Illegal crossings fall at US-Mexico border, but tensions remain high

March 11th, 2012 (No Comments)

Illegal crossings fall at US-Mexico border, but tensions remain high By Julia Preston updated 3/11/2012 12:11:18 AM  PHOENIX — The impact of steep declines in the number of migrants illegally crossing the border with Mexico in recent years has rippled across Arizona and other border states, with federal and local law enforcement seeing big drops in crime related to […]

USCIS Office of Public Engagement: Form I-601 Centralized Lockbox Filing Engagement

March 5th, 2012 (No Comments)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 03/02/2012 04:04 PM EST Dear Stakeholder-   USCIS invites you to participate in a teleconference on March 9, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. EST to discuss the transition to centralized Lockbox filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, filed by applicants outside the United […]

Deportations Plummet Under Obama’s New Immigration Policy

February 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Article Found Here President Obama’s efforts to tighten the leash on U.S. immigration enforcement have caused a sharp drop in the number of deportations, according to a report by the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. In the last three months of 2011, following the administration’s directive to curb deportations of illegal immigrants without criminal records or […]

Chris LaRiche seduces immigrants with lies

February 15th, 2012 (No Comments)

Please be careful of ‘notarios’ because they are not lawyers and there is more to immigration than just ‘filling out forms.’  After a client has worked with a notario, it often difficult to fix the mistakes they have made. I-601 Waiver Attorney, Ruby L. Powers Link here – Full Article Chris LaRiche seduces immigrants with lies […]

So Close and Yet So Far: How the Three- and Ten-Year Bars Keep Families Apart

January 25th, 2012 (1 Comment)

From Immigration Policy Center Most Americans take it for granted that marriage to a U.S. citizen and other family relationships entitle an immigrant to a green card, but there are barriers that often prevent or delay these family members from becoming lawful permanent residents, even if they are already in the United States.  Among these […]

USCIS Seeks to Unify Families Facing Separation through Revised Waiver Process

January 25th, 2012 (No Comments)

From Immigration Impact Today, the administration took another important step toward fixing one of the most notorious problems with our broken immigration system—the 3 and 10 year bars. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it was filing a notice of intent to change a rule which would streamline the application process for many relatives of U.S. citizens […]

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 […]