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U.S. Visa Rule Will Burden Families, Lawyers Say

August 23rd, 2011 (No Comments)

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

August 22nd, 2011 (No Comments)

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 22nd, 2011 (No Comments)

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!

August 22nd, 2011 (No Comments)

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?

August 22nd, 2011 (No Comments)

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

August 22nd, 2011 (No Comments)

  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 […]

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 […]

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