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E-Verify: Immigration Reform’s Threat To Legal Workers

By David Bier Ken Nagel thought it would be no problem to hire his daughter at his Phoenix restaurant. He had not considered that Arizona’s new employment verification system, E-Verify, would deem her ineligible to work. E-Verify, which attempts to screen out unauthorized immigrants by checking employees against federal databases, failed his daughter, a U.S. citizen. “It was just another ...

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Immigration reform in 2013? It has a champion in Corporate America.

US Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue says he’s optimistic that immigration reform can be passed this year and is working with a broad array of partners to make that happen. Corporate America’s top lobbyist Thursday laid out a slew of the business community’s top goals for the year – lower regulation, increased trade, booming energy production, and a fix ...

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Research Centers Feud, Offer Glimpse into Heated Debate Over Immigration Reform

A feud between two nationally known immigration research centers supposedly dedicated to conducting non-partisan, unbiased research foreshadows likely political divisions in the upcoming national immigration reform debate. The Center for Immigration Studies, a pro-strict immigration enforcement think tank, blasted a report released this week from the liberal-leaning Migration Policy Institute. The report concluded that the federal government has spent $187 ...

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Secretary Napolitano Announces Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the posting of a final rule in the Federal Register that reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents), who are in the process of obtaining visas to become lawful permanent residents of the United States under certain circumstances. The final rule establishes a ...

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President Mahama names first batch of Ministers

President Mahama has made his first Ministerial appointees after taking office as President January 7, 2013. The names have been sent to the country’s legislature for vetting and for subsequent approval. According to the list, Mr Seth Terpker is nominated as the Finance Minister while Ms Hannah Tetteh is to be the Foreign Affairs Minister. Below is the list: Seth ...

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Parliament takes two-week break, resumes January 29th

Parliament on Friday adjourned sitting for two weeks, to enable the reconfiguration of the Chamber of the House to comfortably accommodate the additional 45 news seats that have been added to the existing 230 seats. In a memorandum of business statement for the second week ending Friday 1, Febraury, 2013, read by Dr Benjamin Kumbuor, Majority leader and Member of ...

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Ghana starts Afcon as Africa’s 4th-best ranked side

Ghana will begin the New Year and the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations as the continent’s fourth-best ranked team. The Black Stars are 4th in the African placements – just like they finished the previous year – in the first edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on Thursday. Having moved up four places, the Black Stars now have an ...

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Nations Cup 2013: Ghana’s Gyan ‘will not take penalty’

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has revealed he will not take a penalty during normal play in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. The 27-year-old missed a spot-kick that would have put Ghana in the semi-finals of World Cup 2010 and again in the semi-finals of last year’s Nations Cup. After suffering abuse from fans, which led him ...

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