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10/14/2019

HOW TO USE THE VISA BULLETIN Consult with an Immigration Lawyer if you need to know more about the United States Immigration Visa Bulletin Always consult with an experienced immigration attorney who is a law graduate and certified in the United States of America by the Board of Immigration Appeals Federal Department of Justice.

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Appeal to Supreme Court to Reject Repeal of DACA

10/12/2019

Several child advocacy organizations are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the fate of 250,000 children whose lives, they say, would be upended should the justices uphold the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate DACA.  At present there are approximately 700,000 people protected under DACA. Appeal to Supreme Court to Reject Repeal of DACA […]

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Trump Administration To Deny Visas To Uninsured Immigrants

10/06/2019

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday night barring immigrants who do not have health insurance and cannot afford to pay medical care costs from getting visas of almost any kind to enter the U.S.

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Federal Judge Blocks Administration’s Move To Extend Powers Of Immigration Officers

09/29/2019

Last Friday, federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson from San Diego blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to extend authority of immigration officers to deport people without allowing them to appear before judges.

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More Than 34,000 New American Individuals

09/23/2019

More than 34,000 new American individuals will realize their dreams this September. On Sept. 23, they will become U.S. citizens in over 300 ceremonies. So far this year, between 600,00 and 750,000 naturalizations will take place in the U.S.

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Administration Modifies Deferred Action Programs

09/12/2019

The  government has modified deferred action programs as part of its zero tolerance policy, which could endanger undocumented people with a final deportation order, including parents with children suffering from some type of disability or receiving treatment for serious conditions such as cancer. This policy change […]

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Judge Restores Nationwide Injunction On Asylum Limits

09/11/2019

San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar from California dealt a setback to a new Trump administration rule that sought to block almost all asylum applications at the border, ruling that an injunction against this rule should apply nationwide.

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Previously Pending Deferral Requests To Be Reopened

09/07/2019

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will reopen nonmilitary deferred action cases that were pending on Aug. 7.  Letters will be sent this week reopening all cases that were pending on Aug. 7.

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Visa To Work In The United States

09/06/2019

If you are planning to come to the United States for a temporary period of time and work legally, this will require you to obtain a non-immigrant visa, permitting you to travel to the U.S. to work, study or business.

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Consult With A Lawyer If You Need To Know More About The Visa Bulletin

09/03/2019

Consult with an immigration lawyer if you need to know more about the United States Immigration Visa Bulletin. Always consult with an experienced immigration attorney who is a law graduate and certified in the United States by the Board of Immigration Appeals Federal Department of Justice.

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Government To Tighten Immigration Policy For H-1B Visas

08/29/2019

The government recently took another step to tighten its immigration policy and put more restrictions on the issuance of H-1B and H-2B visas  for foreign professional and temporary workers, respectively. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Justice announced an agreement of understanding to prosecute employers who commit fraud in […]

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New Limitations For Asylum Seekers

08/01/2019

The attorney general of the United States, William Barr, determined that relatives of a victim of violence are not eligible to request asylum as a “particular social group”, thus putting a new obstacle to the asylum system. Under the Asylum Act, a person in the United States or who arrives to a port of […]

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Problems For Undocumented Residents Driving Without A License

07/19/2019

At present, there are 12 states, mainly across the Southwest and the District of Colombia, where legislation allows for residents to obtain a driver’s license regardless of legal status. Following the 2018 elections.

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Migrant Caravan Continues To Grow As It Reaches The U.S.

05/09/2019

The migrant caravan continued its trek to the U.S. border, originating from several Central American countries, crossing through Mexico to reach the Mexican town of Tijuana on the border.

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Thousands Of Asylum Seekers Are Refused Bond By Justice Department

05/01/2019

Attorney General William Barr supports the administration’s position that migrants caught at the border should be detained even when they have petitioned for asylum.

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30,000 Additional H-2B Visas To Become Available For Migrant Workers

04/23/2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has approved an additional 30,000 H-2B visas for returning seasonal nonagricultural workers who have worked in the U.S. during one of the previous three fiscal years, The H-2B program is designed for seasonal work. The most common occupations among H-2B workers are grounds keeping, landscaping and housekeeping. The H-2B […]

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Trump Threatens To Send Illegal Immigrants To Sanctuary Cities

04/14/2019

President Trump announced on Friday that the administration is seriously considering sending migrants arriving at the border to so-called “sanctuary cities” in retaliation against Democrats who oppose Trump’s plans for a border wall. This idea had been previously denied by his own administration officials.

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Trump Administration Policy Creating Chaos At The Border

03/11/2019

The number of migrants without authorization crossing the border with Mexico has doubled since February of last year, the highest number in the past 12 years.

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Governors Of California And New Mexico Pull Back National Guard

02/13/2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today that he will pull back the 360 National Guard troops who had been deployed to the border with Mexico. The governor will address this issue in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, announcing how the National Guard is better employed in a new mission, fighting […]

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DHS Announces More Efficient H-1B Visa Program

02/10/2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule amending regulations governing H-1B cap petitions that will go into effect on April 1, introducing an electronic registration requirement for H-1B cap petitioners.

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Border Patrol Demands ID From Women For Speaking Spanish

02/04/2019

Two American citizens were detained by a Border Patrol agent after he overheard them speaking Spanish among themselves. The incident occurred at a gas station in the small town of Havre, Montana, as they were waiting in line to pay. Ana Suda and her friend are both Mexican-Americans, born in the United States. The fact […]

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President Suggests New Path To Citizenship For H-1B Visa Holders

01/15/2019

In an attempt to strike a deal with Democrats to end the ongoing government shutdown, now in its 25th day, and standing firm that he will not agree to end the shutdown unless Congress …

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Study Takes Apart Theory That Illegal Immigration Fuels Crime

01/10/2019

The Republican Party and the president are pushing for legislation to impose harsher penalties for undocumented immigrants caught entering the country illegally, stating a link between immigration and crime, claiming what is cited as alarmingly high crime statistics.

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Asylum Ruling For Victims Of Abuse Halted By Federal Court

12/19/2018

Trump administration policies aimed at restricting asylum claims by people citing domestic violence or gang abuse in their home countries were halted by the federal court and ordered the U.S. government to bring back six deported migrants to reconsider their cases.

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Immigrants Who Receive Benefits Can Be Denied Green Cards

11/01/2018

The Trump administration is proposing to crack down on millions of low-income families who may have to choose between receiving government assistance and being granted legal permanent residence in the U.S. The proposal, spearheaded by White House aide Stephen Miller, targets the Supplemental Nutrition […]

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Immigration Documents Delivered Through Secure Mail

10/31/2018

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the Secure Mail Initiative, or SMI, for the mailing of certain immigration documents to recipients in a safe, secure and timely manner, made possible by a partnership between USCIS and the U.S. Postal Service.

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Zero Tolerance Policy At The Mexican Border

10/31/2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the new policy of zero tolerance announced by President Trump, separating families who seek asylum in the U.S. by crossing the border illegally.

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(Español) Republicanos y demócratas intentan proteger a ‘Dreamers’

05/10/2018

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Legal Aid To Be Suspended For Immigrants

04/24/2018

According to an article published by the Washington Post, as of April 30, 2018, the free program of legal assistance for immigrants would cease to exist. The Justice Department Immigration Courts intended to evaluate the program’s cost-effectiveness. This assistance offers tips to nondetained immigrants who are facing deportation proceedings in Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and San […]

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White House Now Agrees To Extend DACA

03/28/2018

Last week, the government rejected a Washington Post report on Trump’s offer to extend DACA for three years in exchange for $25 million for the wall.

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Hispanic Champion At The Dallas Half Marathon

03/26/2018

The Dallas Half Marathon held last weekend in downtown Dallas became a good show and a great opportunity for a young athlete of great character and discipline.

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Last Chance For Thousands Of Salvadorans With TPS

03/14/2018

More than 70,000 undocumented Salvadorans who already are protected have until March 19, 2018, to re-register for temporary protected status, or TPS. The Employment Authorization Document, or EAD, has been extended through Sept. 5, 2018. As a result of the devastating earthquakes in El Salvador in 2001, the Department of Homeland Security designated this […]

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U.S. Ambassador To Mexico Has Resigned

03/05/2018

Roberta Jacobson, U.S. ambassador to Mexico, an appointee by former President Obama, has resigned effective May 5. In her memo, Jacobson expressed concern that this is at a crucial moment when the relationship between the United States and Mexico is under considerable strain. Trump has demanded that a wall be built […]

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Dreamers Deadline Rejected By Supreme Court

02/26/2018

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the request of the Trump administration to  bypass a federal  appeals court  decision, giving  the approximately 800,000 young undocumented immigrants protected under DACA and living in fear of being deported hope that a solution can still be found to their situation.

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Dreamers Continue To Be Focal Point Of Immigration Debate

02/21/2018

Young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children by their parents and were protected by the DACA program, which was scheduled to end on March 5, are still in the balance.

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The Future Of ‘Dreamers’ Remains Uncertain

02/08/2018

As the date approaches for deciding the futures of those young students and professionals called “dreamers,” Congress and the White House continue to battle out a solution. The issue of immigration takes on an urgency and importance in the politics and […]

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(Español) Cierra el año sin solución para los Dreamers de DACA

01/01/2018

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Attempted Terror Attack In New York City

12/11/2017

An explosion below the Port Authority Terminal early yesterday morning injured the suspected terrorist and three other people and created chaos and panic in the early morning rush hour. Fortunately, there were no deaths, but this attack is a sharp reminder that New York is a target for Islamic terrorists.

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Full Enforcement Of President’s Travel Ban

12/06/2017

On Dec. 5, 2017, the Supreme Court granted President Trump’s request to fully enforce his revised order banning travel to the United States by residents of Muslin majority nations.

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Growing Bipartisan Momentum To Reach A Solution For Dreamers

11/27/2017

The growing list of demands by the White House in exchange for any agreement on a legislative solution regarding the future and fate of some 6 60+ ,000 dreamers is in the balance. On Oct. 8, the administration made a list of demands as the basis for any agreement to grant legal status to […]

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End Of Protected Status For Haitians

11/25/2017

Temporary protected status (TPS) is to be canceled on July, 2019, for more than 60,000 Haitians who have been living and working in the U.S. This temporary protection was granted initially after the massive earthquake of 2010 that killed more than 300,000 people and left the country with billions of dollars in damage.  […]

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Dreamers May Lose DACA Protection

11/03/2017

Pending a decision by Congress, starting on March 6, 2018, some 1,400 undocumented youths covered by the DACA program may end up being deported daily, without the protection of DACA. Only action by Congress can prevent this. The outcome would be disastrous, not only for undocumented youths, but for […]

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Visa Lottery Extended After Thousands Were Lost

10/24/2017

The U.S. State Department announced that computer glitch forced the closure of the 2019 Visa Lottery drawing window (DV-2019) and hundreds of thousands of requests to participate were lost.

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Immigration Reform To Include Merit-Based Visas And Border Wall

10/17/2017

A document sent recently to Congress by President Trump with his vision of immigration reform includes extending the wall along the Mexican border and a merit-based system of granting visas. Visa applicants will face increased fees. Provisions will also be added to expedite the repatriation of unaccompanied minors from Central America who enter the country […]

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Applications And Renovations Of U.S. Passports

10/16/2017

According to recent information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), it is recommended that all applications for new United States passports or renovations be done before January 2018.

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Dreamers Must Renew DACA Before Oct. 5, 2017

09/24/2017

All undocumented immigrants or “dreamers” who have work permits that expire between Sept. 5 and March 5, 2018, must apply for renewal of their DACA permits.

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‘Border Wall’ Built By Undocumented Immigrants In Atlanta

08/05/2017

A wall built on a street in central Atlanta to represent the wall along the border between Mexico and the U.S. is the idea of U.S. artist Joseph Guay. His purpose is to create awareness of the immigration problems that plague this nation.

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Visa Bulletin Availability For August 2017

08/01/2017

August adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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Senators Sign Bill To Revive Dreamers Program

07/20/2017

In a bipartisan move, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Dick Durbin of Illinois introduced a new version of a bill known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to grant legal status and a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.

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Leopoldo López Free From Jail, Under House Arrest

07/09/2017

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López was released from Ramo Verde prison yesterday after three years and five months in solitary confinement.

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Visa Bulletin Availability July 2017

07/01/2017

July adjustment of status filing charts visa availability and priority dates

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Fast Track To Obtain H-1B Visa Is Reactivated

06/26/2017

Just four months after suspending the fast track procedure to obtain H-1B visas, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reactivated this service as of last Monday, June 26.

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Cancellation Of DAPA Protection For Undocumented Immigrants

06/17/2017

The cancellation of Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) granting migratory protection for undocumented parents of children with citizenship or permanent residence affects some 5 million families,

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Government Will Require New License To Travel By Plane In 2018

06/11/2017

A law approved by Congress in 2005 will take effect at the national level on Jan. 22, 2018. Known as REAL ID, this new driver’s license will be required of all air travelers who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or legal aliens in the United States.

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Nearly 50 Percent Of New Immigrants Have University Degrees

06/03/2017

According to a report by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), immigrants entering the United States between 2011 and 2015 have university degrees.

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Visa Bulletin For June 2017

06/01/2017

June adjustment of status filing charts visa availability and priority dates

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European Parliament Votes To End Visa-Free Travel For Americans

05/23/2017

The European Parliament recently voted to repeal visa-free travel for Americans planning to visit countries within the European Union. This is in response to a recent U.S. rule requiring that citizens of five European countries obtain visas to enter the U.S. Up until now, U.S. citizens could travel within Europe without a visa.

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Protests And Demonstrations Against The SB4 “Anti Sanctuary” For Texas

05/16/2017

The controversial legislation SB4, which has resulted in demonstrations in several cities throughout Texas, could be enforced on Sept. 1, 2017. Protests erupted, claiming lack of respect for the Latino community and asking the governor not to sign it.

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2018 American Visa Lottery

05/04/2017

Millions of hopeful participants for the 2018 electronic visa lottery will know May 2 if they have passed to the second stage, where the winners could qualify for legal residence status.

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Visa Bulletin For May 2017

05/01/2017

May adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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Federal Judge Blocks Order To Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities

04/25/2017

On Tuesday, a federal judge in San Francisco temporarily blocked any attempt by the Trump administration and the attorney general to withhold funding from cities and towns that refuse to cooperate with U.S. immigration officials.

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Executive Order To Review H-1B Immigration Visas

04/19/2017

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that as of April 7, 2017, it has filled the statuary cap of 65,000 visas for 2018. During the filing period, which opened on April 3, USCIS received 199,000 H-1B petitions.

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1,470 Economists Urge President Trump To Support Immigrants

04/12/2017

Close to 1,500 economists from across the political spectrum have signed a letter to President Trump and top congressional leaders, pointing out how important immigrants are for the economic growth of our nation.

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Immigration Latest News Texas March 2017

04/05/2017

This space is for news, features and articles that bring together the latest events that appear and can be found on sites and in the media, specializing in topics concerning the laws, lawyers and immigration cases, as well as changes in policy that appear in the media on a daily basis.

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Permanent Residence for Certain TPS Beneficiaries

04/03/2017

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has opened the way for beneficiaries of temporary protected status to obtain permanent residence in the U.S.

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Visa Bulletin For April 2017

04/01/2017

April adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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Representatives Of Minority Groups Protest ‘Racist’ Bills In Texas

03/25/2017

Representatives of the two minorities gathered in Austin across from the State Capitol of Texas, supported by hundreds of people, to protest funding cuts to public education, which directly affects these minorities.

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Veto Suspended And Returns To The Immigration Courts

03/20/2017

For a second time, a federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on entry into the United States from six mostly Muslim countries.

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Immigration Workshops And Forum In Dallas Dealing With Deportation

03/12/2017

Lawyers and volunteers are looking for ways to help and instruct the public on what steps should be taken when facing possible deportation, how to protect your children, what documentation you should have with you, etc. The first and most important thing is to meet with an attorney who is experienced in immigration.

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Visa Bulletin For March 2017

03/01/2017

March adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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Cooperation Agreement Canceled Between Harris County, Texas And ICE

02/22/2017

A cooperation agreement between the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has come to an end. Program 287(g), which created greater cooperation between Harris County, Texas, and ICE, has been canceled.

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President’s Day Ceremonies For 25,000 New American Citizens

02/14/2017

On the upcoming Presidents Day, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold 162 naturalization ceremonies for 25,000 new U.S. citizens throughout the country.

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2 Million Undocumented Immigrants Could Regulate Their Immigration Status

02/08/2017

According to a report issued by the CMS, Center for Migration Studies, between 15 and 20 of the 11 million undocumented immigrants estimated to be living in the U.S. could be in a position to regulate their status, according to the latest court rulings.

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Visa Bulletin For February 2017

02/01/2017

February adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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The Wall Separates Donald Trump and Peña Nieto

01/26/2017

Construction of the border wall between Mexico and the U.S. is taking on strength. President Donald Trump has already signed two executive orders regarding immigration; the completion of the wall and expanding detention facilities for illegal immigrants.

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A New Era Begins With Trump, Surrounded By Questions And Uncertainty

01/20/2017

The inauguration of President Donald Trump today is the beginning of a new era in this country, surrounded by an atmosphere of questions and uncertainty.

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Deportation Of ‘Dreamers’ Not A Priority For The Incoming President

01/12/2017

It seems that deporting “dreamers” is not a priority for the incoming president of the United States, as stated by the proposed director of the Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly.

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Immigration Is Central Issue for The New Texas Legislature

01/10/2017

The 85th Legislature of the State of Texas opened its new session at the State Capitol, focusing on immigration as the central debate.

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Visa Bulletin January 2017

01/01/2017

January adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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Congress In Texas Rejects Complete Border Wall On Mexican Border

12/20/2016

A majority of the Texas representatives for Congress have rejected building a wall along the entire border between Texas with Mexico, as proposed by President-elect Donald Trump.

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Trump Open To Find Solutions For Dreamers

12/11/2016

On Jan. 20, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. In a recent interview as Man of the Year 2016 for Time magazine, among the multiple issues discussed was the issue of continuing with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or rescinding Obama’s program as he […]

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Several Mayors From U.S. Cities Unite In Defense Of Immigrants

12/05/2016

Mayors of the C40 Climate Leadership Group met in Mexico from Nov. 30 through Dec.2. The main objective of this meeting is that cities help meet the goal of the Paris climate accord to limit global warming as well as many other issues, including immigration.

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Governor Of Texas Pledges To Ban Sanctuary Cities

11/28/2016

Several cities throughout the United States and in Texas are operating as so-called “sanctuary cities.” Austin could be the first official city in Texas pledging to remain a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants. The governor of Texas is threatening to enact harsher laws and reduce funding to police departments that promote […]

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Avalanche Of Immigrants Crossing The Border Ahead Of The Presidential Inauguration

11/20/2016

Texas border facilities are saturated with immigrants from Central America, especially children, crossing into the U.S. So far this year, the numbers are alarmingly high, possibly exceeding the figures for 2014 when more than 68,000 unaccompanied minors were detained.

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Mexican Consulates In Texas Sign Agreement Protecting Minors

11/17/2016

More than 10 Mexican consulates throughout Texas have signed an agreement with the Texas CASA (court-appointed special advocate) program to protect immigrant Mexican children who are in the custody of authorities in Texas.

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Green Card Lottery Ends Nov. 7

11/07/2016

Every year, millions of people have a chance to submit entries to have a chance at one of the 55,000 diversity immigrant program visas that provides a path for foreign nationals to become permanent residents of the United States.

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High Deportation And Imprisoned Population Creates Dispute In Texas

11/06/2016

Harris, the largest county in Texas, has become the stage of a heated battle between the two parties’ candidates for the position of bailiff in the upcoming 2016 elections

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Visa Bulletin November 2016

11/01/2016

November adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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Immigration Application And Petition Fees Increase

10/24/2016

On Oct. 24, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS ) announced it is adjusting the fees for many immigration applications and petitions, effective Dec. 23.

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Controversial Wall On The New Mexico Border

10/19/2016

A 1½-mile wall of reinforced steel in Sunland Park, New Mexico, causes great controversy in this border area between the United States and Mexico.

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Young Salvadoran Is Saved From Deportation

10/15/2016

A 19-year-old Salvadoran woman who was arrested in June in North Carolina was released from detention after the judge agreed to reopen her case, when she was about to be deported.

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Increasing Numbers Of Pregnant Adolescents Crossing The Border

10/10/2016

The number of pregnant undocumented minors who crossed the border so far this year has increased significantly.

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THE Official USA DV2018 Green Card Lottery

10/04/2016

THE OFFICIAL USA DV2018 GREEN CARD LOTTERY

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Visa Bulletin October 2016

10/01/2016

October adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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Illegal Immigrant Population Drops Below 11 Million

09/24/2016

Continuing nearly a decade-long decline, the undocumented immigrant population in the United States has fallen below 11 million, the lowest since 2003.

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More Than 800 Immigrants Mistakenly Awarded Citizenship

09/20/2016

The U.S. government has mistakenly awarded citizenship to over 800 immigrants who had pending deportation orders from countries of concern to national security.

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Attention: Imposters Posing As Immigration Officials

09/14/2016

Callers posing as immigration officials from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or other government agencies contact unsuspecting individuals to obtain their personal identification and other documentation. Beware, these are imposters and you should cut the communication immediately.

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Immigration Reform: Top Issue In Upcoming Presidential Election

09/08/2016

The future of over 11 million undocumented immigrants could be in the balance depending on the results of the upcoming presidential election. Their lives can change radically; they could either be recognized as legally living and working in the United States or continue to live in fear of prosecution and deportation.

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Visa Bulletin For September 2016

09/02/2016

September adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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Immigration Proposes New Rules For International Entrepreneurs

08/30/2016

On Aug. 30, 2016, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed new guidelines to permit certain international entrepreneurs to be considered for temporary permission to enter this country, with the intention of creating or developing their business in the U.S.

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Available Immigration Relief For Customers Affected By Flooding In Louisiana

08/20/2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is offering immigration relief to eople who are in the process of immigration issues and have been affected by the severe flooding in Louisiana or in other areas.

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Fifty Percent Of 2016 Refugees To U.S. Are Muslims

08/17/2016

More than 63,000 refugees have been accepted into the United States so far this fiscal year, which is 22,000 under the total number that the government has stipulated for fiscal year 2016 ending in September.

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Thousands Of Undocumented Minors Still Not Protected By DACA

08/12/2016

On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced the new immigration policy (DACA) to exempt undocumented minors who entered the country before June 2007 from deportation. This also allowed for them to receive a renewable two-year work permit.

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Immigrant Mothers Reach Agreement With State Of Texas

08/07/2016

An agreement was reached with the Sate of Texas, after more than one year of litigation, to guarantee that all U.S. children born in Texas receive birth certificates.

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Visa Bulletin For August 2016

08/01/2016

August adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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Administration To Expand Program Allowing Central American To Enter U.S. As Refugees

07/26/2016

Plans were announced Tuesday that the Obama administration will expand programs that will allow family members residing in this country, seek refuge for thousands of children from Central America.

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Elderly Couple From San Antonio, Texas, Die Within Hours of Each Other

07/22/2016

There are stories that deserve to be told, if only to show that not everything is negativity and fear surrounding immigrants, often reported in the media.

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Average Of 644 Daily Deported From The U.S.

07/15/2016

During the first months of 2016, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have deported more than 155,000 undocumented immigrants; 41{ 60+ 1159a6a7429584a806995ad39558e169cc2325aba4a356f39b55aa785c6703} of which did not have any criminal record.

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Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status For El Salvador

07/11/2016

The Secretary of Homeland Security has extended temporary protected status (TPS) for eligible nationals from El Salvador. This extension is for an additional 18 months, effective Sept. 10, 2016 until March 9, 2018.

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Untold Numbers Of Veterans Deported

07/08/2016

It is difficult to calculate the untold number of veterans who have been living legally in the U.S. for years, honorably serving this country, who have been deported without receiving assistance from the federal government.

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Available July 2016 Visa Bulletin

07/01/2016

July adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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Executive Action Blocked Again By The Supreme Court

06/27/2016

The U.S. Supreme Court’s vote last week that would have allowed President Obama’s two deportation relief programs, DAPA and DACA, to finally go into effect have deadlocked in a tie, destroying the hopes of more than 5 million undocumented immigrants who fear deportation.

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Intense Heat At The Border Creates Additional Danger For Immigrants

06/20/2016

The authorities in Arizona have issued an alert on the intense temperatures they are experiencing this month and the danger for people trying to cross the border from Mexico. Temperatures range around 120 degrees Fahrenheit or 48.8 Centigrade.

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Executive Migratory Action On Hold Until June 20

06/13/2016

The Supreme Court has still not given a ruling regarding President Obama’s migratory executive action of 2014, extending deferred action from a two-year grant to a three-year grant. They have until June 27 to give a ruling.

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Hispanic Vote Could Decide The 2016 Elections

06/07/2016

The importance of the Hispanic vote is going to be more decisive than ever before in the upcoming elections, as was apparent in the New Mexico primary.

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Visa Bulletin June 2016

06/01/2016

June adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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136 ‘Dreamers’ Join The U.S. Armed Forces

05/27/2016

According to Agencia EFE sources, 136 young immigrants, also known as “dreamers,” who do not have legal status in the U.S. have been allowed to serve in the U.S. armed forces.

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Texas Judge Requests List Of Undocumented DACA Recipients

05/23/2016

A federal court judge from Texas has called on the government to hand over a list of the 100,000 young undocumented immigrants who have benefited from the Program of Deferred Action (DACA), created in 2012 and have received a renewal for three years.

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Honduras And Nicaragua Receive Extension Of TPS

05/16/2016

The Secretary for Homeland Security has announced that as of July 6, 2016, eligible nationals from Honduras and Nicaragua will qualify for an extension of temporary protected status for an additional 18 months, carrying through until Jan. 5, 2018.

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Government Continues Deportation Of Undocumented Aliens

05/13/2016

The U.S. government continues to firmly maintain its policy to remove undocumented immigrants who have crossed the border into the United States over the past 18 months.

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Visa Bulletin May 2016

05/01/2016

May adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates 2015 POVERTY GUIDELINES * DOS publishes current immigrant visa availability information in a monthly visa bulletin that allows immigrants to apply for available visas based on their individual priority date. Dates for Filing Applications is the earliest dates […]

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‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’

04/25/2016

“Build Bridges, Not Walls” is the motto of the demonstration to be held on May 1 in favor of the rights of immigrants. Pope Francis’ phrase has spread throughout the world and has been acquired by activists from the Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants in the United States, as their slogan in the next demonstration […]

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USCIS Created New Web Page For Workload Transfers

04/22/2016

Customers can now keep track of workload transfers between the five service centers through the new web page created by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. In order to ensure that processing times are handled in a timelier manner, some cases may be transferred from one service center to another. In the past, the Web would announce information on each […]

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H-1B Petitions For Fiscal Year 2017

04/14/2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin to accept H-1B petitions for 2017 starting on April 1, 2016. The accepted cap for 2017 is 65,000. USCIS opens this opportunity to thousands of foreign workers who are requested and recruited by U.S. companies. The H-1B program is used by U.S. businessmen to hire foreign professionals specialized […]

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Immigrant Minors Anxiously Await Hearings In U.S. Courts

04/11/2016

Immigrant children are waiting anxiously until the decisive day that will have their final hearing before an immigration judge, who will decide whether or not they are to be deported. According to the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), there is very little hope for these minors. The data provided is shocking; up until February […]

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Latest Immigration News Dallas, Texas, USA

04/07/2016

Stay informed with the latest news on Immigration in Dallas. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announces interesting facts and news in cases such as:

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Visa Bulletin April 2016

4/01/2016

April adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates

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April 1 H-1B Petitions For Fiscal Year 2017

03/18/2016

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin to accept H-1B petitions for 2017 starting on April 1, 2016. The accepted cap for 2017 is 65,000.

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Visa Bulletin For March 2016

03/02/2016

March adjustment of status filing charts, visa availability and priority dates. Always consult with an experienced immigration attorney who is a law graduate and certified in the United States of America by the Board of Immigration Appeals Federal Department of Justice. LAW FIRM DALLAS     .     BUFETE DE ABOGADOS […]

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Hispanic ‘Dreamers’ Are In Demand As Teachers In The U.S.

02/29/2016

Spanish “dreamers,” a name given to Latin immigrants who are covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), are much sought after by Teach for America to work as teachers in schools in the U.S.

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Border Collapse As Hispanics Surge To See Pope Francisco

02/22/2016

Last week, thousands of Hispanics from throughout the United States traveled to the Mexican border to have a chance to hear Pope Francis officiate Mass in Juarez, making El Paso the meeting place for Latinos.

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Trump’s Multimillion-Dollar Proposal To Prevent Hispanic Immigration Into The U.S.

02/10/2016

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has proposed building and reinforcing a wall at all borders with the U.S. representing a gigantic cost to build.

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Families Without Legal Advice Risk Deportation

02/08/2016

The immigration system of the United States does not provide attorneys for immigrants in risk of removal. Limited legal resources for unaccompanied minors and their parents creates a serious situation for Central American families at risk of deportation.

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Petition Fees Increase For H-1B And L-1 Nonimmigrant Visas

02/01/2016

A new law signed on Dec. 15, 2015, increases fees on certain H-1B and L-1 petitioners postmarked on or after Dec. 18, 2015. Additional fees of $4,000 are for certain H-1B and $4,500 for certain L-1A and L-1B nonimmigrant visas.

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Department Of Homeland Security Changes Nonimmigrant Worker Visas

01/15/2016

Effective on Feb. 16, the Department of Homeland Security has amended its regulations for the H-1B1, E-3 and CW-1 nonimmigrant classifications and the EB-1 immigrant classification, and facilitate the process that previously placed such workers at a disadvantage compared to other visa classifications.

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Visa Bulletin January 2016

12/22/2015

2015 POVERTY GUIDELINES * DOS publishes current immigrant visa availability information in a monthly Visa Bulletin which allows immigrants to apply for available visas based on their individual priority date. Dates for Filing Applications is the earliest dates when applicants may apply. Application Final Action Dates are when visas may […]

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Immigration A Hot Subject For The 2016 Elections

12/16/2015

One of the issues that face candidates for the 2016 elections is immigration and this is provoking heated discussions among candidates. This blog is dedicated only to immigration news and information in Dallas, Texas, and the United States and other interesting information that has to do with these issues in this state

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Syrian Refugees Arrive In Texas

12/08/2015

Twenty-one refugees have arrived in Texas. In spite of the enormous controversy generated by the Texas Governor’s refusal to accept more Syrian refugees, Dallas will soon receive these individuals who have families already living in the state.

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Puerto Rican Vote Vital For The 2016 Elections

12/03/2015

Puerto Ricans can only vote for their president if they live in the U.S. For the 2016 elections, the Puerto Rican vote will be absolutely decisive in Florida, according to a report to Agencia EFE.

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Civics Practice Test Now Offered In Spanish

11/23/2015

Starting on Nov. 19, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has added an online Spanish civics practice test for applicants preparing for their naturalization as American citizens.

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More Countries Enter The Visa H-2A And H-2B Programs

11/19/2015

According to an announcement by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an additional 16 countries have been designated for the program for H-2A and H-2B non-immigrant visas for foreign workers. The information to include these countries was announced on Nov. 18, 2015, by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and USCIS.

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Naturalization Application Fees Can Now Be Paid With Credit Cards

11/16/2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has sent out a reminder that credit cards can now be used for payment of fees for Application for Naturalization. It is important to remember that when applying for the naturalization exam, there is a fee of $680 accompanying the Form N-400 that can be paid with a credit card.

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Immigration Of Unaccompanied Minors Has Receded

11/07/2015

The wave of unaccompanied minors and their families from Central America has slowed down considerably since the huge number fleeing during the summer of 2014. Although the media attention to this issue has subsided, the crisis is way from over.

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Immigration Expects Minor Refugees From Central America

11/05/2015

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is expecting the first Central American minors to arrive within the next few weeks, according to reports from Agencia EFE. So far 5,000 refugee applications have been received and 60+ interviews have been conducted for children.

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New Immigration Attorney In Dallas

11/02/2015

Reina and Bates is pleased to welcome Attorney Richard Armstrong to its offices in Dallas. Mr. Armstrong is a graduate from the University of Chicago, School of Law and has been dedicated to practice immigration law since he was admitted to the Texas bar in 2014.

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Visa Bulletin November Available

10/31/2015

2015 POVERTY GUIDELINES   * DOS publishes current immigrant visa availability information in a monthly Visa Bulletin which allows immigrants to apply for available visas based on their individual priority date. Dates for Filing Applications is the earliest dates when applicants may apply. Application Final Action Dates are when […]

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Warning: New Crisis Of Central American Refugees

10/28/2015

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees warns of a new refugee crisis mainly affecting women coming from Central America. The media warns of this phenomenon and makes reference to last year when 68,000 cases of unaccompanied minors were detained at the border.

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Diversity Visa Lottery Program For 2017

10/23/2015

The Diversity Visa Lottery program administered by the Department of State for 2017 started on Oct. 1 and will conclude on Nov. 3. This program provides up to 55,000 visas each fiscal year for permanent residence in the U.S., to individuals who have been selected and comply with all the requirements.

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USCIS Offers Immigration Relief For Disaster Victims

10/22/2015

Immigrant families who are not U.S. citizens can receive relief measures when affected by unforeseen disasters, such as the recent severe flooding in South Carolina. ? Many families have members with different immigration statuses.

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Pope Francis A Son Of Immigrants

09/27/2015

During his first visit to the United States, Pope Francis gave an address before the U.S. Congress on Aug. 24 urging lawmakers to embrace immigrants who come to this country in search of a better life.

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Naturalization Ceremony Welcomes 36,000 New U.S. Citizens

09/17/2015

Each year the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, welcomes more than 36,000 new citizens to celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Also known as Constitution Week, from September 17 – September 23, more than 200 naturalization ceremonies will be held.

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Immigration, Syrian Refugees In The United States

09/09/2015

The Syrian immigration crisis has exceeded all provisions and forecasts crossing borders and oceans, becoming the worst case of refugees in world history since the terrible genocide in Rwanda. Twenty years have passed since that terrible event and it is still unclear how far this will extend.

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Spanish Language myE-Verify Services Launched By USCIS

09/05/2015

USCIS has recently launched a new website in Spanish. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has launched the Spanish myE-Verify one-stop shop for employees and job seekers to access features and information on their eligibility.

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Deported Mexican Immigrants Reenter The United States

08/30/2015

A group of six immigrants who had been deported after signing a voluntary departure have been given parole to cross the Mexican/California border, to have their day in Court. This has been possible as a result of an agreement that permitted these six non-citizens to cross the border but which does not change their status.

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Immigration Cases transferred From Vermont To California

08/25/2015

Starting this month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has begun to transfer certain cases from the Vermont Service Center to the Center in California. The cases to be transferred are Petitions for Alien Relative and the Petition to remove Conditions of Residence.

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Governor Of California Prohibits Use Of The Term “Alien”

08/15/2015

On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill deleting the term “alien” from the California labor code as a definition of foreign-born workers and immigrant individuals. This term is considered derogatory and offensive.

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USCIS Offers Temporary Relief After Extensive Damage Caused By Typhoon Soudelor

08/07/2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has notified on its website that they are offering temporary immigration relief or benefits to people affected by the Typhoon Soudelor, who are in the process of legalizing their immigration status in the U.S. CONTACT US__214 60+ 5 9100 For this reason USCIS has informed that individuals affected by this […]

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Immigration To Texas Continues To Grow

08/05/2015

Immigration in Texas continues to grow; especially immigration from Asian countries continues to rise at a constant pace, nearly matching the number of immigrants who arrive from Latin America. India and China are at the head of the long list of countries whose nationals immigrate to USA. CONTACT US__214 60+ 5 9100 The Office of the […]

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Urgent Message From USCIS For DACA Recipients

07/28/2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published an urgent message on their website DATED July 27, 2015 to inform DACA recipients that some of these three-year work permits, issued after the Feb. 16, 2015, court order must be returned to your local USCIS office. This order only applies to some individuals who received their card after this date.

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USCIS Requesting Public To Comment On New Rule

07/20/2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services needs user comments or opinions from concerned public about a proposal to expand eligibility for temporary exemptions of inadmissibility by illegal presence in the U.S. This rule would expand eligibility to foreign nationals to qualify for an immigrant visa and waiver the fact that they are in the country unlawfully. These changes are proposed […]

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Dreamers, How DACA Has Impacted The Program’s Recipients

07/15/2015

According to an article published in the Huffington Post on July 14, surveys carried out by the National Immigration Law Center, the Center for American Progress and the University of California, San Diego to study the how Dreamers, DACA recipients have benefited both from an economic and educational standpoint.

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USCIS Has New Blog And Facebook In Spanish

07/12/2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launches a new home for its blog in Spanish titled “Compas” and has opened a new Facebook account also in Spanish. This decision was made taking into account the huge Spanish speaking community who are interested in the latest information available on immigration.

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Citizenship Public Awareness Initiative launched By USCIS

07/06/2015

Under President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration and the Task Force on New Americans, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, USCIS, has released promotional materials as part of the Citizenship and Public Education Awareness campaign.

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Government Announces Reform At ICE Detention Centers

06/29/2015

The government of the United States has announced a series of reforms to take place at the family detention centers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the border between Mexico and the U.S. where AILA request the release children and their immigrant mothers from detention centers where many families with small children have […]

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AILA Requests The Release Of Children And Their Immigrant Mothers From Detention Centers

06/27/2015

The American Immigration Lawyers Association has petitioned that the government carry out immediate systemic changes in the way DHS retains families. In a visit to two detention centers in Texas, Rep. Gutierrez commented that there shouldn’t be over 1,000 children detained in a prison camp.

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Facebook Founder Donates $5 Million For Young Undocumented Immigrants In The U.S.

06/19/2015

It is not the first time Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, has donated millions of dollars for young undocumented immigrants toward their studies, giving them a foot in the door to the technological world.

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Fewer Children Detained At The U.S. Border

06/12/2015

The number of undocumented children, who cross the border into the United States without an accompanying adult, has declined dramatically by 50{ 60+ 1159a6a7429584a806995ad39558e169cc2325aba4a356f39b55aa785c6703}.

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Green Cards Don’t Always Have A Signature

06/06/2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has informed the public that all permanent resident or green cards not always will have the holder’s signature. In some cases and in the case of children under the age of 18 and people who are unable to provide a signature, the signature requirements may be waived.

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Immigration To U.S. Further Delays Implementing Executive Action

06/01/2015

Once again everything related to the Executive action and President Obama’s immigration reform has been delayed. Millions of undocumented immigrants will continue to live with fear and insecurity until 2016 before any changes can be implemented regarding immigration reform legislation.

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Processing Of H-1B Extension Temporarily Suspended

05/20/2015

According to a news release issued yesterday, May 19 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS have temporarily suspended premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015.

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Adoption Of Children Affected By The Earthquake In Nepal

05/13/2015

There has been an increase in the requests for information by many United States citizens, inquiring about how to adopt children from Nepal affected by the recent devastating earthquake.

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May 15 Deadline To Apply For Citizenship Grant Programs

05/08/2015

Since the first of April, USCIS started to accept applications from companies and organizations that prepare applications for citizenship to permanent residents in the United States of America.

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News From Lawyers And Immigration Laws In Dallas, Texas

05/01/2015

This space is for news, features and articles that bring together the latest events that appear and can be found on sites and in the media, specializing in topics concerning the laws, lawyers and immigration cases, as well as changes in policy that appear in the media on a daily basis.

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Hillary Clinton Follows Obama On Immigration Reform

04/22/2015

Hillary Clinton is running for president of the United States for the second time and follows President Obama on issues regarding immigration reform. We are already hearing leaders of various immigrant communities requesting her to take stronger action and commitment to immigration issues.

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H-1B Visas Reach Regulatory Maximum For 2016

04/13/2015

According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, petitions for H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2016 have reached their maximum statuary cap of 65,000.

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Administrative Appeals Office Seeks Friend Of The Court Opinions

04/09/2015

The AAO is requesting “Friend of the Court” (Amicus Curiae) written statements or opinions from people or organizations who are interested in the issue being considered. The issue at hand is regarding the Form I-140.

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Citizenship And Integration Grants Announced By USCIS

04/02/2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has approved approximately $10 million through the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. Organizations receive these grants to prepare permanent residents for citizenship at the same time promoting civic integration by improving their knowledge of the English language, U.S. history and civics.

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Form I-407 New Version Immigration USA

03/24/2015

USCIS United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, has announced that the new version of Form I-407 is now available.  This form is for Permanent Residents or Green Card owners who wish to abandon this status.

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Motion Concerning H-2B Nonimmigrant Visa Program Granted By District Court

03/23/2015

Commencing immediately, the Department of Labor will start processing labor permit applications under the 2008 H-2B rulings, but will continue to suspend premium processing until further notice.

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Washington And 14 States Back Obama Presenting Appeal

03/14/2015

Fourteen Democratic led states and Washington, D.C., through the Department of Justice, filed an emergency motion with the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals asking that the court overturn last month’s injunction to President Obama’s immigration actions presented by a Texas judge.

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Revision Of USCIS Form G-28 For Attorneys Or Accredited Representatives

03/08/2015

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revised Form G-28 dated March 4, 2015, will replace the original form that became effective on Jan. 27, 2015. Important for immigrants, lawyers and  legal representatives.

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Approved Bill Avoids DHS Closing

03/03/2015

House Speaker John Boehner announced to the press that the Congress had voted to approve funding the Homeland Security Department until the end of the fiscal year.

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Immigration News: Hispanics A Majority In Texas By 2020

03/01/2015

According to projections recently reported by the Census Bureau, the Hispanic population will be the largest ethnic group in the State of Texas by 2020 and is expected to be a population majority by 2044 with more than 50{ 60+ 1159a6a7429584a806995ad39558e169cc2325aba4a356f39b55aa785c6703} of the population.

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Department Of Homeland Security To Extend Eligibility For Work Permits To Visa H-1B Spouses

02/26/2015

Yesterday the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend eligibility for employment authorization to certain spouses of H-1B non-immigrants, thereby allowing these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in the United States.

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Urgent Appeal Against Blockade Of DAPA And Postponement Of DACA

02/23/2015

After last week’s blockade of the DACA and DAPA immigration programs by a Texas judge, an emergency motion was presented today by the Department of Justice of the United States, which calls for a suspension of this decision and lifting the blockade.

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Texas Judge Blocks Immigration Programs DACA And DAPA

02/17/2015

Yesterday, Feb. 16, Univision TV and other mass media announced that a Federal judge from Texas had suspended the actions of President Obama that would stop the deportations of almost 2½ million dreamers, just one day before it was scheduled to be put into effect.

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5,000 New Citizens On Presidents Day In USA

02/12/2015

We celebrate Presidents Day on Feb. 16 in United States of America to honor our first president, George Washington, and all the presidents of this country, with welcome ceremonies for 5.000 new citizens.

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Begin Accepting Applications For Expansion Of DACA

02/02/2015

As part of President Obama’s immigration plan, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Saturday they will start accepting requests for temporary deportation relief for undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S illegally as children. The first day to request DACA applications is Feb. 18, 2015.

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Final Rule Permits Attorneys To Receive Immigration Documentation

01/28/2015

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a final rule on Notices of Decisions and Documents Evidencing Lawful Status. Effective on Jan. 27, 2015, this rule amends the regulations governing how and when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will correspond with an applicant, attorney or designated representative.

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I-129 Revised Form For Nonimmigrant Workers

01/23/2015

The form I-129 to Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker has recently been revised by USCIS. The new form labeled with an October 23, 2014 edition date can be downloaded from the USCIS forms website.

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New York Approved Identification Card For Undocumented Immigrants

01/15/2015

Wednesday was the first day that New York residents enrolled in the municipal program undocumented immigrants an identification card. Appointments can now be made, which makes it easier to sign up for the IDNYC.

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Protected Status Has Been Extended For El Salvador

01/07/2015

Temporary protected status (TPS) has been extended for El Salvador eligible nationals for an additional 18 months as has been announced by the office of the Secretary for Homeland Security.  This extension will be effective on March 10, 2015, and will last 16 months until Sept. 9, 2016.

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More States Have Granted Driver’s Licenses To Immigrants

01/02/2015

There is good news for the immigrant community in the United States. Positive data continues to be announced on everything having to do with immigration. Starting on Jan. 2, 2015, undocumented people may apply for their licenses in California and Connecticut.

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Dreamers’ Driver’s Licenses For Arizona Immigrants

12/23/2014

Under the recent executive action by President Obama, young immigrants began applying for their driver’s licenses on Monday. Long lines were expected at Motor Vehicle Division offices throughout Arizona, as young undocumented immigrants planned to sign up for driver’s licenses for the first time.

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Sarah Saldaña First Latin Woman To Lead ICE

12/19/2014

Sarah Saldaña was confirmed by a Senate majority for the position of  Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security  to the Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE, becoming the first Hispanic woman to achieve this position.

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68 Countries Eligible To Participate In The H-2A And H-2B Visa Programs

12/17/2014

USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Department of State, has added the Czech Republic, Denmark, Madagascar, Portugal, and Sweden to the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs for the coming year. The notice listing the 68 eligible countries published on […]

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10,000 U Visas Approved By USCIS Already Run Out

12/14/2014

For the 6th consecutive year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has approved for fiscal year 2015 10,000 U-1 non-immigrant visas. The statuary maximum of 10,000 ran out before the government of the U.S. could make them available.

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USCIS Redesigns Website And Job-Seeker Resources For Employees

12/08/2014

It is now easier for job seekers to navigate the newly redesigned U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, www.uscis.gov/careers, to learn about vacancies, benefits and career development opportunities.

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17 States Oppose President Obama’s Executive Action

12/04/2014

A coalition of 17 states yesterday presented a lawsuit demanding that the courts block measures presented by President Barack Obama last Nov. 20.

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Immigrant Saved From Deportation Thanks To Obama’s Executive Order

12/04/2014

Thanks to changes in immigration laws recently approved by Obama, Juan Facundo Rodriguez has been saved from his imminent deportation. As a result of these newly released reforms, this citizen from Mexico is now free.

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TPS 15 Days For Re-registration Of Undocumented Immigrants From Nicaragua And Honduras

11/30/2014

Dec. 15, 2014, is the last day to re-enroll in the extension of temporary protected status (TPS) for undocumented immigrants from Nicaragua and Honduras.

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President Obama’s Actions On Immigration

11/21/2014

The president, in a speech to the nation on Nov. 20, announced executive action proposed to crack down on illegal immigration and deportation of felons not families. Certain undocumented immigrants may be required to pass a criminal background test and pay taxes which would permit them to stay in the United States.

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More Than 5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Are Waiting For Obama

11/19/2014

Just today the White House has presented a video on various television channels, announcing that tomorrow, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m., President Obama from Las Vegas will disclose the expected immigration enforcement measures.

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USCIS Suffers Interruptions In Customer Service

11/10/2014

The National Center for Customer Services, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has notified that interruptions and failures have been detected in some of the services offered to customers.

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Immigration Still A Priority For Obama

11/05/2014

During a press conference, President Obama announced that he is willing to take legal action to fix the immigration system. This is a priority for Obama and he is open to work with Congress, but insisted on reform by the end of the year as immigrants “deserve a chance.”

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More Than 25 Million Latinos Are Eligible To Vote On Nov. 4

10/23/2014

According to the Pew study, the number of Latins eligible to vote has increased considerably. This research center explained that although the Hispanic community is descended from a melting pot of nations, when voting, they think very similarly.

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Outstanding American By Choice

10/18/2014

Outstanding American by Choice is an initiative of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) throughout the year to recognize the outstanding achievements of naturalized citizens.

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United States Increases Security On The Mexican Border

10/14/2014

As a result of the enormous avalanche of undocumented foreign minors crossing the border unaccompanied that occurred last summer, the Department of Homeland Security has notified this fall the implementation of a new strategy to secure the southern border of the nation.

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Latest Republican Opposition To Overhaul Immigration Reform

10/09/2014

Opposition to immigration reform continues to create headlines. According to the president, the continued opposition of the Republican Party is alienating a whole generation of immigrants by opposing to overhaul immigration laws. Different sectors of the media have echoed the statements made by President Obama in Santa Monica to a group of young entrepreneurs, regarding […]

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Fiscal Year 2014. USCIS Announces Major Grants Citizenship Preparation

10/06/2014

The District of Columbia and 24 states will receive federal funding for Citizen Preparation Programs, nearly $10 million has been awarded in grants by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to 40 organizations located in 24 states and the District of Columbia. These organizations will provide permanent residents with citizenship preparation services through to September […]

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Dallas A Target For Migrants

10/02/2014

There are many conditions and characteristics that are making Texas the spotlight for foreigners seeking the American dream. Dallas stands out above the major capitals of the American nation as the most searched destination for prospective immigrants seeking citizenship in the United States.

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Lottery Visas USA Immigration

09/25/2014

Opening of the new registration period for the Diversity Visa Program, known as “visa lottery” starts next Oct. 1 for fiscal year 2016.

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New Center In Texas For Undocumented Immigrants

09/12/2014

Federal authorities notified the opening of a new center in Dilley, south Texas.

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Texas First State To Release Undocumented Immigrant Children

08/14/2014

Everyone knows the terrible news of the quantity of children crossing the border alone the United States, however the ORR reported that more than 43,000 children undocumented detainees have been released in the custody of relatives in the first 8 months of the year. CONTACT____214 60+ 5 9100  These children are arrested and transferred to the […]

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California Immigration Court Closes

08/01/2014

The Immigration Court of California, located on North Imperial Avenue, El Centro closed on Sept. 30, 2014. The Executive Office for Immigration Review notified the termination of services at this court, according to a decision made by the Department of National Security.

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Humanitarian Crisis In The U.S. Undocumented Children At The Border

07/09/2014

The government of the United States through the Immigration Department is seeking solutions to the massive crisis that has occurred with the arrival of thousands of children who become undocumented children when they cross the border in the hottest spots, Texas and California. The numbers are staggering and can exceed 60,000 cases of children who […]

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Immigration And The Government Of The United States, Located Shelters For Undocumented Minors

07/09/2014

The Department of Health of the United States, reported that thousands of undocumented children are being placed, vaccinated and cared for in shelters and warehouses at different points near the borders.

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