DREAM Act Coming to the Senate Floor

September 16th, 2010 (No Comments)

From Immigration Policy Center: DREAM Act Coming to the Senate Floor Senator Reid to Attach Act to Defense Authorization Bill September 15, 2010 Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he would attach the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act to the Department of Defense authorization bill expected […]

How to tell where your application is being processed by the Receipt Number

September 15th, 2010 (No Comments)

You can tell by your receipt number where your USCIS applicaiton is being processed: If your receipt number starts with: EAC – It is being processed at the Vermont Service Center WAC – It is being processed at the California Service Center LIN – It is being processed at the Nebraska Service Center SRC – […]

Children in Hiding

September 14th, 2010 (No Comments)

Juarez kids surrounded by violence, dead bodies By Jean Friedman-Rudovsky Wednesday, Sep 8 2010 Link Here Ten thousand of Juárez’s 500,000 children under the age of 14 have been orphaned, according to El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, a Juárez-based university and research institution. Of those murdered, 43 were between the ages of 12 and […]

Asylum Denied

September 14th, 2010 (No Comments)

Houston Press By Chris Vogel and Patrick Michels Wednesday, Aug 25 2010 Unlike refugees from other troubled countries, only a fraction of Mexicans seeking U.S. asylum are accepted – no matter how horrible their wounds or their stories. “But unlike refugees from other war-torn nations who were living under the violent thumb of drug lords […]

Asylum Denial Rate Reaches All Time Low

September 10th, 2010 (No Comments)

Very timely Justice Department data show that Immigration Judges are declining substantially fewer requests for asylum. Denial rates have reached the lowest level in the last quarter of a century according to a new analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). “One factor contributing to the improved success of the asylum seekers is that […]

Appeals Court Blocks Town’s Immigration Law

September 10th, 2010 (No Comments)

Associated  Press   September 9, 2010 ALLENTOWN, Pa.—A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Hazleton, Pa., may not enforce its crackdown on illegal immigrants, dealing another blow to 4-year-old regulations that inspired similar measures around the country. Hazleton, a northeastern Pennsylvania city of more than 30,000, had sought to fine landlords who rent to illegal immigrants […]

U.S. Sees Heightened Threat in Mexico

September 10th, 2010 (No Comments)

September 10, 2010 By ADAM ENTOUS And NATHAN HODGE WASHINGTON—The Obama administration sees the drug-related violence sweeping Mexico as a growing threat to U.S. national security and has launched a broad review of steps the military and intelligence community could take to help combat what some U.S. officials describe as a narcoinsurgency.

Birthright Repeal Likely to Increase Illegal Population

September 9th, 2010 (No Comments)

By Miriam Jordan, Walls Street Journal Birthright Repeal Likely to Increase Illegal Population A denial of birthright citizenship for U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants would end up increasing the size of the nation’s illegal population, according to a new study released Wednesday.

Homeland Security dropping efforts to deport illegals who pose no threat, focusing on criminals and those with suspected terror ties

August 26th, 2010 (No Comments)

My friend Raed on an immigration update in Houston, TX – August 25, 2010:

Feds moving to dismiss some deportation cases

August 26th, 2010 (No Comments)

Feds moving to dismiss some deportation cases Critics assail the plan as a bid to create a kind of backdoor ‘amnesty’ By SUSAN CARROLL Copyright 2010, HOUSTON CHRONICLE Aug. 24, 2010, 9:00PM —————————————————————————————————————— Notes from Ruby: My friends and fellow immigration attorneys in Houston, Raed Gonzalez and John Nechman, are quoted in this article which […]