Monthly Archives: November 2008

USCIS PUBLISHES FINAL RULE FOR RELIGIOUS WORKER VISA CLASSIFICATIONS

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it will make significant revisions to the special immigrant and nonimmigrant (R-1) religious worker visa classification regulations.   The final rule will ensure the integrity of … Continue reading

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OBAMA’S LIKELY PICK FOR HEAD OF HOMELAND SECURITY MAY GIVE CLUES AS TO THE PROSPECTS FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

According to an article on chron.com:  “Experts said that Napolitano’s record yields important clues as to how the Obama administration may handle sensitive immigration issues ranging from workplace raids to the border fence. Eventually, lawmakers in both parties say, Napolitano’s … Continue reading

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NY TEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER AS A HATE CRIME IN IMMIGRANT’S DEATH

According to an article on cnn.com:  “A grand jury has indicted a Long Island teenager on a charge of second-degree murder as a hate crime in the stabbing death of an Ecuadoran immigrant this month, according to the indictment, unsealed … Continue reading

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TPS RE-REGISTRATION PERIOD AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED FOR HONDURAN AND NICARAGUAN NATIONALS

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced an extension to the re-registration period for nationals of Nicaragua and Honduras who have been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and are now eligible to re-register … Continue reading

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HISPANIC TURNOUT MAY SPUR IMMIGRATION REFORM

According to an article on npr.com:  “More Hispanics than ever voted, and they voted 2-to-1 for Obama over McCain. Sharry says Latino support was decisive in helping deliver the swing states of Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Florida. And polls … Continue reading

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RAIDED FACTORY SETTLES OVERTIME LAWSUIT

According to an article on boston.com:  “The former owner of a New Bedford leather goods factory raided by immigration officials early last year has settled a class-action lawsuit, agreeing to pay $850,000 to former employees who worked up to 16 … Continue reading

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USCIS PROVIDES PROCESSING UPDATE ON HAGUE ADOPTIONS

According to a USCIS Update:  “In recognition of National Adoption Awareness Month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is reminding prospective adoptive parents to submit complete application and petition packages for international adoptions under the Hague Adoption Convention to ensure timely … Continue reading

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USCIS PROGRESSING TOWARD FY 2009 PROCESSING GOALS

According to the USCIS:  ““In our 2007 fee rule we committed to improving service. In the months that followed we received a large surge of applications. Notwithstanding that surge, in Fiscal Year 2008 we began measuring our performance and backlog against … Continue reading

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PRESSURE IS ON OBAMA TO ENACT COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

According to an article on boston.com:  “Before a huge crowd in San Diego last summer, Barack Obama vowed to make fixing illegal immigration a top priority as president, and Latinos nationwide responded with massive support for him on Election Day. … Continue reading

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Get daily updates on immigration laws and policies as well as a dose of my personal thoughts on related issues!  If you would like to subscribe, here’s what our resident tech genius had to say regarding how to do it: All … Continue reading

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