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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 […]


Refugee policy change may come from the Obama Administration

Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border of the United States especially in Texas and California became big news in June 2014. Critics were quick to point out the root cause for more than 160 percent increase in border crossings is a direct result of the relaxed enforcement policies of the Obama Administration. Many are coming […]


Critics call for EB-5 visa program fixes

A program that issues green cards to investors and job creators coming to US from other countries is known as EB-5 Visa Program. It is intended to bring capital investment to badly needed areas of the country. Investment is targeted at $1 million that creates at least ten full-time jobs within two years or an […]


Should children crossing illegally get refugee status?

An Associated Press poll taken recently shows that more than 53 percent of Americans believe that children crossing the southern border illegally should not be offered refugee status. Quite contrary to that another poll, PRRI poll, shows more than 69 percent of Americans do favor treating children as refugees. The responders are more aligned with […]


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 […]




Undocumented | Will immigration issues separate their families?

In the blue house with the skylight and the big tree, Loretto Dalmazzo has all the makings of her dream life. Go here to read the rest: Undocumented | Will immigration issues separate their families?  Read More →


Where does Ed stand on immigration? Depends who he is talking to: Labour leader accused of 'total cynicism' after …

The Labour leader appeared to tailor his speeches to his audience after conveying two very different messages in the UKIP stronghold of Rochester and then in Croydon, south London. The rest is here:  Where does Ed stand on immigration? Depends who he is talking to: Labour leader accused of 'total cynicism' after …  Read More →


Santa Clara County public defender hires immigration-law specialist

The controversial move comes as public defenders across the country grapple with how to comply with a 2010 Supreme Court decision requiring criminal defense attorneys to advise noncitizen clients about the deportation risks of a guilty plea. More here: Santa Clara County public defender hires immigration-law specialist  Read More →


Majority of Swiss oppose proposal for strict immigration limits: poll

ZURICH (Reuters) – A majority of Swiss voters are against proposals to place strict limits on immigration that will be put to a national vote next month, a closely-watched survey showed on Friday. Fifty-eight percent of Swiss voters are opposed to the initiative, according to a poll conducted by Berne-based research institute gfs.bern, while some 35 percent support it. Originally posted here: Majority... [Read more]


How immigrants feel about the immigration debate

For all the time dedicated to the immigration debate in the papers and on TV, there is one voice you rarely hear from: immigrants themselves. Migrant Voice has taken a step toward addressing this with research covering the impact of the immigration debate on those who have come to live here Go here to read the rest:  How immigrants feel about the immigration debate  Read More →