Monthly Archives: August 2007

JUDGE DELAYS ISSUANCE OF SSA “NO-MATCH” LETTERS

According to an article on CNN.com:  “The Social Security Administration cannot start sending out letters to employers next week that carry with them more serious penalties for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, a federal judge ruled Friday.”

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USCIS APPLICATION AND PETITION RECEIPTING UPDATE

The USCIS has issued an Application and Petition Receipting Update.  No progress in EB I-485 Receipting from the Texas Service Center (still at 6/30/07).  This is in line with the number of EB Receipts received and filing fee checks processed … Continue reading

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FOREIGN-BORN WIDOWS FACE DEPORTATION

According to an AP article that appeared on Forbes.com:  “Some attorneys want to challenge the government’s policy of rejecting green card requests if an immigrant’s American spouse dies before the application is processed. At least one lawyer plans to file … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO SUES OVER CRACKDOWN ON EMPLOYERS

According to a Business Week article:  “The nation’s largest federation of labor unions sued the U.S. government Wednesday over a plan to crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants, arguing increased scrutiny of Social Security numbers will result in … Continue reading

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USCIS SYSTEM OUTAGES

From 9 PM for 12 hours, the USCIS has scheduled a system outage will be unavailable.

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SEPTEMBER VISA BULLETIN REVISED

The DOS has released a Revised Visa Bulletin for September.

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CONGRESS SCHEDULED TO REVISIT CIR IN SEPTEMBER

The House Immigration Subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the STRIVE Act on September 6, 2007.  I still believe the chances of anything substantial passing before the 2008 elections are next to nothing, but it’s promising that the … Continue reading

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USCIS ISSUES SERVICE CENTER AND LOCKBOX RECEIPTING UPDATE

Better late than never! “USCIS Update August 24, 2007 USCIS ISSUES SERVICE CENTER AND LOCKBOX RECEIPTING UPDATE WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has experienced a tremendous increase in the number of applications filed, … Continue reading

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ANECDOTAL EB RECEIPTING INFORMATION FOR CASES FILED PER THE JULY VISA BULLETIN

I guess the USCIS has decided to stop updating us on receipts.  In any event, a few lawyers claim to have receipts for cases that were filed on July 2, 2007, many more do not. Not a single EB I-485 … Continue reading

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US ICE SETTLES IMMIGRATION DETENTION CENTER CASE BROUGHT BY THE ACLU

According to an article in the Washington Post:  ” The federal government yesterday announced the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against conditions at a government detention center for illegal immigrant children and families in … Continue reading

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