"Donald Trump was right," the two men said, according to police, as they beat a homeless man with a metal pipe and then urinated on him. "All these illegals need to be deported."

Hours later, Trump responded -- with regret and then some.

The immigration landscape of North America is constantly changing. Canada and the United States, to a large extent, followed parallel trajectories in the earlier parts of their immigration histories. Both countries initially drew principally on migrants from the British Isles and Europe, before expanding their catchment area to other regions of the world. Over time, however, Canadian and U.S. immigration policies have diverged in significant ways.

New U.S. citizens take the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigrat..

The immigrant population in the United States hit a record high of 42.1 million in the second quarter of this year, an analysis of monthly Census Bureau data by the Center for Immigration Studies, released Thursday, has revealed. The number of immigrants rose by 1.7 million since the same time last year. Immigrants currently comprise 13.3 percent of the nation's total population, reaching the highest level in the nation in 105 years.

Kenya Diaspora Alliance Chairperson Dr Shem Ochuodho at a past event. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenyans living abroad have asked the government to seek their input when negotiating for bilateral immigration agreements.

At a press conference in Nairobi, the Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA), a federation of 34 Kenya diaspora lobby groups around the world said they welcome two recent agreements the country signed with the US and South Africa.

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has ruled out immigration reform this Congress.

Speaking to reporters at a Thursday press conference McConnell pointed to President Obama’s November executive amnesty as the primary reason why immigration reform is off the table until after the 2016 presidential election.

International students who want to work and/or settle in the UK while or after pursuing their studies in the country will be restricted by a new set of rules to be implemented over the coming months.

Radical changes to the UK Tier 4 immigration stream were announced by home secretary Theresa May last month.

There are two issues that could prevent Republican primary voters from embracing a Jeb Bush candidacy when they begin going to the polls next year — his support of the Common Core education standards, and his perceived “weakness” on immigration.

Hours before Bush will join 13 other GOP presidential candidates in the first debate of the political season from New Hampshire tonight, the former Florida Governor has released a six-point plan laying our his vision on how to handle the situation with the approximately 11-13 million undocumented people in the country.

In the United States, the word “immigration” tends to divide, not unite. But if there’s one thing Americans – regardless of color, creed, or politics – may be able to agree on, it’s that the visa application process needs an upgrade.

Enter the new White House report, released this month, that looks at how to organize and digitize the US immigration system.

A new agreement has been signed between Kenya and the United States increasing Visa validity period for Kenyans travelling to the US to five years.

This will be welcome news to students, temporary visitors, business people and tourists travelling to the US as they have been hitherto restricted to a one year visa period.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Tuesday that it changed a citizenship requirement for legal immigrants. New Americans will no longer need to make a commitment that they will bear arms on behalf of the U.S. as stipulated in the Oath of Allegiance.

According to the Washington Examiner, USCIS said new citizens may be excluded from the pledge for reasons related to “religious training” or if they have a conscientious objection to the phrase, “I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law.”

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