Monthly Archives: June 2009

WILL OBAMA’S “IT FACTOR” BE ENOUGH TO PUSH THROUGH IMMIGRATION REFORM THIS YEAR?

Either you have it or you don’t, a pacakge of characteristics that defies description…the “it factor”.  Needless to say, President Obama has “it”.  He is the one person who could eloquently precisely why our nation needs to reform its immigration laws.  … Continue reading

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USCIS TO RESUME PREMIUM PROCESSING FOR I-140 PETITIONS

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “USCIS announced today that effective June 29, 2009, it will resume Premium Processing Service for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, in accordance with 8 CFR 103.2(f)(2).” 

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NOT ENOUGH VOTES FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM

According to an article on The Hills Blog:  “The votes aren’t there for the Obama administration to achieve its desired immigration reform, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Friday.” Counting probable votes behind the scenes before moving forward with … Continue reading

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WOULD YOU LIKE AN NTA WITH YOUR DENIAL?

A recent trend has been for Service Centers to issue Notices to Appear (NTA) in Immigration Court for those who have applied for immigration benefits whose cases are denied.  This means that the foreign-national is put into removal/deportation proceedings.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM A THORNY ISSUE FOR DEMOCRATS

According to an article on latimes.com:  “Lawmakers will gather at the White House next week for a working session on immigration reform, a meeting that has been highly anticipated by Latino leaders eager for President Obama to honor his campaign … Continue reading

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USCIS ISSUES GUIDANCE ON EB-5 IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAM

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today issued a guidance memorandum that provides USCIS adjudication officers with instructions related to the timing of job creation and the meaning of ‘full-time’ positions in the EB-5 Immigrant … Continue reading

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ICE TO BE GIVEN AUTHORITY TO INVESTIGATE DRUG CRIMES

According to an article on nytimes.com:  “In an expansion of its crackdown on drug cartels, the Obama administration plans to announce Thursday that it will give Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents the authority to investigate drug crimes.” This is a … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION DEBATE LINKED TO INCREASE IN HATE CRIMES

According to an article on washingtonpost.com:  “U.S. civil rights leaders said yesterday that an increase in hate crimes committed in recent years against Hispanics and people perceived to be immigrants ‘correlates closely’ to the nation’s increasingly contentious debate over immigration.” … Continue reading

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FIVE CONFIRMED CASES OF SWINE FLU AT IMMIGRATION DETENTION FACILITY

According to an article in examiner.com:  “Five cases of swine flu A/H1N1 have now been confirmed at the Miami Krome Detention Center, a temporary detention center that houses individuals waiting for determination of their immigration status or who are scheduled … Continue reading

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OBAMA IMMIGRATION REFORM MEETING DELAYED, AGAIN

According to an article on upi.com:  “After being scheduled for June 8, last Monday, it was rescheduled for June 17, next Wednesday. The indefinite delay suggests President Barack Obama and his staff are finding immigration more difficult than they expected, … Continue reading

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