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Trinidad national security minister promises to put an end to illegal immigration

October 18, 2014
Trinidad national security minister promises to put an end to illegal immigration PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Oil- and gas-rich Trinidad and Tobago remains a land of opportunity and currently serves as a haven for 110,012 illegal immigrants. “You are talking about over ten percent of your adult population,” National Security Minister Gary Griffith said following his ministry’s...

US to implement Haitian family reunification parole program

October 18, 2014
US to implement Haitian family reunification parole program WASHINGTON, USA -- Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of US citizens and lawful permanent residents.

US immigrant population hits record 41.3 million; Caribbean immigrants among growth leaders

September 26, 2014
US immigrant population hits record 41.3 million; Caribbean immigrants among growth leaders WASHINGTON, USA -- A new report by the Center for Immigration Studies finds that nearly one in six adults in the US is foreign-born. The report, based on newly released Census Bureau data, also found that the nation's immigrant population (legal and illegal) grew by 1.4 million from July 2010 to July 2013.

Commentary: US immigration reform: The 'New Colossus' in 2014!

January 29, 2014
Commentary: US immigration reform: The 'New Colossus' in 2014! It now seems that more than anything else, the freedom of migration is again a meaningful facet as resolutions are turning a new tide towards immigration reform in Washington. Although the Senate has already passed a broad overhaul of the immigration laws, including a path to citizenship for the more than 11 million...

US and Cuba engage in new round of migration talks

January 11, 2014
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- A new round of migration talks took place on Thursday between delegations of the United States and Cuba, headed, respectively, by the assistant undersecretary of the Bureau for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the State Department, Edward Alex Lee, and the...

Commentary: Immigrants are the new builders of America

November 27, 2013
Commentary: Immigrants are the new builders of America Connecticut has a significant number of foreign-born residents. So perhaps it's time to create a Commission on Immigrant Affairs -- not a "clearing house" as a former politician has been advocating around town. That new organization got off to a bad start when he and his colleagues forgot to invite certain...

Commentary: Immigration reform: Will Republicans ever get it right?

July 24, 2013
Commentary: Immigration reform: Will Republicans ever get it right? Is it really necessary for House Republicans to espouse a new proposal to address the status of illegal immigrants against the already existing Senate comprehensive bill? As preposterous as it may sound, it now seems obvious that power and hegemony are the tools that promote and reflect ideas as...

Honduras president welcomes historic approval of US immigration reform bill

July 3, 2013
Honduras president welcomes historic approval of US immigration reform bill TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- The president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, has expressed his particular satisfaction at the approval by the United States Senate of the immigration reform bill. The heavy vote in favour of the bill by the Senate sends a very hopeful message to the millions of immigrants...

OAS secretary general welcomes passing of immigration reform in US Senate

July 1, 2013
OAS secretary general welcomes passing of immigration reform in US Senate WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has expressed his satisfaction on the passing in the US Senate of the immigration reform bill. Insulza highlighted that this bill “is a fundamental step towards the possibility of a more dignified life for...

Commentary: Immigration Reform and the Hastert Rule: What is 'the majority-of-the-majority'?

June 26, 2013
Commentary: Immigration Reform and the Hastert Rule: What is 'the majority-of-the-majority'? Here again, an essential drama is unfolding in Washington. As the Senate commences consideration of immigration legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, the Conservative vision is again blurred. A rebellious faction of Republicans backed by Conservative groups...

Commentary: US immigration reform: A political strategy that lacks humanity

June 24, 2013
It is clear that the future of immigration reform depends on the approval of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Due to the growing political significance of the Latino community in recent elections, the Republican Party will not be able to gain control of the White House in...

Honduras president promotes US TPS registration

June 21, 2013
Honduras president promotes US TPS registration TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- The president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo Sosa, has called upon Hondurans who live in the United States to re-register in the 11th expansion of Temporary Protective Status (TPS 2013), taking advantage of the four-week extension approved by the government of the United States.

Commentary: Immigration hearts could be shattered by Washington

May 21, 2013
On April 10, thousands of immigration reform supporters gathered together in front of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. to rally for the inclusion of a reliable path to citizenship for the more than 11 million undocumented residents living in the United States.

US immigration reform could help the Caribbean, says former Bahamas minister

May 1, 2013
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Proposed US immigration reforms could have positive implications not only for Caribbean nationals living in the United States, but also for countries of the region, asserted a former cabinet minister in The Bahamas.

US to begin rollout of automated arrival/departure record

May 1, 2013
WASHINGTON, USA -- US Customs and Border Protection has announced that the automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record is now effective, which will streamline the admissions process for individuals lawfully visiting the United States.

Commentary: US immigration reform and the illegal Caribbean immigrant

April 24, 2013
Commentary: US immigration reform and the illegal Caribbean immigrant For the first time in many years, major immigration reform appears like a real possibility. Labeled as the mother of all policies, it is now considered the most crucial policy of the Obama administration. However, while it is illuminating to quench the fire of illegal...

Commentary: The implications of tighter immigration controls in the UK for Caribbean people

April 8, 2013
Commentary: The implications of tighter immigration controls in the UK for Caribbean people As the UK government toughens up immigration controls and with the promised dismantling of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), Caribbean nationals and governments must take notice of these significant developments. Within the context of a difficult...

US embassy in Barbados moves to new non-immigrant visa application system

March 22, 2013
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The embassy of the United States of America to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is transitioning to a new appointment and document delivery service for the non-immigrant visa unit.

Caribbean community in Texas attends congressional immigration forums

March 18, 2013
HOUSTON, USA -- Members of the Houston Latin and Caribbean communities attended two community forums organized by the local Houston congressional delegation of Congressman Al Green, which on Saturday March 9 featured as invited guest...

Commentary: All the eyes on the US immigration reform

February 27, 2013
The time for broad immigration reform in the United States has arrived. As a country founded by immigrants, the United States, which has long extolled the American dream and the pursuit of happiness, has a moral obligation to right the wrongs...

OAS secretary general welcomes US immigration reform efforts

February 1, 2013
WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has welcomed the efforts in favour of immigration reform announced by President Barack Obama and a group of Senate Democrats and...

Migration law changes come into force in Cuba

January 15, 2013
HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The changes in the Cuban migration law announced last October came into force on Monday, in order to ease migration in a legal, orderly and safe way, while strengthening relations between Cuba and its émigrés.

Canada launches new program for skilled immigrants

December 27, 2012
MISSISSAUGA, Canada -- To address Canada’s growing demand for skilled workers, a new federal skilled trades program for prospective immigrants is being launched on January 2, 2013, which could interest many in the Caribbean.

US and Canada sign visa and immigration information-sharing agreement

December 17, 2012
WASHINGTON, USA -- US ambassador to Canada David Jacobson and the Canadian minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism Jason Kenney signed a US-Canada visa and immigration information-sharing agreement on Thursday.

OAS welcomes US government measures on migration

June 16, 2012
WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States, José Miguel Insulza, welcomed the measures announced on Friday by the administration of United States President Barack Obama, which will ease the migratory...

Mexico regrets denial of emergency motions to enjoin effect of Alabama HB 56

October 7, 2011
MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico has expressed regret at the ruling issued by the US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, which denied the requests for a temporary injunction pending appeal of several provisions...

OAS secretary general regrets new Alabama law

October 3, 2011
WASHINGTON, USA -- The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Saturday expressed regret at the harshness that immigration law HB 56, passed in the State of Alabama, represents to the lives...

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