Monthly Archives: October 2008

IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS HELD US CITIZEN FOR 15 DAYS

According to an article on mercurynews.com:  “A U.S. citizen held at a border immigration center for 15 days has been released after an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer showed a birth certificate to federal authorities.” Please visit our law firm’s … Continue reading

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DOL PERM UPDATE

The DOL has released some information regarding PERM processing, the most interesting of which is that the agency is currently processing audited cases with a filing date of July 2007.  The rate of approval for PERM cases filed so far … Continue reading

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SECRETARY CHERTOFF ON THE STATE OF IMMIGRATION

According to an article on mexidata.info:  “Secretary Chertoff announced the issuance of the No-Match Supplemental Final Rule, which provides guidance to help businesses comply with legal requirements intended to reduce illegal employment of unauthorized workers, in his quarterly State of … Continue reading

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WILL IMMIGRATION ISSUE INDIRECTLY IMPACT ELECTION?

According to an article on nytimes.com:  “[S]urveys show that Latinos see immigration as a tool useful in identifying who is friend and who is foe. That may have complicated Mr. McCain’s task: despite his sponsorship of the immigration overhaul legislation, … Continue reading

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SUPPLEMENTAL FINAL RULE WITH GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS WHO RECEIVE SOCIAL SECURITY “NO-MATCH” LETTERS

According to a DHS Press Release:  “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today issued a Supplemental Final Rule that provides additional background and analysis for the department’s No-Match Rule. The DHS regulation, which was originally proposed in June 2006 and … Continue reading

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SUPREME COURT TO HEAR IMMIGRANT’S APPEAL IN IDENTITY THEFT CASE

According to an article on washingtonpost.com:  “The Supreme Court accepted a case yesterday that could impact the government’s crackdown on illegal immigration, agreeing to review whether prosecutors must prove that defendants in aggravated identity-theft cases knew they were victimizing real … Continue reading

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MAGED ROST CONGRATULATES KRISTINA ROST ON BEING SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN SUPER LAWYERS-RISING STARS EDITION 2008

The awards keep coming!  After being named an Up and Coming Lawyer for 2008 by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly publication, we are pleased to announce that Kristina Rost, founding partner of Maged Rost has also been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Rising … Continue reading

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BUSH ANNOUNCES VISA WAIVER FOR SEVEN COUNTRIES

According to the Associated Press:  “Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and South Korea will be added to the U.S. visa waiver program in about a month. Each of those countries allows U.S. citizens to visit without obtaining … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION IS DEAD AS A CAMPAIGN ISSUE

According to an article on npr.com:  “When McCain co-sponsored the bill with Kennedy, he alienated fellow Republicans. After the bill failed to pass in the House and he flip-flopped back into a more conservative stance, McCain alienated Hispanics. Obama enjoys … Continue reading

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USCIS ANNOUNCES ADOPTION POLICY FOR HAGUE TRANSITION CASES

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that prospective adoptive parents already in the process of adopting a child from a country that has implemented the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and … Continue reading

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