Monthly Archives: January 2008

U.S. PASSPORT FEES TO INCREASE

According to an article on latimes.com:  “The cost of getting a passport will hit $100 starting Friday. The increase is one of a series of changes this week that affect U.S. citizens traveling outside the country.” The increase from $97 … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT IMMIGRATION, STUPID

Romney has tried unsuccessfully, as have many before him, to win primaries by making immigration a major divisive issue in his campaign. Giuliani has dropped out of the race and endorsed McCain.  This is a big deal because most pundits … Continue reading

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MCCAIN WINS FLORIDA REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

Senator John McCain has won Florida’s Republican Primary.  This gives McCain momentum going into “Super Tuesday”.   This is promising for those who support Comprehensive Immigration Reform. The Democratic front-runners all support CIR as does McCain, who is now the Republican … Continue reading

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2008 FEDERAL POVERTY GUIDELINES

The US Department of Health and Human Services has issued its 2008 Poverty Guidelines.  These are relevant for Affidavits of Support for certain immigration matters.

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GLOBALIZATION REQUIRES WELCOMING IMMIGRATION POLICIES

According to an article on computerworld.com:  “The U.S. software industry is larger than the food processing industry in terms of revenue, according to an IT trade group that wants Congress to raise the annual cap on H-1B visas, give permanent … Continue reading

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MAYORS BLAST CONGRESS ON IMMIGRATION

According to an article on chron.com:  “Cities are getting clobbered by Washington’s failure to reform national immigration policy, a group of mayors said Friday, and they urged Congress to take another look at legislation on the issue before the general … Continue reading

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NATURALIZATION THROUGH MILITARY SERVICE

The USCIS has issued a Fact Sheet on Naturalization through Military Service.

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SCHWARZENEGGER: DON’T EXPLOIT IMMIGRATION ISSUE IN CALIFORNIA

According to an article that appeared on InsideBayArea.com:  “Now for real insight, let’s turn to a Republican who is also an immigrant. With the California primary approaching on Feb. 5, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has advice for Republican presidential hopefuls who … Continue reading

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WHOSE IMMIGRATING TO THE U.S.?

I was perusing the Department of Homeland Security website and came across Profiles on Legal Permanent Residents.  The links allow you to generate a profile of selected demographic characteristics of immigrants who became legal permanent residents during 2003 to 2006 … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION NOT SWAYING VOTERS IN FLORIDA

According to an article on miami.com:  “Illegal immigration — which consumed recent GOP debates with charges of hypocrisy and policy flip-flops and put Democratic presidential candidates on the defensive — has faded as a key issue for Florida voters.” My … Continue reading

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