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 […]

USCIS Implements H-1B and L-1 Fee Increase According to Public Law 111-230

August 20th, 2010 (No Comments)

  WASHINGTON—On Aug. 13, 2010, President Obama signed into law Public Law 111-230, which contains provisions to increase certain H-1B and L-1 petition fees. Effective immediately, Public Law 111-230 requires the submission of an additional fee of $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2,250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions postmarked on or after Aug. […]

Arizona Judge Draws Line Between State and Federal Authority

July 29th, 2010 (No Comments)

American Immigration Council July 28, 2010 Washington, D.C. – Today, Phoenix district court judge Susan Bolton enjoined key provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070. The judge recognized that the federal government has primary authority over making and enforcing immigration law, and that while states have limited authority in this arena, they cannot interfere […]

Ending Birthright Citizenship Would Not Stop Illegal Immigration

June 22nd, 2010 (No Comments)

Ending Birthright Citizenship Would Be Unconstitutional, Impractical, Expensive, Complicated and Would Not Stop Illegal Immigration A June 15, 2010 Immigration Policy Center Article discusses a hot topic

Ariz. Lawmaker: Stop Automatic Citizenship

June 16th, 2010 (No Comments)

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 16, 2010, State Sen. Proposes Bill That Would Deny U.S. Citizenship to Children Born in Arizona to Illegal Immigrants Your only problem is the Constitution, dear Senator. I agree with the legal scholars, “the 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the U.S.” Wow!

Houston, TX – June 16, 2010 – 38 Suspected Illegal Immigrants Rescued

June 16th, 2010 (No Comments)

38 Suspected Illegal Immigrants Rescued Police Say People Were Living In Deplorable Conditions