Month: July 2012

Several U.S. Cities Embrace Immigration

Baltimore joins several other metropolitan areas across the United States that are working toward equality and avoiding racial segregation. According to the Washington Post, 24-year-old Alexandra Gonzalez moved to the U.S. for a better life from her native Puebla, Mexico, and is doing the best that she can support herself and her 1-year-old daughter. Since …

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Deferred Action Program for Undocumented Youth

In June, President Barack Obama announced a plan to implement a new Deferred Action program for undocumented youth in the United States. Deferred Action is a provision associated with the larger DREAM Act, aimed at Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. Although the U.S. Congress has not passed the comprehensive set of immigration reforms …

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Strict Visa Regulations Keep Ecuadorian Woman from Visiting Comatose Brother

Gladys Tacuri faces personal turmoil as United States immigration laws prohibit her from visiting her dying brother in New York City, according to New York Daily News. Leonardo Tacuri was the victim of a hit-and-run accident back in April and is currently in a coma at Brooklyn’s Lutheran Medical Center, reported the source. Currently residing …

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Financial Implications of Obama?s Under 30 Immigration Reform Measure Stir Political Leaders

President Barack Obama’s Immigration Reform measure has created a lifeline for many undocumented residents under the age of 30. However, several critics have remarked that the decision may have steep consequences in terms of monetary costs for the United States. Much of the criticism for the reprieve stems from the fact that it could cost the …

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Muslim Man Granted Citizenship After Five-Year Fight

A Muslim man’s five year battle for U.S. citizenship will end after a Virginia judge ruled in his favor. Jamal Abusamhadaneh, had been questioned by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials regarding his religion, which played a part in his being citizenship application being denied in the past, according to The Associated Press. U.S. District …

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DOMA Threatens to Separate Lesbian Couple

A lesbian couple in New Haven may be forced to separate or relocate due to federal government restrictions that refuse to recognize their marriage. According to the New Haven Independent, Francesca Martin and her wife, German native Gudrun Scheffler, have been together for the past 12 years. However, United States citizens in same-sex relationships cannot …

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Woman Denied Custody of Son After Being Detained For Years

A Missouri municipal court ruled in favor of a local couple that was seeking full custody of a young boy brought to the United States by his mother as an infant. The decision came after the judge declared that the young boy’s mother, Encarnacion Bail Romero, abandoned her son. However, some argue that the court’s …

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