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Old 07-08-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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WASHINGTON — Landmark immigration legislation passed by the Senate would remake America's workforce from the highest rungs to the lowest and bring many more immigrants into the economy, from elite technology companies to restaurant kitchens and rural fields.




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Obama: U.S. Needs More Taxpayers; Calls for Fewer Babies But 'More Immigrants'
July 13, 2013 - President Barack Obama said today America needs "more immigrants" to increase the number of people who pay taxes to the federal government and to populate the national workforce.
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That contrasts with the arguments he made at a recent Planned Parenthood conference, where he ridiculed efforts to limit abortion and called on the conferees to help make sure that all American women knew that a regulation his administration has issued under Obamacare requires that insurance companies provide them with free contraceptives. The number of abortions that has taken place in the United States over the past 40 years is about five times as great as the population of illegal aliens the president would like to legalize.

In his weekly address on Saturday, Obama called on the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to pass the immigration bill recently passed by the Senate. "It would offer a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million people who are in this country illegally" and "would also provide a big boost to our recovery," Obama said. Unless America legalizes illegal immigrants, Obama argued, the nation's workforce will "shrink." "If we don’t do anything to fix our broken system, our workforce will continue to shrink as baby boomers retire," he said. "And without more immigrants and businesses paying their fair share in taxes, our deficit will be higher and programs like Social Security will be under more strain," said Obama.

When he spoke at the Planned Parenthood conference on April 26, Obama took a different approach to the question of whether America needs more human beings. "There’s still those who want to turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century," Obama told the Planned Parenthood conferees. "Forty-two states have introduced laws that would ban or severely limit access to a woman’s right to choose--laws that would make it harder for women to get the contraceptive care that they need," said Obama. "Forty years after the Supreme Court affirmed a woman’s constitutional right to privacy, including the right to choose, we shouldn’t have to remind people that when it comes to a woman’s health, no politician should get to decide what’s best for you," said Obama. "No insurer should get to decide what kind of care that you get." "That principle is at the heart of the Affordable Care Act," he said. "Because of the ACA, most insurance plans are now covering the cost of contraceptive care."

- See more at: Obama: U.S. Needs More Taxpayers; Calls for Fewer Babies But 'More Immigrants' | CNS News
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Some young migrants in Laredo protest released
Oct 1,`13 -- Eight of the 34 young migrants who presented themselves to immigration officials at the U.S.-Mexico border without legal documents have been released from U.S. custody, a lawyer said Tuesday.
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The others remained in detention, but U.S. authorities haven't said where, immigration attorney David Bennion said. Nearly all of the group who marched across one of Laredo's international bridges Monday in colorful graduation gowns and caps say they spent long stretches of their childhoods in the U.S. after being taken there by their families at early ages and are demanding to be let back in. Bennion said seven were released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office around noon Tuesday. He said they were paroled from removal from the U.S. for one year after requesting asylum and are to appear before immigration judges in the coming months.

He said the eighth was released late Monday. He said she was a Honduran woman who joined the group of young Mexicans who were staying at a migrant shelter in Nuevo Laredo before staging the protest. She was trying to enter the U.S. to get medical help for her 4-year-old daughter, who is a U.S. citizen and has cerebral palsy, Bennion said. "It's a demonstration that the government can do what we're asking," Bennion said, adding that he hoped the remaining 26 would see a similar outcome. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have said privacy laws prohibit them from discussing individual cases.

The protesters were following the path of the "Dream Nine," a smaller group that attempted to enter the U.S. at Nogales, Arizona, in July. That group requested asylum and was released after about two weeks in detention to await their turns before a judge. At the heart of both groups' protest was a change to U.S. immigration regulations made in June 2012 giving something called deferred action to immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. Those who were in the U.S. at that time and met a list of criteria could apply for a renewable two-year deferment and work authorization. But the young people crossing Monday had left the U.S., either voluntarily or through deportation, months, weeks or even just days before the deferred action announcement.

One of the protesters was Edna Flores, 22, of Hermosillo in Sonora state. She was taken by her family illegally to the U.S. when she was 6, but she voluntarily left Phoenix in January 2012 after deciding her options for finding work or continuing her education were limited after graduating from high school. Flores, who found work in Mexico at a call center, took a 26-hour bus ride last week to Nuevo Laredo to join the group preparing for Monday's protest march. "I just want to be back with my family," she said before they were taken into custody.

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