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Refugees double TB cases in Texas

By   /  June 16, 2016  /  California, Federal Government, Florida, Immigration, New York, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Newly arrived refugees have doubled the incidence of tuberculosis in Texas, Watchdog.org has learned.

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More than one-third of refugees in Vermont test positive for tuberculosis

By   /  June 2, 2016  /  Health Care, Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Data from the Vermont Department of Health show that more than one-third of refugees resettled in Vermont test positive for tuberculosis.

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Petitions set to put secretive Syrian refugee initiative to voters

By   /  June 1, 2016  /  Immigration, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, State Budgets, Vermont  /  No Comments

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In response to Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras’ decision to resettle 100 Syrian refugees, residents of Rutland Town and Rutland are advancing petitions to put the issue before voters during the August primary election.

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In Texas lawsuit, Justice Department balks at disclosure, ethics orders

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Federal Government, Immigration, Judiciary, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Caught issuing 2,000 work permits to illegal immigrants, U.S. Department of Justice attorneys are balking at a court order to disclose information on migrants who avoided deportation.

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EB-5 immigrant investor program hit by massive fraud investigation

By   /  April 15, 2016  /  Accountability, Fraud of the Day, Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Businessmen behind Jay Peak and Q Burke ski resorts have been charged with fraud for alleged misuse of more than $200 million in investor money raised through the federal EB-5 program.

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Colorado spends $7 million educating migrants but can’t ask about legal status

By   /  April 13, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Colorado, Connecticut, Education, Federal Government, Immigration, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Despite spending large amounts of tax dollars tracking the education of migrant workers’ children, a federal ruling blocks the state from asking if the money is being spent on people in the country illegally.

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