Regardless of how Congress handles his request for more border resources, President Obama is moving toward a historic—and explosive—executive order that will provide legal status to a significant number of the estimated 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. One senior White House official says that while "what's happening at the border will provide atmospherics for the [president's] decision," it won't stop him from acting on the undocumented—probably before the midterm elections.

A bill before the Georgia Legislature could prevent illegal immigrants from being able to get a marriage license or access to water and sewage services in the state.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Barry Loudermilk, a Cassville Republican, has gotten a lot of attention because it would also bar illegal immigrants from the state's public colleges, universities and technical schools.

The UK government will from December 31 this year move its visa processing section in Nairobi to Pretoria, South Africa.

A document by UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) seen by Capital FM News indicates all the visa processing operations will be done in South Africa, a move expected to affect the region’s citizens who send their applications for British visas to the Nairobi section.

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has held a series of high profile meetings to explain how the new Express Entry system will work.

Express Entry is an electronic application management system that launches in January 2015 and will apply to four existing immigration programmes.

It means that overseas applicants in the Federal Skilled Worker Programme, the Federal Skilled Trades Programme, the Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nominee Programme will get places in a pool from which employers can choose qualified candidates.

"In the fall of 2001, my family and I emigrated from Kenya to the United States, on my father's student visa. Later on, my mother was able to secure a green card but unfortunately, due to a discrepancy in the expiration date of my father's student visa and the beginning date of the green card, it became null in void and my family became undocumented.

"Since then, my family has continued to live in the United States, paying taxes and active in our community — including our church, St. Matthew's Episcopal, where I served as a Worship Leader.

U.S. President Barack today said he is ready to take executive action on immigration.

This, after the House of Representatives failed to act on a comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the Senate last year.

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President Barack Obama says he's done waiting for House Republicans to act on immigration. He says he now plans to act on his own.

Obama announced his intention Monday to take executive action.

Obama says there are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House to pass an immigration bill today, and says he would sign it.

But Obama says he's waited for more than a year to give House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) space to act. He says Boehner informed him last week that the House won't vote on immigration this year.

Controversial new rules aimed at strengthening the requirements for access to Canadian citizenship have now been passed into law.

The aim of the changes is to make certain that those applying for citizenship are fully prepared for integration and participation in Canadian society. The government is hoping that the requirements will help foster a better understanding of the country’s traditions and value systems..

A new Gallop poll reveals that two in three Americans disapprove of the way President Obama's administration is handling the issue of immigration.

According to Politico, 65 percent of Americans disapprove, which is the highest disapproval rate of the immigration system since Gallop began polling on the subject. The disapproval rate is also up 10 points since August of last year.

Only 31 percent approve of Obama's management of the immigration reform system, the lowest since 2010, when only 29 percent approved of his handling of immigration reform.

The Canadian government has outlined its new scheme for providing access to the country for skilled economic immigrants.

Dubbed 'Express Entry' the scheme will fast-track the immigration process for candidates who have received a valid job offer or nomination through the Provincial Nomination Program. Where the previous Temporary Foreign Worker Program was used to fill temporary labour needs, however, Express Entry will enable applicants to quickly apply for permanent residency.

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