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Duke Researcher Calls for Visa Reform

On February 24, 2010 The New York Times reported that Intel and 24 venture capital firms plan to invest $3.5 billion in American start-ups over the next two years to combat America "losing its competitive edge as other countries invest more heavily in technology education and innovation". Additionally "Intel, Google, Cisco Systems, Microsoft and 13  Read more→

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Recent Statistics Confirm America Remains a Nation of Immigrants

Citizenship Statistics from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: 2001-2010: During the decade, the United States welcomed more than 5.6 million new citizens, including more than 744,000 people during fiscal year 2009 and more than 138,000 in the current fiscal year. Since September 2001, USCIS has assisted more than 55,000 members of the military to become  Read more→

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“E-Verify” May Hurt U.S. Workers and the Recovery

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) charges that E-Verify, the federal web-based employment verification program, program harms jobless U.S. citizens. IPC notes that as Congress "works on bills to extend unemployment benefits and create jobs, they are likely to face considerable pressure to include E-Verify amendments". An IPC "fact check" concludes: "the program harms U.S. citizen  Read more→

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"E-Verify" May Hurt U.S. Workers and the Recovery

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) charges that E-Verify, the federal web-based employment verification program, program harms jobless U.S. citizens. IPC notes that as Congress "works on bills to extend unemployment benefits and create jobs, they are likely to face considerable pressure to include E-Verify amendments". An IPC "fact check" concludes: "the program harms U.S. citizen  Read more→

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ABA President Asks For Maintenance of the Categorical Approach to Determine Consequences of Convictions.

On January 22, 2010 American Bar Association President Carolyn B. Lamm urged U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to maintain the categorical approach to determine the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. She explained that in removal proceedings, immigration judges are routinely called on to make determinations about how to classify a past conviction. Under  Read more→

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I-9 Compliance: Steps Employers Can Take to Avoid Liability

With worksite enforcement a priority for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employers take heed: even employers that have not been accused of knowingly employing undocumented workers can expect site visits and can be held liable for clerical violations and subject to steep civil fines. Well-intentioned employers often find inadvertent paperwork errors or technical violations during  Read more→

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Needed: More Relief for Haitians

Shortly after the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated much of Port-au-Prince, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) suspended deportations of Haitians and extended temporary protected status (TPS) to tens of thousands of undocumented Haitians already in the United States. TPS is granted by DHS to individuals already in the U.S. who are nationals of  Read more→

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THAI INDICTED FOR DEFRAUDING FOREIGN NATIONAL EMPLOYEES AND HARBORING ILLEGAL ALIENS

According to the U.S. Attorney for Colorato Opas Sinprasong, was indicted on February 10, 2010 on charges of defrauding his foreign national employees, harboring illegal aliens, and other immigration and tax related charges. According to the indictment, Opas Sinprasong was a citizen of Thailand who was in the United States in E-2 status. While in  Read more→

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