Monthly Archives: October 2007

IMMIGRATION RAIDS HURT CHILDREN

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 … Continue reading

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NEW I-9 FORM IS IMMINENT

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.

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GOVERNORS BEG CONGRESS FOR MORE VISAS

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, … Continue reading

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HOW TO GET DENIED, DETAINED AND DEPORTED FROM THE US

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.”

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REP. TOM TANCREDO WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION

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 … Continue reading

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FIANCE(E)S VENTING ON-LINE ABOUT IMMIGRATION FRUSTRATIONS

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 … Continue reading

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NEW YORK WILL GO FORWARD WITH DRIVER’S LICENSES FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS

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.”

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WHAT HAPPENS TO SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE UNDOCUMENTED?

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.”

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USCIS BACKLOGS COULD CREATE MORE “ILLEGALS”

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.”

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USCIS APPLICATION AND RECEIPTING UPDATE (10/26/07)

The USCIS has released its weekly Application and Receipting Update.

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