Month: November 2013

Business Leaders Who are in Favor of Immigration Reform

The debate over comprehensive immigration reform in the United States is heating up. A comprehensive immigration reform bill has been approved and passed by the U.S. Senate and the immigration activists and many others in the United States want the House Republicans to pass that bill. Religious and business groups and a majority of Americans …

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Michelle Obama Supports Immigration Activists

Immigration activists fasting for immigration reform were cheered by the First Lady, Michelle Obama. She offered her support to the Fast for Families activists who have set up tents in the National Mall. The activists are hoping to create momentum for immigration reform. They received a tweet from the First Lady, Michelle Obama expressing support …

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Majority of Americans Back Path to U.S. Citizenship for Immigrants

More than 63 percent of Americans want the lawmakers to pass an immigration reform bill that includes a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the country’s undocumented immigrants, according to the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute. Around 14 percent of Americans do not want the country to put such immigrants on a path to U.S. citizenship …

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Immigration Rights Activist Jose Antonio Vargas’ Documentary

Jose Antonio Vargas, an immigrant rights activist and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist has made a documentary that is all about his own experiences as an undocumented immigrant in the United States. He has now sold the rights to his documentary, named “Documented”, to CNN. This film on immigration tells the story of how Vargas was …

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Pushes for Immigration Reform

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, is pushing the U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. According to him, this is one of the biggest civil rights issues. He stated in an ABC News interview that he helped to found the immigration advocacy group Forward.us, after an undocumented child told that he will not be going …

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President Obama Willing to Accept Piecemeal Immigration Reform

President Obama recently declared that he would be willing to take a step-by-step approach to the immigration reform issue. He said that he would back the bills of the Republicans if their bills include all provisions that have been included in the Senate immigration reform bill. A bipartisan bill was passed by the U.S. Senate …

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Extended Processing Times for Form I-130

USCIS, after receiving communications from the public regarding extended processing times for the immigrant petition, Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, has now responded to the public criticism. As the agency is experiencing delays, it recently announced that some case work will be transferred to the service centers from the National Benefits Center. Some casework has …

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President Obama to Halt Deportations of US Military Relatives

President Obama has announced that undocumented family members of veterans and Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, will not be deported. Such immigrants can file applications for lawful status and remain in the United States. USCIS along with the U.S. Department of Defense has launched a number of initiatives to assist members of …

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Immigration Relief Measures for the Victims of Haiyan

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that Filipino nationals who have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan can apply for certain immigration benefits. This typhoon has been named “Yolanda” by the Philippine authorities. According to the USCIS, Filipino nationals who are eligible for immigration benefits can file their applications for benefits with the USCIS. …

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USCIS Honors Immigrants in the US Armed Forces

Immigrants can enlist in the US Armed Forces and fight for the United States. Serving in the Armed Forces is not meant only for the US citizens. Reports say that around 8,000 permanent residents enlist in the US Armed Forces every year and around 65,000 immigrants are currently serving the country. Every year, USCIS honors …

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