Month: December 2013

Immigration Wins In 2013

The U.S. Congress has now wrapped up its session and has left for its holiday break. Though the House did not consider the bill that the Senate has approved, the immigration reform movement has achieved some victories in 2013. Earlier, immigration activists and the undocumented immigrants alone were in favor of immigration reform. But now, …

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Deportation Relief Top Priority for Undocumented Immigrants

The controversial part in the debate over immigration reform is creating a path to U.S. citizenship for the undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The Pew Hispanic Center recently conducted a survey and according to it, most of the Latinos and Asian Americans want the country to grant them a relief from deportation. Deportation …

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Prospective Undocumented Immigrants will not Qualify for Immigration Reform

The U.S. Senate approved and passed a comprehensive bill for immigration reform in June. This bill must be passed by the House in order to be signed into law by the President. This reform bill includes a variety or provisions, an important one of which is a provision to create a roadmap to U.S. citizenship …

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House Leaves for Holiday Break With No Progress on Immigration

The House controlled by the Republicans departed on Thursday for holiday break, with no progress on immigration reform. Leaders from both the Democratic and the Republican parties have stated that they would return to the immigration reform issue in 2014. According to Representative Robert W. Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia and chairman of the Judiciary Committee, …

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USCIS Approves 10,000 U visas for Victims of Crime

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved 10,000 U visas for the fifth fiscal year 2014. USCIS began issuing U visas in the year 2008. Every year, the agency makes available 10,000 U visas for the victims of certain crimes. Immigrants who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse can apply for these visas. …

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New Immigration Policy to Allow Another Group of Immigrants to Stay

The Obama administration will now allow another group of immigrants to stay in the United States. According to the Nov 14 policy memorandum from USCIS, immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who were last admitted into the country under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), will be granted permission to apply for adjustment of status and remain …

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President Obama and the First Lady Meet Immigration Activists

Several immigration activists are fasting on the National Mall in order to protest the inaction of the House on the immigration reform bill. President Obama and the First Lady visited these activists on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. President Obama appreciated their efforts and said that his administration is proud of them. He is sure …

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