Senate panel OK's Obama attorney general pick

Feb 27, 2015

Senate panel OK's Obama attorney general pick

Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the next U.S. attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. Lynch, 55, now serves as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New ...

Feb 25, 2015

U.S. to let spouses of highly skilled immigrants work

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a visa rule revision that will let spouses of some highly skilled immigrants apply to work in the United States starting this year. Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said the change will encourage more ...

Sydney siege report signals tighter immigration curbs

Feb 22, 2015

Sydney siege report signals tighter immigration curbs

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott foreshadowed tighter immigration controls on Sunday when he released the first report into a siege last December in Sydney’s Lindt cafe, in which two hostages and the gunman were killed. The legal system “had let the country down,” Abbott ...

After judge blocks Obama orders, immigrants feel stuck

Feb 20, 2015

After judge blocks Obama orders, immigrants feel stuck

by Astrid Galvan

Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Barack Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. But now that a federal judge in Texas has blocked Obama’s efforts to protect ...

Biden: Including immigrants key to stopping extremism in U.S.

Feb 18, 2015

Biden: Including immigrants key to stopping extremism in U.S.

The United States must ensure that immigrants are fully included in the fabric of American society to prevent violent ideologies from taking root at home, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday as he opened a White House summit on countering extremism and radicalization. Joining ...