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U.S. Commission On Civil Rights' Letter To Pres. Obama: STOP THE RAIDS! : U.S. Civil Rights Commission Cannot Stand By Silent While Our Federal Government Deports Refugee Women And Children Whose Due Process Rights May Have Been Deprived On The First Instance, To Potentially Life-Threatening Situations In Their Home Countries [U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS / 1.22.16]

 

4TH AMENDMENT ISSUES

ICE

 

 


 

MOST RECENT NEWS

 


 

 

 

GEO Wins An $11M Contract To Track Immigrants & Ensure Court Attendance: The Lutheran Immigration And Refugee Service Strategy Officer Believes That Many Asking For Asylum Won't Be Deported If They Go To Court [ABC NEWS / 1.21.16]

 

FAMILY DETENTION

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS

PRIVATE PRISONS

 

 


 

 

 

Notario Fraud : Non-Attorney Took More Than $200,000 From Families On The Promise That Her 'Contact' At USCIS Could Get Them Legal Status - Sentenced To 16 Mo.s And Restitution [DOJ / 1.22.16]

 

NOTARIO FRAUD

 

 


 

 

 

 

Gangs In Central America Were MADE IN THE USA: Deporting Undocumented Gang Members In The '90's, Followed By Incarcerating The Young Ones With Adults In Their Home Countries Has Created A Hardened Criminal Class In El Salvador, Guatemala, & Honduras [EDITOR: Not To Mention The U.S. Involvement In The Drug Trade At Differing Times In The Region, See The Kerry Report of 1989 ] [LATINO USA / 1.22.16]

 

ASYLUM

CENTRAL AMERICA

EL SALVADOR

GANG ISSUES

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

U.S. Commission On Civil Rights' Letter To Pres. Obama: STOP THE RAIDS! : U.S. Civil Rights Commission Cannot Stand By Silent While Our Federal Government Deports Refugee Women And Children Whose Due Process Rights May Have Been Deprived On The First Instance, To Potentially Life-Threatening Situations In Their Home Countries [U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS / 1.22.16]

 

4TH AMENDMENT ISSUES

ICE

 

 


 

 

 

DOL H2A FAQ Addresses 'Successors In Interest': If A Successor Purchases The 'Business,' Rather Than Just The 'Assets,' Then H2A Certifications May Transfer, Along With Further Considerations; Note That Companies Often 'Buy' Other Businesses Via 'Asset Transfers' To Avoid Transferring The Initial Company's Liabilities ~ The 'Further Considerations' Will Be Key [DOL / 1.2016]

 

H2A VISAS

LABOR CERTIFICATIONS

 

 


 

 

 

 

TPS Extensions For Sudan & South Sudan: USCIS Extends TPS For Both Countries (Upon Re-Registration) From The Current May 6, 2016 End Date To November 2, 2017; Current EAD's Will Automatically Extend For 6 Mo.'s To Allow USCIS Time To Process Applications To Renew ~ Announcement For Sudan: Linked Here; Announcement For South Sudan: Linked Here [USCIS / 1.22.16]

 

SOUTH SUDAN

SUDAN

TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS

 

 


 

 

 

HHS 2016 Povery Guidelines: 125% Of The New 2016 Guideline For Family Of 2 Is $20,025, Up From $19,912 In 2015 [HHS / 1.25.16]

 

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

 

 


 

 

 

 

More Than 23x (Again 23x) The Number Of Refugees Who Arrived In Greece Last Year Have Come So Far This Year: As Of Monday Jan. 18th [THEGLOBEANDMAIL.COM / 1.18.16]

 

EUROPEAN UNION

GREECE

REFUGEES

 

 


 

 

 

Immigrants Rights Groups Sue For Access To DHS' Deportation & Priority Policies: FOIA's For PEP And Deportation Policies Yielded 5 Documents In Toto ~ 10 Immigrant Rights Groups Push For More Documents In Light Of Recent Deportations Of Asylum Seekers With Removal Orders, Who Are On The Bottom Of The List Of Deportation Priorities [TUSCON WEEKLY / 1.20.16]

 

FOIA

'PRIORITIES'

 

 


 

 

 

O Visa Draft Memo From USCIS To Clarify When 'Comparable Evidence' May Be Submitted: "Comparable Evidence Provision Was Intended As A 'catch-all' To Allow For Additional Evidence To Be Considered When The Other Enumerated Criteria Do Not Readily Apply" [USCIS / 1.21.16]

 

O VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

USCIS' O-1B Visa RFE Draft Template: Linked Here [USCIS / 1.21.16]

 

O VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Restrictions On Visaless Entries For Individuals With Ties To Iran, Iraq, Sudan, And Syria Starts Now: Would-be Visitors Who Have Traveled To (Or Are Dual Nationals Of) Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Or Syria Since Marh 1, 2011 Are No Longer Eligible For ESTA / Visaless Entry Into The U.S.; Regular Visa Processing Is, Of Course, Available At The Embassies; Some Waivers Are Also Available For Businessmen, NGO Workers, The Press, Etc. [STATE DEPT. / 1.21.16]

 

IRAN

IRAQ

SUDAN

SYRIA

VISALESS VISITORS

 

 


 

 

 

Child Endangerment Under Cal. Penal Code Is Not A Crime Of Violence: Cal. Penal Code Sec. 273a(a) Criminalizes Negligent And / Or Reckless Acts That Are More Broad Than The Federal Definition Of 'Crimes Of Violence' / Ramirez v. Lynch, 9th Cir. 08-72896, Jan. 20, 2016 [9TH CIR. / 1.20.16]

 

AGGRAVATED FELONIES

CALIFORNIA

CRIMES OF VIOLENCE

 

 


 

 

 

 

DHS' First Annual Entry / Exit Report: More Than 99.1% Of Those Who Entered The U.S. As Visitors Last Year Have Left; Media Overblows The 527,127 Individuals Who Did Not Leave On Time Without Explaining That 98.83% Of The Visitors Left On-Time And Only .09% Have Not Left As Of The Date Of The Report [DHS / 1.19.16]

 

DHS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Another 'What To Do' Issue Re: Raids: Download And Use A Moble App From The ACLU That Saves Videos Taken By Your Phone, Even If Your Phone Is Later Destroyed Or The Video Is Deleted [ACLU / 5.1.2015]

 

But Be Careful, Review ACLU List Of Legal Considerations Of Recording Federal And Public Officials [ACLU / 7.2014]

 

But, Also Important To Know, That Federal & Public Officials Can Get Information From Your Phone [And Even Listen To Your Conversations] Without A Warrant Via Stingray Trackers, Even Though A Warrant Is Needed To Access Your Phone Without Your Consent [RT / 10.29.2015]

 

Also, It's Important To Know, That Border Searches That Allow Officials To Conduct Searches And Arrests Without Cause Within 100 Miles Of The Border Does Not Apply To Those In 'Dwellings': More Considerations Up In 'Raids' Are Discussed In An Excellent North Carolina Law Review Article [NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW / 2011]

 

4TH AMENDMENT ISSUES

ICE RAIDS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Past Persecution (Systemic Rape & Abuse Of Women) During The Civil War In Guatemala: Trial Into Abuses Starting In Guatemala This Month [OPEN DEMOCRACY / 1.14.16]

 

GUATEMALA

WAR CRIMES

WOMEN ABUSE ISSUES

 

 


 

 

 

 

Great Cuba 'Facts,' From Kissassfacts.com: Cuba Provides More Medical Personnel To The Developing World Than All The G8 Countries Combined [KISSASSFACTS.COM / 1.9.16]

 

CUBA

 

 


 

 

 

 

Inadmissible In Japan: Ric O’Barry, Former Dolphin Trainer For The “Flipper” TV series And Star Of The Academy-Award-Winning Documentary, The Cove, Exposing Japan's Dolphin Hunting Is Being Held In Japan While They Decide Whether He Is Admissible As A Visitor; Japan's Initial Decision Is That He Does Not Appear To Be Entering Japan To 'Visit'; O'Barry Is Appealing The Decision [JAPAN TODAY / 1.20.16]

 

Immigration Officials Have Indicated That O'Barry Will Be Deported: Also Indicated That O'Barry Attended Japan's Dolphin Day In August, 2015 When He Had Told Authorities That He Would Not When He Entered The Country [JAPAN TIMES / 1.22.16]

 

But Still Detained, As Of January 31st, Giving Interviews, Stating That He Is A Political Prisoner

 

JAPAN

 

 


 

 

 

U Visas: NYPD Has Streamlined The U Visa Certification Process With A System That We're Hopeful Will Run Smoothly Enough To Work In Other Jurisdictions, As Well [NPR / 1.20.16]

 

NEW YORK

U VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Democratic Republic Of Congo Asylum Issue: CHILD LABOR: Children As Young As 7 Are Working For Up To $2 Daily Mining In Dangerous Conditions To Gather Cobalt Used In Lithium Batteries For 16 Multinational Corporations Like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, And Others [ARS TECHNICA / 1.19.16]

 

ASYLUM

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

 

 


 

 

 

SCT To Hear DAPA Arguments & Issue Ruling: Summary Orders From The Supreme Court Issued On January 19th W/ Specific Instructions To Brief "Whether the Guidance violates the Take Care Clause of the Constitution, Art. II, §3" Along With Other Relevant Issues [SUPREME COURT / 1.19.16]

 

David Bernstein Of WAPO Reports Surprise Over The 'Take Care Clause' Instruction: The Clause States That “[The President] Shall Take Care That The Laws Be Faithfully Executed”; First Time He Knows Of The Supreme Court Or Any Court Has Suggested That The Take Care Clause Is Justiciable [WASHINGTON POST / 1.19.16]

 

Arguments May Predictably Discuss 'Legislative Rules' v. 'Interpretive Rules' Because Policy or Interpretive Rules Do Not Require Notice & Comment: Key Differences Being That Interpretive Rules Don't Create Enforceable Rights And Are Meant To Guide Agencies In Performing Their Duties Under The Law [US LEGAL / sometime after 2005]

 

DAPA / DACA II

IMMIGRATION REFORM

SUPREME COURT

 

 


 

 

 

 

Istanbul Exhibits Banksy: Curator Steve Lazarides Gathered Banksy Images For More Than 15 Years And Puts On A First-Ever Banksy Exhibit In Istanbul From Jan. 13th to Feb. 29th [HURRIYET DAILY NEWS / 1.24.16]

 

TURKEY

 

 


 

 

 

 

Radar & Video Surveillance At The Border: CBP Has Approved A$13.5M Contract With Telephonics Corp. For It's Surveillance Trucks For Use On The Border [BUSINESS WIRE / 1.19.16]

 

More About The Raven Truck's Capabilities: Radar Can Record Movement Of Single Walkers Up To 12 km Away [TELEPHONICS / 2015 BROCHURE]

 

BORDER ISSUES

 

 


 

 

 

Millions In Aid For El Salvador, Honduras, & Guatemala To Stop UAC's And Asylum Seekers From Coming To The U.S.: $750 Approved By Congress To Halt Migration Of Central American Children And Teens, Through Washington's Plan For The "Northern Triangle" [FOX LATINO NEWS / 1.24.16]

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

EL SALVADOR

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

REFUGEES

 

 


 

 

 

 

USCIS I-485 Filing Dates ~ India's EB-2 & China's 'Other Workers' Both Advance More Than A Year ~ FAMILY-SPONSORED: No Movement From Jan. '16 Dates EMPLOYMENT-BASED: EB-1: ALL, CH, IN, MX, & PI are all C; EB-2: ALL, MX, & PI are C, CH jumped 1 mo., IN leapt 14 mo.s; EB-3: ALL, CH, & MX jumped 1 mo., IN jumped 2, and PI jumped 5 mo.s; OTHER WORKERS: ALL &MX both jumped 1 mo., CH vaulted 16 mo.s, IN jumped 2 mo.s, and PI jumped 5; EB-4: ALL, CH, IN, MX, & PI are all C; EB4- CERTAIN RELIGIOUS: ALL, CH, IN, MX, & PI are all C; EB-5 NON-REGIONAL: ALL, IN, MX, & PI are C, and CH jumped 1 mo.; EB-5 REGIONAL, same as 'NON-REGIONAL' [USCIS / 1.13.16]

 

USCIS

VISA BULLETIN ~ FILING DATES

 

 


 

 

 

Deliberately Throwing UAC Asylum Cases?: Office Of Refugee Resettlement Contracted USCRI, A Job-Training NGO With No Attorneys, To Represent UAC's In Their Asylum Cases In Court [HUFFPOST POLITICS / 1.18.16]

 

ASYLUM

OFFICE OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT

 

 


 

 

 

 

Starting 2/16, USCIS Modifications For H1b, E3 & CW-1 Visaholders And EB-1 Immigrant Visa Petitioners: (1) H-1B1 & E-3 Visaholders Are Now Authorized To Work, Incident To Status, With Their Petitioning Employer And Can Work For Up To 240 Days For The Petitioning Employer While The Employer Applies For An Extension, If Needed; (2) CW-1 Visaholders Can Also Work For Up To 240 Days While Their Petitioning Employers Apply For An Extension; (3) Employers Petitioning For EB-1 Outstanding Professor Or Researchers May Now Submit Initial Evidence Comparable To Other Forms Of Evidence Listed In 8 CFR 204.5(i)(3)(i), Much Like Other Employment-Based Immigrant Petitioners Who Already Submit 'Comparable Evidence' [USCIS / 1.15.16]

 

CW VISAS FOR NORTHERN MARIANA ISLAND RESIDENTS

EB-1 PERMANENT RESIDENCE

E3 VISAS FOR AUSTRALIANS

H1-B VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Congressional Research Service Report Discusses Visas For Skilled Workers: Provides Information Re: How Many Visas Are Approved Each Year (400,000 In 1994 And Over 1M In 2014), Tax And Social Security Requirements / Benefits, And Trends / Issues Related To H, L, O, P, E, J, Q & R Visas, Incl. Path To Permanent Residency, Etc. [CRS / 1.13.16]

 

E VISAS

H1B VISAS

L VISAS

O VISAS

P VISAS

J VISAS

Q VISAS

R VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Raids in Pennsylvania: Eight Undocumented Immigrants And Norristown Residents Have Been Picked Up By ICE agents In Recent Weeks, Creating A 'Sense Of Terror [PLYMOUTH WHITEMARSH PATCH / 1.19.16]

 

ICE

PENNSYLVANIA

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

New South Wales Legislator In Australia Detained At LAX: Questioned For More Than An Hour Re: How Can A Woman From Pakistan End Up In Australia And Get An Australian Passport? ~ Her Reaction: "Ridiculous And Heartwrenching" [NINEMSN.COM / 1.15.16]

 

AIRPORT ENTRIES

CBP

 

 


 

 

 

ICE Arrest A 9th Grader Who Has DACA In N.J. Who Has A Religious Tattoo, Just In Case It Was A Gang Sign: Emphasizing That The Visit To His Home Wasn't Part Of The Nation-Wide Raids, ICE Took Him In Anyway Because Of A Religious Tattoo That They Believed Could Be Gang-Related [FOX LATINO NEWS / 1.15.16]

 

INADMISSIBILITY ISSUES

DAPA

GANG ISSUES

ICE

 

 


 

 

 

Not Raids, TPS! : ILRC (Immigration Legal Resource Center) Joins 146 Representatives Who Have Called On Pres. Obama To Use His Authority To Grant TPS To Those In-Country From El Salvador, Honduras, & Guatemala, Until We Can Figure Out What The Hell Is Going On! [LATINO POST / 1.24.16]

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

EL SALVADOR

GUATEMALA

HONDURAS

TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Vietnam Legalizes Gay Marriage: Possibly Affecting Some Asylum Cases, But A Great Result [TIME MAGAZINE / 1.18.16]

 

LGBT ISSUES

VIETNAM

 

 


 

 

 

Florida's 7 'Sanctuary Counties' Are In Jeopardy Via New Proposed Legislation: The Proposed Bill Mandates Local Governments Give Full Cooperation To Federal Immigration Authorities And Bars Cities And Counties From Passing Laws That Shelter Undocumented Immigrants, With Penalties Of $5,000/Day For Failing To Detain Immigrants With Final Deportation Orders ~ The 7 Counties Affected Are Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade And Broward Counties [FSUNEWS.COM / 1.20.16]

 

FLORIDA

SANCTUARY CITIES

 

 


 

 

 

U.K. Landlords Are Required To Check Immigration Status Of Renters: The 'Right To Rent' Scheme That Started In West Midlands (UK) Last Year Will Be Implemented Nation-wide On Feb. 1 [INQUIRER / 1.18.16]

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

 


 

 

 

Eastern District Of Pennsylvania (In Philadelphia) Will Decide 30 Habeas Cases Filed By Detainees At Berks: First Issue Of Decision Will Be Whether Federal Courts Have Jurisdiction To Review Habeas Petitions From Individuals Subject To Expedited Removal Orders [PHILLY.COM / 1.18.16]

 

ACLU

FAMILY DETENTION

HABEAS CASES

PENNSYLVANIA

 


 

 

 

Study From International Health & Medical Services [That Provides Health Care For Detainees In The U.K.] Found That Children In Detention Suffer From Long-Lasting Trauma: They Suffer More Serious Mental Health Crises Than Adults And Their Mental Health Deteriorates The Longer They Are Detained And Continues After They Are Released [THE GUARDIAN / 1.17.16]

 

FAMILY DETENTION

UNACOMPANIED MINORS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Jean Elizabeth Manes, Newly Confirmed Ambassador To El Salvador: Has Most Recently Served As Counselor For Public Affairs In Afghanistan And Lead Negotiations For US Military Presence There [CISPES / 1.15.16]

 

EL SALVADOR

 

 


 

 

 

Voluntary Tax On Football Matches Or Concerts Could Be Used To Raise Funds For Food And Resources To Support Refugees: Not A Bad Idea! [YAHOO NEWS / 1.17.16]

 

REFUGEES

 

 


 

 

 

 

U.S. Must Cope With El Salvador's Chaos: More Than 10% Of Residents In Guatemala, El Salvador, And Honduras Have Fled Their Homes In The Last Decade; Only 1.5 Million Of Residents From Those Countries Lived In The U.S. In 2000, Now, It's 2.7 Million With Over 1.2 Million Without Documents; Whether Pushed By Violence Or Disease, More Will Leave Their Homes For The U.S. [BLOUIN NEWS / 1.15.16]

 

EL SALVADOR

 

 


 

 

 

Pakistan Asylum Issues: Bill Banning Child-Marriages Fails In Pakistan [WASHINGTON POST / 1.15.16]

 

 

 

Video From Council Of Foreign Relations

 

PAKISTAN

 

 


 

 

 

Another Preliminary Injunction Granted Blocking Detention: The Pattern Emerges That LPR's Challenging Mandatory Detention Can Be Successful In Certain Types Of Cases, Doan v. Bergeron, Dec. 31, 2015 [D.MASS. / 12.31.15]

 

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS

 

 


 

 

 

New Texas A & M Study Re: H2A Workers In U.S. Dairy Farms: Half Of The Workers Are Immigrants, But Almost 80% Of The Milk We Produce In The U.S. Is Coming Through Labor On Dairy Farms That Employs Immigrants [AGRINEWS / 1.15.16]

 

H2A VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

Immigrants On Hunger Strike Set Up Campe Across From The White House, Again: Reminiscent Of The Days They Did The Same To Call For 'Immigration Reform'; ThisTime, They Want The Obama Administration To Stop The Raids! [TURKISH WEEKLY / 1.24.16]

 

ACTIVISTS

HUNGER STRIKES

 

 


 

 

 

DOJ's Civil Rights Division's Guidance Letter Re: Advising Clients When A Dubious Document Is Found In I-9 Identification / Work Auth. Documents: If A Copy Of A Document Indicates That The Document Provided Is Not Genuine, The Employer "Should Address Its Concern With The Employee And Provide The Employee With The Opportunity To Choose A Different Document To Present From The Lists Of Acceptable Documents," But If The Employee Elects To Present The Same Document Again And It Appears To Be Genuine, Then The Employer Must Accept The Document And Not Ask For Further Documentation ~ Employers Cannot Subject Employers Of Different Citizenship, Immigration Status, Or National Origin To Greater Scrutiny Than The Law Required [DOJ CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION / 1.7.16]

 

I-9 ISSUES

 

 


 

 

 

A Chinese Citizen Is Charged For Giving False Information On Natz. Application: Based On An ID Card That Purportedly Belongs To Defendant Using A Different Name Showing That He Was A Member of China's Ministry Of Public Security (And Showed That He Otherwise Belonged To The Chinese Communit Party From 1987 To 1997), Contradicting His Responses On The N-400, That He Had Never Used Any Other Name And Had Never Been A Member Or Associated With The Communist Party [NAPERVILLE PATCH / 1.15.16]

 

FALSE STATEMENTS

NATURALIZATION

 

 


 

 

 

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL ~ Some 'Creative Zeal' Recognition For Immigrants And Refugees: "Scan The Roster Of History’s Intellectual And Artistic Giants, And You Quickly Notice Something Remarkable: Many Were Immigrants Or Refugees, Rrom Victor Hugo, W.H. Auden And Vladimir Nabokov To Nikolas Tesla, Marie Curie And Sigmund Freud" ... With Special Mention To Einstein [WALL STREET JOURNAL / 1.16.16]

 

IMMIGRANT SUCCESS STORIES

 

 


 

 

Supreme Court Doesn't Indicate That Cert. Will Be Granted After Their First Conference Where They Considered The DAPA / DACA II Case: All Cert.s Granted Friday Involvec Cases Previously Considered At Least Once Without Indicating If Cert. Would Be Granted, However, So Chances Are High That The Court Will Consider The DAPA / DACA II Case Again And That Cert. Will Be Granted [SCOTUS BLOG / 1.15.16]

 

DAPA

IMMIGRATION REFORM

 

 


 

 

 

An Immigration Attorney Is Arraigned For Forging Documents: He Used Tax Returns Provided For A Client's Joint I-864 For Other Clients Who Needed Joint Sponsors, As Well, And Forged The Extraneous I-864's In The Process [DOJ / 1.14.16]

 

ATTORNEY MISCONDUCT

 

 


 

 

 

 

Refugee Resettlement Stats: How Many Are Coming, And Where They Are Settling, With New York And California Receiving The Most [STATE DEPT. / 1.13.16]

 

REFUGEES

 

 


 

 

 

Funding For EOIR: With Half-Million Cases In Backlog, 55 New Judges Will Be Added With Funding Secured By Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas,“We’re Hoping That One-Fourth Of Those Judges Will Be In Texas" [KSAT 12 ABC / 1.13.16]

 

DOJ / EOIR ISSUES

 

 


 

 

 

ICE Attorney, Jonathan Love Forged A Document To Make It Look Like A Mexican Man In Proceedings Was Not Eligible For Cancellation: U.S. Attorney Has Now Charged Love With Falsifying Records [ABC NEWS / 1.13.16]

 

ICE

 

 


 

 

 

UN Refugee Centers In Belize, Costa Rica, & Mexico: UN Announced Plans To Set Up Refugee Centers In Central American Countries (Only Belize, Costa Rica & Mexico Are Currently Being Considered) [NEW YORK TIMES / 1.12.16]

 

BELIZE

CENTRAL AMERI CA

COSTA RICA

MEXICO

REFUGEES

 

 


 

 

 

 

U.S. Civil Forfeiture Laws Allows CBP Officers To Confiscate Wining Lottery Tickets From Canadians Who May Come To The U.S. To Claim A Lottery Winnings As 'Immoral Articles': But Only If They Take The Ticket Back To Canada And Attempt To Enter The U.S. To Claim The Winnings [CTV NEWS / 1.12.16]

 

CANADA

 

 


 

 

 

 

Smithonian Art Exhibit, 'H1B': Features Art From 17 Artists Who Have Lived In The U.S. On H1b Status And Now Depict Their Experience In Their Work [SMITHSONIAN / 1.13.16]

 

H1B VISAS

 

 


 

 

San Francisco's Sanctuary City Policies MODIFIED: Peace Officers Are Now Allowed To Call ICE About Release Of Inmates, Etc. On A Case-By-Case Basis [BUZZFEED NEWS / 1.12.16]

 

SAN FRANCISCO

SANCTUARY CITIES

 

 


 

 

 

 

Montgomery County, Maryland Will Not Cooperate With Federal Officials Conducting Raids: Montgomery County Leaders Fear The New Round-Ups Are Discouraging Immigrants From Calling The Police For Help When They Face Other Crimes; Some Immigrants Are Staying Home From Work And Pulling Their Children Out Of School [WUSA 9 / 1.11.16]

 

ICE

MARYLAND

 

 


 

 

 

 

USCIS Will Start Denying H1B / L1A / L1B Petitions That Don't Include The New, Increased Fees On December 18, 2015: Increased Fees For Certain H-1B And L-1 Petitioners Apply To Employers Who Employ 50 Or More, With At Least 50% Of Whom Are On H1B Or L Status; Increased Fees Are $4,000 For Certain H-1B Petitions And $4,500 For Certain L-1A And L-1B Petitions, In Addition To All Other Applicable Fees [USCIS / 1.12.16]

 

H1B VISAS

L1 VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Cautionary Blast From The Past Re: Foreigners Playing The Lottery: The Winner Of A 2010 Lottery In Georgia Didn't Get His Winnings For More Than 2 Years Because He Asked His Boss To Go To The Authorities To Claim The Winnings, Fearing To Go Himself Because He Didn't Have Immigration Status; He Had To Sue His Boss To Get The Winnings After The Boss Pretended That The Ticket Was His Own All Along, MAN! [HUFFPOST LATINO VOICES / 3.9.12]

 

IMMIGRANT SUCCESS

 

 


 

 

 

 

San Diego CBP Sector Chief Transferred To Tuscon: Paul Beeson Moved Over To Tucson To Serve As Interim Sector Chief Last Year And Will Remain There On A Permanent Basis - Beeson Was Managing The San Diego Sector During The Time That CBP Officers Were Getting 'Waivers' From Foreigners To Be Deported Without Process Via Coercion, Which Have Since Found To Be Invalid [TUCSON.COM / 1.11.16]

 

ARIZONA

ICE

 

 


 

 

 

Tucson Holding-Center Lawsuit: Govt's Motion To Dismiss Is Denied; Case Is Moving Onto Discovery And Summary Judgment, Where The Court Will Determine If The Govt. Was Negligent In Forcing Detainees To Stay In Very Cold And Dirty Quarters While Being Held For A Number Of Days Without Sanitary Conditions, Medical Care, Food, Or Water; Class-Action Plaintiffs Describe The Conditions As Inhumane And Punitive [TUCSON.COM / 1.11.16]

 

CBP

DETENTION CONDITIONS

ICE

 

 


 

 

 

STEM OPT Case Update: Plaintiff WashTech Has Until Today, Jan. 11, To Respond To The Administration's Motion To Extend The Case 3 Mo.s (Stay Vacatur Of The Program For 3 Mos) To Provide Time For The Govt. To Respond To The 50,000+ Comments It Received To The Proposed Rule That The Court Required It To Publish [NAFSA / 1.19.16]

 

Copy Of Motion To Continue [Motion For Limited Relief]: Linked Here [D.D.C. / 12.22.15]

 

STEM STUDENTS

WORK AUTHORIZATION

 

 


 

 

 

 

Uruguayan-born Artist Joaquín Torres-García's Work: Current MoMA Exhibit In NYC ~ Torres-García Lived In NYC For 2 Years And Called It 'Soul Crushing'; The Soul-Crushing City Is Honoring Him With The First Exhibit Featuring An Artist From Uruguay To Show In 40 Years [VILLAGE VOICE / 1.5.16]

 

IMMIGRANTS SUCCESS

 

 


 

 

H1B Portability & EAD's For I-140 Bene.s: National Law Review Summarizes The Proposed Rules Re: Increased Flexibility On Portability Issues For H1b Visaholders As They Transition Into Permanent Residents [NATIONAL REVIEW / 1.8.16]

 

Proposed Rule In The Federal Register: Linked Here [FED REG / 12.31.15]

 

EMPLOYMENT IMMIGRATION

H1B ISSUES

WORK AUTHORIZATION

 


 

 

 

 

Plight Of Rohingya In Burma / Myanmar: Treatment Of Rohingya In Burma Sounds Similar To Treatment Of Asylum Seekers In The U.S.; The Newly-Elected President-Elect Aung San Suu Kyi Provides No Indication That She Will Change The Situation [Aung San Suu Kyi Is Not Eligible To Serve As President Under The Current Constitution Because She Has Two Sons Who Are British Citizens] [NEW YORK TIMES / 1.9.16]

 

BURMA

REFUGEES

 

 


 

 

 

Deng Adut, From Sudan Where His Dad Was A Farmer, Was Made A Child Soldier At Age 6, Was Shot In The Back At Age 12, The U.N. Got Him Out After He Was Smuggled Out Of Sudan And Australia Took Him In ~ He Studied English And Ended Up Graduating From Law School ~ Amazing! [WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY / 9.5.15]

 

 

 

Adut's Statement About Young Syrian Refugees: We Must Do More To Help Them! [DAILY MAIL / 9.8.15]

 

REFUGEES

SUDAN

 

 


 

 

 

 

MEXICO: Chapo Taken Into Custody For The 3rd Time: The U.S. Has A Provisional Arrest Warrant Out For Him For 10 Years In Mexico, Basis To Extradite Him, If They Choose ~ U.S. Lawmakers Are Wondering If The U.S. Shouldn't Handle His Incarceration At This Point [CNN / 1.8.16]

 

MEXICO

 

 


 

 

 

NVC 2015 STATS: NVC 2015 Processing Results: A Whopping 175.2% More EB5's & 36.5% More EB2's, But 17.5% Less 'Other Workers' Processed in 2015 Over 2014 ~ Other Stats: Number Of Individuals Waiting For Each Visa Category (Indexed By Visa Type, By Country Of Origin, And Broken Down Even Further To Indicate How Many Individuals From Each Country Are Waiting For Each Visa Category [NVC / 11.1.15]

 

NATIONAL VISA CENTER

 

 


 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY VISA BULLETIN ~ INDIA EB2'S GET A 6-MONTH JUMP!: All categories advanced the standard one-month, EXCEPT: FAMILY SPONSORED: FS1: ALL, CH, IN jumped 2 mo.s, and PI jumped 6 mo.s; FS2A: MX advanced only 1 wk; FS2B: No advancement for MX; FS3: ALL, CH,& IN jumped 2 mo.s, and PI jumped only 3 weeks; FS4: ALL, CH, & IN jumped 5 weeks; MX didn't advance at all; PI jumped only 2 wk.s EMPLOYMENT-BASED: EB1: ALL, CH, IN, MX PI are C; EB2: ALL, MX, & PI are C, (CH jumped the standard 1 mo.), & IN jumped 6 mo.s! EB3: ALL & MX did not advance at all, CH jumped 3 mo.s, (IN jumped the standard 1 mo.), & PI jumped 2 mo,s; OTHER WORKERS: ALL & MX did not advance; CH jumped 2 wk.s, (IN advanced the standard 1 mo.), & PI jumped 2 mo.s; EB4: ALL, CH, IN, MX, & PI are C; CERTAIN RELIGIOUS WORKERS: ALL, CH, IN, MX, & PI are C; EB5 NON-REGIONAL CENTER: ALL, IN, MX, & PI are C, & CH jumped only 1 wk. EB5 REGIONAL: ALL, IN, MX, & PI are all C, & CH jumped 1 mo. (from the December Visa Bulletin - January Visa Bulletin shows all EB5 Regional Center as 'unavailable') USCIS WILL BE PUBLISHING 'FILING DATES' [STATE DEPT. / 1.8.16]

 

VISA BULLETINS

 

 


 

 

 

Stays Won By CARA & What's Happening To Others Picked Up In The New Year's Raids: 77 Have Been Deported To Mexico, Honduras, & Guatemala; El Salvador Detainees Will Not Be Deported Without Further Processing ~ One El Salvadoran Woman Pulled Off The Plane For Further Processing Had Suffered 3 Seizures During The First Day In Custody ~ CARA, w/ Managing Attorney Katie Sheperd, Has Won Stays For 12 Individuals So Far ~ WONDERFUL, AMAZING [MSNBC / 1.8.15]

 

ICE

STAY OF REMOVAL

 

 


 

 

 

WOW, NICE, El Salvador Insists On Citizens Getting Due Process Before Being Deported: El Salvadorans Who Were Picked Up Via The New Year's Raid Will Not Be Deported, 'Until All Legal Measures Have Been Exhausted' [LATINOUSA.ORG / 1.7.16]

 

EL SALVADOR

ICE

 

 


 

 

 

Conviction For False Statement To USCIS ~ Part Of Terror Investigation: Defendant Was Born In Iraq As A Refugee And Traveled Over To Syria, Reporting On Social Media Of Fighting For Various Terror Org.s; USCIS Interviewed Upon Return, When He Denied Involvement With 'Rebel Groups Or Militias' [DOJ / 1.7.16]

 

FALSE STATEMENTS

 

 


 

 

 

DOL Training Grants: Online Tool For Tracking H1b Training Grants (Funds To Be Used To Train U.S. Workers) Showing Grants Available & Grants Awarded [DOL / 1.8.15]

 

DEPT. OF LABOR

 

 


 

 

 

In Light Of Recent Judgments Ordering Back Wages Be Paid To H1B Employees Who Have Been Terminated: National Law Review Again Explains Proper Procedures For Employers To Take When Terminating An H1b Employee [NATIONAL LAW REVIEW / 1.7.16]

 

H1B VISA ISSUES

 

 


 

 

 

 

Refugee Attack In Germany: German Police Initially Covered Up The Fact That Refugees Were Among Those Who Perpetrated Several Sexual Attacks In Cologne & Hamburg On New Year's Eve, But The Truth Eventually Leaked [DPA INTERNATIONAL / 1.7.16]

 

GERMANY

 

 


 

 

 

 

New Year's Raids: First Images Of Those Deported Back To Guatemala [TELESURTV.NET / 1.7.16]

 

GUATEMALA

ICE

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Prize Fighter Pilot, POE DAMERON: The Last Scene Of The First Star Wars Movie, A New Hope, Was Shot In Guatemala & All Guatemalans Are Proud That Their Beautiful Country Got Such Prime Coverage; The Star Pilot In Latest Star War Movie Happens To Be Guatemalan , Oscar Isaac, & He's Decided That, For His Character 'Back Story,' All Rebel Pilots / Forces Are From Guatemala ~ Great Actor! [FANDANGO CLIPS / 12.1.15]

 

IMMIGRANTS SUCCEEDING

 

 


 

 

 

UNPUBLISHED BIA: El Salvador Domestic Abuse Case: The BIA Recognized That A Woman Who Was Abused By The Man Who Fathered Her Child (Raped And Beaten) & Beaten And Robbed By Gangs Looking For Her Child's Father Does Belong To A PSG Of Women Abused In El Salvador Who The Police Are Unwilling Or Unable To Help Because (1) The Fact She Wasn't Married Isn't And Issue, and (2) She Got A Restraining Order That The Police Refued To Enforce, "You'll Have To Work It Out, They Said" [BIA 12.18.15]

 

DOMESTIC CASES

EL SALVADOR

 

 


 

 

 

DAPA / DACA II: Administration's Reply To Texas, et al.'s Opposition To The Supreme Court Cert. Petition: DOJ Waived The Right To Submit A So That A Decision Would Be Considered Early, But Submitted A Reply Anyway; Supreme Court Justices Conference On The 15th To Discussion Whether To Grant The Cert. [SCT / 1.6.16]

 

DAPA

REFORM

 

 


 

 

 

H2A: Worker Wage Increases - Adverse Effect Wage Rate: The Minimum Wage For H-2A Visa Foreign Guestworkers In Washington And Oregon, Increased 27 Cents An Hour To $12.69 For 2016; For California, Up 56 Cents To $11.89; In Idaho, Montana And Wyoming, The Rate Increased 61 Cents, To $11.75; In Arizona And New Mexico, Up 55 Cents To $11.20. The rate is down 10 cents to $11.27 in Nevada, Utah and Colorado [CAPITAL PRESS / 1.6.16]

 

H2A

 

 


 

 

 

 

Back To Brother Love ~ Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Cancels ICE's Priority Program On First Day In Office: Making Sure That Local Officials Have Nothing To Do With It (The Priorities Program) [LATINO FOX NEWS / 1.5.16]

 

PHILADELPHIA

SANCTUARY CITIES

 

 


 

 

 

 

CARA's Excellent Work ~ BIA Stays Removal For 4 Families Taken Into Custody During 'New Year's Raids': 5 of 6 Cases Where Stay Requests Were Submitted And Reviewed By BIA Were Granted [MCLATCHY DC / 1.5.16]

 

ICE

STAY OF REMOVAL

 

 


 

 

 

USCIS: EB-5 Teleconference Feb. 3, 2016 @ 1:00 - 2:30 PM (EST): Register Here [USCIS / 1.6.16]

 

EB5 INVESTOR IMMIGRATION

 

 


 

 

 

Advance Parole For DACA Recipients ~ I-131 Is Being Revised, Fed Reg To Be Published Tomorrow, To Insert The Following Into The Instructions: (3) Your Form I-821D, Consideration Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals, Was Approved, Or ICE Deferred Action InYyour Case As A Childhood Arrival; AND You Are Traveling Outside The United States For: (a) Educational Purposes, Such As Semester Abroad Programs And Academic Research; (b) Employment Purposes, Such As Overseas Assignments, Interviews, Conferences, Training, Meetings With Clients; Or (c) Humanitarian Purposes, Including Travel To Obtain Medical Treatment, Attend Funeral Services For A Family Member, Or Visit An Ailing Relative; Travel for vacation is not a valid purpose. You Must Not File Form I-131 With Your Deferred Action Request Or Your Package Will Be Rejected And Returned To You [USCIS / 1.6.16]

 

Overstays Or Illegal Presence Periods Occuring Before Last Entry Into The U.S. Are Not Cured Via Advance Parole Authorization To Re-Enter The U.S.: New Issue Specifically Addressed In New I-131 Instructions [USCIS / 1.6.16]

 

PAROLE ISSUES

 

 


 

 

 

In Light Of The New Year's Raids On Asylum Seekers: UPDATE ON THE J.E.F.M. CASE @ W.D.Wash Where Minors Are Suing For Representation In Proceedings: All But One Plaintiff Has BeenGranted Relief (No Longer Eligible As Plaintiffs); Govt. Is Appealing The District Judge's Denial Of Its Motion To Dismiss And Hearing On January 15th Re: Whether To Extend Discovery In Light Of Pending Appeal [AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL / 7.31.15]

 

ICE

LEGAL REPRESENTATION

 

 


 

 

 

In Light Of The Raids On Asylum Seekers: Nearly 1 In 4 Kids Detained When They Crossed The Border Were Sexually Or Physically Abused In Custody: ACLU Published A Practice Advisory In November Of 2015 To Outline Legal Relief And Claims Open To Those With Rights Violated During Detention, Including U Visas & FTCA Claims, Neither Of Which Are Affected By Final Removal Orders [ACLU / 11.15]

 

ACLU

FTCA CLAIMS

ICE

U VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Mother And Her Two Daughters Sexually Assaulted By A CBP Officer Sue The Government: CBP Officer Killed Himself After The Assaults, Before He Could Be Taken Into Custody [CBS VALLEY CENTRAL / 12.28.15]

 

CBP

 

 


 

 

 

'Spy For China Or Never Come Home Again': China Controls Dissidents Through Relatives Back Home [MSN.COM / 1.1.16]

 

CHIINA

 

 


 

 

 

Immigrants Boost Economy In Germany: Recent Arrivals Were Not Part Of The Study, But The Earlier Influx Of Refugees From Greece, Bulgaria, And Other Countries Experiencing Serious Economic Difficulties Have Been Positive For Germany's Economy [HURRIYET DAILY NEWS / 1.24.16]

 

GERMANY

REFUGEES

 

 


 

 

 

 

A Reporter Goes Into Honduras' Toughest Prison, Danli, For A Week: No Journalist Had Ever Entered The Men’s Bartolinas, A Maze Of Cramped Cells In The Heart Of The Compound [THE SUN / 1.4.16]

 

HONDURAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Don Bartletti, An L.A. Times Reporter Retired After 31 Years: He Hopped Freight Trains In Mexico Frequently To Chase A Story — The igration Of Children To America ~ "No Wall, No Doctrine Can Stop Humanity" [VOICE OF SAN DIEGO / 12.30.15]

 

LOS ANGELES

 

 


 

 

 

Arresting & Detaining Those With Final Removal Orders In Texas, Georgia, And North Carolina: A Woman In Georgia Told Agents They Need A Warrant To Come In Her Home; They Said They Didn't And Bursted In, Looking For Her Niece But Waking Each Of Her Kids When They Couldn't Find Her [LA TIMES / 1.3.16]

 

ICE

 

 


 

 

 

 

On the Border of Hell ~ Christian Persecution In Iraq: We Are From Mosul. We Left At 6 In The Morning Because We Were Threatened. Because We Are Christians, We Were Told That We Could Pay A Tax, Convert To Islam, Or Our Heads Would Be Cut Off" [ROME REPORTS / 12.29.15]

 

IRAQ

 

 


 

 

 

 

CA2 Case RE: Notice Prior To Revoking I-140 Approval: An I-140 Beneficiary Moved To Another Job As Allowed Under AC-21, And Sometime After, Her Initial Petitioning Company Plead Guilty To Immigration Fraud, Unrelated To Her Case; Finding Jurisdiction To Review Procedural Issues Related To USCIS Discretionary Decisions, CA2 Holds Here That USCIS Is Required To Inform Her That Her I-140 Was Being Revoked, Which It Did Not [Reg.s Require Notice To Her Or Her Employer], Mantena v. Johnson, No. 14-2476 (2d Cir. 2015) [CA2 / 12.30.15]

 

EMPLOYMENT IMMIGRATION

 

 


 

 

 

 

Boston Immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro Retired: One Of The Longest-Serving Judges On The Bench In Immigration Court; He Was Asked At A Gas Station Once If He Was 'Shapiro' After Handing The Attendant His Credit Card And When He Replied In The Affirmative, The Attendant Told Him That He Had Saved His Life [BOSTON GLOBE / 1.1.16]

 

DOJ / EOIR

 

 


 

 

 

U Visa Cap Met: For The 7th Straight Year ~ Further Issuances Will Be Delayed Until October 1, 2016 (FY2017) [USCIS / 12.29.15]

 

U VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

Unaccompanied Minors: HHS And "Other Federal Agencies" Arranged For Minors To Stay At 2 Church Ranches Outside Of Dallas Late In 2015; Now, 3 Additional Locations Are Being Prepped At Holloman Air Force base In New Mexico, A Federal Warehouse Facility Near Denver, CO, And A Job Corps Site In Homestead, Florida ~ 90% Of Minors Coming Have Family In The U.S. [CBS MIAMI / 12.31.15]

 

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

 

 


 

 

 

SIJS CASES: Split Panel @ 3rd District Court of Appeals In South Florida: The District Court's Denial Of 'Dependency' In 3 Cases Involving Teens From Guatemala & Honduras For Lack Of Abuse; Judge Found That It Is The Government's Failure To Provide Security Rather Than Abandonment Or Abuse [WLRN / 12.30.15]

 

SIJS

THIRD CIRCUIT

 

 


 

 

 

 

Arizona Churches Providing Sanctuary: Southside Presbyterian Church Has Provided Sanctuary To Immigrants Who Have No Legal Options, And Has Received Stays Of RemovalIn Each Case; 'We Cannot Say We Love Our Neighbors And Tell Individuals Who Stand On The Verge Of Being Deported And Killed To Go Away' [PHOENIX NEW TIMES / 12.31.15]

 

ARIZONA

SANCTUARIES

 

 


 

 

 

DAPA / DACA II: Texas, et al Respond To The Obama Administration's Petition For Cert. Re: DAPA / DACA II Injunction [SCT / 12.30.15]

 

DAPA

REFORM

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

H2B Emergency Guidance From DOL: Implementing Additional Visa Numbers & Other Provisions From The Omnibus [DOL / 12.29.15]

 

H2B VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

USCIS IS Transferring I-539 Adjudications: CSC Will Now Process I-539 Applications To Change / Extend Status That Have Been Handled By VSC [USCIS / 12.29.15]

 

CHANGING NON-IMMIGRANT STATUS

USCIS

 

 


 

 

 

GREAT RULING: Mandatory Detention Isn't 'Mandatory" In CA1: ICE Must Detain The Foreigner With A Relevant Conviction In A 'Timely Fashion'; Detentionee In This Case Was Picked Up 5 Yrs After He Was Released From Criminal Incarceration, So His Detention Is Governed By 236(a), And Is Not 'Mandatory' - Castaneds v. Souza, December 23, 2015, CA1 [CA1 / 12.23.15]

 

Copy Of The Ruling: Linked Here

 

FIRST CIRCUIT

MANDATORY DETENTION

 

 


 

 

 

'What To Do' When ICE Comes To Your Door: National Immigrant Law Center Runds Down Immigrant Rights When ICE Comes To 'Raid' A Home Or Confronts On The Street [NILC / 5.08] And A Similar Run-Down Of 'What To Do's' From ACLU, San Diego: Linked Here [ACLU / 7.2015]

 

FOURTH AMENDMENT ISSUES

ICE

 

 


 

 

 

 

Orlando Bloom: Denied Entry Into India For Unexplained Reasons, And Soon After Being Deported Was Allowed To Return [BELVOIR EAGLE / 12.21.15]

 

HIGH PROFILE CASES

 

 


 

 

 

Animal Cruelty Conviction: ICE Took Custody Of A Foreign As He Was Released From Criminal Incarceration After Serving 12 Months On An Animal Cruelty Conviction [NOOZHAWK / 12.18.15]

 

CALIFORNIA

CRIMES OF VIOLENC

 

 


 

 

 

 

Funding For 55 New Immigration Judges: Was Included In The Omnibus Funding Bill, In Hopes Of Cutting Into The Backlog Of Immigration Cases In The Courts [HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST / 12.18.15]

 

DOJ / EOIR

 

 


 

 

 

Joint DOJ-USCIS I-9 Employer Guidance: FAQ Format / Leans Heavily Towards The DOJ Side Of The Issue, Warning Against Discrimination ~ Can an employer request specific documents when correcting a Form I-9 as a result of an internal audit? NO [DOJ & USCIS / 12.17.15]

 

I-9 ISSUES

 

 


 

 

 

Congress Provides $1.6B to Resettle Illegal Immigrants Arriving at Border Through 2018 In Current Omnibus Bill Under Consideration: Awards $1,645,201,000 For ‘Refugee And Entrant Assistance Activities’ [WASHINGTON FREE BEACON / 12.17.15]

 

REFUGEES

 

 


 

 

 

Atty. Arturo Corso Is Challenging Continued Use Of 287(g) To Detain Foreigners In Georgia: Particularly, The Custom Of Zero-ing Out Bond At Arraignment So Defendants Can Be Transferred Into ICE Custody Without Trials, Even On 'Civil' Misdemeanor Charges, As Described More In The Pleadings Attached To The Notice Of Removal [N.D.GA. / 12.11.15]

 

GEORGIA

HABEAS CASES

 

 


 

 

 

 

Based On How Many Syrians Have Come To The U.S. On Other-Than-Refugee Visas / Status Over The Past Couple Of Years: If There Is A Clandestine Plan To Sneak Syrians Into The Country, It Could Have Easily Already Happened [FOX NEWS / 12.16.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

USING SOCIAL MEDIA: Reversing On Earlier Statements: Dir. Jeh Johnson Now Says That Social Media IS Used To Vet Visa Applicants [REUTERS / 12.16.15]

 

Attorney Laura Murray-Tjan's Article Relating Incidents Where Interviewing Officers Have Referenced Social Media: May Have Prompted The Director To Give A More Nuanced Perspective On His Agency's Use Of Social Media [HUFFINGTON POST / 12.15.15]

 

DHS Dir. Jeh Johnson Is Clear That Interviewing Officers Are Prohibited From Reviewing Social Media Posts From Those Whose Applications They Are Reviewing: Fearing Backlash Over Privacy Concerns [ABC NEWS / 12.14.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

IN THE OMNIBUS: H1B & L1 Visa Fees For Companies Employing At Least 50 Employees, Half Or More Of Who Are On H1B Or L1 Status: Has Been Reinstituted At Double The Rate Effective In September, When They Were Discontinued For Reformulating, From $2,000 to $4,000 For H1b's And $4,500 for L1's [COMPUTER WORLD / 12.16.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

H2b Visa Cap To Rise From 65,000 To 250,000: More From The Omnibus Funding Bill That Cleared Congress On Dec. 18th [THE HINDU / 12.18.15]

 

And, A Summary Of Other Recent Changes To The H2B Visa Program: Re: Prevailing Wage Determinations, Etc. [SHRM ONLINE / 5.6.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

Violence In Honduras: Arnold Peralta, While He Was Midfielder For The Rangers (Scotland), Tweeted, “How Difficult It Is For Our Country With So Many Criminals Killing Every So Often, As Though Killing Was In Fashion! These Types Of People Don’t Deserve To Be Alive” ~ And Yesterday, He Was Shot 18x In A Parking Lot While Clothes Shopping For His 3 Y.O. Daughter With His Wife And Daughter [DAILY MAIL / 12.10.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

Fed. Court Judge In Miami Approves Monitoring (And Treating) Detainees As Needed During Their Hunger Strike: Allows ICE (and assigns) To Take Blood Samples, Monitor Weight, And Conduct Other Health Checks For The Bangladeshi Men Currently On Hunger Strike At The Krome Service Processing Center [NEW EUROPE / 12.14.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

Locals Protest Slovenia's Border Fence By Decorating It With Christmas Ornaments: xResidents In Vinica Protested The Razor Fence Slovenia's Put Along Most Of Its Border With Croatia [MASHABLE / 12.15.15]

 

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

Sec. of HHS Is Concerned That He Has Insufficient Funds To Detain The Kids Arriving At The Border: Which Is Probably A Good Thing, Since Judge Gee Has Ruled That It Is Illegal To Detain Them, Anyway [THE GUARDIAN / 12.14.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

Meet Miguel: U.S.-Trained Attorney Who Helps Attorneys In The U.S. Find H2A Ag. Workers In Mexico Who Have Been Cheated By U.S. Farm Owners So Funds Awarded In Litigation Can Be Distributed [CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR / 12.14.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

CA8 Limits Scope Of DOL's Investigatory Authority: When An Aggrieved Party's Complaint Is The Basis Of The Investigation (InThis Case, An H1b-Sponsored Physical Therapist Complained Of Breach Of Contract And Wage Issues), DOL's Investigation Into Other Issues, Including Requiring The Employer To Provide Documents Related To All Issues Related To Other Employees, Even If The Documents Involved Issues That Arose Prior To LThe 12-Mo. Period That covered The Complaintant's Issues, Overstepped It's Authority, Greater MO Medical P.C.P. v. Perez, No. 14-3717 (8th Cir. 2015) [CA8 / 12.14.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

One In Ten E3 Visas For Australian Professionals Is Being Denied: Embassy Officers Denying Hospitality And Administration Positions For As Not Sufficiently 'Professional' And They May Also Be Concerned That Some Entrepreneurs Incorporating Companies In The U.S. Will Simply Be Employing Themselves [AUSTRALIA FINANCIAL REVIEW / 7.23.15]

 

 

AS

 

 


 

 

DOL Published The List Of Countries Eligible To Send H2A & H2B Visa Holders For FY2016: For The First Time Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Taiwan, And Timor-Leste Nationals Are Eligible [DOL / 11.18.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

Suspected Human Smuggler And Immigrants Found In Fake Border Patrol SUV: Real CBP Officers Found 12 Undocumented Individuals Being Transported Across Texas When They Pulled Over The Suspicious Tahoe [Other Reports Indicated That Real CBP Vehicles Don't Have Running Boards Or Side Steps, So They Can Go Off-Road More Easily] [MYSANANTONIO.COM / 12.14.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

El Paso Hunger Strike Results: About Half Were Released From Detention, Others Were Put Into Solitary, Or Transferred To Alabama, And At Least One Was Forcibly Equipped With A Catheter [AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL / 12.22.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

Hearing In TX Re: Licensing Detention Centers As 'Child Care Centers': Children Being "Sheltered" At These Detetion Centers Are Losing Weight, Shedding Hair, And Exhibiting Syptoms Of Anxiety And Depression ~ It Isn't Child Care When Children Are Regressing Rather Than Growing And Progressing, Citing Greg Hansch, Pulib Policy Director For The National Alliance On Mental Illness Of Texas [HOUSTON PRESS / 12.10.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

NO LOVE FOR THE EB: USCIS Filing Dates For Jan. '16: No Movement On EB Petitions, But Some 5 Mo.s And 6 Mo.s Of Movement For Family Petitions [USCIS / 12.11.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

*

 

 

 

December 11th, The Day Of The El Mozote Massacre In El Salvador: Preceded By Mass Killings By The U.S.-Backed Juntas And Militias That Took Out Catholic Priests, Many Farmers And Rural People, And The Venerated Archbiship Oscar Romero ~ Not A Great Day In The Relationship Between The U.S. And El Salvador [NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER / 3.11.15]

 

University of Washington Is Working To Understand The U.S. Role In This And Earlier Mass Killings In The Civil War In El Salvador: Unfinished Sentences [UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS / last visited 12.11.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

Form Update: I-824, Application For Action On An Approved Application Or Petition: Old Form Not Accepted After 2/8/2016 [USCIS / 12.11.15] And Form I-817, Family Unity Applications: Old Form Not Accepted After 2/8.2016 [USCIS / 12.11.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

Iris Scans For Foreigners Coming Into The U.S. At San Diego Otay Mesa Port Of Entry: CBP To Begin Taking Facial And Iris Scans On Thurs For A Trial Period To See If Implementing A Similar Plan At Every U.S.-Mexico Port Of Entry Is Feasible / Advisable [CBS LOS ANGELES / 12.10.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

CBP Officer Charged With Bribery, Accepting $3,600 To Extend A Visa: And Access Government Information On A Different Information [DOJ / 1.28.16]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

Individuals Entering U.S. National Parks Are Asked For Identification And Proof Of Status: A Canadian Who Didn't Have Her Permanent Resident Card With Her Was Detained For Five Hours [THE GUARDIAN / 12.23.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

SAVE RECORDS: Because SAVE Records Are Only Kept For 10 Years, Each Year USCIS Destroys 1 Year Of Records: SAVE Records Are Records That State And Federal Agencies Access To Confirm Your Immigration Status; USCIS Publishes Announcements Every Year And Explains How To Download The Records Before They Are Destroyed [USCIS / 9.26.14]

 

AS

 

 


 

Guatemalans Call Soft Power 'The Blob': They Are Tracking 'Soft Power' Meddling In Their New Government [PANAMA POST / 12.2.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

District Court Denies Texas' Request To Block Syrian Refugees From Being Resettled In Texas: "Failed To Show By Competent Evidence That Any Terrorists Actually Have Infiltrated The Refugee Program, Much Less That These Particular Refugees Are Terrorists Intent On Causing Harm [LA TIMES / 1.29.16]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

First Glimpse Into The Regulations Re: EAD's For I-140 Bene.s And USCIS' Intentions To Exempt Others From The H1b Cap As Well: USCIS Dir. Leon Rodriguez' Written Testimony To The House Judiciary Subcommittee [DHS / 12.9.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

Jan. Visa Bulletin: FAMILY-SPONSORED: F1: MX Jumps Only 2 Wk.s, But PI Jumps 5 Mo.s; FS2A: All, CH, IN & PI Jump 2 Mo.s; FS2B: No Movement For MX; FS3: All Countries Jump The Standard 1 Mo.; FS4: No Movement For MX EMPLOYMENT-BASED: EB1: All C; EB2: No Movement For CH, But IN Jumps 8 Mo.s; EB3: CH & PI Jump 3 Mo.s; OTHER: CH Jumps 4 Mo.s & PI Jumps 3; EB4: All Current, But SPECIAL RELIGIOUS WORKER Is Unavailable After 12/11 Until A New Budget Passes That Reauthorizes; EB5 NON-REGIONAL CENTER: ~ 1 Mo. Jump For CH & All Others Are C; EB5 REGIONAL CENTER: Not Available After 12/11 Until A New Budget Passes That Reauthorizes [STATE DEPT. / 12.10.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

 

ICE Sweep In Pennsylvania, Delaware, And West Virgina Nets 39 Detainees: Including Three Who Had Criminal Convictions [TRIB LIVE / 12.9.15]

 

 

AS

 

 


 

 

New Detention Centers ("Shelters") For Kids In The Works, At Church Ranch / Facilities: 2 in TX, 1 in CA [LATIN POST / 12.9.15]

 

AS

 

 


 

 

Registration Of Young Men Of Middle Eastern Descent After 9/11 Remembered After The San Bernadino Killings: 13,000 NTA's Were Issued In The Process Of The 'Registrations' [THE HILL / 12.9.15]

 

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BIA Precedent Ruling: Period Of Court-Ordered Rehab Or As A Condition Of Probation Is Included In The Period Of 'Confinement' For Purposes Of Determining Whether A Conviction Is For A 'Crime Of Violence' [DOJ / 12.8.15]

 

 

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SEC Action Against Immigration Attorneys For Receiving Referral And Other Fees That Are Reserved For "Brokers": “Individuals And Entities Performing Certain Services And Receiving Commissions Must Be Registered To Legally Operate As Securities Brokers If They’re Raising Money For EB-5 Projects" [SEC / 12.7.15]

 

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Time Magazine Person Of The Year For 2015: ANGELA MERKEL: I'm Surprised How Faint-Hearted We Sometimes Are, And How Quickly We Lose Courage: Time Magazine Person Of The Year For 2015 [TIME MAGAZINE / 12.*.15]

 

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RE: TALK OF EXCLUDING SYRIANS: A Few Leads Re: Free Association, Due Process, And Excluding Certain Groups Of People From The U.S. ~ Visas Can Only Be Denied For 'Facially Legitimate And Bona Fide' Reasons: In Kleindienst v. Mandel, 408 U.S. 753 (1972), The SCT Clarified That The State Dept. Can Only Deny Visas For "Facially Legitimate And Bona Fide" Reasons, But Ultimately Affirmed Denial Of A Visitor Visa In The Case Because The Applicant Was A Self-Declared Communist (A Category Established By Congress To Be Excludable From The U.S. In 1952) [SUPREME COURT / 1972]

 

U.S. Citizens' Right To Associate: In American Academy Of Religion, Et Al. v. Napolitano, 573 F.3d 115 (2009), The 2nd Cir. Found That U.S. Citizens' Right To Associate With Tariq Ramadan, A Famous Muslim Scholar, Trumped His Inadmissibility Based On A ~ $1,300 Donation To A Group That Also Donates To Hamas, Holding That Because Consular Officers Didn't Ask Dr. Ramadan About The Contribution And Allow An Opportunity To Explain, Excluding Him On That Basis Was Not Facially lLegitimate Or Bona Fide; Supreme Court Declined To Review [CA2 / 2009] STILL, It Took The State Dept. 6 Years Reverse The Visa Denial: And Provide Assurance That Dr. Ramadan Would Not Be Considered Inadmissible For The Pre-2003 Donations [NEW YORK TIMES / 1.20.10]

 

And, A Full, If Somewhat Dated (2000), Survey Of Treatment Of Non-Citizens' Rights Of Association And Free Speech: From Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review, Maryam Kamali Miyamoto, 2000 [HARVARD LAW REVIEW / 2000]

 

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WEBINAR RE: The Affordable Care Act & Immigrant Eligibility: Presentation Materials For U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services (USCIS) And The U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services (HHS)' Teleconference, Monday, December 14, 2015 From 2:00 To 3:00 p.m. (EST) [USCIS / 12.*.15]

 

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ACLU Is Handling Cases In Eastern Penn. For Several Detained Families, Mothers, Children: Great Analysis And Explanations Of The Cases And The Government's Arguments From Jonathan Hafetz And Steve Vladeck Who Are On Amicus Briefs In Support Of The Immigrants [JUST SECURITY / 12.8.15]

 

Copy Of A Writ Of Habeas Filed: In One Of The 30 Cases Pending / Consolidated On The Subject Matter Jurisdiction Issue [E.D.PA. / 12.2.15]

 

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Alternative Response To The ISIS Threat: From Mexico [LATIN CORRESPONDENT / 12.7.15]

 

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Report Of H1B Visaholders @ U.S. Universities: The University Of Michigan Received More H-1B Visas Than Any Other University In 2015 – 391; Stanford Came In 2nd With 368, 3rd Was Purdue At 269, Then Harvard at 236, Then Univ. Of Penn At 223 - Virginia Commonwealth University, The Source Of This Story, Only Got Approved For 64 [LOCAL KICKS / 12.7.15]

 

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U.S. Attorneys Won't Prosecute The CBP Officers Who Tazed A Woman At The U.S. Border @ Ogdensburg, NY In May Of This Year: She Had Refused To Let Them Search Her Trunk; She Still Wants To Pursue Civil Damages [NORTHCOUNTYNOW.COM / 12.6.15]

 

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Only 5 To 10% Of Undocumented High School Graduates Will Go On To College: Their Lives Are Essentially In Limbo, Not Able To Go Or Be Secure In Staying ~ This Is One Woman's Story Of Waiting For 9 Years For Her Permanent Residency Application To Be Renewed [LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MAROON / 12.5.15]

 

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Rebecca Lane Is A Rapper In Guatemala Who Sings Of Domestic Abuse, After Leaving An Abusive Relationship She Had With An Older Man She Met And Started Dating When She Was 15: Earned High Praise From The BBC Today [BBC / 12.5.15]

 

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Domestic, Undocumented Workers Losing Jobs To H2A Visaholders In Michigan: Where Great Lakes Agriculture Labor Services Plans To Double H2A Workers In 2016 (Over 2015) [WOOD 8 TV / 12.3.15]

 

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6 New Asst. Chief Immigration Judges Were Appointed: Mary Cheng, Irene Feldman, Amy Hoogasian, H. Kevin Mart, Sheila McNulty, & Clarence Wagner, Jr., To Take Up Administrative Duties On Top Of Their (Partial) Case-Load [DOJ / 11.12.15]

 

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Obama Administration Is Trying To Rush Its Appeal Of Judge Gee's Ruling On The Flores Agreement: FIled A Motion To Expedite The Appeal On Tues, Requesting A Scheduling Of Briefing That Will Allow For Oral Arguments In March or April Of 2016 [MCCLATCHY DC / 12.2.15] [Attorneys For The Families Did Not Oppose]

 

Copy Of Motion To Expedite: Linked Here [CA9 / 12.1.15]

 

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Immigrants Posting Their Stories And Experiences They Left Behind And Thru The Process Of Immigrating: Great New FB Page [FB / last accessed on 12.10.15]

 

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Sheriffs Are In Wash., D.C. Demanding Clarification Of 'Priorities': Telling The Senate Judiciary Committee That The New Priorities Have Caused Confusion Among Local Law Enforcement Officers And Is Not Immediately Clear That The 'Priorities' Have The Force Of Law Or Are Constitutional ~ Think: 'Reason To Believe' Involvement In Gang Activity [WASHINGTON EXAMINER / 12.2.15]

 

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Some Of The Gangs In Guatemala Are Multinational Corporations: Despite The Murder Of 12 Top Leaders Of Banana Growers Union, SITRABI, The Farms In The Northern Parts Of Guatemala Remain Unionized ~ Del Monte & Chiquita Are Now Threatening To Close Farms In The North In Favor Of Keeping The Non-Unionized Farms In The South [LATIN CORRESPONDENT / 12.2.15]

 

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The Obama Administration Has Taken To Freezing Out Asylum Seekers Again In Detention Centers: xMothers And Chidren Who Arrived After Judge Gee's Ruling In The Flores Case In October Still Reported Being Held In Very Cold Rooms, Being Awakened Several Times During The Night And Kicked On The Side If Response Was Not Sufficient To Please The CBP Officer, And Being Separated From Their Children Who Were 6 Or Older [HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST / 12.1.15]

 

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Des Moines Register Reports That Mark Chelgren, A State Senator, Would Like To Execute Undocumented Individuals: xBoth Democratic And Republic Parties Disowned [DES MOINES REGISTER / 12.1.15]

 

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LA & NYC Support Obama's Immigration Programs: L.A. Board Of Supervisors As Well As New York Officials And Other Organizations Have Signed Onto An Amicus Brief In Support OF Obama Administration's DAPA & DACA II Programs [MYLANEWS.COM / 12.2.15]

 

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Nuns Dress As Prostitutes In 80 Countries, And Soon In 50 Other Countries: To Rescue Young Girls From Human Trafficking And Human Slavery [HUFFPOST IMPACT / 11.25.15]

 

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White House Proposes Visa Waiver Program Measures & House Republicans Pile On: To Prevent Individuals Who Have Recently Visited "Conflict Zones" From Entering The U.S., To Increase Information Governments Share, And To Increase Fines To Airlines For Failing To Confirm Visa STatus From $5k to $50k [NEW YORK TIMES / 11.30.15]

 

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State Of Texas And Other States Asked For A 30-Day Extention Of Time In Which To File A Response To The Administration's Writ Of Cert. That Would Allow The Supreme Court To Review The Ruling Out Of The 5th Cir. Earlier This Year: Supreme Court Granted 8 Days Of The 30 Requested, Meaning That Review Could Happen In 2016 [BLOOMBERG / 12.1.15]

 

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The Only Ballet School In Gaza: A Ukrainian Teacher Teaches 50 Ballet Dancers In Gaza Aged 5 to 8, A Welcome Calm Amidst Constant Fighting Between Hamas And Israel ~ Parents Report That Dancing Has Helped Their Children Recover From Trauma [CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR / 11.30.15]

 

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Brazil Smugging Network Uncovered In Miami: Brazilian Mothers Paying Up To $8,000 To Have A Child Smuggled Into Miami By Boat [MIAMI HERALD / 11.29.15]

 

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In Anticipation Of Sending Syrian Refugees To Various States, ORR To Governors: States Can't Discriminate Refugees Coming Into Your States Based On "Race, Religion, Nationality, Sex, Or Political Opinion" [ORR / 11.25.15]

 

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The Dir. Of ACLU TX, Co-Founder Of ASISTA, And 14 Others Are Appointed To ICE's 'Family Residential Center Facility Advisory Board Established July 24: (1) BETHANN BERLINER, WestEd, senior researcher and project director, three-year term; (2) KURT SCHWARZ, CURRENT ALCU TX PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD & Jackson Walker L.L.P., partner, three-year term; (3) HOWARD BERMAN, PREVIOUS CONGRESSMAN & Current Covington & Burling L.L.P., senior advisor, three-year term; (4) MICHELLE BRANÉ, Women’s Refugee Commission, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice Program, one-year term; (5) MARC ROSENBLUM, Ph.D., Migration Policy Institute, deputy director, two-year term; (6) DR. WILLIAM ARROYO, Children's System of Care of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, medical director, two-year term; (7) DR. ANDRES J. PUMAREIGA, Cooper University Hospital and Health System and Cooper School of Medicine at Rowan University, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, three-year term; (8) KAREN MUSALO, University of California Hastings College of Law, law professor and director of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, two-year term; (9) LESLYE ORLOFF, American University Washington College of Law, director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, one-year term; (10) SONIA PARRAS-KONRAD, ASISTA, cofounder, one-year term; (11) JUDITH DOLLINS, American Academy of Pediatrics, associate executive director, one-year term; (12) JENNIFER NAGDA, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, policy director, two-year term; (13) DORA SCHRIRO, Connecticut Department of Emergency Service and Public Protection, commissioner, one-year term; (14) ANADORA MOSS, The Moss Group, president, two-year term; (15) MARGO SCHLANGER, University of Michigan Law School, Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law, three-year term [ICE / 11.20.15]

 

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BIA PUBLISHED RULING: When An IJ's Belligerence Violates A Respondent's Due Process (Gilardo J. Arcila
of Doraville, GA for Respondent): IJ Belittled Respondent And Was Insensitive To Difficult Matters About Which Counsel Was Trying To Conduct Direct ~ A Minor From Guatemala Testifying About Horrible Violence ~ The Hearing Didn't Meet Due Process Requirements And The IJ Failed To Meet The High Standards Expeced Of Immigration Judges [BIA / 11.23.15]

 

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STEM Forms Released ~ I-910 STEM Mentoring & Training Plan, Certification From Employer: Linked Here; I-910 Instructions: Linked Here; & Regulatory Impact Analysis: Linked Here [ICE / 11.26.15]

 

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USCIS Policy Memo Re: G-28: New Requirements & Changing Mailing Preferences After Filing [USCIS / 11.17.15]

 

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30 Days Notice: Asylum / Refugee Pre-Screening System Of Information & Records: Attorneys Are Now Included In Group Of Beneficiaries Who Can Access Information And Information Gathered Will Now Include Derivatives, Etc. [DHS / 11.30.15]

 

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USCIS POLICY MEMO: Approval of a Spousal Immediate Relative Visa Petition under Section 204(l) of the Immigration and Nationality Act after the Death of a U.S. Citizen Petitioner: Sec. 204(l) Gives USCIS Discretion To Approve, Or Reinstate The Approval Of, An Immigrant Visa Petition Despite The Petitioner’s Death If The Beneficiary Resides In The United States When The Petitioner Dies And Meets Other Conditions As Explained [USCIS / 11.18.15]

 

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Iraqi Translators Applying For Immigration Status In The U.S.: U.S. Troops, Diplomats, Aid Workers, And Journalists In Iraq Couldn't Have Survived Without Them, But USCIS Has Now Told Some That They Can't Be Trusted ~ Applications Denied On National Security Grounds [FINANCIAL TIMES / 11.29.15]

 

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U.S. Policy To Poach Cuban Doctors: A Sidelight In This Report About A Couple Being Separated IS Mention Of A U.S. Program In Cuba That Focuses On Cuban Doctors, Encouraging Them To Come To The U.S., Giving Them Preferential Treatment For Visas & Parole ~ Seems Harsh To Deliberately Poach Cuba's Doctors [MIAMI HERALD / 11.20.15]

 

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After A Full-Hearing, Judge Crump Finds That TX Has No Emergency That Would Warrant The Dept. Of Family & Protective Services To Issue An Emergency License So ICE Could Continue Detaining Kids & Families: Grants Grassroot Leadership The Temporary Injunction Sought [GRASSROOTSLEADERSHIP.ORG / 11.20.15]

 

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EAD's For I-140 Bene.s Is Not Just A 'Rumor': Administration Submitted Proposed Amendments To Reg.s To Allow Those With Pending I-140 Petitions To Get Work Authorization ~ 'RETENTION OF EB-1, EB-2, AND EB-3 IMMIGRANT WORKERS AND PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS AFFECTING HIGHLY SKILLED H1-B ALIEN WORKERS' [OMB / 11.20.15]

 

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The Pope Will Say Mass At The U.S. / Mexico Border In February: Will Give Updates On The Two Immigrant Families Welcomed To The Vatican Earlier This Year [MY STATESMAN / 12.12.15]

 

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Internal Checkpoint @ Falfurrias Detains A Man In Ambulance, On His Way To The Hospital: He Was Allowed To Continue On To The Hospital In CBP Custody [KENS5 EYEWITNESS NEWS / 12.11.15]

 

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Man From Tennessee Is Making Great Efforts To Save The Honduran National Bird: The Scarlet Macaw [GARDENS & GUNS / 12.15]

 

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CUBANS IN CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica Continues To Give Transit Visas, Despite Nicaragua's Strict Border Controls: Foreign Ministers From Cuba, Colombia And Ecuador Plan To Meet On Tuesday In El Salvador To Address The Issue [YAHOO NEWS / 11.20.15]

 

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CUBAN DOCTORS: A U.S. Program In Cuba Focuses On Cuban Doctors: Encouraging Them To Come To The U.S., Giving Them Preferential Treatment For Visas And Parole [MAIMI HERALD / 11.20.15]

 

 

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EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION: Vatican Suing Journalists And Those With Access To Vatican Financial Documents: The U.S. Is Doing It To In Cases Of Terrorists In No. Africa & The Middle East [AP / 11.21.15]

 

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ONE YEAR AFTER DAPA / DACA II MEMOS WERE PUBLISHED: The Administration Files Writ of Cert. @ The SCT [LATIN POST / 11.21.15]

 

Copy Of The Writ: Here

Memos Released Last November: Here

 

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Texas Court Enjoins Texas From Licensing Dilly & Karnes Detention Facilities: Currently Unlisences To House Children [GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP / 11.20.15]

 

Copy Of Application For Injunction: Here

 

Copy Of Judge Crump's Order: Here

 

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EAD's FOR I-140 BENE.S NOT A 'RUMOR': USCIS Submitted A Proposed Amendment To Regulations To Allow Eb-1, EB-2, & Eb-3 I-140 Bene.'s To Get Work Authorization [OMB / 11.19.15]

 

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USCIS Q4 STATS: I-485: ~85% of family-sponsored applications approved (194,046 pending / 76,625 received); ~94% of employment-based applications approved (116,941 pending / 31,708 received); ~96% of humanitarian-based applications approved (89.257 pending / 40,056 received) I-130: >94% of immediate relative petitions approved (259,267 pending / 136,367 received); ~83% of other relative petitions approved (479,481 pending / 60,088 received) L1-B's: ~75% approved (2,116 pending / 13,626 received in FY2015) T Visas: ~70% approved (808 pending / 251 received) U Visas: ~2% approved (63,762 pending / 8, 021 received) DACA: 663 ACCEPTED DAILY, ~92% approved (94,549 pending / 42,409 accepted) [USCIS / 11.19.15]

 

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ITUNE RELEASE TODAY: Robert De Niro's Short Film, 'Ellis' [VARIETY.COM / 11.19.15]

 

IMMIGRANT ISSUES IN THE MEDIA

 

 


 

 

 

 

DAPA / DACA II: Immigrants Allowed To Intervene And Participate In The Administration's Appeal To The Supreme Court [YAHOO NEWS / 11.19.15]

 

DAPA

REFORM

 

 


 

 

 

SIJS: AAO Remanded SIJS Denial Where The Rejection Was Based On Applicant's Age: Applicant Is Eligible As Long As He/She Aplied Before His/Her 21st Birthday(Even If The Receipt Date Is On Or After The Birthday) [AMAOCHI & JOHNSON / 11.17.15]

 

Copy Of Amaochi & Johnsons' Brief: Here

 

SIJS

 

 


 

 

 

EXTENDED WORK AUTH. FOR STEM STUDENTS: Proposed Ruled Received 50,510 Comments Received: Comment Period Now Closed [REGULATIONS.GOV / 11.18.15]

 

STEM STUDENTS

WORK AUTHORIZATION

 

 


 

 

 

 

VISITOR VISA FIASCO @ U OF W: Japanese Art Critic And Curator, Fram Kitagawa, Was "Denied A Visa By U.S. Authorities Because Of His Involvement More Than 45 Years Ago In Protests Against A U.S. Military Base Expansion In Sunagawa: Was NeverPprosecuted OrCconvicted Of Any Crime ~ Supplied Documents To The Embassy Prepared By Japan’s Ministry of Justice And The Head Of The National Police Attesting To His Innocence [UW JACKSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES / 11.17.15]

 

INADMISSIBILITIES

JAPAN

VISITORS

 

 


 

 

 

USCIS: Natz Civic Test Study Materials: Now En Español ~ ¡Bienvenido al Autoexamen de Civismo! [USCIS / 11.19.15]

 

NATURALIZATION

 

 


 

 

 

 

GALLUP POLL: Myanmar Is The Most Charitable Country In The World: Last Year Burma (Myanmar) And The U.S. Shared The Honor And This Year, Burma (Myanmar) Won The Honor Solo [HUFFINGTON POST / 11.10.15]

 

BURMA

 

 


 

 

 

EB-5 / DOL: New Tool To Locate 'Empowerment Zones': Currently Associated With Benefits Related To Grants, Tax Credits For Businesses, Bonding Authority And Other Benefits ~ Legislation Pending To Also Allow EB-5 'Regional Center' Eligibility In Empowerment Zones [DOL / 11.19.15]

 

EB-5 INVESTOR IMMIGRATION

 

 


 

 

 

EB-5 I-526 Petitions: Three Years' Worth Of Visas Filed In FY2015 [USCIS / 11.19.15]

 

EB-5 INVESTOR IMMIGRATION

 

 


 

 

 

EB-5 I-829 Applications To Remove Petitions: Applications Representing US$2B To US$4B Of Foreign Investment Funds Are Currently Awaing Final Adjudication - After U.S. Companies Have Had Foreign Funds To USe For 2 to 4 Years [USCIS / 11.19.15]

 

EB-5 INVESTOR IMMIGRATION

 

 


 

 

 

 

HONDURAS: Persecution Of Women: A Woman Is Killed Every 16 Hours [FOXLATINO / 11.17.15]

 

ASYLUM

HONDURAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

The 'Langar': Free Meals At The Iraq / Syrian Border From Sikh Believers [THE LOGICAL INDIAN / 11.19.15]

 

INDIA

SYRIA

 

 


 

 

 

LEGAL TOOLS IN CHILD ABDUCTION CASES: Adding More Teeth For The Rightful Return Of Children Taken To Other Countries: Congress Passed The International Child Abduction Prevention And Return Act in 2014 - State Dept. Annual Report [DEPT. OF STATE / 11.18.15]

 

CROSS-BORDER CUSTODY ISSUES

 

 


 

 

 

 

Serious Thanksgiving Preparation: 450 Meat Tamales Seized At LAX By A Traveler From Mexico, Bringing Them To The U.S. For Family And Friends For Thanksgiving [NEW YORK POST / 11.18.15]

 

AIRPORT SEARCH ISSUES

 

 


 

 

 

CRS: Report Analyzes DAPA / DACA II: And Issues Of Executive Power Overreach [CRS / 11.2014]

 

DAPA

REFORM

 

 


 

 

 

 

VIVE LA FRANCE!: Hollande Affirms Commitment To Accept 30,000 Syrian Refugees: In The Next 2 Years [ABCNEWS / 11.18.15]

 

FRANCE

SYRIA

 

 


 

 

 

INFOSYS Recruited 250 U.S. Graduates Last Year: On Trial Basis With Plans To Recruit 1,000 U.S. Grads If All Goes Smoothly [BUSINESS STANDARD / 11.18.15]

 

H1B VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

VISA FOR A SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT IN VERMONT: USCIS Rejected The O Visa Application First, Then The H1b: Finally, University of Vermont Agreed To Sponsor So That Superintendent Yaw Obeng Could Take A Position Of Part-Time Professor And Superintendent Of The Burlington School District In Vermont - 14 Mo.s After Starting The Visa Process [BURLINGTON FREE PRESS / 9.10.15]

 

H1B VISAS

O VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

EDUCATING SYRIAN KIDS IN TURKEY: 400,000 Syrian Refugee Children In Turkey Don't Have Access To Schools: "Your Work Won’t Be Easy, But It’s Worth It Because Those Kids Are Syria’s Future [STATE DEPT. / 11.16.15]

 

ASYLUM

SYRIA

TURKEY

 

 


 

 

 

H2A & H2B VISA ELIGIBILITY: DOL's List Of FY2016 Eligible Countries [DOL / 11.17.15]

 

H2A VISAS

H2B VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

SYRIAN REFUGEES: States Don't Have Authority To Reject Refugees: Who Are Admitted Into The U.S. And Sent By The President - Syrian Refugees Are Coming [LA TIMES / 11.16.15]

 

STATE & LOCAL POLICIES

 

 


 

 

 

Costa Rica Gives Cubans Headed For The U.S. 7-Day Status: To Transit To The U.S. Through Nicaragua [REUTERS / 11.14.15] Nicaragua: Closes Borders [ONE AMERICA NEWS / 11.16.15]

 

CUBA

 

 


 

 

 

 

MEXICO: Extradition Request Suspended: Los Zetas Founder And Leader, Jaime González Durán, Of The Gulf Cartel (Recruited When He Worked Military Specialist Op.s) Was Sentenced On Feb. 24, 2010; Current Extradition Request Is Suspended So He Can Appeal [BORDERLAND BEAT / 11.15.15]

MEXICO

 

 


 

 

 

 

NOHEMI GONZALEZ: Young Mexican American Was Killed In Paris: 23-Year Old Studying Design [NBC NEWS / 11.15.15]

 

DREAMERS

 

 


 

 

 

 

GUATEMALA: Bans Marriages For Girls Under 18: 1/3 Of Girls Now Marry Before They Are 18 [HUFFINGTON POST / 11.12.15]

 

GUATEMALA

 

 


 

 

 

H2A Farmer Debarred From H2A Visa's: For Creating A Shadow Company To Hire H2A Employees To Transfer To The Farm On The 'Off-Season' - Fraud [STAFFING INDUSTRY / 11.12.15]

 

H2A VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

H1B VISAS: Current & Former Senators Asking DOJ For 'Technical Assistance' To Clarify Why Companies Can Fire U.S. Workers To Hire Foreigners: When U.S. Workers Are Protected Under INA 274B And Foreign Workers Are Not [SEN. BRUCE MORRISON / 11.2.15]

 

H1B VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

H1B Employer Gets Convicted For 'Benching H1B Employees: Co. Only Paid Outsourcing H1B Employees When There Was Work And Only After The Co. Got Paid - Two Owners Were Convicted Of Wire Fraud, Visa Fraud And Harboring Illegal Immigrants [COMPUTER WORLD / 11.13.15]

 

H1B VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

USCIS FILING DATES: Disaster For EB5's & EB'3's / Other Workers From The PI: USCIS Drops EB-5's From China Back 31 Mo.s And EB-3's And Other Workers From PI 29 Mo.s [USCIS / 11.14.15]

 

FILING DATES

 

 


 

 

 

More Immigrant Scientists In The U.S. From 2003 To 2013: Now 5.2 Million, With A 53% Increase In Scientists & Engineers From The Philippines [SCIENTISTS DAILY / 10.5.15]

 

IMMIGRANTS SUCCEEDING

PHILIPPINES

 

 


 

 

 

 

CBP Still Not 'Sold' On Body Camaeras: More Study Needed [USA TODAY / 11.12.15]

 

CBP Announcement: Here

 

CBP

 

 


 

 

 

Woman Holed Up In A Church In Tuscon For 461 Days: Gets A Stay, And Is Able To Return To Her Husband And Two Sons [YAHOO NEWS / 11.11.15]

 

ARIZONA

SANCTUARIES

 

 


 

 

 

VETERAN'S DAY REMINDER: No Fees For Vets When They Apply For Naturalization [VETERAN'S ENTERPRISE / 5.30.15]

 

MILITARY ISSUES

 

 


 

 

 

 

H1B VISAS: Cengage Learning Is The Latest To Fire U.S. Employees: For H1b Employees [AMERICAN BAZAAR / 11.11.15]

 

H1B VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

THE NEW YORKER COVERS CBP: Focuses On Oscar Hagelsieb, HSI's Special-Agent-In-Charge, Who Happens To Also Be Mexican-American: Many Of The U.S. Authorities Who Are Mexican-American Understand, We "Could Be Them" [NEW YORKER / 11.11.15]

 

CBP

 

 


 

 

 

E.U. & REFUGEES: European Union Provides 1.9B in Trust Fund As Security Agreement With Ethiopia To Try to Stem The Tides Of Refugees: Offers Similar Deals To Morocco, Tunisia, And Egypt, With Little Luck [WRAL.COM / 11.11.15]

 

REFUGEES

 

 


 

 

 

Monterey Authorities Bust Up A Human Trafficking / Prostitution Ring In And Around Salinas: Certain Residents And Gang Members Required Women From Central Am. To Work As Prostitutes To Pay Off 'Coyote' Fees [THECALIFORNIAN.COM / 11.11.15]

 

TRAFFICKING

 

 


 

 

 

 

India Celebrates Festival Of Lights Called Diwali Kali (For Bengalis, Odieas, And Assamese) Or Kali Puja (For Hindus): "Light Is Seen As A Metaphor For Self-Improvement, Self-Awareness And Community, And Its Celebration Allows Followers To Reaffirm Their Commitment to Such Values" [THE TELEGRAPH / 11.10.15]

 

INDIA

 

 


 

 

 

Mexico's Southern Border Security Measures Has Increased Violent Crimes Against Migrants: The Southwestern State Of Chiapas Saw 246% Increase In Reported Assaults And 61% Increase In Robberies [INSIGHT CRIME / 11.2015]

 

MEXICO

 

 


 

 

 

CONSIDERATIONS FOR DAPA / DACA II & THE SUPREME COURT: Last March, The Supreme Court Took A Marked Change, Finding That Agencies Have Much More Authority To Interpret And Re-Interpret Regulations Than Previously Ruled: Perez v. Mortgage Bankers "Killed" Paralyzed Veterans Doctrine Of Notice & Comment, Which Could Be A Consideration When The Supreme Court Considers DAPA DACA II Memos [SCOTUSBLOG / 3.10.15] --

Hopefully, all filings will be complete in time for the Court to set argument before the end of June [SCT discuss argument schedules on Conference Days, which are set for Jan. 8, 15, & 22nd of 2016, though arguments could be et later than Jan. 22nd for such an important issue as DAPA & DACA II.]

 

DAPA

REFORM

 

 


 

 

 

H1B: Sens Grassley & Durbin Introduce H1B & L1B Visa Reform: As They Did In NOV. 10, '15: Sen.s Grassley & Durbin introduce H1b & L1b Reform Bill 2013, 2009, and 2007 [ECONOMIC TIMES / 11.11.15]

 

H1B VISAS

L VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Texas Judge, @ Travis County District Court, Has Blocked Licensing Of Dilley And Karnes After Texas Issued An Emergency Rule Approving A 'License' For Detention Centers That Would House Children (And Presumably Families): Hearing On The Licensing Issue Is Scheduled For November 12 [TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO TPR.ORG / 11.2.15]

 

CCA / Dilley Got A 'Child Care' License In May '15: Authorizing It To Babysit Children During The Day, Without Authority For Overnight Custody [NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER NCR.ORG / 6.10.15]

 

FAMILY DETENTION

 

 


 

 

 

NEW YORK TIMES: Large Companies File Upwards Of 14,000 H1B Visa Petitions Every Year: Edging Out Smaller Companies In The H1b Lottery [NEW YORK TIMES / 11.10.15]

 

H1B VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

USCIS POLICY MEMO: Revision Of AAO Appeal Procedures: USCIS Field Offices That Make Unfavorable Decisions Are Given 45 Days To Review Appeals - Policy Memo Effective Immediately [USCIS / 11.4.15]

 

USCIS

 

 


 

 

 

COMPANY THAT OUTSOURCED TO APPLE, CISCO, EBAY, ETC.: H1B Employer Failed To Post Job Notice As Required And Paid Foreign Workers With Master's Degrees As 'Entry-Level' Employees: Ordered To Pay 21 Foreign Workers $84,000 In Back Wages (In Total) And $103,000 In Fines [SF GATE / 11.9.15]

 

H1B VISAS

 

 


 

 

 

 

Arizona's Highly Publicized Bid To Build A Private Consortium To Build A Border Fence Raised Only $219K: Leaving $49.5M Of The Project Unfunded - Arizona Will Use The $219 To Equip Cochise Sheriff Mark Dannels With High Tech Tracking Gear [TUSCON.COM / 11.9.15]

 

ARIZONA

BORDER

 

 


 

 

 

 

SAVE THE CHILDREN: The Organization That Benedict Cumberbatch Has BeenRraising Money For At The Curtain Call Of The Hamlet Production In London: Has Set Up A 'Play Center' In Indomeni, Greece For Child Migrants; Open 24 Hours A Day; Staffed With A Nurse, A Psychologist, A Teacher, And 2 Interpreters [U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT / 11.9.15]

 

ACTIVISTS

SYRIA

 

 


 

 

 

5TH CIRCUIT RULES 2-1 AGAINST LIFTING TEMPORARY INJUNCTION AGAINST DAPA / DACA II: Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.): “The Path Is Finally Clear For The Supreme Court To Weigh In And Confirm Legality [LATIMES / 11.10.15]

 

Copy Of 5th Cir. Ruling: Here

 

DAPA

REFORM

 

 


 

 

 

DOJ Is Looking For A Chief Immigration Judge: To Supervise 250 Immigration Judges Located In 58 Immigration Courts Nationwide [USA JOBBS / 11.9.15]

 

DOJ / EOIR

 

 


 

 

 

 

DECEMBER VISA BULLETIN: FAMILY-SPONSORED CUT-OFF DATES: FS1: 2 Mo.s For 'All,' CH & IN; 1 Wk For MX; 7 Mo.s For PI; F2A / B: Normal 1 Mo. Processing; FS3: 2 Wk Jump For PI & Normal 1 Mo. For All Others; FS3: 3 Wk Jump For 'All,' CH & IN With No MovementFfor MX, And Ony 2 Wk.s For PI; EMPLOYMENT-BASED CUT-OFF DATES: EB1: All, CH, IN, MX & PI are C; EB2: All, MX, & PI Are C, CH Didn't Move, But IN Jumped Ahead 10 Mo.s; EB3: All Is C; CH Jumped 3 Mo.s, IN Jumped 3 Wk.s, MX Jumped 2 Wk.s, and the PI Jumped 1.5 Mo.s; OTHER WORKERS: All Is C, CH Jumps 4 Mo.s, IN Jumps 3 Wk.s jump, MX, 2 Wk.s, & PI 1.5 Mo.s; EB4: All, CH, IN, MX & PI are C; EB5: All, IN, MX & PI are C & CH Jumped 3 Wk.s To Dec. 15, '13 [STATE DEPT. / 11.9.15]

 

VISA BULLETIN

 

 


 

 

 

IBM: USCIS' Blames IBM's Software Structure For Reason That Only 1 Form Is Electronically Processed At The Agency After 10 Years And $1B Of Efforts: Those Who Did Submit Electronic Applications While They Were Accepted Under The Program Had Their Applications Delayed, Sometimes For Years (And Sometimes Lost Completely) [WASHINGTON POST / 11.8.15]

 

USCIS

 

 


 

 

 

 

MEXICAN H2A WORKERS KILLED IN BUS CRASH: 6 Mexican Nationals Died And Another 6 WereIinjured When A Bus Transporting Them From Michigan Back To Mexico Ran Off The Highway And Crashed Into An Overpass On Friday: They Were H2A Visa Holders, Authorized To Be In The U.S. As Temporary Agriculture Workers For A Company Called Juan Vasquez Citrus [BOSTON HERALD / 11.6.15]

 

H2A VISAS

MEXICO

 

 


 

 

 

GEO CONSIDERING A DETENTION CENTER IN GARY, INDIANA: GEO Owns 40 Acres In Hobart, But The Hobart Mayor Blocked The Rezoning Needed To Put A Detention Center There: The Gary Mayor, Freeman-Wilson, Indicates That She Supports The Rezoning That Would Be Required To Build A Facility Near The Gary Airport [CHICAGO TRIBUNE / 11.3.15]

 

PRIVATE PRISONS

 

 


 

 

 

AUSTRALIA TRAVEL COULD BE SLOW STARTING MONDAY: Community And Public Sector Union (CPSU) Is Expecting More Than 5,000 Immigration And Border Force Workers To Strike Over Conditions And Pay: Will Likely Affect International Airports, Ports, And Container Examination And International Mail Facilities [ABC.NET.AU / 11.7.15]

 

AUSTRALIA

 

 


 

 

 

BURUNDI ASYLUM ISSUES: Welly, The Daughter Of Human Rights Activist, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, Was Killed In Bujumbura Yesterday In An Uptick Of Violence Between Govt. Forces And Armed Opposition Groups: The Govt. Plans For A 'Crackdown' This Weekend [STATE DEPT. / 11.7.15]

 

ASYLUM

BURUNDI

 

 


 

 

 

CBP INTERNAL REVIEW: Agents' Work Would Be Hindered If They Wore Body Cameras: Vulnerability To Hacking, Agent Morale, And Rugged Terrain / Conditions Of Work Cited As Reasons Not To Use The Body Cameras [L.A. TIMES / 11.6.15]

 

CBP

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 
 

AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS

 
 

 

 

USCISICEDOJ / EOIRDOLCBPState Dept.Federal RegisterCongressional Research ServiceFederal Courts: Ongoing Litigations Re: Immigrant RightsT.R.A.C.Human Rights WatchAmnesty InternationalACLUOther Resources

 


 

 


USCIS LINKSAgency WebsiteAdjudicator's Field ManualAdministrative Case Decisions (published online)FormsCheck Case Status OnlineCivil Surgeon LocatorChange Your Address OnlineCase Processing TimesAAO Precedential DecisionsAAO Non-Precedential DecisionsAAO Processing TimesTPS Countries & Registration Deadlines List Of EB5 Regional Centers [Terminated Centers] Notes From Policy-Related Public Teleconferences Electronic Application Info [ELIS]

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PREVIOUS USCIS REPORTS [HERE]

 


 

 


ICE LINKSAgency WebsiteICE Counsel AddressesLocate A DetaineeLocate An Immigration CourtVirtual Law LibraryCheck Court Dates 1-800-898-7180Principal Legal Advisor Offices NationwideDHS Industry Liaisons Electronic Reading Room, Incl. FOIA Logs

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ICE REPORTS [HERE]

 


 

 


DOJ/EOIR LINKSAgency WebsiteEOIR - Country Conditions For Select CountriesLocate A DetaineeLocate An Immigration CourtVirtual Law LibraryEmployment Litigation SectionCheck Court Dates 1-800-898-7180EOIR Immigration Judge Benchbook Links EOIR Practice Manual BIA Practice ManualOffice of Special Counsel Webpage for Employers Charge Form - For Employees To File Charges If They Believe They Have Suffered Discrimination

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DOJ/EOIR REPORTS [HERE]

 


 

 


STATE DEPT. LINKSAgency WebsiteInt'l Adoption NoticesCurrent Visa BulletinList of Designated Terror Orgs.Current Visa Lottery InstructionsVisa Updates From DOSAnnual Human Rights Country ReportsInvestment Climate Reports For Countries Around The WorldReligious Freedom ReportsAnnual Visa Reports Bi-Lateral Relations Fact Sheets

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STATE DEPT. REPORTS [HERE]

 


 

 


DEPT. OF LABOR LINKSAgency WebsiteImmigration-Related OALJ & BALCA Decisions Prevailing Wage Guide

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DOL REPORTS [HERE]

 


 

 


CBP LINKSAgency WebsiteESTA - Online Visa Waiver RegistrationI-94 Request OnlineBorder Wait TimesComplaints For Incidents At The BorderCBP Field Manual 5-Year I-94 History / Arrival-Departure Records Field Operations Phone Number Ongoing List Of Hispanics / Mexicans That CBP Officers Kill At The Border (Beginning 2010) Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) Compliant I.D. Documents

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CBP REPORTS [HERE]

 


 

 


FEDERAL REGISTER LINKSWebsite

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FED. REG. REPORTS [HERE]

 


 

 


CRS LINKS Dept. Website [outdated]Immigration-Related CRS Reports From TRACState Dept. Publication Of Recent CRS Reports

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CRS REPORTS [HERE]

 


 

 


SUPREME COURT [THIS SESSION]

DOES THE STATE DEPT. HAVE TO STATE A REASON FOR DENYING VISAS? The Supremes Will Decide [SF GATE / 10.2.14]

 

STATES' LAWSUIT AGAINST OBAMNESTY

Gets Assigned To Judge [AMERICAN THINKER / 12.3.14]

 


 

 


TRAC LINKSOrg. Website Immigration Court Backlog Charts / Tools

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TRAC REPORTS [HERE]

 


 

 


HRW LINKSOrg. WebsiteAnnual Report 2013

 


 

 


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LINKSOrg. WebsiteHuman Rights Reports - Specific Countries

 


 

 


ACLU LINKSOrg. WebsiteImmigrant's Rights Actions & Settlements

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ACLU REPORTS HERE

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RODRIGUEZ CLASS MEMBERS - 'MANDATORY DETENTION' REQUIRED FOR THOSE CONVICTED OF 'AGGRAVATED FELONIES' ONLY LASTS FOR SIX MONTHS IN CALIFORNIA: 2/3 Of Detainees Given Bond Hearings After The 6 Months Are Released - Higher than Expected - Not Serious Danger To Communities [LA DAILY / 12.8.14 - RELYING ON ACLU REPORT] ACLU Story [ACLU / 12.8.14] ACLU Report [ACLU / 12.8.14]

 


OTHER RESOURCES


 

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCESNew York Times - ImmigrationAmerican Immigration Lawyers AssociationImmigration Legal Resource CenterTRAC Immigration / Enforcement StatisticsClinic Daily [Catholic Services]Immigration Prof. .BlogILW.COMAmerican Immigration Council Immigration Refugee & Appellate Center IRAC BIA Unpublished Rulings


 

 

 

 
 

NEWS INDEX

 
 

 

 

GENERAL TOPICS

Related Issues Admissibility & Waivers Agencies Asylum-Related Issues.BondCountry Specific & Local Court CriminalDetention Employment Family International Business & Global ImmigrationNaturalization & Citizenship Issues Permanent Residence - ImmigrantRemoval...Temporary Status / Non-Immigrant

 

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TOPICS START WITH "RELATED ISSUES" AND THEN PROCEED ALPHABETICALLY

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RELATED ISSUES

 

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RELATED ISSUESAbuse of Foreigners

RELATED ISSUESAccredited Representatives

RELATED ISSUESAt The Border (See also Border Searches / Other 4th Amendment Issues )

RELATED ISSUESBiometric Issues

RELATED ISSUESCelebrating Immigrants

RELATED ISSUESCheckpoints & Traffic Stops

RELATED ISSUESCivil Damages For Foreigners In The U.S. - Employment & Tort

RELATED ISSUESCommunities That Want Immigrants

RELATED ISSUESConsular Processing - Embassy Procedures / Processes

RELATED ISSUESCrimes Against Foreigners / Notarios / Attorney Fraud

RELATED ISSUESDAPA & DACA

RELATED ISSUESDiplomatic Immunity

RELATED ISSUESDiscrimination Issues

RELATED ISSUESDoctors & Immigration

RELATED ISSUESDriver's Licenses

RELATED ISSUESFirst-Generation Immigrant Stories / Impressions

RELATED ISSUESFilms & Media Re: Immigration

RELATED ISSUESGlobal Immigration

RELATED ISSUESGovernment Corruption

RELATED ISSUESHealthcare

RELATED ISSUESHealthcare Professionals, Visas For

RELATED ISSUESHigh Profile Cases

RELATED ISSUESHuman Rights Activists

RELATED ISSUESImmigrant Communities & Affirmative Action Issues

RELATED ISSUESImmigrants In Trouble

RELATED ISSUESImmigration Activists

RELATED ISSUESImmigration Stories in Media / Film / Books

RELATED ISSUESInvestors, Status For

RELATED ISSUESLandlord Issues

RELATED ISSUESLegislative Issues, Pending

RELATED ISSUESLocal Authorities

RELATED ISSUESNative Americans

RELATED ISSUESPassport Issues

RELATED ISSUESPeople Helping Immigrants

RELATED ISSUESPrivate Prison Industry

RELATED ISSUESProfiling Immigrants

RELATED ISSUES"Reform"

RELATED ISSUESSanctuaries - Churches & Cities

RELATED ISSUES'Secure Communities' / Notification Under PEP ('Priority Enforcement Priorities')

RELATED ISSUESSocial Security For Immigrants

RELATED ISSUESTuition Assistance

RELATED ISSUESUnaccompanied Minors

RELATED ISSUESUnion Involvement In Immigration Issues

RELATED ISSUESVAWA Cases

RELATED ISSUESVisa Fraud

 

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ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERS

 

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ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERS601 Waivers for Unlawful Presence & 601A Provisional Waivers

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERS212(a)(9)(C) Issues

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERS212(h) Waivers

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSAdmissibility Statistics

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSEntry Documents / Requirements

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSFalse Claims To U.S.C.

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSFraud, Other

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSIllegal Drug Use

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSIssues With Minors

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSMaterial Support Of Terrorists

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSPrivate Bills

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSProvisional Waivers (I-601A)

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSOther Waivers

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERS'Reason To Believe'

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSResolving Inadmissibility

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSSuicide Issues Re: Admissibility

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSTerrorist / Material Support

ADMISSIBILITY & WAIVERSUnauthorized School Attendance

 

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AGENCY ISSUES

 

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AGENCY ISSUESCBP

AGENCY ISSUESConsular Processing - Embassy Procedures / Processes

AGENCY ISSUESDHS

AGENCY ISSUESDiplomats

AGENCY ISSUESDOD - MAVNI Program

AGENCY ISSUESDOJ - EOIR

AGENCY ISSUESDOJ - Employment

AGENCY ISSUESDOL

AGENCY ISSUESFederal Register

AGENCY ISSUESFOIA Requests

AGENCY ISSUESHuman Rights & War Crimes Unit

AGENCY ISSUESICE

AGENCY ISSUESSocial Security

AGENCY ISSUESState Department

AGENCY ISSUESTRAC Data, Highlights

AGENCY ISSUESUSCIS

AGENCY ISSUESWhite House

AGENCY ISSUESVisa Bulletins

 

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ASYLUM-RELATED ISSUES

 

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ASYLUM-RELATED ISSUES Asylum / Withholding / C.A.T. Issues, Generally

ASYLUM-RELATED ISSUESConvention Against Torture (C.A.T.) Issues More Specifically

ASYLUM-RELATED ISSUES "Credible Fear"

ASYLUM-RELATED ISSUES Defection From Communist Countries

ASYLUM-RELATED ISSUES Female Genital Mutilation

ASYLUM-RELATED ISSUES Gender Discrimination Issues

ASYLUM-RELATED ISSUES Human Rights In The News

ASYLUM-RELATED ISSUES Religious Freedom

ASYLUM-RELATED ISSUES Terrorism Reports

 

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BOND

 

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BOND / DETENTIONBond Hearings

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALCBP's Use of Force

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALCheckpoints / Traffic Stops / 4th Amendment Issues

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALDAPA & DACA

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALDeportation Policies

BOND / DETENTION Detention / Proceedings

BOND / DETENTION Enforcing ' Priorities'

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALEvidence Issues

BOND / DETENTION ICE Holds

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALIllegal Searches - 4th Amendment

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALJuveniles In The System

BOND / DETENTION Mandatory Detention

BOND / DETENTION Private Prison Industry

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALRepresenting Detainees

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVAL'Secure Communities'

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALTemporary Restraining Orders Blocking Detention Pending Proceedings

 

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COURT ISSUES

 

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COURT ISSUES Court Cases Important To Immigrants

COURT ISSUES Court Processing Issues

COURT ISSUES High Profile Cases

COURT ISSUES Motions To Continue

COURT ISSUES Notable Cases [Index Of Cases]

COURT ISSUES Immigrants' Right To Counsel

 

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COUNTRY & LOCAL ISSUES

 

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EOIRCOUNTRY CONDITIONS FOR SELECT COUNTRIES

 

STATE DEPT. COUNTRY REPORTS

 

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STATES & AREAS IN THE U.S.

States and areas added as related news stories are published & covered in the news

Albuquerque ArizonaCaliforniaChicagoColoradoConnecticutDetroitFloridaGeorgiaIllinoisIndiana Los Angeles Louisiana Maryland MassachusettsMiamiMichiganNebraska New EngandNew JerseyNew Mexico New Orleans New York North CarolinaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvania Rio Grande ValleySan DiegoSouth Carolina South Dakota TennesseeTexasUtahWashingtonWest Virginia

 

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COUNTRIES & PEOPLES

Countries added as related news stories are published & covered in the news

 

AfghanistanAustraliaBangladeshBelarus BrazilBurmaCambodiaCameroonCanadaChileChinaColombiaCote D'IvoireCubaDominican RepublicEgyptEl SalvadorEstoniaEthiopiaFinlandFranceGermanyGreeceGuatemalaGuineaHaitiHondurasIndiaIrelandIsraelJerusalemJordanKorea (South) KosovoKurdish People (when treated separately from Iraq or Syria) LaosLiberiaMalta MauritaniaMexicoNepalThe Netherlands NicaraguaNigeriaNorthern Mariana Islands Pakistan Palestine Panama PhilippinesQatarSaipan Saudi Arabia SenegalSierra Leone SingaporeSomaliaSouth Africa SudanSouth Sudan SwedenSyriaTaiwan (when treated separately from China) ThailandTogoTurkeyUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesVenezuelaYemen Zimbabwe

 

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REGIONS

Regions added as related news stories are published & covered -

 

AfricaAsiaCarribeanCentral AmericaLatin AmericaNorthern Mariana Islands Virgin Islands

 

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CRIMINAL ISSUES

 

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CRIMINAL ISSUES Aggravated Felonies

CRIMINAL ISSUES Alien Smuggling

CRIMINAL ISSUES CIMTs

CRIMINAL ISSUES Criminal Proceedings / Due Process

CRIMINAL ISSUES Deporting Foreigners W/Convictions

CRIMINAL ISSUES Domestic Violence

CRIMINAL ISSUES Drug Convictions

CRIMINAL ISSUES Employer Raids

CRIMINAL ISSUES 'Enforcement Priorities'

CRIMINAL ISSUES Foreigners With Convictions

CRIMINAL ISSUES Illegal Re-entry Issues

CRIMINAL ISSUES Immigration-Related Crimes

CRIMINAL ISSUES Juvenile Crime Issues

CRIMINAL ISSUES Labor Trafficking; Incl. Sex Industry

CRIMINAL ISSUES Marijuana & Immigration

CRIMINAL ISSUES Petty Offenses

CRIMINAL ISSUES Prison Population Re: Immigration Convictions

CRIMINAL ISSUES Sex Trafficking

CRIMINAL ISSUES Sexual Predators - Adam Walsh Cases

CRIMINAL ISSUES Vacating Convictions

 

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DETENTION

 

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BOND / DETENTIONBond Hearings

DETENTION CBP's Use of Force

DETENTION Checkpoints / Traffic Stops / 4th Amendment Issues

DETENTION / REMOVALDAPA & DACA

DETENTION / REMOVALDeportation Policies

DETENTION Detention Centers / Conditions

DETENTION / REMOVALDetention / Proceedings

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALEnforcing ' Priorities'

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALEvidence Issues

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALICE Holds

BOND / DETENTION Illegal Searches - 4TH Amendment

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALJuveniles In The System

BOND / DETENTION Mandatory Detention

BOND / DETENTION Private Prison Industry

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALRepresenting Detainees

BOND / DETENTION 'Secure Communities'

BOND / DETENTION / REMOVALTemporary Restraining Orders Blocking Detention Pending Proceedings

 

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EMPLOYMENT ISSUES

See Also 'Permanent Residence'

 

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EMPLOYMENT ISSUESI-140 Issues - see also Employer Issues

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESI-9 Issues

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESAlien Smuggling

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESCrossing The Border To Work

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESDiscrimination Issues

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESDOJ - Unfair Employment Practices, Etc.

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESEmployment Authorization Documents ("Work Permits")

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESEmployer Issues

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESE-Verify Issues

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESForeign Medical Professionals

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESForeign Workers Around The World

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESLabor Certifications

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESLabor Condition Applications (H1b, etc.)

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESLabor Trafficking

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESPrevailing Wage Issues

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESSlavery Around The World

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESSkilled Workers (See Also TEMPORARY STATUS - H1B)

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESSmall Business Administration

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESUnion Involvement In Immigration Issues

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESWhistleblowers Inside The Agencies

EMPLOYMENT ISSUESWorksite Enforcement / Raids

 

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FAMILY ISSUES

See Also 'Permanent Residence'

 

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FAMILY ISSUESAbuse In The Family & Immigration

FAMILY ISSUESAdoption Issues

FAMILY ISSUESAffidavits of Support (Enforcement)

FAMILY ISSUESDAPA & DACA

FAMILY ISSUESDream Act Issues

FAMILY ISSUESImmediate Relatives

FAMILY ISSUESOrphans

FAMILY ISSUESPermanent Residence Thru Marriage

FAMILY ISSUESReform Issues

FAMILY ISSUESStaying Removal (I-246)

FAMILY ISSUESSurrogacy

FAMILY ISSUESU.S. Military Members & Families

FAMILY ISSUESVAWA Cases

 

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & GLOBAL IMMIGRATION

 

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & GLOBAL IMMIGRATIONBusiness Immigration

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & GLOBAL IMMIGRATIONCross-Border Transactions

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & GLOBAL IMMIGRATIONCustoms Issues

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & GLOBAL IMMIGRATIONForeign / U.S. Tax Rules

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & GLOBAL IMMIGRATIONForeigners Excelling In The U.S.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & GLOBAL IMMIGRATIONGas Pipelines Crossing Borders

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & GLOBAL IMMIGRATIONGlobal Business Issues

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & GLOBAL IMMIGRATIONGlobal Artists & Entertainment

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & GLOBAL IMMIGRATIONTrade Agreements

 

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NATURALIZATION & CITIZENSHIP ISSUES

 

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NATURALIZATION & CITIZENSHIP ISSUESBorn In The U.S.

NATURALIZATION & CITIZENSHIP ISSUESNaturalization Thru Residency

NATURALIZATION & CITIZENSHIP ISSUESNaturalization Application Issues / Eligibility

NATURALIZATION & CITIZENSHIP ISSUESNaturalization Civics Test

NATURALIZATION & CITIZENSHIP ISSUESNaturalization Thru Parents - Incl. Automatic Aquisition Of Citizenship

NATURALIZATION & CITIZENSHIP ISSUESNaturalization Thru Military

NATURALIZATION & CITIZENSHIP ISSUESNative Americans

NATURALIZATION & CITIZENSHIP ISSUESNatz. Oath

NATURALIZATION & CITIZENSHIP ISSUESRenouncing Citizenship

 

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PERMANENT RESIDENCE

 

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APPLICATIONS

 

PERMANENT RESIDENCEImmigrant Visas

PERMANENT RESIDENCEPermanent Resident Applications, Generally

 

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EMPLOYMENT

 

PERMANENT RESIDENCEEmployment-Based Applications

PERMANENT RESIDENCEEB1 Extraordinary Abilities

PERMANENT RESIDENCEEB2 Advanced Degrees / National Interest Waivers

PERMANENT RESIDENCEEB3 Professionals / Skilled Workers / Unskilled Workers

PERMANENT RESIDENCEEB4 Special Immigrants

PERMANENT RESIDENCEEB5 Investors

 

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FAMILY

PERMANENT RESIDENCEFamily-Sponsored Applications

PERMANENT RESIDENCEImmediate Relatives

PERMANENT RESIDENCEPermanent Residence Thru Marriage

PERMANENT RESIDENCEFiances

PERMANENT RESIDENCEFS1 Unmarried Children of Citizens

PERMANENT RESIDENCEFS2 Immediate Relatives & Unmarried Children Of Legal Residents

PERMANENT RESIDENCEFS3 Married Children of Citizens

PERMANENT RESIDENCEFS4 Siblings of Citizens

PERMANENT RESIDENCEJuveniles In The System

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OTHER

 

PERMANENT RESIDENCEI-90 - 551 / LPR Card Renewals / Replacements

PERMANENT RESIDENCE245(i)

PERMANENT RESIDENCEAbandoning Residence

PERMANENT RESIDENCEAdjusting Status To Permanent Residence In The U.S.

PERMANENT RESIDENCEAffidavits Of Support

PERMANENT RESIDENCEAsylum

PERMANENT RESIDENCEBiometric Issues

PERMANENT RESIDENCEChild Status Protection Act

PERMANENT RESIDENCEDiversity Lottery

PERMANENT RESIDENCECancellation of Removal

PERMANENT RESIDENCEConsular Processing - Embassy Procedures / Processes

PERMANENT RESIDENCEHealthcare Professionals

PERMANENT RESIDENCEDOS Visa Statistics

PERMANENT RESIDENCEJuveniles In The System

PERMANENT RESIDENCELabor Certifications

PERMANENT RESIDENCENACARA [no entries to date]

PERMANENT RESIDENCERescinding LPR Status

PERMANENT RESIDENCESpecial Immigrations - Juveniles

PERMANENT RESIDENCEVAWA Cases

PERMANENT RESIDENCEVisa Bulletins

 

 

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REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS

 

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REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Administrative Closure

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Biometric Issues

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Bond Hearings

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Cancellation of Removal

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS CBP's Use of Force

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Checkpoints / Traffic Stops / 4th Amendment Issues

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Court Cases Important To Immigrants

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Court Processing Issues

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS DAPA & DACA

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Deportation Policies

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Deportation Statistics

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Deporting Foreigners With Convictions

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Detention Centers / Conditions

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS 'Enforcement Priorities'

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Evidence Issues

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Expedited Removal Issues

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS High Profile Cases

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS ICE Holds

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Illegal Searches - 4TH Amendment

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Juveniles In The System

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Mandatory Detention

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Motions To Continue

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Motions To Reopen Proceedings

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS NTA Issues

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Notable Cases [Index Of Cases]

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Pardons

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Removal Proceedings

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Representing Detainees

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS [Immigrants'] Right To Counsel

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Sanctuaries - Churches & Cities

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Staying Removal (I-246)

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Stipulated Removal Issues

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Temporary Restraining Orders Blocking Detention Pending Proceedings

REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS Voluntary Removal

 

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TEMPORARY / NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS & STATUS

 

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TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSA Visas

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSB-1 / B-2 Business Traveler / Tourist

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSVWP - Visa Waiver Visitors

TEMPORARY & STATUSC Transit . D Crewmen

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSCW1 Visas - Northern Mariana Islands

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSDAPA & DACA

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSE-1 Treaty Traders

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSE-2 Treaty Investors

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSE-3 Professionals From Australia

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSF Students & Families

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSG NGO's

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSH1A Nurses - Expired 1999Healthcare Professionals

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSH1B Professionals / Prevailing Wage Issues

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSH1C Nurses - Expired 2009

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSH2A Agriculture / Temporary

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSH2B Non-Agriculture / Temporary

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSI Media

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSJ Cultural Exchanges

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSK Fiances & Families

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSL Multinational Execs

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSM Non-Academic Students

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSN Nato

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSO Extraordinary Abilities

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSP Athletes / Entertainers

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSS Informants

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUST Trafficking Victims

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSTN NAFTA

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSU Victims Of Crime In U.S.

 

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OTHER 'TEMPORARY' ISSUES

 

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSI-94 Cards

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSDAPA & DACA

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSIssues Re: 'STEM' Professionals

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSNAFTA Issues

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSNon-Immigrant Visa Issues & Stats

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSParole Entries

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSTemporary Protected Status

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSVisas For Entrepreneurs

TEMPORARY VISAS & STATUSVWP - Visa Waiver Visitors

 

 
 

ILC ADVISING LAW FIRMS & CONTRIBUTORS

 
 

 

 


Advisor B. JOHN OVINK

FLVAWA Waivers Family Immigration Fiance Visas Motions To Reopen Asylum

 

'Documenting Hardship: Effective Psych Evaluations & Testimony' - July 22, 2014 / AILA Web Seminar

AILA's National Benefits Center & VAWA Committee Chair / Member (several years)

Even More Advanced Parole - Parole Beyond Pending Applications To Adjust Status - AILA Webinar / Aug. 23, 2011

How To Make The AAO Happy: Avoiding Mistakes When Appealing An I-601 Denial - Contributor, Immigration Practice Pointers, 2011 Ed.

The Hardship Of Proving Hardship - Immigration & Nationality Handsbook 2006 Ed.

[FIRM WEBSITE]

 


Advisor HASSAN AHMAD

MD / VARemoval Defense U Visas Business Immigration Appeals / Litigation

 

Somolia C.A.T. Win / Aggravated Felony - Lexis/Nexis, 2013

Practice Management Strategies - South Asian Bar Association Of Wash., D.C.

IMMIGRATION WRITS OF MANDAMUS: "USCIS Is Taking Too Long!" - Ezine Articles, 2010

Adjunct Professor - Urdu & Hindi - North Carolina State University

[FIRM WEBSITE]

 

 


Advisor MAC NAYERI

AZAppeals / Litigation Waivers Parole IssuesAsylum Expert - Particularly Mexico Asylum

 

'Cutting Edge Issues In 235 Expedited Removal Orders' - AILA Annual Conference, 2014

 

Mexico: Cancellation Of Removal - Lexis/Nexis, 2013

 

'Lawyers Answer Immigration Questions' - Arizona Bar 2013, 2011

 

Extraordinary Deportations - Attorney Contribution, Tuscon Weekly, 2008

[FIRM WEBSITE]

 

 


Advisor NEENA DUTTA

NY / NJ Employment Immigration Agency Issues (incl. DOL) Consular Processes, Procedures, & Issues

 

Employment-Based Green Cards: From Here To Eternity - New Jersey Law Journal, February 2008

 

'Tis The Season - The H1b Season - AILA Leadership Blog, January 9, 2015

 

'Family-Based Immigration Law' - New York Immigration Coalition CLE, June 2013

 

'Local Government Panel' - AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium, Dec. 2014

 

'The Current Seas Of Worksite Enforcement: I-9 Practice' - AILA Noew York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium, Dec. 2013

 

Chapter Chair, NY AILA Chapter , Previously Co-Chair of AILA's Corporate Practice Committe, Member of AILA's DOL, and contributor to the Hospitality Law Handbook.

[FIRM WEBSITE]

 


Advisor DAN LARSSON

OR / MEXICOAll Consular Processes in Mexico Removal / Reinstatements Detention & Bond Issues I-9 & Employment Issues All Other Employment Issues Client Criminal / EOIR Checks

 

Matter of Aceijas-Quiroz - BIA, published, May 20, 2014: finding that USCIS has jurisdiction in 'no risk' analysis involved in Adam Walsh cases.

Figueroa-Herrera v. Holder - 9th Circuit, May 22, 2009: Remand to consider adjustment of status, despite existing removal order.

Serrano v. Anderson - District of Oregon, July 9, 2004: Habeas granted, finding the Agency's determination that Respondent is a flight risk was an abuse of discretion.

'Limiting Adam Walsh Denials In Federal Court' - AILA CLE, Jan. 2014

'Advanced Asylum & Removal' - AILA Northwest Regional Immigration Law Conference, 2006

[FIRM WEBSITE]

 

 


Developers SAMUEL SUE & ELLE COX

NV / CAAs needed

Law Professor, Adjunct, National Security Issues - Thomas Jefferson School Of Law

International Tax Treatments Under FACTA & OECD - Doctor Juridical Science 2015 & International Tax LLM 2002, Thomas Jefferson Law School

International Employment Issues - ABA / BNA / Matthew Bender / Watson Wyatt Publications, 2000 to 2009

Comparative Constructions Of Citizenship And Nation - Contributor, Virginia Journal Of International Law, 2000

Kwangju Uprising 1980: Eyewitness Accounts - Translator, Brigham Young University

[FIRM WEBSITE ]

 

 

 

 

 

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