Category: immigration

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No moms, no Muslims: The contemporary US immigration system

Late last month, the Trump White House released its legislative framework for immigration reform. Its sticking points are familiar ones: the $25bn that President Trump wants to use to build the border wall he has promised his supporters; and a path to citizenship for beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA), whose fates…

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US Congress to vote on funds amid immigration concerns

The US Congress is set to vote on a bipartisan, budget agreement reached earlier this week in the Senate, in a bid to avoid a government shutdown. The budget bill, which was unveiled by Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday, was welcomed as a rare showing of political cooperation in Washington, which has been plagued by…

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US executive shuts down over immigration impasse

The United States government shut down on Saturday, after members of Congress failed to reach an agreement on the divisive issue of immigration and government spending. In a late-night vote, opposition Democrats in the Senate joined to block a bill that would have kept the government running for another four weeks. The shutdown comes exactly…