According to an Associated Press article: “Thousands of children whose parents are arrested in immigration raids in the U.S. face mental health issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety and depression, according to a new study released Wednesday by the Urban Institute.”
AILA is reporting that a new I-9 form will be issued by the DHS as early as the week of November 5, 2007. I will update with details as they become available.
According to an article on about.com: “Governors of 13 states have sent a joint letter to both the Senate and the House, imploring them to let Congress increase quotas on H-1B work visas and employment-based green cards. In the letter, they cite the worrisome U.S. “shortage of highly skilled professionals in math and science,” pointing out “that foreign talent has a role to play in our ability to keep companies located in our state and country.” The letter calls for swift legislation to address the visa shortages.”
The site has an interesting “immigration issues blog” that I recommend.
According to an article on About.com: “A variety of circumstances can lead to a visa or green card denial, banning from the U.S., or deportation. Here are eight avoidable immigration mistakes you need to know about.”
According to TheHill.com: “A spokesman for Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) confirmed Monday that the congressman will not seek another term in Congress in 2008, regardless of his fate in the presidential race.”
This is good news for those who support Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009.
According to an article that is part of an interesting series on washingtonpost.com: “This is what love has done to Wendy Brown: She’s lost weight, resumed smoking and all but decided to move to the Balkans to be with her Albanian fiance. And each night, she spends hours in her cozy Baltimore apartment mingling online with strangers who are equally fixated on the same topic: getting their soul mates through the U.S. immigration system.”
According to an article on CNN.com: “The Bush administration and New York cut a deal Saturday to create a new generation of super-secure driver’s licenses for U.S. citizens, but also allow illegal immigrants to get a version.”
According to an interesting article by Mercedes Olivera on DallasNews.com: “Several major studies at the national and state levels have been released that show illegal immigrant workers contribute to our economy far more than they take from it.”
According to an article on PE.com: “Immigration attorneys and advocates fear that a backlog in immigration applications is leading to delays that could put some people at risk of deportation and cause family members to remain separated.”
The USCIS has released its weekly Application and Receipting Update.