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BBC 'bias' hinders immigration crackdown, says report

MigrationWatch UK says the BBC's 'strong bias' in favour of immigration has limited the Government's options in strengthening Britain's borders, along with other bias in the civil service<p>The BBC’s bias in favour of immigration has been a key block on the Government’s ability to tighten control on …

Illegal immigrant activists protest inside offices of Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions

Advocates for illegal immigrants staged protests Wednesday inside the Capitol Hill offices of Republican lawmakers, including Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Ted Cruz of Texas.<p>Sessions’ Senate office confirmed the protests to The Daily Caller, saying the disturbance was so loud that staff couldn’t …

Immigration

Immigration: Three Families, Three Stories

<i>PRELUDE: A contemporary story -</i><p>Maluki had what she thought was a minor infection in her chest. She took a couple of pain relief tablets. She is undocumented and uninsured. She had no access to a community clinic where she might have seen a doctor with no questions asked; no one in her suburban …

An Undocumented Immigrant Caregiver Shares Her Story

<i>Nannies, housecleaners, caregivers—they are sometimes called the world’s most invisible workforce. In the US alone, it’s estimated that more than 2 million people do this type of work. Most are women and many are immigrants. And pressure is growing to address their working conditions. As part of</i> …

On Texas border, volunteers get to work to help flood of immigrants

The old-fashioned trolley bus stopped just outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and eight or so passengers — new immigrants who had just stolen across the Rio Grande from Mexico — filed off, clutching water bottles and manila envelopes marked with their intended destinations in the U.S.<p>A man, …

Undocumented Immigrants at the Texas Border

AZ permanently blocked from denying dreamers licenses

PHOENIX — Saying “dreamers” are here legally, a federal judge late Thursday permanently blocked Arizona from denying them licenses to drive.<p>U.S. …

Immigration

Gaza in Arizona: How Israeli High-Tech Firms Will Up-Armor the US-Mexico Border

An U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent peers out of the open door of a helicopter during a patrol flight near the Texas-Mexico …

Immigration

Welcoming Immigrant Students Into the Classroom

As the number of immigrant students increases, and sometimes in areas not historically associated with large immigrant populations, teachers and …

Moving for a Relationship and Lessons From My Immigrant Parents

by Adnan KhanIn August 2011 I’d just finished a year of wobbly misery in beautiful South Korea—teaching English—and by the end of it I had several …

Money

Lynch to defend Obama on immigration

Attorney General nominee will walk fine line on ‘amnesty’<p>Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch plans to tell senators that she doesn’t believe President Barack Obama has blanket power to grant “amnesty” to undocumented immigrants, but she’ll argue that the president’s sweeping moves on the issue …

Immigration

Homeland Security funding on the brink

The House has no solution for the funding cliff.<p>Top Republicans are increasingly unworried about missing the Department of Homeland Security’s funding deadline.<p>The Feb. 27 deadline was supposed to mark the next stage in Congress’ fight on President Barack Obama’s immigration policies, but now, …

Homeland Security

The immigration strike team

Democrats are already plotting ways to boost Hispanic voter turnout in 2016.<p>After a midterm election in which declining Hispanic turnout cost Democrats dearly in close races, causing some leaders to question whether President Barack Obama made a mistake in delaying his immigration order, the party …

Churches Now Providing Sanctuary Protection For Undocumented Immigrants

"I cannot visit my friends and do things I would usually do. But on the other hand, my family will come here to visit me … it's harder to live in fear with a deportation order."<p>WASHINGTON — For the first time in years, Rosa Robles Loreto and her family didn't celebrate Christmas in their Tucson …

Who Really Crosses the U.S.-Mexico Border?

The total number of unauthorized immigrants apprehended is on the rise, but they're no longer coming from America's nearest neighbor.<p>For the first time in more than 60 years, more non-Mexicans than Mexicans were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol at checkpoints in 2014, according to an analysis by …

Obama administration orders agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.<p>Agents also have been …

Immigration

Immigrants to EU countries less likely to live on benefits

Research challenges idea that UK attracts immigration with 'welfare magnet' and says language and skills are bigger pull<p>Immigrants to the European Union are, for the most part, less likely to live on welfare than the native population, according to academic research due to be published which …