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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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Lou Dobbs = CORROSIVE

In a November 13 editorial the New York Times noted Lou Dobbs‘s sudden departure from CNN: "He calls himself Mr. Independent, but he is far closer in style and method to the right-wing ranters who mold the facts to shape the argument on television and on AM radio, where Mr. Dobbs still has a show.  Read more→

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Administration Alters 287(g) Program; An Update of North Carolina Programs

The New York Times reports that on October 16 the Obama administration unveiled changes to the 287(g) program that allows state and local police officers to enforce federal immigration law. The changes "require law enforcement officers enrolled in the program to abide by federal anti-discrimination law. In addition, federal officials pledged to supervise the program  Read more→

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