Monthly Archives: December 2007

IMMIGRATION PREDICTIONS 2008

What can we expect by way of immigration reform and policy changes in 2008?  My prediction is that not much will change from this year.  The overall tone on the issue will remain negative and we are unlikely to see … Continue reading

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MY DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK BECAUSE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

It seems that everything lately is about illegal immigration.  The latest is that Huckabee, in an apparent effort to garner votes in Iowa is linking Bhutto’s death to illegal immigration according to an article on cbsnews.com. Perhaps this effort is … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ATTRACTING INTERNATIONAL IT TALENT

According to an article on washingtonpost.com:  “The European Union took a step recently that the U.S. Congress can’t seem to muster the courage to take. By proposing a simple change in immigration policy, E.U. politicians served notice that they are … Continue reading

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NEW I-9 – EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION FORM MUST BE USED STARTING TODAY

The latest version of the I-9 Employment Verification Form must be used by all employers beginning today, December 26, 2007.  The Form and Instructions are available for free.

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TOWN MAY SUE BUILDING INSPECTOR FOR IMMIGRATION OFFICE

Many citizens from the town of Burlington, Massachusetts, where our office is located, are unhappy with ICE moving into their backyard.  According to an article on Boston.com:  “Now that Burlington Town Meeting has voted to challenge the relocation of a … Continue reading

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POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION

According to a Reuters article:  “As campaigning builds for the Democratic and Republican nominations for the U.S. presidential election in November, taking a tough stance on illegal immigration has become vital to their chances of being selected to represent their … Continue reading

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USCIS APPLICATION AND RECEIPTING UPDATE (12/21/07)

The USCIS has released its Application and Receipting Update for the week ending 12/21/2007.

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USCIS OFFICE HOLIDAY CLOSURES

The USCIS has posted its Holiday Closures.

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TANCREDO TO WITHDRAW FROM GOP RACE TOMORROW

According to denverpost.com:  “Sources close to the Tancredo campaign confirmed this afternoon that the Littleton Republican intends to officially announce his exit from the race at a Thursday press conference in Des Moines, Iowa.” I think that Tancredo simply ran … Continue reading

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PRIESTS SEEK IMMIGRATION REFORM

According to an article on chicagotribune.com: “Responding to what they perceive as anti-immigrant rhetoric from presidential candidates, dozens of Roman Catholic priests Tuesday used the religious message of Advent to express support for immigrants and call for legislative reform.” Sounds … Continue reading

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