Monthly Archives: February 2008

IMMIGRATION AND THE LATINO VOTE

According to a commentary that appears on cnn.com:  “Recent commentary and analysis by pundits on the Latino vote has been long on opinion and short on reality. As the presidential primary election moves to Texas, Latino voters find themselves in … Continue reading

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COULD WE FAST-FORWARD TO COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM?

Over the next few weeks my entries will be briefer than usual because H-1B season is upon us.  However, I will try to make my daily contributions, time-permitting.  I will also post any newsworthy immigration developments as they arise. According … Continue reading

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LIKELY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES NOW COMFORTABLE DISCUSSING IMMIGRATION

According to an article on Boston.com: “Last fall, neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama was eager to take a stand when asked in a series of debates whether illegal immigrants should be able to apply for drivers’ licenses. But Thursday … Continue reading

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ATTY GENERAL ANNOUNCES HIGHER FINES AGAINST EMPLOYERS FOR IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS

According to a US Department of Justice  Press Release:  “Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey today announced higher civil fines against employers who violate federal immigration laws. The announcement was made in a joint briefing today with Secretary of Homeland Security … Continue reading

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USCIS TO OFFER FREE CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP TOOLKIT TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT SERVE IMMIGRANTS

According to a USCIS News Release, the organization will be offering free civics and citizenship toolkits to organizations that serve immigrants.

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LOCAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT WIPES OUT COUNTY’S RESERVE

According to an article on washingtonpost.com:  “Cash-strapped Prince William County nearly cleaned out its rainy-day fund yesterday to pay for the start-up cost of increasing law enforcement directed at illegal immigrants.”

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS REGARDING FBI NAME CHECKS

The USCIS has released Questions and Answers regarding FBI Name Checks.

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USCIS REVISES I-130 FILING INSTRUCTIONS

According to a USCIS Update:  “Effective immediately, all petitioners filing stand-alone Form I-130s must file their petitions with the Chicago Lockbox instead of a USCIS Service Center.”

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SOME UNDOCUMENTED MAY FLEE ARIZONA FOR NEIGHBORING UTAH

The new state-enacted immigration laws is resulting in some undocumented aliens moving from Arizona to Utah. According to The Salt Lake Tribune: “As Utah debates how to treat undocumented immigrants, Arizona is watching new laws and an economic downturn drive … Continue reading

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JUDGE TOSSES IMMIGRATION LAWSUIT AGAINST TYSON FOODS

According to an article on iht.com:  “A federal judge threw out a long-running lawsuit that accused Tyson Foods, Inc., the world’s largest meat producer, of hiring illegal immigrants to depress wages.”

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