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Mexico’s response to Arizona’s Anti Illegal Immigration Bill

Mexico’s response to Arizona’s Anti Illegal Immigration Bill

With the Senate Bill 1070 passed on April 23, 2010 by Jan Brewer, its (Republican) governor, the whole country has been divided on the subject of racial profiling, the violation of civil rights as we know it and rightly so, as this law moves away from the beliefs on which the nation of the United […]


An Emphasis on Tighter Border Security

An Emphasis on Tighter Border Security

The Arizona Senate Bill 1070 has more than just raised issues and accusations of racial profiling and fascistic behavior by also finally getting enough attention from Congress and the Federal government. Since the state of Arizona has already toughened its stance on immigration, and has not thrown the federal government a bone (if you will) […]




The skinny about H1-B and L1-B visas

U.S. companies who are looking to fill high-tech vacancies from workers from outside the U.S. when suitable employees are not available. They are mainly using two programs available to them: H1-B and L1-B visas. H1-B has a yearly cap of 85,000 visas a year to bring highly skilled workers into the country. Unlike H1-B visas, […]


The Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

The EAD is also commonly known as “work permit” is issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to an eligible person to legally work in the U.S. This is not same as the well-known “Green Card”. In order to obtain an EAD, eligible candidates needs to file Form I-765, Application for Employment […]


Basics of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was created by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, a direct response to September 11, 2011 (commonly known as 9/11) events. The former United States Custom Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Services are either completely or partially incorporated under the new agency. It is an agency […]


Children crossing the United States border, are they refugees?

A new trend that started a year ago now is brewing as a humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border. Unaccompanied children from Central America including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are taking a riskier journey through Mexico and entering the United States at its Southwestern border. Are they refugees? Among other reason they appear to […]


Private and public assistance for arriving refugees

Refugees who are arriving in the US are eligible for many private and public benefits. They include resettlement assistance as well as other medical, financial assistance and special assistance for their minor children. Many refugees who are arriving in the US are paired with private agencies for certain assistance. These agencies are coordinated through the […]


Walking through immigration court system for asylum seekers

If the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) is unable to further process an asylum application, it will be forwarded to the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), an office of the United States Department of Justice. They are empowered to adjudicate immigration cases and oversee immigration courts in the United States. This court […]


Tests you need to pass before you become a U.S. citizen

In addition to meeting all other requirements, applicants for U.S. citizenship also need to pass two tests in fundamentals of history and principles of government, and English language proficiency in spoken, written and reading in English. Preparing for the civic portion of the test with an agent, you can use the 100 questions and answers […]


Journey to your citizenship, the interview

In your journey to obtain U. S. citizenship, you will be required to have an citizenship test interview with a representative of USCIS. After submitting your N400, Application for Naturalization, immediately start preparing for your one on one interview. At the interview, you will be asked ten questions, randomly selected from the 100 or so […]




With immigration reform off the agenda, some in tech turn to plan B

The immigration issue fell down the tech industry Read the original here:  With immigration reform off the agenda, some in tech turn to plan B  Read More →


Obama's immigration rhetoric: Then and now

Forget everything he's said about having no legal authority to slow deportations on a broad scale. See more here:  Obama's immigration rhetoric: Then and now  Read More →


Obama Eyes Major Immigration Move

The President may be preparing to provide temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants See original here:  Obama Eyes Major Immigration Move  Read More →


Immigration detainers down in McLean County

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. See the original post: Immigration detainers down in McLean County  Read More →


Mayor: Immigration good for Cincinnati

Southwest Ohio’s two biggest cities now have this shared message: immigrants are welcome here. Saying a more immigrant friendly community is good economic policy, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley launched a new task force Thursday on the issue. The goal is to make Cincinnati the most immigrant friendly city in the country Read more: Mayor: Immigration good for Cincinnati  Read More →