Monthly Archives: September 2008

DHS ANNOUNCES STREAMLINED PROCESS FOR OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE HIV+ INDIVIDUALS TO ENTER USA

According to a DHS Fact Sheet:  “The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Waiver Final Rule, a regulation that will streamline the issuance of certain short-term non-immigrant visas for non-U.S. citizens who are … Continue reading

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 2010 DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM

The Department of State has released Instructions for the DV-2010.

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MCCAIN SHOULD ADDRESS HIS IMMIGRATION STANCE IN FRIDAY’S DEBATE – IF HE SHOWS UP

A debate is scheduled for Friday between Senators Obama and McCain. Although the economic “crisis” is understandably the issue that needs to be urgently addressed, it would be interesting to see how McCain would handle the question of whether he … Continue reading

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EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR NATIONALS OF EL SALVADOR

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of El Salvador through Sep. 9, 2010.   The extension will make those who have already been … Continue reading

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A COMPASSIONATE USCIS

A USCIS Press Release states:  “We realize that unexpected events in a person’s home country can sometimes affect travel or other plans. Given recent severe weather in the Caribbean, USCIS would like to remind customers of available services.” It is … Continue reading

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THE CLOSING OF THE AMERICAN BORDER

I received an e-mail from Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of a new book entitled The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11. I have reviewed … Continue reading

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MCCAIN SHIFTS TO THE LEFT ON IMMIGRATION

According to an article on boston.com:  “Now in a general election against an opponent who broadly shares his views on the issue, McCain is showing greater ease asserting his distance from the anti-immigration right.” One doesn’t have to be a … Continue reading

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IMMIGRANTCONNECT.COM’S FUTURE

By early to mid-October, www.immigrantconnect.com will become the URL for our law firm, Maged Rost.  The Blog will be a component of the site which will also include more detailed information related to our firm and the services we provide.  Most … Continue reading

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TWO CATEGORIES OF SPECIAL IMMIGRANT RELIGIOUS WORKERS SET TO EXPIRE

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds its customers that authorization for the non-minister special immigrant religious worker program will expire on Oct. 1, 2008.   Individuals applying to serve in the two non-minister categories … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION RAIDS: LIPSTICK ON A BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM?

According to an article on azcentral.com, Senator Obama referred to the rash of recent high-profile ICE raids as a “publicity stunt”.  The piece compares the presidential candidates’ views on immigration. Fortunately, both candidates support Comprehensive Immigration Reform of which interior … Continue reading

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