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The New Year: Immigration and the 112th Congress

The ramifications of the November 2 elections that saw the GOP win tremendous gains in Congress are still unfolding. What will be the legislative priorities of the new Republican-controlled House? How will Obama and the Democrat majority in the Senate work with the House on various issues and forge bipartisan cooperation? Will gridlock prevail? Despite  Read more→

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USCIS Reminds Haitians to Register for Temporary Protected Status

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Haitian nationals that the registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Jan. 18, 2011. Haitian nationals who have continuously resided in the United States since Jan. 12, 2010, and who meet other TPS eligibility requirements, must file their applications for TPS no later than Jan. 18, 2011.  Read more→

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Judge Says Case Against Immigration Officials in New Haven Raids Can Proceed

The New York Times reports that on December 16 a federal judge ruled that Julie L. Myers the former chief of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) and other senior officials could be held liable in a civil lawsuit claiming that federal officers violated the constitutional rights of suspected illegal immigrants arrested in predawn  Read more→

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CBP’s Global Entry Pilot Program Reaches 100,000 Members

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that the Global Entry Trusted Traveler pilot program has enrolled 100,000 members. Global Entry is a voluntary pilot program that streamlines the international arrivals process for pre-approved travelers through use of self-service kiosks located at 20 major U.S. airports. The program is an alternative to regular passport-processing  Read more→

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ICE Detainee Dies at Krome

A 41-year-old Panamanian national, who was being held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) pending removal from the United States, died Thursday at Krome Service Processing Centerin Miami. Jose Segundo was taken into ICE custody on Dec. 3 and was being detained at Krome. Early Thursday morning Segundo complained of chest pains. ICE says  Read more→

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AILA Carolinas Expresses "Disappointment and Embarrassment" Over Senator Hagan’s Opposition to the DREAM Act

(GREENSBORO) In a press release issued today the Carolinas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) said it was disappointed and embarrassed that, after successful passage in the House, Democratic Senator Kay Hagan chose to block the bipartisan DREAM Act from an up-or-down vote. The DREAM Act would have helped hundreds of thousands of  Read more→

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AILA Carolinas Expresses “Disappointment and Embarrassment” Over Senator Hagan’s Opposition to the DREAM Act

(GREENSBORO) In a press release issued today the Carolinas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) said it was disappointed and embarrassed that, after successful passage in the House, Democratic Senator Kay Hagan chose to block the bipartisan DREAM Act from an up-or-down vote. The DREAM Act would have helped hundreds of thousands of  Read more→

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AILA: USCIS Will Be Suspending Export Controls/ITAR Questions on New I-129

The American Immigration Lawyers Association reports that USCIS will be suspending the requirement that H-1B, H-1B1, L, and O-1A petitioners complete the export controls/ITAR questions on Part 6 of the new I-129 form (Nov. 23, 2010 revision). An announcement is expected shortly. The suspension is in response to requests from AILA and other stakeholders, the  Read more→

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