President Barack Obama sought on Thursday to quell doubts that he will use his presidential powers to act on immigration, telling Hispanics and immigration activists it’s “not a question of if but when.”

At the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual gala, Obama warned activists that his eventual actions will spark intense political opposition that could threaten the durability of what he does. In a partisan pitch a month before mid-term elections, he urged Hispanics across the U.S. to use their votes to improve prospects in the future for a legislative fix.

Registration for the 2016 U.S. Diversity Visa Program, popularly known as “Green Card Lottery”, is now open. Registration opened at 12: 00pm EDT and runs through November 3rd, 2014 at 12:00pm EST.

A recent raid at a Catonsville apartment complex has raised concerns that federal immigration agents are using Maryland motor vehicle data to locate illegal immigrants, potentially undermining a state initiative to ensure that drivers are ready for the road regardless of their citizenship status.

Canada’s immigration authority is warning would-be migrants about an ever-increasing number of scammers posing as immigration agents.

Internet sites, emails, TV advertisements, radio, magazines and newspapers are all used by rogue immigration agents looking to part unsuspecting immigrants from their cash. Fraudulent agents’ numbers are increasing as fast as the numbers of would-be immigrants looking to make a new life for themselves overseas.

The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Registration for 2016 opens Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Entries must be submitted electronically between noon on October 1, 2014, and noon on November 3, 2014, Eastern Standard Time. Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to register as early as possible. Heavy demand may result in system delays in the final days of the registration period.

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UK High Commisioner Dr Christian Turner

By Chrsitian Turner - I very much enjoyed the recent Bikozulu blog (post), "Visa Denied", charting one man’s frustration with the UK visa application process.

For those who haven’t read it – you really should. As a piece of satire, it’s top-notch: funny; affectionate; and scathing to the core. In finest British tradition, it’s also not above the strategic deployment of a good bottom gag. I appreciate this. I am, after all, from the United Kingdom.

Kenya’s immigration department has asked members of the public to report any foreigners working in the country without valid work permits.

Officials of the Department of Immigration Services made the request via Twitter during a live chat session on work permits Thursday morning.

The new Director of Immigration Services, Maj Gen (Rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa, who was appointed last month, was among those taking part in the chat.

Baltimore City hopes to strengthen the its immigrant population, according to a report released this week by the mayor's office.

Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released the New Americans Task Force report The Role of Immigrants in Growing Baltimore, Recommendations to Retain and Attract New Americans as part of Baltimore Welcoming Week.

The report offers 32 recommendations to further strengthen Baltimore as a place of welcome, economic opportunity, and inclusion.

Wanjohi & Muli Law Firm PLLC invites everyone to a FREE IMMIGRATION SEMINAR on Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The seminar will provide you with an opportunity to freely interact and learn from the firm’s Kenyan experienced Immigration Attorneys who understand and can related to your needs, diverse backgrounds and expectations better than many others.

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President Obama will not take any executive actions on immigration until after November's elections, a White House official confirmed to CNN on Saturday.

The decision to postpone means any political repercussions for such action would come after the congressional midterm contests.

Obama, who has been weighing ways to change the immigration system on his own after congressional action on the issue stalled, decided to delay any move to "take this issue away from those who would use it to score points as a kind of grandstanding issue," the official said.

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