Monthly Archives: July 2008

NEW USCIS MEMO ON THE APPLICABLILITY OF SECTION 245(K) TO CERTAIN EB ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS APPLICATIONS

A new USCIS Memorandum “…clarifies how section 245(k) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act) renders certain section 245(c) bars to adjustment of status under section 245(a) inapplicable to certain employment-based adjustment of status applicants.”

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UNDOCUMENTED WILL BE INVITED TO “SELF-DEPORT”

US ICE will be announcing a program that will allow those who are here unlawfully to turn themselves over to ICE agents and self-deport:  No incentive, no waiver of the bar of inadmissibility, just turn themselves over to be processed … Continue reading

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VIDEOS: SMART PEOPLE TALK ABOUT U.S. IMMIGRATION

I am a huge fan of this site and highly recommend hearing what some folks who are a lot smarter than me have to say about various aspects of our immigration system.  It is the same site that had the … Continue reading

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ILLEGALLY APPOINTED IMMIGRATION JUDGES?

According to an article on reuters.com:  “Top aides to former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales broke the law by injecting politics into what should have been the non-partisan hiring of career lawyers and immigration judges, according to a Justice Department … Continue reading

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IOWA RESIDENTS ASK CONGRESSIONAL REPS TO STOP IMMIGRATION RAIDS

According to the Associated Press:  “Reps. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., Albio Sires, D-N.J., and Joe Baca, D-Calif., members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, heard three hours of often emotional testimony. Women whose husbands are being detained talked about their longing to … Continue reading

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TEENS CHARGED IN BEATING DEATH OF 25 YEAR-OLD UNDOCUMENTED WOMAN

According to an article on cnn.com:  “Three white teens were charged Friday in what officials said was an epithet-filled fatal beating of an illegal Mexican immigrant in a small northeast Pennsylvania coal town.”

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INTERVIEW OF BRAIN SURGEON WHO WAS AN “ILLEGAL ALIEN”

I received a kind e-mail from someone at bigthink.com who informed me that there is an interview with Dr. Q on that site.  The interview puts a face to the story of the man who started in the U.S. as … Continue reading

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U.S. EMPLOYERS PUSH BACK AGAINST IMMIGRATION SANCTIONS

According to an article on reuters.com:  “Immigration has turned many business into activists across the country and it has stirred strong passions in the United States in this election year.” Given aggressive Federal enforcement and a hodgepodge of new state … Continue reading

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LEGALITY OF POSTVILLE IMMIGRATION RAID INVESTIGATED BY CONGRESSIONAL SUBCOMMITTEE

According to the Associated Press:  “Lawmakers on Thursday questioned the legality and effectiveness of the government’s tactics in a May raid that led to the arrest of nearly 400 immigrants.”

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IMMIGRATION STATISTICS ARE A HOAX

According to an entry on latimesblogs.latimes.com:  “We have received some responses to our post this morning about illegal immigration numbers that quote different figures — figures that allegedly come from the Los Angeles Times. . .Those figures are a hoax, … Continue reading

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