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September 2013 Archives

American citizen detained for nearly 2 years because of typo

For anyone in Reading who has dealt with bureaucratic mistakes, there is nothing so frustrating as trying to correct simple errors with government agencies. The amount of red tape to just fix something can mean delays and cause problems, but for a 49-year-old man, it meant nearly two years of detention.

In exchange for green cards, Senate increases border security

Anyone in West Chester who has been following Congress' slow progress on immigration reform will likely remember the debate between granting a pathway to citizenship for immigrants without a legal status and border security. In order to get immigrants green cards, work permits and eventually let them naturalize as American citizens, the Senate also had to agree to greater border security. While the House has not taken up the Senate's reform bill, any talk of border security has got several security and defense contractors excited.

Increasing number of immigrants means more manufacturing jobs

Harrisburg residents may think the title of this blog has an error and that it should read "increasing number of immigrants means fewer manufacturing jobs," but the title is correct, at least according to a new study. The Partnership for a New American Economy and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas recently released a report that says that immigrants moving to an area can help the American economy. More importantly, they can save and create jobs.

European immigrants push for a pathway to citizenshp

It may shock some people in Ephrata but there are an estimated 50,000 Irish immigrants living in the United States without a legal status. What's more, they are certainly not the only group of Europeans who have overstayed temporary work, student or visitor visas. And just like many of the other immigrant activists, Irish immigrants are also pushing for the same pathway to citizenship that would allow them to not worry about low-paying work, health care and deportation. Just like every other immigrant without a legal status, they need serious changes to the immigration system to be able to become permanent residents and citizens.