Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 10:55:26 +0000

Trump plan would shift immigration focus to 'merit'

WASHINGTON – Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said Thursday he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger, “totally brilliant,” high-skilled workers he says won’t compete for American jobs.

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BI intercepts 5 victims of human trafficking at Clark airport 

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 07:31:32 +0000

BI intercepts 5 victims of human trafficking at Clark airport 

Five Filipino women bound for Malaysia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) were intercepted at the Clark International Airport.

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BI arrests alleged human trafficker at Naia

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 10:35:27 +0000

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has arrested an alleged human trafficker at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) trying to fly out of the country with three victims.

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‘Hugs not walls’ Mexico border reunions canceled as US refuses permits

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 10:54:13 +0000

Members of migrant families living in the US and Mexico release balloons after taking part in an event called "Abrazos No Muros" (Hugs, not walls) promoted by the Border etwork of Human Rights organization in the border line between Sunland Park, New Mexico State, United States and Ciudad Juarez, state of Chihuahua, Mexico, on 13 October 2018. (Photo by HERIKA MARTINEZ / AFP)

US authorities have denied permits and forced the cancellation of the “Hugs not walls” event which since 2016 has allowed families separated by illegal migration to reunite for a few minutes on the border with Mexico, organizers said.

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White House launches new uphill bid to overhaul immigration

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Wed, 08 May 2019 00:22:02 +0000

White House launches new uphill bid to overhaul immigration

Reviving a deeply contentious issue that has stymied both Congress and the administration, the White House launched a new bid Tuesday to overhaul the national immigration system that President Donald Trump relentlessly rails against.

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Immigrant children’s health declines rapidly after arrival in Canada

Credit to Author: Staff Writer| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 02:57:12 +0000

By: Hassan Vatanparast, University of Saskatchewan and Ginny Lane, University of Saskatchewan A healthy, happy future, free from poverty: This is the aspiration of many new immigrants and refugees to Canada and the United States. Leaving harsh conditions and food scarcity behind, they embrace the safety and relative affluence that North America offers. Few would […]

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From Haight to Love: public school changes ‘racist’ name

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 01:32:41 +0000

From Haight to Love: public school changes 'racist' name

A public school in the San Francisco Bay Area named after a California governor who espoused racist views and opposed giving minorities the right to vote will change its name to “Love Elementary.”

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US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2019 03:34:47 +0000

US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship

Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it’s legal in the state where they live, can be denied citizenship because the drug is still illegal under federal law.

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