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U.S. Closes Its Syrian Embassy

CNN reports that the United States closed its embassy in Syria and pulled out remaining staff Monday after the Syrian government refused to address security concerns. Local activists reported a weekend bloodbath in which hundreds of people died. At least 30 people were killed Monday in Homs as the Syrian government stepped up its crackdown  Read more→

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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER SOBRE LOS COMUNICADOS MAS RECIENTES DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE SEGURIDAD DE LA PATRIA

En Agosto, el Departamento de Seguridad de la Patria (DHS por sus siglas en ingles), informó que estaría revisando todos los casos pendientes ante un juzgado de inmigración y cerrando temporalmente aquellos casos de baja prioridad. En Noviembre, anunció que había comenzado el proceso de revisión de casos y había emitido tres documentos explicando la  Read more→

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American Immigration Lawyers Association Warns: DON’T GET SCAMMED! What You Need to Know About Recent Policy Changes

The following is the text of a warning recently issued by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): In August, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would be reviewing all cases pending in immigration court and temporarily closing low priority cases. In November, it announced that it had begun the case review process  Read more→

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Allen & Pinnix Year End Review: Immigration and the Judiciary, the Executive, and the Legislature

Immigration and the Courts Supreme Court Enters Arizona Fray: On December 12, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether Arizona may impose its tough anti-immigration law, S.B. 1070, including a requirement that state-law enforcement officials determine the immigration status of anyone they stop or arrest if the officials have reason to believe that the  Read more→

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Analysis: The New Year Can Bring Immigration Reform

New Beginnings at the start of the New Year need not be a cliché, at least in terms of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Irrespective of the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, there will be a new Congress and, for better or worse, new political dynamics. Arbitrary quotas and antiquated laws unnecessarily separate families. Agency intransigency  Read more→

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Homeland Security: Arizona Sheriff ‘ Misconduct Violated The Constitution’ — Terminates 287(g)

The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Janet Napolitano, has announced that the Department of Homeland Security will terminate its 287(g) agreement with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and restrict access to the Secure Communities program, following damaging findings released by the Department of Justice (DOJ). After a three year long civil rights  Read more→

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Traveling Over the Holidays? Review Your Documents Before Leaving!

It is important for foreign nationals who will be departing the United States for travel abroad to review their travel documents to ensure that their re-entry into the U.S. is as seamless as possible. Depending on an individual’s current status and whether he or she is "in process" for another status, different documentation may be  Read more→

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New American Enterprise Institute Study Concludes Immigration Reform Can Help Fix The Economy

In "the face of the most profound economic crisis since the Great Depression" a new study by the American Enterprise Institute concludes that immigration policy can help fix the economy, and it would require neither new taxes nor new spending cuts. Specific, incremental changes to immigration, such as more permanent and temporary visas for highly  Read more→

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