Monthly Archives: October 2010

HUNDREDS OF IMMIGRATION CASES BEING DISMISSED

According to an article on chron.com, in response to directives from the Department of Homeland Security:  “in the month after Homeland Security officials started a review of Houston’s immigration court docket, immigration judges dismissed more than 200 cases, an increase … Continue reading

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STILL NO GREEN CARDS THROUGH MARRIAGE FOR GAY COUPLES

Despite gay marriages being recognized in several states, the federal government still does not recognize such marriages for purposes of granting immigration benefits.  An interesting article appeared on boston.com regarding this issue.

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VISA BULLETIN FOR NOVEMBER 2010

The Visa Bulletin for November 2010 is now available.

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: 101 YEAR-OLD TO BE NATURALIZED

According to an article on cnn.com:  “Eulalia Garcia Maturey has outlived two husbands, her two children and decades of bygone immigration laws. At 101, Maturey will become a U.S. citizen on the 101st anniversary of her crossing into the United … Continue reading

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IMMIGRATION REFORM IN LAME DUCK SESSION?

According to an article on thehill.com:  “Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) defended his introduction of an immigration bill just before leaving for the campaign recess as either an opportunity for lawmakers to take up the legislation either in the lame-duck session … Continue reading

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H-1B CAP COUNT (10/1/2010)

According to the USCIS, as of September 17th, 2010, the agency has received 40,600 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2011 and 14,900 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption. Please visit our firm’s … Continue reading

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