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AILA Explains Upcoming Regression in Family Immigrant Visas

The Department of State (DOS) has significantly retrogressed cut-off dates for family-sponsored preference categories (F-1 to F-3) effective with the January 2011 Visa Bulletin. The level of demand for visa numbers in the family-sponsored preference categories was very low from early 2009 through September 2010. Accordingly, the cut-off dates for most family preference categories were  Read more→

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Analysis: DREAM Act – Still Alive

The DREAM Act remains alive in the 111th Congress and is still expected to be considered by Congress before it adjourns and the session is ended. If passage is unsuccessful, the bill must be reintroduced and considered anew in the 112th Congress come January. The following is the status of this ameliorative immigration legislation: On  Read more→

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2 Illegal Aliens Sentenced for Transporting, Harboring an Alien Resulting in Death

HOUSTON – Two illegal aliens from Mexico were sentenced on Wednesday to 27 and 51 months imprisonment, respectively, for conspiring to transport and harbor an illegal alien within the United States resulting in his death. Aburto-Gamino, 48, and Guzman-Villa, 28, pleaded guilty to the felony immigration offense on June 16.Guzman-Villa was identified as having been  Read more→

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Leading Professors Again Urge Congress to Pass DREAM Act

Today, leading scholars re-issued a national sign-on letter in support of the DREAM Act; the letter currently has 288 signatories representing scholars in 38 states. To launch the letter and discuss their support of the DREAM Act, several leading immigration scholars joined a national teleconference. Their collective view, after decades of research, is that punishing  Read more→

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Dream Act Vote Delayed; Fate May Now Hinge on Funding and Tax Votes

The Associated Press reports Democrats have delayed a showdown vote on legislation carving out a path to legal status for foreign-born youngsters brought to this country illegally. Facing GOP objections, Democrats are putting aside the so-called Dream Act. They’re short of the 60 votes needed to advance the measure. Democratic officials say they’ll try to  Read more→

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New Jersey Company Fined $638,449; Barred From Participating in H-1B Program

Following a consent order obtained by the U.S. Department of Labor, Peri Software Solutions, Inc. and its owner have agreed to pay $638,449 in back wages and interest to 67 workers for violating the H-1B provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Newark company sponsored the H-1B non-immigrant workers to work as programmer analysts  Read more→

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