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Research Shows Immigrant Entrepreneurs Leaving the U.S. to Become Our Competition

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by Michele Waslin Restrictionists often perpetuate the myth that immigrants are not needed in our current economy—that they take jobs and hurt American workers.  But research has shown that immigrants not only grow the economy, but help create jobs and are part of the solution to our economic woes.  However, while immigrants can create jobs […]

USCIS Proposes Significant Enhancements to EB-5 Visa Processing to Help America Win the Future

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Actions Will Streamline Program Designed to Create Jobs WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today proposed significant enhancements to the administration of the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program, commonly referred to as the EB-5 Program—transforming the intake and review process for immigrant investors as part of the Obama administration’s continued commitment to improve the legal immigration […]

BIA Provides Framework for Assessing Mental Competency

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(Updated 5/13/11) The BIA set forth a framework to assess the competency of respondents in proceedings and remanded, finding good cause to believe Respondent was not competent to proceed. Courtesy of the Univ. of Houston Immigration Clinic. Matter of M-A-M-, 25 I&N Dec. 474 (BIA 2011) AILA Doc. No. 11050960.

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Key Hearing on Challenges Facing Immigration Courts

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Washington, D.C.—The American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center commends Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for convening today’s hearing on “Improving Efficiency and Ensuring Justice in the Immigration Court System.” Immigration courts have long suffered from crushing backlogs that can delay the scheduling of hearings for years at a time.  Additionally, […]

Georgia governor signs immigration crackdown

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Georgia’s governor on Friday signed a tough new state law cracking down on illegal immigrants that is similar to one enacted in Arizona last year, handing new powers to police in the southern state. Reuters, May 13, 2011.

‘Expedited Removal’ law paints with too broad a brush

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Basically, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency feels there is no law and they can do whatever they want,” Pauw said. “They can just look at a person and say, ‘I don’t like you, I don’t believe you’ and immediately act as the judge, jury and executioner, and banish a person from the United […]

U.S. Broadens Job Prospects for Foreign Grads in Science Fields

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Foreign students studying at U.S. universities have traditionally had a year after graduation in which to find a job, allowing them to live and work in the United States. Three years ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) changed immigration rules to stretch this window of time from 12 to 29 months for students […]

TX State Rep: I Was an Undocumented Immigrant

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“[A]fter it was all said and done and HB 12 was passed, Houston Rep. Ana Hernandez Luna gave one of the most poignant personal privilege speeches in the history of the Texas House. Hernandez Luna told the chamber that she had grown up undocumented in Texas. The amnesty granted by President Ronald Reagan in the […]