President Barack Obama announced his executive plan to overhaul the the U.S. immigration system and uphold the human rights of undocumented immigrants.
Established refugees now face loss of status after the Conservatives’ draconian changes to immigration laws, a new report by the Canadian Council of Refugees says.
Rights groups say “an independent and effective complaints and monitoring mechanism for the Canada Border Services Agency” is necessary due to abuses of the human rights of refugee claimants and vulnerable Canadians.
Harvard Medical School and Hunter College School of Public Health researchers find immigrants generated surplus contributions of $115.2 billion in 2002-2009, $13.8 billion in 2009, and actually subsidize the health care of native-born Americans. The study concludes that reducing immigration would worsen Medicare’s financial health.
Obert Madondo argues that the Canadian media and politicians can learn from the decision by the Associated Press to ditch derogatory “illegal immigrant” from its Stylebook for journalistic style and grammar.