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Muslim Cleric Heaps Praise on U.S., Tells American Muslims They Have a Special Role

A prominent Tunisian Muslim cleric took the opportunity of his speech at a New Jersey mosque to blast Muslims for an alleged lack of industriousness and supposed high rates of illiteracy as he heaped praise on the U.S for its productivity and acceptance of different religions, including …

Economy And Immigration: What's Dividing Republicans

In 10 months, Americans will go to the polls to pick the next U.S. president. When they cast their ballots, those votes will likely hinge on how they feel about the issues most important to them.<p>But what are those issues?<p>As a way of finding out, NPR's Rachel Martin centered her focus on one …

Unaccompanied children crossing southern border in greater numbers again, raising fears of new migrant crisis

Unaccompanied minors are crossing the U.S. Southwest border in growing numbers again, sparking concerns that the new influx of children could eventually approach the levels that last year prompted the Obama administration to declare a humanitarian crisis.<p>In October and November, more than 10,500 …

Immigration

When LBJ Changed Immigration Forever

Fifty years ago this month, Johnson ended immigration quotas based on national origin, forever changing the face of the U.S.<p>Fifty years ago this …

Migrants and refugees risk their lives to reach Europe, in pictures - Telegraph

Report: More than half of immigrants on welfare

More than half of the nation's immigrants receive some kind of government welfare, a figure that's far higher than the native-born population's, according to a report to be released Wednesday.<p>About 51% of immigrant-led households receive at least one kind of welfare benefit, including Medicaid, …

How Trump Can Ensure Democratic Dominance for Generations

It happened before, 90 years ago, when the GOP cracked down hard on immigrants. Republicans never recovered.<p>Donald Trump knows the United States will never deport eleven million undocumented immigrants or do away with birthright citizenship. But what if we did—what would be the political impact if …

Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

Joe Stiglitz Knows How to Solve Inequality, if Anyone Will Listen

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, is one of the world’s most influential thinkers in the battle against economic inequality. He’s …

Income Inequality

White people aren’t the enemy: Why social justice demands a rainbow coalition of minorities & poor whites

<b>(Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>Black Lives Matter rightly spotlights racial injustices. But let’s not pretend whites are living on Easy Street<p>Musa al-Gharbi<p>August 25, 2015 11:58am (UTC)<p>On average, whites are far better off than blacks. But the problem with averages is that they often conceal radically …

Black Lives Matter

Why are anti-immigration parties so strong in the Nordic states?

The Danish People’s party’s success in the election continues a trend of rising support for rightwing parties across Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway

Europe

Migrants flood trains in desperate bid to leave Italy

<b>As Italy struggles to cope with the Mediterranean migration crisis, its Alpine region of South Tyrol is facing an increasing stream of migrants who try to get to Germany or Scandinavia, through Austria.</b><p>As the Venice to Munich express pulled in at Bolzano station, the Italian police were there to …

Northern Europe

How U.S. Court Ruling on Immigration Reforms Affects H-1B Holders

By<p>Dhanya Ann Thoppil<p>Does this week’s federal court ruling upholding a stay on some of President Barack Obama’s immigration reform plans affect changes for those on high-skilled worker visas in the United States?<p>The short answer is no.<p>The court’s decision stops the Obama administration from …

Driver's Licenses For Immigrants: With New Law, Nebraska Becomes Final State To Give Driving Rights To Undocumented

After coming to the United States from Mexico with visitor visas and overstaying them, Juan Gallegos' family arrived in Hastings, Nebraska, on the …

Obama Is Suspending the Law Designed to Deter Illegal Immigration

A key part of the Fifth Circuit’s decision to keep the freeze on President Obama’s amnesty programs was the 25-page dissenting opinion written by the …

Immigration

Immigration Canada snafus causing ‘a lot of misery’ | The Star

A foreign student from India got a new student visa — with an expiry date that had already passed.<p>A Jamaican man got an official notice that his …

The Obama Administration Was Handed a Huge Immigration Defeat. Here’s Why It Matters.

A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Obama administration a huge defeat this week.<p>It denied the government’s …

US Has Taken In ¼ of the Population of Mexico

With the issue of immigration still hot on the political landscape following a federal court siding with Texas against Barack Obama's illegal …

Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’

<i>Rachel Held Evans is a blogger and the author of “Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.”</i><p>Bass reverberates through the auditorium floor as a heavily bearded worship leader pauses to invite the congregation, bathed in the light of two giant screens, to tweet using …

Christmas Eve

Why They Come: The Real Reason for the Surge of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Americans have been wondering why the recent surge of unaccompanied children streaming into the United States is happening, and why it's happening right now. Debate rages over why children flee their homes in Central America, but a little-known U.S. counter narcotics policy may explain how this …

Immigration Activists Are Now Furious At President Obama

"The President has shown that, once again, he has been scared out of his boots by some of the least reasonable elements within the Republican Party," Cesar Vargas, co-director of the DREAM Action Coalition, said in a statement released soon after the news broke on Saturday morning.<p>After Congress …

Immigration

Obama To Delay Immigration Actions Until After Midterms

President Barack Obama has decided to delay taking controversial executive actions on immigration reform until after the November midterm elections, …

Huge family detention centre to open in Texas for undocumented migrants

Federal officials are due to open a huge family detention centre in southern Texas that will house immigrant adults with children while they await deportation.<p>The Texas Observer reports that federal officials are preparing to open the nation’s largest family detention centre, a 2,400-bed facility …

Two Cuban migrants dead, eight missing at sea, survivors say

MIAMI (Reuters) - Two Cuban migrants died and as many as eight more are missing after a three-week odyssey at sea, according to relatives of 15 badly sunburned and dehydrated survivors of a boat rescued by the Mexican Navy this week.<p>Mexican marines carry a dehydrated Cuban migrant on a stretcher …

Lies Immigration Reformers Told Me

President Obama and backers of deferred action for Dreamers tout the conditions that limit applicants. How restrictive are they, really?<p>“Mom hid a present for you in the basement.”<p>“Last time you said that, you locked me downstairs for three hours.”<p>“This time I won’t.”<p>Before Matt Groening gained …

W.H. strife stalls immigration plans

White House officials are locked in an intense debate over whether President Barack Obama should announce a plan to defer deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants before Election Day — mindful that whichever choice they make could be tagged as the reason that Democrats lost the …

Border Patrol Agent Opens Fire On Armed Militia Member In Texas | Fox News

A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.<p>Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of …