Monthly Archives: August 2009

OBAMA URGED TO END IMMIGRATION POLICE PROGRAM

According to an article on latimes.com:  “A coalition of advocacy groups sent a letter to President Obama last week demanding that the administration end a program that allows local police to enforce federal immigration law.” Ending the 287(g) program would … Continue reading

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SECRETARY NAPOLITANO ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTIVES ON BORDER SEARCHES OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA

According to a DHS Press Release:  “Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced new directives to enhance and clarify oversight for searches of computers and other electronic media at U.S. ports of entry—a critical step designed to … Continue reading

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USCIS CLARIFIES REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR H-2B EMPLOYERS

According to a USCIS Press Release:  “United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would like to clarify to associations and their members certain regulatory requirements for filing petitions for H-2B classification on behalf of foreign workers. We are issuing this … Continue reading

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EXPIRATION DATE OF I-9 EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION FORM EXTENDED

According to a USCIS Update:  “Employers may use the Form I-9 with the revision date of either Aug. 7, 2009 or Feb. 2, 2009. The revision dates are located on the bottom right-hand portion of the form.” Please visit our … Continue reading

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MASSACHUSETTS TO OFFER MEDICAL COVERAGE TO LEGAL IMMIGRANTS

According to an article on boston.com:  “Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced this morning that 31,000 legal immigrants whose state-subsidized health insurance was set to expire this week have received a last-minute reprieve — although their coverage will not resume until … Continue reading

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KENNEDY’S “A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS”: A TIMELY TRIBUTE

According to a opinion piece by Thomas Maier on cnn.com:  “[T]he Kennedys’ vision of ‘A Nation of Immigrants’ — which Ted championed throughout his public career — dramatically transformed today’s America, opening the door for millions of new citizens and … Continue reading

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SENATOR TED KENNEDY, A CHAMPION OF IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS HAS DIED

Edward Kennedy was known as the “Lion of the Senate”, he debated with great passion and championed what he perceived as solutions for the great issues facing our country.  He had an ability to find common ground and achieve bi-partisan … Continue reading

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VISA BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 2009

The Department of State has released the September 2009 Visa Bulletin. Please visit our website at www.immigrantconnect.com.

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NEW USCIS CASE STATUS REQUEST PROCEDURES

According to a USCIS Update:  “U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued instructions on making inquiries with the agency’s four Service Centers. Customers, community-based organizations and liaison groups should follow this guidance when inquiring about case related issues. … Continue reading

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