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Bogus Church Isn’t a Lawyer, Texas Says
Bogus Church Isn’t a Lawyer, Texas Says August 24, 2011 By CAMERON LANGFORD HOUSTON (CN) – Texas says a woman is practicing immigration law without a license, telling suckers she can legalize them as religious workers if they join her “church” – and that at least 300 people have fallen for it. The Texas attorney […]
USCIS American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) EB-5 Committee Meeting
USCIS American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) EB-5 Committee Meeting August 10, 2011 Meeting Notes
Here are the 10 Things You Should Know about DHS’s Announcement:
Great list brings the info down to 10 key points, from Reform Immigration for America blog posting: Here are the 10 Things You Should Know about DHS’s Announcement: All 300,000 cases currently in deportation proceedings will be reviewed by senior DHS officials. Immigration judges and ICE trial attorneys will also be reviewing their cases […]
U.S. Immigration Policy and Mexican/Central American Migration Flows: Then and Now
August 2011 A report by the Center for American Progress looks at the decline in immigration from Mexico and examines factors that have contributed, such as Mexico’s aging population and growing economy. The report concludes that decreased immigration provides an “opportune time” to implement sound immigration policy. Read the report, “What Changes in Mexico Means for U.S. Immigration […]
U.S. Visa Rule Will Burden Families, Lawyers Say
U.S. Visa Rule Will Burden Families, Lawyers Say By BRIAN KNOWLTON Published: August 14, 2011 WASHINGTON — A new U.S. visa rule, taking effect Monday, appears likely to substantially lengthen the amount of time that Americans living overseas must wait before bringing along their noncitizen spouses or children if they have to move home quickly for […]
House Unanimously Amends Immigration and Nationality Act
The New York Times reports that the House passed, by a 426-0 vote, HR 398, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to toll, during active-duty service abroad in the Armed Forces, the periods of time to file a petition and appear for an interview to remove the conditional basis for permanent resident status. http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/bills/112/hr398
DHS: Prioritizing Enforcement and Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion
August 22, 2011 American Immigration Council For Immediate Release DHS: Prioritizing Enforcement and Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion Experts Welcome New Guidance, But Agree the Devil is in the Details August 22, 2011 Washington D.C. – Today, the American Immigration Council hosted a briefing to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement last week that […]
The Obama Administration’s Immigration Announcement is NOT an Amnesty Program!
AILA ANNOUNCEMENT WARNING! Do NOT believe anyone who tells you they can sign you up for a work permit (Employment Authorization Document or “EAD”) or get you legal status based on the Secretary Napolitano’s August 18, 2011 announcement! Anyone who says that is not to be trusted! There is NO “safe” way to turn yourself […]
Did the Obama Administration grant amnesty on June 17?
Did the Obama Administration grant amnesty on June 17?Prepared by American Immigration Lawyers Association On June 17, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a new policy entitled “Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion…” clarifying how immigration officials should focus on the agency’s key priorities to pursue criminal immigrants who pose real threats to public safety and national security. […]
Recently Introduced Legislation – Prepared by AILA
Introduced Legislation August 1 H.R. 2730- Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Human Trafficking Act of 2011 (Bass D-CA) Better enables State child welfare agencies to prevent human trafficking of children and serve the needs of children who are victims of human trafficking H.R. 2763 (McDermott D-WA; Ros-Lehtinen R-FL) Extends by two years the […]