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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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Finding: Training Police to Enforce Immigration Law Doesn’t Make Communities Safer

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has issued an " Immigration Fact Check" entitled "What Happens When Local Cops Become Immigration Agents?" The report concludes that 287(g) programs can be very costly to police departments. For instance, three months after Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopia County partnered with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the office  Read more→

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Remembering Ben Gim

Ben Gim, 87, a long time friend of the immigration attorneys at Allen and Pinnix and a former national president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association died on January 16, 2010. The following is from a tribute written by Ben’s daughter Jennifer Fukui which was posted by AILA. Ben was a "noted immigration lawyer and  Read more→

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State Department Helps Provide Information About U.S. Citizens in Haiti

To Ask For or Provide Information About U.S. Citizens in Haiti Email the Task Force at: Haiti-Earthquake@State.Gov , OR From the U.S. or Canada, call 888-407-4747; Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 202-501-4444. For U.S. Citizens in Haiti Seeking Assistance or Reporting Their Status/Whereabouts call the Embassy’s Consular Task Force at 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or  Read more→

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BIA Allows Immigration Judges To Decide Portability Issues

On January 21, 2010 the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a decision which expanded the powers of immigration judges who are considering deportation of individuals with approved work-related visa petitions and who have pending permanent residence applications; Matter of Neto. The issue was whether an immigration judge has the authority to decide whether the  Read more→

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287(g): The Fall-Out

On January 19 The Herald-Sun (Durham) reported that at a recent Police Executive Research Forum held in the Research Triangle Park, Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez said the problem of undocumented immigrants being victimized by crime and then being too afraid to report it to police is of deep concern to him and other law  Read more→

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SSA’s Policy on SSN Issuance for USCs Born to Undocumented Parents

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) recently obtained clarification from the Social Security Administration (SSA) regarding problems undocumented families have getting SSN cards issued to their U.S. citizen children. AILA: Are SSNs issued automatically to USC children born in US hospitals? SSA: Yes, if the parents choose Enumeration at Birth (EAB), which is a request  Read more→

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