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‘Kissing Bug’ Illnesses On the Rise in the U.S.

‘Kissing Bug’ Illnesses On the Rise in the U.S.

By Mike Fossum July 28, 2014

Members of a typically subtropical family of insects commonly known as kissing bugs have been making their way further north in the United States, while carrying the deadly Chagas disease. Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic ailment caused …

Barkhad Abdi Stopped From Re-Entering US

Actor Barkhad Abdi is set to meet with the United States customs officials for a hearing after he was detained at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on February 17. The actor had just come back from London where he received …

100 Illegal Immigrants Found in House 100 Illegal Immigrants Found in House

The Houston Chronicle reports that more than 100 people were found in a “stash house” in the city this week. A stash house is a holding point for illegal immigrants who cross the border into the United States while they …

Chuck Schumer Pushes Drug and Immigration Reform Chuck Schumer Pushes Drug and Immigration Reform

Lately, much attention has been brought to the plight that is heroin addiction here in the United States, with much unfortunate thanks going to the death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, who died of a heroin overdose last month. The …

Chuck Schumer Has Creative Immigration Idea Chuck Schumer Has Creative Immigration Idea

Last week, John Boehner pretty much shut down any talk in the House of immigration reform until Obama earns the trust of his fellow Republicans. Boehner released his own immigration overhaul principles only a couple of weeks ago, on Jan. …

Maria Conchita Alonso Gets Backlash For Tea Party Ad Maria Conchita Alonso Gets Backlash For Tea Party Ad
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Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is receiving  backlash over her support of  Tea Party Republican Tim Donnelly. Donnelly is a California State Assemblyman known for his vigorous opposition of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. He is also the founder of the state …

Obama's Illegal Immigrant Uncle Gets To Stay In U.S. Obama's Illegal Immigrant Uncle Gets To Stay In U.S.
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President Obama’s uncle got the OK to stay in the U.S. Tuesday by an immigration judge in Boston. Onyango Obama ignored his deportation orders more than two decades ago but was given permanent resident status after he testified that he …

Obama Scolds Pro-Immigration Heckler During Speech Obama Scolds Pro-Immigration Heckler During Speech

President Obama was heckled on Monday by a young man during his speech on immigration reform in San Fransisco. The young man was calling on the president to stop deportation. “Mr. Obama, my family has been separated for 19 months …

Virtual Kidnappers Arrested In Scam Virtual Kidnappers Arrested In Scam
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It seems that virtual kidnappings are on the rise. Recent investigations led to the arrest of four virtual kidnappers from Mexico.  According to a federal indictment unsealed on Friday 8, the kidnappers were using telecommunication tactics to collect money from …

Arizona and Kansas Exploit Supreme Court Loophole Arizona and Kansas Exploit Supreme Court Loophole
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Earlier this year, the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law that required voters to present proof of their United States citizenship in order to vote in local as well as federal elections. The New York Times reports that Arizona …

Will U.S. Border Patrol Arm Its Predator Drones? Will U.S. Border Patrol Arm Its Predator Drones?
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The U.S. has been using drones to keep an eye on the border with Mexico for several years now. These drones have been doing observation only, letting officials know what is going on in vulnerable spots along the border. The …

FWD.us Has A New Pro-Immigration Ad FWD.us Has A New Pro-Immigration Ad
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The immigration debate is heating up in Washington again as President Obama has asked Congress to put a bill on his desk before summer’s end. One of the largest proponents of immigration reform – Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us – is now …

FWD.us  Snags Bill Gates, Sean Parker, and More FWD.us Snags Bill Gates, Sean Parker, and More

Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration-focused political advocacy group is getting the help of a few more tech heavyweights. Today, FWD.us announced a couple of new members: Microsoft founder BIll Gates, current Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft EVP Brad Smith and Sean Parker, …

Zuckerberg Announces Immigration Reform Group FWD.us Zuckerberg Announces Immigration Reform Group FWD.us
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pulled the cover off his immigration reform group, outlining its position and naming its advocates in a Washington Post op-ed. He starts off with an anecdote about a young, undocumented student that he teaches in …

Tech Leader Push for Immigration Reform Tech Leader Push for Immigration Reform
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Tech leaders have crafted a joint letter to President Obama and the nation’s top lawmakers, asking that Washington work together to craft some sort of comprehensive immigration reform by the end of this year. The letter was signed by over …

White House Posts Another Google+ Hangout White House Posts Another Google+ Hangout

Members of President Obama’s administration have been participating in a series of “fireside hangouts” on Google+. Vice President Joe Biden recently discussed gun violence in one, for example. On Thursday, Cecilia Muñoz, the Director of the White House Domestic Policy …

Google Weighs In On Immigration Reform Google Weighs In On Immigration Reform
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Google took to its public policy blog today to make sure everyone (including governments) know where it stands when it comes to immigration in the United States. The company has discussed this topic in the past on its official blog, …