identified by European authorities as passing through Greece last month in the guise …

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