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Recession Era Surplus of Nurses Is Temporary

USA Today reports that an advisory published by the National Student Nurses’ Association "warns that the market is ‘flooded’ with experienced RNs who have come out of retirement, delayed retirement or gone from part-time to full-time employment because of the recession". Juxtaposed with the fact that "a national nursing shortage looms" Allen and Pinnix attorneys  Read more→

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Visa Bulletin for July: Waits Increase for Most Employment-Based Applicants

The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin for July 2010 makes clear that employment-based immigrant visa applicants will have to wait longer and longer. Across all categories with backlogs, there’s been very little movement over the last several months and no movement for unskilled "other workers." DOS also cautions that a cut-off date for  Read more→

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Haitians Seeking TPS Must Register by July 20, 2010

Haitian nationals who have continuously resided in the United States since January 12, 2010 and who meet other Temporary Protected Status ("TPS") eligibility requirements must file their first time TPS registration applications no later than July 20, 2010. TPS was granted to eligible Haitian nationals in January in response to the January 12, 2010 earthquake  Read more→

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Immigration Filing Fees May Increase

USA TODAY reports that the Obama administration is requesting rate increases on most immigration applications; the justification is an attempt to close a $200 million revenue shortfall. Under the USCIS proposal "the fees to apply for a greencard would go from $930 to $985. The cost to replace a lost greencard would go from $290  Read more→

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Secretary Napolitano Announces "Aviation Security Milestone"

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that 100 percent of passengers traveling within the United States and its territories are now being checked against terrorist watchlists through the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight program—a major step in fulfilling a key 9/11 Commission recommendation. Before Secure Flight, airlines conducted passenger watchlist  Read more→

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Secretary Napolitano Announces “Aviation Security Milestone”

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that 100 percent of passengers traveling within the United States and its territories are now being checked against terrorist watchlists through the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight program—a major step in fulfilling a key 9/11 Commission recommendation. Before Secure Flight, airlines conducted passenger watchlist  Read more→

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Raleigh USCIS Field Office Evacuated

WTVD News is reporting that authorities are investigating a suspicious package at the Raleigh U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office. According to police, three female employees who work in the mail room complained of itchy eyes and nausea. A manager notified police of the situation. The employees were decontaminated before being taken to the  Read more→

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Alamance Sheriff’s Department Come Under Federal Immigration Investigation

The Burlington, N.C. Times-News reports that the U.S. Department of Justice "is commencing an investigation concerning allegations of discriminatory policing and unconstitutional searches and seizures" by the Alamance County Sheriff’s department, according to a letter sent to County Attorney Clyde Albright, sheriff’s spokesman Randy Jones said yesterday. In April 2009, Katy Parker, the legal director  Read more→

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Calder Plans CLE on Padilla v. Kentucky

Allen and Pinnix’s immigration attorney Lynn Calder served as the course planner for the North Carolina Bar Association’s June 2 continuing education program: "When Issues Collide: The Seriousness of Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas Finally Recognized– Padilla v. Kentucky Places New Responsibilities on Defense Counsel". The program was presented "live" at the N.C. Bar Center  Read more→

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Guide Published to Arizona’s New Immigration Law

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer meets today with President Obama to discuss border security and Arizona’s new immigration law SB 1070. Currently approximately 22 states are considering similar legislation. Multiple lawsuits have been filed challenging the constitutionality of the law and opponents are mounting a boycott of the state. Numerous polls show that a majority of  Read more→

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