Monthly Archives: March 2009

IMMIGRATION COURTS BACKLOGGED

According to an article on usatoday.com:  “The nation’s immigration courts are now so clogged that nearly 90,000 people accused of being in the United States illegally waited at least two years for a judge to decide whether they must leave, … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION RAIDS DELAYED

According to an article on washingtonpost.com:  “Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has delayed a series of proposed immigration raids and other enforcement actions at U.S. workplaces in recent weeks, asking agents in her department to apply more scrutiny to the … Continue reading

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TREATMENT OF IMMIGRANT DETAINEES BLASTED

According to an article on sfgate.com:  “More than 400,000 people a year are detained by immigration officials in the United States – including undocumented immigrants, legal immigrants who run afoul of the law and asylum seekers who come fleeing persecution … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: SETTLEMENT DISCUSSIONS REGARDING CONCURRENT FILING FOR RELIGIOUS WORKERS

The US District Court for the Western District of Washington has granted summary judgment to the plaintiffs in the class-action case Gabriel Ruiz-Diaz, et. al. vs. United States of America.    The Court held that the government’s policy barring concurrent … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION RANTS

It is H-1B season and I have been busy so I am unable to write as frequently as I would like to.  Below are some somewhat random thoughts about immigration that I feel are worth sharing yet don’t fall into a clear category.  … Continue reading

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IS COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM IN THE CARDS?

According to an article on boston.com:  “At a town hall meeting in southern California yesterday, Obama renewed his support for comprehensive reform, including a possible path to citizenship for law-abiding people who entered the country illegally, along the lines of … Continue reading

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USCIS ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING H-1Bs FOR COMPANIES THAT RECEIVE TARP FUNDING

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced additional requirements for employers, who receive funds through the Troubled Asset Relief Program or under section 13 of the Federal Reserve Act (covered funding), before they … Continue reading

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USCIS ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING H-1B CAP FILINGS

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2010 (FY 2010) cap on April 1, 2009.  Cases will be considered accepted on … Continue reading

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USCIS AND FBI ACHIEVE INTERIM BACKLOG ELIMINATION GOALS

According to an entry in the Department of Homeland Security’s Leadership Journal:  “As of mid-February, USCIS and the FBI had completed all name checks that were pending for more than six months. In doing so, we beat our publicly stated goal … Continue reading

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IMMIGRANT DETENTIONS

Our nation’s detention of suspected mmigration violators is expensive and woefully ineffficient.  According to the Associated Press:  “… the dragnet has come to include not only terrorism suspects and cop killers, but an honors student who was raised in Orlando, … Continue reading

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