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Deciphering the SAFE Act: A Continuation of Unproven Methods

Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)


By: James Sellars The “Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement” (SAFE) Act is one of several bills that the House leadership has proposed as part of its incremental approach to immigration reform. The bill, introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), was the subject of a contentious committee […]

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


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 […]

Questions and Answers for School Districts and Parents


Documentation Q ‐1. Should a district inquire into the immigration or citizenship status of a student or parent as a means of establishing the student’s residency in the district? A‐1. No. Immigration or citizenship status would not be relevant to establishing residency in the district. Q ‐2. All students, except homeless students as provided by […]

U.S. Department of State Final Rule Allowing Visa Revocation


The U.S. Department of State advanced copy of a final rule amending the Department’s revocation regulations to broaden the authority of a consular officer to revoke a visa at any time subsequent to issuance of the visa, in his or her discretion.  The rule also allows consular officers, as well as other designated Department officials, […]

State Department Visa Bulletin for March 2011


On February 11, the State Department released the March 2011 Visa Bulletin. The Worldwide Employment-Based (EB) preference categories remain current for EB-1, EB-2, EB-4 and EB-5. In the Worldwide EB-3 category (professionals and skilled workers), the dates advance by three months.  For Mexico EB-3, the dates move forward by six months.  However, for persons born […]



          SB 1070, an immigration law signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer in April 2010, continues to cause uproar across the country, having far reaching social, legal and economic consequences on the Grand Canyon State of Arizona.  Like an iceberg, the tip above is far smaller than the underlying ice below.  Many protests, lawsuits […]