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Immigration Minister Declares Intention to Have More in-Canada Immigration Draws

On Thursday March 21st, Immigration Minister Marc Miller declared his intention to pursue more “domestic draws” for temporary residents already in Canada who are candidates for permanent residence (PR). “Draws” reference PR selection rounds through pathways like Express Entry managed programs, wherein candidates from a pool are chosen based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)…

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Miles Apart, Biden and Trump Tour U.S.-Mexico Border Highlighting Immigration as an Election Issue

U.S. President Joe Biden and likely Republican challenger Donald Trump walked the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on February 29, duelling trips underscoring how important immigration has become for the 2024 election and how much each man wants to use it to his advantage. Each chose an optimal location to make his points, and their schedules…

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Law Set to Make Illegal Immigration State Crime

The federal government “will suffer grave irreparable harm” if the Texas law takes effect since it could inspire other states to follow suit, creating inconsistent patchwork of rules about immigration. HOUSTON, Feb. 29 (Xinhua) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked a new Texas state law allowing Texas police to arrest migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico…

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