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Obama may face impeachment over US immigration reform
It seems increasingly likely that Republican members of Congress will attempt to impeach President Obama in a battle over US immigration reform.
The President has said he will use his executive powers to reform the US immigration system. The Republicans say that this would be unconstitutional and say that they will bring impeachment proceedings against him if he does.
The President promised to make immigration reform a top priority during his second term as president but Republican members of the House of Representatives (the lower house of Congress) have refused to cooperate.
Cameron: New UK immigration rules
Prime minister, David Cameron has announced changes to the UK's immigration system. Among the changes are the following:
- Colleges at which over 10% of students are found to be 'bogus' will lose the right to teach international students.
- Landlords will be required to check whether prospective tenants are in the country illegally.
- Illegal immigrants will be prevented from opening bank accounts or getting driving licences.
- EU migrants will only be allowed to claim unemployment benefits for three months.
Mr Cameron says that the changes will ensure that Britain is not ‘a soft touch’. Others have commented that the main reason for the changes is an attempt to win votes at the next UK General Elections.
Ken Clarke warns UK's Conservatives not to 'obsess' on immigration
Former Conservative minister Ken Clarke has warned his party, the Conservatives, not to become 'hysterical' over the issues of immigration and the UK's membership of the European Union. If they do, he warns, they will lose popularity.
Mr Clarke who has been a minister in four Conservative Governments says that the party should not try to compete with the anti-immigration, anti-European Union UK Independence Party. He said that this would be ‘a way of losing what should be safe Conservative seats’.
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UK immigration minister announces new visa system for China
James Brokenshire, the UK's immigration minister, has announced two improvements to the UK's visa system in China.
Firstly, a 'mobile biometric service' will now be available to customers at all twelve of the UK's visa offices in China. Hitherto, the service has only been available in Shanghai and Beijing.
Secondly, for an additional charge, there will be a 24-hour premium visa service for most visitor and work visa applicants. 'The 24 Hour Super Priority Service' will now be available for applicants in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
UK PM criticised for posing for photos during immigration raid
UK Prime Minister David Cameron, has been criticised by civil rights groups for posing for photos during an immigration raid.
Shami Chakrabarti, the director of human rights group Liberty, said that the photo shoot was in 'bad taste' and 'constitutionally inappropriate'.
Mr Cameron accompanied immigration officers on a raid of a house near Heathrow airport where four suspected illegal immigrants had been arrested. He told journalists that the UK would find and expel illegal immigrants.
Greek farmers acquitted after shooting migrant fruit pickers
Following a lengthy trial a Greek court has acquitted two men who shot and injured 28 Bangladeshi migrant fruit pickers. The court in western Greece acquitted two of four defendants after a trial which lasted for a month. The other two defendants were convicted.
The workers were shot in April 2013 at a strawberry farm. The workers had not been paid for six months. When they approached their employer demanding payment they were shot.
The lawyer for the Bangladeshis described the verdict as 'an outrage and a disgrace'.
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