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Obama Offers Two Years of ‘Deferred Action’ to Illegal Immigrants
Those who are in the U.S. illegally, but meet certain criteria, won’t face prosecution Some young illegal immigrants living in the United States will be eligible for a reprieve from federal prosecution, according to a Friday announcement by the Obama administration. It’s a move ripe with election year politics as both President Obama and Republican […]
DHS will formally announce this morning that it will offer deferred action to DREAMers.
DHS will formally announce this morning that it will offer deferred action to DREAMers. Preliminary information indicates that eligible applicants must: Be 15-30 years old, and have entered before age 16 Have been present in the U.S. for 5 years as of June 15, 2012 Have maintained continuous residence Have not been convicted of one […]
STARS Act Highlights Potential Pitfalls of Rubio DREAM Proposal
When news broke yesterday that a Florida congressman introduced an alternative version of the DREAM Act, many assumed it was Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been promising for months to introduce such legislation. In fact, the bill in question—dubbed the STARS Act—was introduced by Rep. David Rivera, a member of the House who introduced similar […]
Teen stuck in Mexico over ‘Leap Day’ error may miss graduation speech
By Miranda Leitsinger, msnbc.com A teen who is slated to give the salutatorian speech at her high school graduation Saturday may miss the big event because of an immigration deadline that she missed by a day. More..
Almost-deported valedictorian Daniela Pelaez helps introduce immigration reform bill
By James Eng, msnbc.com A little more than two months after she came close to being deported, high school valedictorianDaniela Pelaez joined a Florida congressman on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as he introduced a bill to allow undocumented students to remain in the U.S. if they get a college degree. More..
Minorities now account for most U.S. births, census data show
New 2011 census estimates due to be released indicate that ‘an important landmark’ has been reached in U.S. demographic evolution as longtime immigration growth ebbs, an expert says. Associated Press May 16, 2012, 11:06 p.m.
Mexican immigration to U.S. at a standstill, report says
By msnbc.com staff and news services WASHINGTON — Faced with a persistently weak economy, the number of immigrants flowing into the United States from Mexico has declined for the first time in decades, according to a study released on Monday. In all, the Mexican-born population in the U.S. last year — legal and illegal […]
Wow, fees decreased??! Effective April 13, 2012, the Department of State will decrease the immigrant visa application processing fees for all immigrant visa categories.
http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3906.html Important Notice – New Application Fees: Effective April 13, 2012, the Department of State will decrease the immigrant visa application processing fees for all immigrant visa categories. Fees paid on or after April 13, 2012 will reflect the new fee amounts. The National Visa Center will resend the Immigrant Visa Application Processing Fee bill to those individuals […]
Obama pledges immigration reform early in 2nd term
Obama pledges immigration reform early in 2nd term CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — In his most specific pledge yet toU.S. Hispanics, President Barack Obama said Saturday he would seek to tackle immigration policy in the first year of a second term. But he cautioned that he would need an amenable Congress to succeed. “This is something I care deeply about,” he told Univision. “It’s […]
Foreign-Filed I-601 Waivers: New Procedure starting late Spring/Early 2012
In a teleconference on March 9, 2012, USCIS announced plans to transition all usually foreign filed I-601 applications for unlawful presence, criminal, misrepresentation, and other kinds of inadmissibility waivers to one central Lockbox filing location in the U.S. The practice now is to submit the waiver filing with the USCIS office connected to the foreign consulate. The […]