Monthly Archives: June 2007

UPDATE ON POSSIBLE JULY RETROGRESSION OF EB NUMBERS

A Disclaimer:  I know this is a hot button issue, so I ask that you please contact your immigration lawyer related to the specifics of your case before taking (or choosing not to take) any course of action.  This blog … Continue reading

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BEING YOYO’D LIKE SECOND-CLASS NON-CITIZENS: JULY EMPLOYMENT BASED NUMBERS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER ALL

The DOS may revise its July visa bulletin and make all or some of the EB categories unavailable for July as early as Monday or Tuesday of next week. Should this occur, the literally thousands of people who are trying … Continue reading

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RETROGRESSION MAY RETURN SOONER THAN WE THINK

According to the July Department of State Visa Bulletin, Employment-Based visa numbers for all categories (except other workers) are current for July.  However, there is now speculation that the USCIS may determine that numbers are unavailable before the end of … Continue reading

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CIS WILL TEMPORARILY STOP ACCEPTING PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR I-140′S

As promised, more news already.  The USCIS issued a memo stating that between July 2, 2007 and August 1, 2007, it will temporarily stop accepting cases filed using its Premium Processing Service (PPS).   PPS is the service in which the … Continue reading

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THAT’S ALL FOLKS!

The Senate voted against invoking closure on the CIR bill this morning.  This probably lays the issue to rest until after the Presidential election.  The topic will likely be too hot to touch before then.  This is just another example … Continue reading

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WILL CIR BE ALIVE BY THIS WEEKEND?

After some procedural wrangling, most amendments to the Immigration bill that were debated in the Senate today were defeated. Tomorrow the senators will vote on cloture. If 60 Senators vote for cloture (to end debate), then the bill will be … Continue reading

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DO SOMETHING CONGRESS?

The Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill returns to be debated by the Senate this week.   With both Congress’ and the President’s approval ratings in the gutter and complaints about the bill coming from both sides of the political spectrum, will CIR … Continue reading

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LYING POLLS

Most of those who care enough about immigration to write or speak about it, have already made up their minds about the issue.  They will argue backwards.   For instance, someone who wants to show that an earned legalization component to … Continue reading

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CALLING YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT CIR IS EASIER THAN EVER!

“The Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” has an 800 number that makes it easy for everyone to contact their senators to voice their support for comprehensive immigration reform.  The number is:  1-800-417-7666, instructions are provided when you call.   The Senate … Continue reading

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CIS WARNS OF CROOKS WHO PRAY ON VULNERABLE IMMIGRANTS

The USCIS issued a memo reminding everyone that CIR is being debated but that nothing has become law.  Therefore, do not pay a notario, legal consultant or even a lawyer for anything having to do with the law currently being … Continue reading

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