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DHS Announces Expansion of Prosecutorial Discretion Guidelines, Signals Opportunity to Regain Common Sense

August 20th, 2011 (No Comments)

August 18, 2011 Washington D.C. – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would put guidelines in place across all immigration agencies to ensure that its enforcement priorities are focused on removing persons who are most dangerous to the country. In a letter to Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and other senators who had […]

Dream Act students cheer Obama’s immigration enforcement policy

August 20th, 2011 (No Comments)

Dream Act students cheer Obama’s immigration enforcement policy   L.A. NOW SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — THIS JUST IN August 18, 2011 |  2:55 pm The news that the Obama administration was planning to halt virtually all deportations of Dream Act students and possibly their families  drew cheers and applause from several students and immigrant rights activists who gathered at the […]

Man who saved girl says he’s illegal immigrant

August 20th, 2011 (No Comments)

Man who saved girl says he’s illegal immigrant Married to U.S. citizen, New Mexico resident becomes poster child in debate By JERI CLAUSING updated 8/19/2011 7:00:53 PM ET ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The man who chased down an alleged child abductor and saved a 6-year-old girl from what could have been a horrible fate will be honored as a hero […]

How to Expedite a Foreign-Filed I-601 Waiver

August 20th, 2011 (No Comments)

How to Expedite a Foreign-Filed I-601 Waiver   If you desire to submit an expedite request, the types of extraordinary circumstances that may, generally, merit expedited processing of a Form I‑601 are those in which there are time-sensitive and compelling situations that necessitate the applicant’s presence in the United States sooner than would be possible […]

Secretary Napolitano Announces Initiatives to Promote Startup Enterprises and Spur Job Creation

August 17th, 2011 (No Comments)

Secretary Napolitano Announces Initiatives to Promote Startup Enterprises and Spur Job Creation Release Date: August 2, 2011 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today outlined a series of policy, operational, and outreach efforts to fuel […]

INADMISSIBILITY AND DEPORTABILITY GROUNDS

August 13th, 2011 (No Comments)

1)      Difference between “Inadmissibility” and “Deportability”   Inadmissibility   Law: INA §212(a). Regs: 8 U.S.C. §1182(a) Interpreted more “broadly” Burden of proof on the foreign national (“clearly and beyond any doubt admissible”) Becomes relevant when the foreign national is seeking “Admission” (at a Port of Entry, application for a visa at the consulate, AOS, COS, […]

IMMIGRATION RELATED AGENCIES

August 13th, 2011 (No Comments)

  1)      US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)   Homeland Security combines the resources of several federal, state and local agencies into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting the American people and their homeland. More than 87,000 different governmental departments at the federal, state, and local level have homeland security responsibilities.   US Citizenship […]

Born in the USA—But Does that Guarantee Citizenship?

August 8th, 2011 (No Comments)

Born in the USA—But Does that Guarantee Citizenship? By Martha J. Heil American Bar Association Aug. 4, 2011 This article discusses the hot topic of the 14th Amendment. TORONTO — Does the 14th Amendment provide that children born in this country automatically become citizens? And if it doesn’t, should we fix it? A debate on […]

Tips on creating a paperless office—it is possible!

August 8th, 2011 (No Comments)

I came across this article  (July 2011) with the ABA about going paperless. It is a summary of another blog and article about going paperless by  Margaret (Molly) DiBianca: “The paperless office is not a myth,” says Margaret (Molly) DiBianca, who practices labor and employment law at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, in Wilmington, […]

A soldier’s final gift: Parents’ citizenship

August 7th, 2011 (No Comments)

A soldier’s final gift: Parents’ citizenship By Kurt Streeter August 6, 2011 At a bittersweet naturalization ceremony for Ryan Hizon’s mother and father, a magistrate judge finds a lesson in the opportunities and the responsibilities of citizenship. Such a sad but true story. I currently have a US citizen client serving in Iraq and his foreign-born wife […]

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