Monthly Archives: October 2009

ICE AGENTS BEHAVING BADLY?

According to the Associated Press:  “One immigration agent was accused of running an Internet pornography business and enjoying an improper relationship with an informant. Another let an informant smuggle in a group of illegal immigrants. And in a third case, … Continue reading

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DID CNN EDIT OUT COMMENTS ABOUT LOU DOBBS FROM ITS BROADCASTS?

According to an article about CNN’s documentary Latino in America on that appeared in nytimes.com:   “One of the activists featured in the documentary said she tried to bring up what she called Mr. Dobbs’ ‘hatred’ on one of the channel’s … Continue reading

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SENATE VOTES TO END “WIDOW PENALTY”

According to an article on nytimes.com:  “The Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would end what has become known as the “widow penalty” — the government’s practice of annulling foreigners’ applications for permanent residency when their American spouses die … Continue reading

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VISA BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2009

The Department of State has released its Visa Bulletin for November 2009. Please visit our website at www.immigrantconnect.com.

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DOCUMENTARY: THE OTHER SIDE OF IMMIGRATION

An award-winning documentary by Roy Germano entitled “The Other Side of Immigration” examines the consequences of immigration from a fascinating perspective.  According to theothersideofimmigration.com:  “Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where half the population has left to work … Continue reading

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US BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES

According to an article on losangeleschronicle.com:  “Newspapers are reporting today that during the official Q&A session following the Chicago bid for the Olympic Games, I.O.C. member, Syed Shahid Ali, from Pakistan, asked President Obama how smooth it would be for … Continue reading

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USCIS ISSUES NEW G-28 FORM

According to a USCIS Update:  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that a revised Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative (Form G-28) and the new Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney in Matters … Continue reading

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USCIS PREPARING FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

According to an article on nytimes.com:  “Although President Obama has put off an immigration overhaul until next year, the federal agency in charge of approving visas is planning ahead for the possibility of giving legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, … Continue reading

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ONE COURT AFTER ANOTHER STRIKING DOWN THE “WIDOW PENALTY”

The “widow penalty” as it has come to be known, renders deportable a foreign-national who marries a US Citizen when the US spouse dies within two years of marriage, during the conditional residency period. News media have denounced this practice … Continue reading

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TWO MASSACHUSETTS TOWNS DROP OUT OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM

According to an article on boston.com:  “Two Massachusetts law enforcement agencies – the Framingham police and the Barnstable County sheriff’s department – are no longer enrolled in a controversial program that let them enforce federal immigration laws.” This is a … Continue reading

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