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#US Immigration

From TheJournal.ie Rapper 21 Savage says he was 'definitely targeted' by US immigration during arrest Good Morning America This post contains videos

Rapper 21 Savage says he was 'definitely targeted' by US immigration during arrest

US officials say he overstayed a visa that expired in 2006 when he was a minor.

From TheJournal.ie Officials arrest rapper 21 Savage saying he is in US illegally and actually British US Immigration

Officials arrest rapper 21 Savage saying he is in US illegally and actually British

The rapper says he is a local act from Atlanta, Georgia.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wah wah': Ex-Trump campaign boss mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated at border Fox News

'Wah wah': Ex-Trump campaign boss mocks story of child with Down syndrome separated at border

Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.

From TheJournal.ie Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US Peacekeeping

Man suspected of killing two Irish soldiers in Lebanon to be deported from US

Mahmoud Bazzi entered the US illegally but is not charged with the deaths.

From TheJournal.ie Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown Undocumented Irish

Obama pushes immigration reform with Republicans reeling after shutdown

The immigration reform bill was passed by the Senate in June but is yet to make it’s way through Congress.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: US Senate vote brings immigration reform a step closer Irish In America

Tánaiste: US Senate vote brings immigration reform a step closer

Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the US Senate’s support for comprehensive immigration reform as the proposed law now goes to the House of Representatives.

From TheJournal.ie Immigration reform passes crucial hurdle in US Senate US Senate

Immigration reform passes crucial hurdle in US Senate

It is hoped the Senate will pass the bill, which provides a 13-year pathway to citizenship for the more than 11 million living illegally in the United States, by the July 4 break.

From TheJournal.ie Immigration law would end 'hardship and uncertainty' for undocumented Irish Immigration

Immigration law would end 'hardship and uncertainty' for undocumented Irish

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the publication of a draft law to radically reform the US immigration system.

From TheJournal.ie Obama pledges new drive on US immigration reform Immigration Reform

Obama pledges new drive on US immigration reform

Obama’s second term could be good news for the estimated 50,000 Irish people living illegally in the United States.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Unprecedented surge’ – a US lawyer’s view on Irish immigration Opinion

Column: ‘Unprecedented surge’ – a US lawyer’s view on Irish immigration

Limerick-born immigration lawyer Caro Kinsella gives the view from the US – as well as her tips for any Irish people looking to head Stateside.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hopes fading' on bid to open US visas to Irish immigrants Immigration

'Hopes fading' on bid to open US visas to Irish immigrants

Legislation which would extend E3 visas to Irish applicants is set to stall, it is reported, because of a lack of Republican support.

From TheJournal.ie Senator stalls US plan to grant up to 10,000 visas to Irish workers Legalise The Irish

Senator stalls US plan to grant up to 10,000 visas to Irish workers

A Republican senator from Iowa puts a hold on legislation which he fears would lead to renewed immigration in the US.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Facebook leak allowed advertisers to access users’ private photos and chats; Irish “ho-hum bandit” shopped to the FBI by his ex; and bin Laden’s sons don’t believe their father is dead.

A US FEDERAL JUDGE has blocked parts of Arizona’s immigration law just hours before it was due to take effect. The state is expected to engage in a legal battle to have the judge’s decision overturned.

The ruling means that a section of the law which required police officers to check a person’s immigration status as they enforced other laws has been removed. It also delayed the provision stating that immigrants would have to carry their documentation on them at all times.

The law was signed in April by Arizona’s Republican governor Jan Brewer and drew severe criticism from the White House, which said it would sue the state over the law. Obama called it “misguided” and potentially discriminatory, according to CBS.

Today, the US President expressed cautious optimism on hearing the news about the federal ruling.