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Democrats woo middle class, say Romney out of touch


September 5th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Democrats wooed the middle class with Michelle Obama calling the first family a testament to the American dream as others attacked President Barack Obama's Republican ... Read more...

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Talent young illegal immigrants can stay in US: Obama


June 16th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) In an election-year move hailed by South Asian, Latino and other immigrant organisations, President Barack Obama announced that his administration will stop deporting talented young ... Read more...

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US had 11.5 mn undocumented immigrants in 2011


March 26th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS/EFE) The number of undocumented immigrants in the US was around 11.5 million in January 2011, compared with the 11.6 million the year before, according to ... Read more...

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Obama donors can enter raffle for dinner with Eva Longoria


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Actress Eva Longoria says she will have dinner and an "intimate conversation" on how to help US President Barack Obama win reelection in 2012 with ... Read more...

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US to let illegal students stay and work


August 19th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) In a move to reform the US immigration system, Washington will stop deporting many students and other illegal immigrants who are not a public safety threat ... Read more...

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Lawmaker arrested in immigration protest at White House


July 28th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Rep. Luis Gutierrez was arrested for staging a sit-in in front of the White House to demand that President Barack Obama stop the deportations of ... Read more...

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Obama repeats promise of immigration reform


July 26th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 26 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama repeated Monday his commitment to immigration reform because of the pain caused by deportations, but the immigrant community demanded that he ... Read more...

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Pulitzer Prize winner admits to being illegal immigrant


June 23rd, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS/EFE) Eighteen years after arriving in the US and three years since he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas revealed a long-held secret ... Read more...

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Obama seeks immigration reform lest India, China beat US


May 11th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned call for immigration reform projecting it as a boost to America's competitiveness so that China or India ... Read more...

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Hollywood actresses meet Obama at White House


April 29th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Latino actresses Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera have met US President Barack Obama to discuss immigration reform.Musician Emilio Estefan and his TV star ... Read more...

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Obama pokes fun at Facebook founder


April 21st, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) President Barack Obama has joked that he was very proud he got Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to wear a jacket and tie."I'm very proud of ... Read more...

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US ambassador to China Huntsman hints at running for President in 2012


January 3rd, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Jon Huntsman, the US ambassador to China and a Republican, has hinted that he might contest for the presidential bid in 2012."You know, I'm really focused on ... Read more...

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Mid-term polls non-voters split over Barack Obama: Poll


November 18th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): As US President Barack Obama prepares to contest the 2012 presidential elections for a second term, he is getting conflicting signals from some of the voters who ... Read more...

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President Calderon demands a thorough investigation on U.S.-Mexico border killings


June 11th, 2010 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) – Mexican President Felipe Calderon demanded a thorough, objective, fair investigation to clarify the events that resulted in the death of two Mexicans in the U.S.-Mexico border, the ... Read more...

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Immigration Stalemate Hangs Over Arizona’s Fate As Governor Holds Her Ground


June 8th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Even as the protest against the controversial immigration law in Arizona gains momentum with time, the governor of the state Jan Brewer refuses to budge from her stand on ... Read more...

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US President Barack Obama sending troops to the Mexican border


May 26th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US President Barack Obama is sending 1,200 National Guard troops to the Mexican border. Officials said that this move would strengthen security on the ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton Calls Arizona Immigration Reform A ‘Racial Profiling’ Law


May 3rd, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, May 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The immigration law for Arizona is tearing the American nation apart as thousands have lined up raising their voice against the reform that received the ... Read more...

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Arizona Immigration Law ‘an open invitation for racial profiling’: U.S. professor


May 1st, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Texas, May 1(ANI): A Baylor University School of Law professor, who has studied immigration reform and has reviewed the Arizona Immigration Law, has said that the law is "an open invitation for ... Read more...

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I would run for U.S. President if law were changed: Schwarzenegger


May 1st, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, May 1(ANI): California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted that he would run for U.S. President if the law was changed to allow foreign-born candidates to stand.The bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician was born ... Read more...

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Obama slams controversial Arizona immigration bill over ‘racial profiling’ fears


April 24th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Phoenix, Apr 24(ANI): Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a controversial immigration Bill into state law, which U.S. President Barack Obama said could violate people's civil rights.The Bill, which will take ... Read more...

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Mexican migrants unhappy with Obama’s immigration reform


January 29th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) The immigration reforms announced by President Barack Obama was "not the real solution" of the problems of migrant workers, Mexican immigrants have said. The Coalition for Humane ... Read more...

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New US bill on immigration introduced in Congress


December 16th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (DPA) A new law introduced into the US House of Representatives would open a path to legal status for millions of illegal immigrants, the New York Times reported. The ... Read more...

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US Congress to discuss immigration reforms in future: Official


November 12th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) The US Congress is likely to address the immigration reform policies "in future", US assistant secretary of state for consular affairs Janice L. Jacobs said Thursday. She said the ... Read more...

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US lawmakers launch fresh effort for immigration reform


October 14th, 2009 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (DPA) A group of left-leaning US lawmakers hoped to reignite efforts to overhaul the country's immigration system with a rally Tuesday of activists and religious leaders from around ... Read more...

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SNL takes a dig at Obama’s accomplishments


October 7th, 2009 - 1:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ‘Saturday Night Live’ took a grave view of Obama’s accomplishments since assuming office in a sarcastic manner in a skit. It took a dig at the ... Read more...

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Americans’ attitude toward immigrants shocks Eva Longoria


September 19th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 19 (ANI): Eva Longoria has said that she is shocked by the vile reaction to immigrants by some Americans."The immigration issue is interesting because historically everyone has immigrated, this is ... Read more...

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Statement from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg regarding the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy


August 26th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg released the following statement on Wednesday regarding the death of U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy. "There will never be another first ... Read more...

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Obama promises ‘pathway to citizenship’ for illegal immigrants


August 11th, 2009 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) President Barack Obama has vowed to pursue comprehensive US immigration reform later this year with a view to enacting legislation in 2010 providing a "pathway ... Read more...

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Obama likely to get the support of five Republicansfor his policies


January 21st, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.21 (ANI): Though President Barack Obamas outreach to Republicans may be generating goodwill on the other side of the aisle, his honeymoon with the GOP is likely to be short-lived. ... Read more...

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Hispanics greet Barack Obama’s presidency with optimism


January 21st, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, Jan 21 (IANS) The Hispanic community has greeted with hope and optimism the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States, EFE reported.In Chicago, dozens of Hispanics ... Read more...

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Obama cultivating support across party lines


January 20th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (DPA) US president-elect Barack Obama spent the eve of his Tuesday inauguration dining with several top Republicans in the Democrat's latest attempt to build bridges with the conservative opposition ... Read more...

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Obama to meet Mexican president before inauguration


January 9th, 2009 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) US president-elect Barack Obama will meet Mexican President Felipe Calderon Monday as part of a long-standing tradition between the two countries, EFE news agency reported Friday, quoting ... Read more...

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India and Obama - in a nutshell


November 5th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) What cheers India and what makes it cautious about Obama presidency:What Cheers India:Natural Ally: Obama says building strategic partnership with India top priority and sees India as ... Read more...

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Obama targets Hispanic voters with Spanish campaign


July 24th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has launched an advertising campaign in Spanish with a radio spot titled "Nuestro propio camino" (Our Own Road), which tries to establish ... Read more...

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Bill Gates seeks more H-1 B visas for foreign engineers


March 13th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 13 (IANS) Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has again urged the US Congress to let more engineers from India and other parts of the world work in the country ... Read more...

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