News from the Caribbean:
November 27, 2013
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...
July 24, 2013
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...
July 3, 2013
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...
July 1, 2013
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...
June 26, 2013
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...
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...
June 21, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 24, 2013
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...
April 8, 2013
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
September 2, 2011
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica’s Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles, says the United States Overseas Employment Programme remains intact and viable. “Indeed, we have begun to see improvements in the numbers since the...
April 26, 2011
MIAMI, USA -- United States Immigration officials say they have changed the way thousands of Cubans facing deportation comply with immigration rules. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency now requires...
February 21, 2011
LOS ANGELES USA (MCT) -- Dreams of American citizenship came a little closer to coming true for hundreds of legal residents Saturday when they lined up to officially begin the naturalization process by filling out citizenship applications.
December 10, 2010
WASHINGTON, USA -- Thousands of Caribbean nationals stand to benefit from a Bill described as "Dream Act", which was passed in the House of Representatives in Washington on Wednesday.
November 30, 2010
FORT LAUDERDALE, USA -- Visitors to the United States now pay reduced filing fees when applying to extend their stay or change their non-immigrant status. The new fee changes became effective last Tuesday, 23 November.