Monthly Archives: February 2009

NEW IMMIGRATION MOVIE GETS MIXED REVIEWS FROM CRITICS

According to the reviews, Crossing Over, the newly-released movie about immigration in America post 9-11 is a mixed bag.  You can read about it and watch a clip at movies.nytimes.com. 

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LINK BETWEEN HATE GROUPS AND ANTI-IMMIGRANTS

According to an article on cnn.com:  “Immigrants are another target of hate groups, according to the report. In a deteriorating economy, illegal immigrants have been blamed by hate groups for allegedly taking subprime loans, according to the report.” This is … Continue reading

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NAPOLITANO ORDERS REVIEW OF RAID AT WASHINGTON PLANT

According to the Associated Press:  “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered a review of a raid at a Washington manufacturing plant that ended with the arrests of 28 illegal immigrants.” This seems to signal a change in direction the … Continue reading

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USCIS TO ADJUDICATE PETITIONS FILED WITHIN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION TO CLASSIFY ORPHANS AS IMMEDIATE RELATIVES

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that beginning March 30, 2009, it will assume responsibility from the Department of State for adjudicating any Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, … Continue reading

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PREMIUM PROCESSING SERVICE FOR CERTAIN I-140 PETITIONS BEGINS MARCH 2, 2009

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will expand Premium Processing Service for designated Forms I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker to include alien beneficiaries who have reached or are reaching their limitation of stay … Continue reading

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SUNSET DATE TO AFFECT REGIONAL CENTER PROPOSALS UNDER THE IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PILOT PROGRAM

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds customers that the applicable provisions of immigration law concerning the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program (Pilot Program) will “sunset” or expire at midnight on March 6, 2009.”

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WILL STIMULUS H-1B PROVISION HURT THE ECONOMY?

According to an Opinion Piece on nydailynews.com:  “An immigration crackdown written into the new stimulus law will damage New York’s financial sector – and must be repealed immediately.” The logic is simple, do not limit the banks’ ability to hire … Continue reading

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DEPORTATION CASE DISMISSED FOR ILLEGALLY HELD ALIEN

According to an AP article on sfgate.com:  “Immigration Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor ruled last week that federal agents illegally detained Gregorio Perez in last year’s raid on Micro Solutions Enterprises because they did not have a warrant for his arrest … Continue reading

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SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER TO HEAD IMMIGRATION SUBCOMMITTEE

Senator Schumer (D-NY) will be replacing the ailing Edward Kennedy (D-MA) as chair of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee.  Schumer is a proponent of fair, logical immigration reform which is a good sign for those who are pro-immigration.  In fact, NumbersUSA, an organization … Continue reading

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NAPOLITANO SAYS NOTHING NEW IN NPR INTERVIEW

In an interview of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano that appears on npr.org, she does not offer too much insight on anticipated changes to this nation’s immigration policies.  However, from an enforcement point of view, she intends to make it a priority … Continue reading

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