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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.

Obama rejects "deporter in chief" label

Washington, Mar 6 (EFE).- President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected criticism from a prominent Hispanic leader who dubbed him the "deporter in chief" for the record number of undocumented migrants deported since he took office. "I am the champion-in-chief of comprehensive immigration reform," he declared during a forum at the Newseum in Washington to promote the registration of Latinos in the new medical insurance plans available under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Anti-rape rules aim to protect immigrants in US detention: DHS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immigrants held in U.S. detention centers will get extra protection against sexual abuse under regulations finalized on Friday, the Department of Homeland Security said. The new rules will apply to people in immigration detention centers and holding facilities run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.

More than 20 arrested at anti-deportation protest in front of White House

Washington, Feb 17 (EFE).- More than a score of people were arrested Monday at a peaceful vigil staged in front of the White House to protest deportations and support immigration reform that would regularize the status of millions of illegal immigrants. The protest was organized by the United Methodist Church and was supported by immigrants and activists, who turned out to sing hymns and pray for those who decided to stage the protest despite warnings from law enforcement on the north lawn of the White House.

Obama: Immigration reform will pass before I leave office

Washington, Feb 14 (EFE).- President Barack Obama said Friday that immigration reform will pass before he leaves office in January 2017. "I believe it will get done before my presidency is over," he said during an interview with Univision Radio. "I'd like to get it done this year." "The main thing people can do right now is put pressure on Republicans who have refused so far to act," the Democratic president said.

Obama: Immigration reform will pass before I leave office

Washington, Feb 14 (EFE).- President Barack Obama said Friday that immigration reform will pass before he leaves office in January 2017. "I believe it will get done before my presidency is over," he said during an interview with Univision Radio. "I'd like to get it done this year." "The main thing people can do right now is put pressure on Republicans who have refused so far to act," the Democratic president said.

Qatar promises better welfare for World Cup workers

By Amena Bakr DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's 2022 World Cup organizers have said they will penalize contractors who violate the welfare of construction workers after the Gulf country was widely criticized over its labor rights record. But the measures, which included detailed standards unveiled by the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, did not deal with the sponsorship system for migrant workers that a U.N. official said in November was a source of labor abuse.

Businesses call for immigration reform

Charlotte, North Carolina, Feb 3 (EFE).- South Carolina business leaders and businessmen on Monday denounced the scarcity of labor in the state and expressed hope that the open debate in the Republican Party will urgently push immigration reform. Representatives of the hotel and tourism industry, construction and agriculture emphasized at a press conference in Columbia, the state capital, that although each sector has its opinion and interests in the matter, it is necessary for Congress to act as soon as possible.

Businesses call for immigration reform

Charlotte, North Carolina, Feb 3 (EFE).- South Carolina business leaders and businessmen on Monday denounced the scarcity of labor in the state and expressed hope that the open debate in the Republican Party will urgently push immigration reform. Representatives of the hotel and tourism industry, construction and agriculture emphasized at a press conference in Columbia, the state capital, that although each sector has its opinion and interests in the matter, it is necessary for Congress to act as soon as possible.
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