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Cinco De Mayo 2012: Why Politicians Swarm Cinco De Mayo Festivals

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Reprinted from Huffington Post: 05/05/2012 9:28 am Updated: 05/05/2012 10:50 am With the intersection of Cinco de Mayo and an election year in which Latino voters are likely to play a definitive role, President Barack Obama’s quick pivot this week from a party to immigration policy isn’t unique. For candidates across the country, the act […]

Executive Order Suspending Entry of Certain Syrians, Iranians

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  “…I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in subsection 1(a) of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or […]

Obama Administration Refuses to Allow Court Review of Asylum Seekers’ Detention

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Reprint from Heartland Alliance March 22, 2012 The Department of Justice has refused to issue regulations that would allow immigration judges to decide whether to detain asylum seekers who are determined to have viable cases and pose no threat to society. The administration released its decision in response to a petition for rulemaking submitted by […]

CBP Global Entry Program Arrives at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

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Reprinted from US Dept. of Homeland Security website (03/06/2012)   On a typical chilly Minnesota morning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently launched the Global Entry program at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, interactive Global Entry kiosk demonstrations and tours of the new MSP Airport Global Entry enrollment center for […]

Who Can Apply for an Immigration Visa?

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Generally, to be eligible for a U.S. immigration visa, you must either be sponsored by a family member who is a U.S. citizen, or by a U.S. employer. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program also makes a limited number of permanent resident visas available each year. A family-based immigrant can be any one of the following: […]

Detainee Transfers Bounce People Around

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The Latest Impediment for an Immigrant’s Right to Legal Counsel By William Shwayri – Law student Intern for Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Assoc. PC Although US and international human rights law allows for detained immigrants to have access to legal counsel, several impediments exist with regards to a detained immigrant’s rights to appropriate legal counsel. In […]

Prosecutorial Discretion – Does the “New” Morton Memo Change Anything?

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In an effort to reform the Secure Communities Program, John Morton, the Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a memorandum on June 17, 2011 allowing for an increase in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion from ICE officials.  The Secure Communities program which was established in 2008 currently exists in over 1400 […]

World Refugee Day – June 20, 2011

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By Jae Won Kim – Intern at BOILA PC In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 55/76 which established June 20 as World Refugee Day.  The passage of this resolution was significant as it occurred on the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. The United Nations Commissioner […]

New Changing Trends of Immigration

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The Department of Homeland Security Office of Immigration Statistics and the Congressional Research Service have released new studies highlighting important numbers and demographic trends in Immigration to the United States. Full details of the studies are available at: http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/ois_ill_pe_2010.pdf http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/lpr_fr_2010.pdf, and http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R41753.pdf. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics – Estimates of the Unauthorized […]

The Legal Workforce Act – The latest debate over E-Verify

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On Tuesday, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), proposed the Legal Workforce Act (HR 2164).  The bill would make it mandatory for nearly all businesses in the United States to verify the status of new workers through a government electronic database known as E-Verify.  If it becomes law, employers with […]