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May 2011 Archives

United States to immigrants: 'We want you'

There are many people in South Carolina and approximately 7.9 million in the entire United States who are eligible to become naturalized citizens but have not done so.

South Carolina house approves illegal immigration bill

Now more than ever is the time to begin the application process for an immigrant visa in the United States if you have not already.

Haitian refugees to receive extended asylum

In an effort to render aid to displaced Haitians after the devastating earthquake struck the country in January of last year, the Obama Administration offered Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to several thousand undocumented Haitians in the United States.

'Secure Communities' to be examined by Inspector General

Most South Carolina counties have signed on to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement's program that is aimed at helping immigration officials find and deport criminals who are in the country illegally.

Mistake made on green card lottery, redraw ordered

Each year, as part of the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, the federal government makes about 50,000 visas available to people who come from certain countries with a low number of immigrants to the United States.

Immigration bill closer to becoming law in South Carolina

The news outlets in South Carolina have been buzzing yesterday and today, reporting that the state's House Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee voted this week to approve a bill that would require law enforcement officers in the state to check the legal status of anyone that they believe could be an illegal alien.

President Obama speaks on benefits of immigration reform

Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech at the United States-Mexico border that focused on the potential benefits of immigration reform. Commentators have reported that it was meant to win back the support of Hispanics, who could mean the difference between getting re-elected or not in next year's election.

Chipotle restaurants targeted in ICE sweep

In 2009, the Obama administration began placing more of a focus on punishing businesses who hire illegal immigrant workers rather than the illegal workers themselves. The feds threaten these businesses with civil sanctions and criminal charges if it can be proven that they knowingly employed people unauthorized to work in this country.

President Obama pressured on immigration reform

President Obama has been catching a lot of heat recently for the lack of action within the federal government on the promised immigration reform. The president has recently met with important figures in the business and entertainment worlds who have expressed their desire for more to be done to stop the vast deportations of illegal immigrants.

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