Month: July 2013

Nation’s Republicans want the US Congress to Pass the Senate Bill

A new poll conducted by the National Journal shows that around 60 percent of the country’s Republicans are happy about the Senate bill that would permit the country’s undocumented immigrants to obtain US citizenship. This is one of the provisions of the Senate bill that most Republican lawmakers reject. 18 percent of the Republicans want the US …

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Senate Bill to Benefit Skilled Indian Workers

According to President Obama, the Senate immigration reform bill would benefit Indian skilled workers in America. The H-1B visa provisions included in the Senate bill would benefit India, apart from benefiting the United States. A senior administration official told this to the reporters prior to the US Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to India. A comprehensive immigration reform …

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DOMA Ruling Makes US Businesses Competitive

The Defense of Marriage Act was recently ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. All the benefits that were granted to heterosexual couples will now be granted to the legally married same sex couples. This ruling of the Supreme Court is not only good for the LGBT couples but also for economic competitiveness. Immigrant workers in …

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Deferred Action has Benefited Several Undocumented Immigrants

More than 3,400 individuals who were previously undocumented immigrants have now been granted legal status in South Carolina. President Obama implemented a program called deferred action in 2012 and this program has helped several individuals to live in the country without the fear of deportation. This program is meant for the undocumented immigrants in America who …

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Americans Favor the Democrats’ Approach on Immigration

A new Gallup poll shows that more Americans agree with the views of Democrats on immigration reform. More than 48 percent of the adults in America say that their views on immigration are similar to that of the Democrats whereas only 36 percent of the Americans agree with the views of the Republicans. Gallup conducted the survey …

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Why Does America Need an Immigration Reform Plan?

Immigration reform is now the hot topic and America is in need of immigration reform. Meaningful changes to the immigration system of the United States would benefit the country’s undocumented immigrants, economy and the Americans. Border security is important for many, especially the Republicans. Likewise, the path to US citizenship, is important for several others, including …

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Impact of the Same Sex Marriage Ruling on Employee Benefits

US employers must now change their employee benefit plans, as the Supreme Court has turned down DOMA. Earlier, the same sex couples were denied federal benefits including immigration benefits, but now they will be treated equally and granted access to all kinds of benefits. There are more than 225,000 Americans in same sex marriages and …

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August 2013 Visa Bulletin: F-2A Category is Current

The US Department of State has released the Visa Bulletin for August 2013. This visa bulletin contains good news for the spouses and children of Green Card holders who belong to the F2A family preference category. This F2A category is meant for the immediate relatives of Green Card holders. In August 2013, the F2A category …

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Will the Senate Bill Help the Undocumented Irish Immigrants?

The Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill would help undocumented Irish immigrants to obtain US citizenship. As the US Senate has passed the immigration reform bill, many undocumented Irish immigrants now hope that they would get a chance to apply for US citizenship and remain in the country. According to Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, the Senate …

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House Bill will not Include a Special Pathway to Citizenship

The Senate immigration reform bill that has been passed by the US Senate, is now headed to the House. Now it is up to the House to take up the immigration reform issue. Republicans have always been against immigration reform and the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee stated that the comprehensive immigration legislation …

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