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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.

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.

China's finance minister says priority is jobs, growth might be lower than 7.5 per cent target

BEIJING, China - China's finance minister said Thursday that creating jobs is the government's priority this year and economic growth below the official target of 7.5 per cent might be acceptable. The economic target announced this week is "about 7.5 per cent," which could mean growth might be lower than that, Lou Jiwei said at a news conference during the annual meeting of China's legislature.

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.

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.

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.
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