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US House votes to block funding for Obama immigration orders

US House votes to block funding for Obama immigration orders

WASHINGTON: The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to block funding for President Barack Obama’s executive order to protect about millions of undocumented immigrants from being deported and allow them… Read more »


Obama looks past Republicans in promoting 2015 agenda

HONOLULU: President Barack Obama plans new steps to help middle-income Americans, part of a 2015 agenda he hopes can build on the post election momentum from high-profile moves on immigration… Read more »

FRONTLINE "Dreams of Obama"

Why the lawsuit against Obama is a waste

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me Matthew 25:35 A lawsuit was expected as… Read more »

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks to reporters in 2012 after the L.A. Police Commission approved a vehicle impound policy that restricts when officers can seize the cars of unlicensed drivers. A state appeals court panel has overturned a ban on the controversial policy.

State court approves LA policy for impounding cars

LOS ANGELES: A state court has determined that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded… Read more »


INA offers no clue on what ‘visa availability’ means-II

Continued from last week Under 8 C.F.R. § 245.1(g)(1), why must visa availability be based solely on whether one has a priority date on the waiting list which is earlier shown in… Read more »

California Highway Patrol officers Armando Garcia, right, and Ray Patton explain to immigrants the process of getting a drivers license during an information session at the Mexican Consulate, in San Diego. California is gearing up to start issuing driver’s licenses to immigrants in the country illegally in a bid to make the roads safer that could also give more than a million people access to state-issued identification.

Immigrants get warning on driver’s licenses

LOS ANGELES: While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the United States illegally are preparing to apply for a long-sought driver’s license in California starting Jan. 2, others are… Read more »


UK immigration system in intensive care: Keith Vaz

LONDON: A parliamentary committee led by Britain’s senior-most Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz has strongly criticized the UK’s immigration system, saying it is in “intensive care”. Vaz, chair of the House… Read more »

Tony Bernabe gives information to Daisy Juarez in downtown Los Angeles advertising a massive information session to tell immigrants more about President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

Immigrants flock to workshops after Obama reprieve

LOS ANGELES: In small-town community centers, schools, churches and a vast city convention center, immigrant advocates are spreading the word about President Barack Obama’s plan to give millions of immigrants… Read more »


Russia may abolish visas for Indians

NEW DELHI: Russia has said it is mulling abolition of visas for Indian businessmen and tourists and a decision in this regard could come soon. Russian authorities are discussing abolition… Read more »

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas

Obama’s executive action brings new hope for families

I had the great pleasure of joining President Obama at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas as he spoke about new steps he is taking to start fixing America’s… Read more »


1st images of historic San Francisco shipwreck released

LOS ANGELES: The first three-dimensional sonar maps and images of an immigrant steamship that capsized over 100 years ago in San Francisco, killing 128 people, mostly immigrants from China and… Read more »

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio holds what may be his last news conference of the 113th Congress, though critical legislation is still pending, Thursday, Dec. 11

Democrats, Obama part on $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON: Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending after President Barack Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints that the bill would… Read more »

German party mocked over language call

BERLIN: A German conservative party’s suggestion that immigrants speak German at home is drawing criticism even from allies. The Bavarian-based Christian Social Union, one of three parties in the German… Read more »

30 Bangladeshis immigrants to be deported

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat Home Department has decided to deport 30 Bangladeshi nationals including seven women, who were in jail on charges of illegal immigration for more than a year, officials… Read more »


20 states to sue Obama over executive actions on immigration

AUSTIN, TEXAS: Three more states have joined a Texas-led multistate coalition suing over the Obama administration’s recently announced executive actions on immigration. The addition of Arizona, Florida and Ohio brings… Read more »


US House rebukes Obama on immigration

WASHINGTON: Emboldened Republicans issued a stern but symbolic rebuke to President Barack Obama over immigration, passing a bill in the House of Representatives declaring his executive actions to curb deportations… Read more »


Labor Dept. to modernize PERM recruitment

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a fact sheet announcing that it will review the PERM labor certification program and relevant regulations with a goal of updating them. DOL noted that… Read more »


House leaders move to avoid immigration showdown

WASHINGTON: Trying to avoid a showdown over immigration, House Republican leaders are moving to make a deal with Democrats to pass a spending bill that would keep the government running…. Read more »


New profiling guidelines won’t affect border stops

WASHINGTON: New racial profiling guidelines being announced by the Obama administration would restrict the ability of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to take into account religion, national origin… Read more »


Immigrants’ chances to stay tied to their State’s policies

PHOENIX: If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver’s license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities… Read more »