Ana Rivas, a member of Wise Up, a CHIRLA-affiliated student group, said that Obama in his speech “is not proposing real solutions to the desperate situation of immigrants”.
“I’m sick and tired of hearing him talk about dreams and hope, but he doesn’t give concrete solutions to the situation we’re living in,” she said.
Jorge Mario Cabrera, CHIRLA’s communications director, said that “the battle for immigration reform really began with this speech”, and now onwards what must be demanded from the president and the members of Congress is “that they translate those words into action”.
“We should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system - to secure our borders and enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation,” Obama told a joint session of the US Congress.
Scores of Kurdish migrants washed up on Corsican shore
January 22nd, 2010 PARIS - More than 100 migrants were found early Friday washed up on a beach on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, French media reported. According to France Info radio, many of the migrants were of Kurdish descent and were believed to have come from Syria or Iraq.
Court comes to the rescue of Kashmiri migrants
January 18th, 2010 NEW DELHI - The Delhi High Court Monday came to the rescue of 21 Kashmiri migrants who were forced to leave their shops in a south Delhi market following the construction of Delhi Metro. Justice S. Muralidhar pulled up the urban development ministry and other civic agencies on why no arrangement was made to allocate shops to the 21 Kashmiri migrants till date.
New US bill on immigration introduced in Congress
December 16th, 2009 WASHINGTON - A new law introduced into the US House of Representatives would open a path to legal status for millions of illegal immigrants, the New York Times reported. The bill, introduced by Representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois late Tuesday, represents the latest attempt to reform US immigration laws.
Illegals from Bangladesh plague South Korea too
December 2nd, 2009 PANAJI - Illegal migration from Bangladesh isn't India's headache alone. According a senior immigration official from South Korea, now in Goa to attend the 8th Asia-Europe (ASEM) conference of Directors General of Immigration on management of migratory flows, illegal immigration from Bangladeshis is a major issue confronting them.
'British proposals could hit legal migrants in recession'
November 18th, 2009 LONDON - Indian and other non-European migrants could find themselves doubly disadvantaged in the recession if immigration proposals currently before parliament end up wrongly targeting legal migrants, the British government has been told. New rules proposed by the Labour government to simplify and tighten immigration laws should not be applied retrospectively on immigrants who are already in Britain legally, a campaigning group said.
Britain will clamp down on skilled migrants too: Brown
November 12th, 2009 LONDON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, besieged by immigration issues six months ahead of elections, Thursday whittled down a list of jobs that are open to highly-skilled migrants, declaring: "Immigration will fall." Hospital consultants, civil engineers, aircraft engineers and ship's officers are to be removed from a tightly-regulated list of skills which Britain needs to recruit from abroad because it cannot meet its needs from its own population. Indians are among the top applicants for a limited number of jobs that are only open to highly-skilled workers from outside Europe under a Points Based System, but Brown's Labour government has been attacked by opposition parties for allowing in too many immigrants.
Australian lawmaker for debate on Muslim immigration
October 29th, 2009 SYDNEY - Member of Parliament Kevin Andrews Thursday called for a national debate on whether Muslim immigration to Australia should be curbed. Andrews, immigration minister in the conservative government defeated two years ago, said Muslims were the first migrant group not to assimilate and to congregate in certain suburbs of big cities.
As Obama weighs immigration overhaul, US and foreign workers agree: guest worker visas abused
October 21st, 2009 US workers, immigrants unite vs. work visa programNASHVILLE — A dozen U.S.