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TPS for Haiti: NOW!

A personal note: Chuck Kuck AILA’s immediate past President posted the following message earlier today. His thoughts closely mirror my own, and those of our colleagues across the country; I could not have said it better. President Obama has promised extensive humanatrian aid, there should be no delay, absolutely no delay, in granting TPS to  Read more→

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Analysis: Short Sighted Immigration Policy Will Harm the Ecconomy and National Security

The New York Times reported yesterday that Shi Yigong (Dr. Shi), a former Princeton University molecular biologist is optimistic that China can meet is goal of reversing "the drain of top talent that accompanied its opening to the outside world over the past three decades." The Times article notes that: "China’s spending on research and  Read more→

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AILA Praises Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

In a statement issued on December 14, 2009 The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) called Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) bill "an important step in creating momentum for an overhaul of our nation’s broken immigration system. AILA said the bill "contains many core principles which immigration advocates consider vital to any  Read more→

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FY 2010 H-1B Cap Reached

On December 22 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the H-1B cap for fiscal year 2010 has been reached with cap-subject H-1B cases received on and before December 21, 2009. All cases received on December 21, 2009 will be subject to a computer-generated random selection process to determine which cases will  Read more→

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U.S. and Canadian Citizens Need Documentation to Enter the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminds travelers that they will need approved travel documents to enter the United States when returning from the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) was implemented June 1, 2009 at land and sea ports of entry, requiring travelers–including U.S.  Read more→

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ICE Policies Not Implemented

On November 22, 2009 The (Raleigh) News and Observer’s Kristin Collins reported that although the "federal government said it was revamping its deportation agreements with local sheriffs to focus on ridding the country of dangerous felons. . . . some North Carolina sheriffs who signed the agreements have not been asked to change their practices".  Read more→

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USCIS Explains Site “Visits”

On November 19, 2009 Ronald Atkinson, Chief of Staff of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) office, explained the three types of site visits that are currently being conducted: 1. Risk Assessment Program fraud study: for any type of benefit program– eg. family and employment based–; this  Read more→

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USCIS Explains Site "Visits"

On November 19, 2009 Ronald Atkinson, Chief of Staff of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) office, explained the three types of site visits that are currently being conducted: 1. Risk Assessment Program fraud study: for any type of benefit program– eg. family and employment based–; this  Read more→

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ICE To Audit 1,000 Additional Employers

On November 19 Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton announced that ICE is expanding auditing companies that might have hired undocumented immigrants and had notified 1,000 companies that they would have to undergo a review. ICE has implemented a new strategy to crack down on companies that rely on undocumented workers; the strategy also  Read more→

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Homeland Security Needs Immigratrion Reform

On November 13 Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke at the Center for American Progress about the need for immigration reform. She remarked that to secure the nation by enforcing the law and managing legal flows across the border as effectively as possible, DHS needs immigration reform. The following is from the Secretary’s  Read more→

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