Tag Archives: legal reform

No such thing as ‘race’, say French lawmakers

France’s National Assembly voted on Thursday 16 May to strike out the word “race” in any existing legislation that governs the country, even as members of the main opposition Union for Popular Movement labelled the move as overly idealistic. “In eliminating the legal category of race, the Assembly has helped our country move forward on […]

UK: Queen’s speech to feature new curbs on migrants from EU

David Cameron will today make his most concerted effort yet to prevent a stampede of his core vote to Ukip by unveiling measures to stem the flow of EU migrants to Britain, including imposing fines on private landlords if they do not check the immigration status of their tenants. Landlords will face fines of thousands […]

Obama welcomes ‘compromise’ put forward in immigration reform bill

Barack Obama has welcomed proposed legislation to overhaul the US immigration system, saying it is consistent with his hopes for legalising an estimated 11m undocumented immigrants. Earlier, the president was briefed on the draft bill by Senators Chuck Schumer and John McCain – leaders of the so-called gang of eight who have negotiated the bipartisan legislation. […]

Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley leaders launch immigration reform group

The billionaire founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has launched a new initiative to push for immigration reform, describing America’s current system as “unfit for today’s world.” The group, called FWD.us, (pronounced Forward US), is backed by other Silicon Valley leaders including Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer and Reid Hoffman, the billionaire co-founder […]