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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.

Republicans wary as they weigh immigration reforms

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell CAMBRIDGE, Maryland (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took their first step toward reforming an outdated immigration system as they floated a series of principles intended to guide a possible legislative effort this year.

US Republicans to mull immigration path this week

US Republicans will lay out principles on immigration policy this week at their party retreat, amid an internal debate over whether to address the lightning-rod issue ahead of November's congressional elections. On the day after President Barack Obama's Tuesday night State of the Union speech, the 232 Republicans in the House of Representatives will seclude themselves at a resort on Maryland's Eastern Shore to thrash out policy guidelines for 2014.

Fast for Families to cross U.S. for immigration reform

Washington, Jan 27 (EFE).- The activists who went without food for a month to demand that Congress act on immigration reform, announced Monday that they are taking the Fast for Families protest on the road. The campaign will go on until April 9, organizers told a press conference in Washington.

Fast for Families to cross U.S. for immigration reform

Washington, Jan 27 (EFE).- The activists who went without food for a month to demand that Congress act on immigration reform, announced Monday that they are taking the Fast for Families protest on the road. The campaign will go on until April 9, organizers told a press conference in Washington.
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