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Senate Judiciary Committee Passed Immigration Reform Bill

May 21st, 2013 | By | Category: America Now, Business, Deportation, Headline News, Immigration, Politics, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, DC– The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill on Tuesday, sending the measure to the Senate floor for consideration and giving the bill’s backers their first major legislative victory. Members of the Democratic-controlled panel voted 13-5 in favor of the measure. If enacted, the plan would constitute the […]



CAP’s Top 10 Ways the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill Will Fix Our Broken System

Apr 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Economy, Employment, Immigration, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, DC–For the past several months, four Senate Democrats—Chuck Schumer (NY), Dick Durbin (IL), Bob Menendez (NJ), and Michael Bennet (CO)—have worked with four Senate Republicans—John McCain (AZ), Lindsay Graham (SC), Marco Rubio (FL), and Jeff Flake (AZ)—to develop a proposal to repair our nation’s failing immigration system. The product of the bipartisan “Gang of […]



Congress to Pass DREAM Act Before Nov. Elections?

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Economy, Employment, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform, Visa/Green Card

As November elections neared in 2010, the Democratic supporters of the immigration reform bill known as the Dream Act kicked into high gear, pushing it toward an eventual vote in the House and Senate that December. The bill proposed conditional legal status for qualifying young people who arrived in the U.S. under age 16, provided […]



What’s it like to Live in a Family with Mixed Immigration Status?

Oct 18th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Immigration, Petitions, Politics, Reform, Research, Visa/Green Card

Are you in a family that has mixed immigration status? It’s a common situation in Southern California, but seldom mentioned outside the family. What’s it like to be part of a family where some are U.S. citizens or have legal status and others could be arrested or deported? What insecurities arise at work and school? […]



Employers Beware: An ICE Storm of Immigration Audits is Coming

Jul 5th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Documents, Employment, Immigration, Visa/Green Card

Corporate Counsel reports that, for the second time this year, auditors at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are cracking down on employers to ensure compliance with workplace eligibility laws. The government announced last week its intention to audit the hiring records of 1,000 employers of all sizes across the country. In February, the agency made a similar announcement and […]



Easer for Cuban Immigrants to visit Family

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, D.C.: Chartered flights to and from Cuba can now take off and land at eight new airports in the United States. This makes it more convenient for those who are allowed to travel to Cuba, among them immigrants who wish to visit family in Cuba. Federal authorities have cleared Baltimore-Washington, Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, O’Hare […]



USCIS Issues Employment Authorization and Advance Parole on Single Card

Mar 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Immigration, Reform, Visa/Green Card

Washington, D.C.: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced last month that certain immigrants in the United States who are applying for permanent residency (green card) or change of status now can be issued work permit and travel authorization on one single card. Individuals who have applied for permanent residency or adjustment of status and whose […]



Nebraska Town Jumps on Anti-immigrant Bandwagon

Jun 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Research, Visa/Green Card

Josh Funk of the Associated Press reports that voters in the Nebraska city of Fremont on Monday approved a ban on hiring or renting property to undocumented immigrants.  “The measure is likely to face a long and costly court battle, with the American Civil Liberties Union saying it will try to block it before it even goes into […]



Third Circuit Decision has Important Implications for Foreign Spouses

May 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Deportation, Documents, Petitions, Visa/Green Card

The following is a guest post from Chicago lawyers, Dolan Law Offices at ImmigrationProf Blog: Last June, Diana Ali of Los Angeles and Karsten van Sander of Great Britain and Germany got married following a two-year courtship. The newlyweds moved to Plainsboro, New Jersey and started their life together. Diana had an internship at Princeton Hospital […]

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