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Saskatchewan restaurant under investigation after dismissing Canadian servers

OTTAWA - The federal government said Monday it is investigating a Saskatchewan restaurant where two long-serving waitresses say they and two others recently lost their jobs to temporary foreign workers. Employment Minister Jason Kenney has asked his department to investigate the Brothers Classic Grill and Pizza in Weyburn, Sask., a spokeswoman for the minister said Monday.

Obama urges House Republicans to vote for immigration reform

Washington, Apr 16 (EFE).- President Barack Obama marked Wednesday's one-year anniversary of the introduction of the bipartisan immigration reform approved last June by the Senate by calling on Republicans in the House of Representatives "to listen to the will of the American people" and bring the measure to a vote.

Obama says he won't use executive orders to halt deportations

Washington, Apr 15 (EFE).- President Barack Obama does not wish to use any executive order to halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants, considering it would damaged efforts to pass immigration reform, religious leaders said after a meeting at the White House. The president said "he would not be doing anything to change the law as it currently exists," Luis Cortes, head of Hispanic faith-based organization Esperanza, told reporters after the session.

Obama says he won't use executive orders to halt deportations

Washington, Apr 15 (EFE).- President Barack Obama does not wish to use any executive order to halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants, considering it would damaged efforts to pass immigration reform, religious leaders said after a meeting at the White House. The president said "he would not be doing anything to change the law as it currently exists," Luis Cortes, head of Hispanic faith-based organization Esperanza, told reporters after the session.

White House denies migrants deported for minor offenses

Washington, Apr 7 (EFE).- The U.S. administration denied Monday that the majority of the more than 2 million deportations since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009 have been of people who committed minor offenses, as The New York Times reported. Ninety-eight percent of deportations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement have been in line with the priorities set by the administration, with a focus on threats to national security, public safety and border security, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

Gutierrez challenges Republicans to act on immigration reform

Washington, Apr 2 (EFE).- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) on Wednesday warned his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives that if they don't hold a vote on immigration reform before the July 4 recess President Barack Obama will take matters into his own hands. "There are concrete ways within existing law to help keep families together and spare U.S. citizens from losing their wives and their husbands and their children to deportation," Gutierrez said in a speech on the House floor.

Children call Australian immigration detention 'hell'

Children held in immigration detention in Australia have described conditions as "hell" with a human rights inquiry Monday detailing many banging their heads, biting themselves and wetting their beds. The Australian Human Rights Commission gained access to Australia's main detention centre for asylum-seekers on Christmas Island as part of its National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention.

Children call Australian immigration detention 'hell'

Children held in immigration detention in Australia have described conditions as "hell" with a human rights inquiry Monday detailing many banging their heads, biting themselves and wetting their beds. The Australian Human Rights Commission gained access to Australia's main detention centre for asylum-seekers on Christmas Island as part of its National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention.

Immigrants demand that Obama halt deportations

Washington, Mar 12 (EFE).- A group of about 50 immigrants and activists gathered Wednesday in front of the White House to demand that President Barack Obama halt deportations of undocumented foreigners. This act of protest came within the framework of the summit on immigration that the Fair Immigration Reform Movement is holding this week in Washington, a meeting that focuses on demanding a suspension of deportations and the approval of immigration reform.

Immigrants demand that Obama halt deportations

Washington, Mar 12 (EFE).- A group of about 50 immigrants and activists gathered Wednesday in front of the White House to demand that President Barack Obama halt deportations of undocumented foreigners. This act of protest came within the framework of the summit on immigration that the Fair Immigration Reform Movement is holding this week in Washington, a meeting that focuses on demanding a suspension of deportations and the approval of immigration reform.
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