Proposed Rule Change Will Unify Families Subject to 3 and 10 Year Bars

January 25th, 2012 (No Comments)

From American Immigration Council   January 6, 2012  Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a proposal to streamline the application process for the spouses and children of U.S. citizens currently eligible for legal permanent resident status, minimizing the amount of time that applicants would have to be separated from their families.  Under current […]

DHS Announces Planned Changes to I-601 waiver for Unlawful Presence Waivers

January 6th, 2012 (No Comments)

The January 6, 2012, DHS Announcement about Planned Changes to Processing for Unlawful Presence Waivers Frequently Asked Questions What was announced on January 6? On January 6 DHS announced, in a notice to be published in the Federal Register on January 9 that it will be issuing new regulations for how unlawful presence waivers will […]

In GOP debate over national security, Gingrich defends long-term illegal residents

November 23rd, 2011 (No Comments)

American policy toward Iran and the difficulty of America maintaining a robust foreign policy as its national debt is growing were issues that dominated the Republican presidential debate Tuesday night in Washington. But in the debate’s final half hour, illegal immigration suddenly became the focus as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made an extended and […]

Immigrant workers, farmers fearful in wake of Alabama immigration law

November 15th, 2011 (No Comments)

Immigrant workers, farmers fearful in wake of Alabama immigration law     Alabama passed the severest immigration law in the US.  Basically, Americans don’t want to do the jobs that people without papers or status in the US are willing to do so a lot of farm work will not have enough labor to be […]

Applying for Consular Processing and I-601 Waivers in Juarez, Mexico

November 3rd, 2011 (No Comments)

Applying for Consular Processing and I-601 Waivers in Juarez, Mexico Lawline CLE course

Recent developments in Defense of Marriage Act

October 23rd, 2011 (No Comments)

In Febuary 2011, President Obama declared that the Department of Justice would no longer be defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in certain Courts of Appeals. This radical stance change has had a profound effect on undocumented aliens and foreign nationals in the LGBT community. However, due to certain legal realities, the DoJ has […]

Bill Would Give U.S. Visas to Foreign Home Buyers

October 23rd, 2011 (No Comments)

The reeling housing market has come to this: To shore it up, two Senators are preparing to introduce a bipartisan bill Thursday that would give residence visas to foreigners who spend at least $500,000 to buy houses in the U.S. more

Texans for Immigration Reform Monthly Meeting

October 21st, 2011 (No Comments)

2nd Saturday (10m-12:30pm) or Thursday (7-9pm) each month at Tracy Gee Community Center, Houston, TX. Ongoing events from the group, American Border Patrol as seen in “Border Invasion Pics.” There are several home videos taken on the US/Mexico border. According to the website, “All activity shown… is a result of citizen volunteer effort. Detection is […]

Immigrants fearing deportation make plans for kids

October 10th, 2011 (No Comments)

They’re signing documents allowing others to care for their children if needed, assistance groups say

Hispanic students vanish from Alabama schools

October 1st, 2011 (No Comments)

By JAY REEVES updated 9/30/2011 7:04:01 PM ET BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state’s tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. ….. Local and state officials are pleading with immigrant families to keep their children enrolled. The law does not ban […]