Month: April 2014

Political and economic leaders express concern over immigration reform

The unfair treatment of undocumented immigrant workers in America has spurred many immigration reform advocates to push for support on the local and national level. Some advocates of more comprehensive immigration laws wish to see progress in a step-by-step process, while others believe that focusing on the major political and economic issues surrounding immigration reform is the …

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President Obama and Speaker Boehner push for immigration reform

On a recent trip to the Asia-Pacific region, President Barack Obama took time to appeal to Congress to act on the issue of immigration reform. The president attended a naturalization ceremony in Seoul, South Korea, for 13 American military service members and seven spouses. He used the ceremony as an example of how important immigration …

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Democrats show support for immigration reform bill made in Florida

As a show of support for undocumented immigrants, immigration reform advocates are crowding the streets in front of city hall and government agency offices across America. Lawmakers and political strategists have also been looking for ways to push immigration reform to the top of their priority lists. However, certain factors were brought up by the …

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Members of the U.S. government discuss immigration reform

Immigration reform has taken a front seat in U.S. current events. Lawmakers, religious leaders, social media executives and advocacy groups have all made the news in recent months, launching the political issue into a full-blown media storm. As representatives of both the Democratic and Republican parties make their statements in interviews, press conferences and committee …

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Republicans adjust priorities for immigration reform

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are changing their views on the urgency of immigration reform amidst an onslaught of public criticism from Hispanic advocacy organizations, religious leaders and other public figures. Although the struggle for comprehensive immigration reform is far from over, a lot of people have become aware of the issue and …

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How overturning Section 3 of DOMA has benefited same-sex couples

In 2013, the United States Supreme Court overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Thanks to this decision, same-sex marriages between lawful permanent U.S. residents and noncitizens are now treated the same way as traditional marriages by the federal government. Now, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants equal immigration benefits to same-sex …

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Former First Lady Hillary Clinton vocal about immigration reform

Last week, former Secretary of the State and First Lady Hillary Clinton spoke at a girls' empowerment forum held in the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York City. The event was sponsored by the Clinton Foundation, and during the question and answer session Clinton was asked what she could do to remedy the nation's flawed …

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