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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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]




Asylum seekers or welfare? Swedish election breaks immigration taboo

By Johan Ahlander and Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish anti-immigration party is likely to score its best ever general election result this month, as a growing number of voters question the cost of the country's open door asylum policy. Opinion polls show that a majority in Sweden, where 16 percent of the population is foreign-born, still backs the liberal regime which over the... [Read more]


White House may hold off on immigration action until after election

If President Obama's acting on his own on immigration before the election prompts more Republican voters to go to the polls in swing states, it could end up costing the Democrats the Senate. That's why he may put off executive action. Here is the original post:  White House may hold off on immigration action until after election  Read More →


For the First Time, a Domestic Abuse Victim Is Eligible for Asylum in the U.S.

The Board of Immigration Appeals this week ruled for the first time that a woman who suffered from domestic abuse in her native country could seek asylum in the United States. The BIA, the highest immigration court in the nation, made the decision on Tuesday in favor of Aminta Cifuentes, a Guatemalan mother of three who came to the U.S. Original post:  For the First Time, a Domestic Abuse Victim... [Read more]


Leaders set out immigration visions

Party leaders set out differing visions of Scotland's immigration policy, ahead of the independence referendum. View post:  Leaders set out immigration visions  Read More →


Lawmakers, advocates scramble as Obama slows immigration timeline

With the president's suggestion he might delay a planned end-of-summer announcement on executive action, everyone is scrambling to calculate next steps See the original post:  Lawmakers, advocates scramble as Obama slows immigration timeline  Read More →