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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 […]


A compelling reason for a comprehensive immigration bill

The EB-5 visa program is intended to give green cards to families that invest $1 million in a US business venture that provide minimum 10 full-time jobs within two years or invest $500,000 in a venture located in a targeted employment area. The targeted employment areas are places where unemployment is 150 percent of national […]


Can a refugee travel without a passport?

The United States government revoked the passport of fugitive Edward Snowden when he travelled from Hong Kong to Moscow, Russia on June 23, 2014. For him to travel to any other destination, now he needs a passport. This is a typical scenario for many refugees. Can someone travel without a passport? Passport is necessary for […]


New approach to address refugees from Central America and the Caribbean

Refugees who were fleeing from violence, death threats and other issues in the Central America are an ongoing issue for the U. S. Government. The US has seen an increase in refugee numbers during the last spring and summer. We have seen an influx of children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador taking the very […]


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 […]




AG nominee backs Obama on immigration actions

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch backed up President Obama on his controversial immigration executive actions, during the opening hours of her confirmation hearing Wednesday. Read the rest here:  AG nominee backs Obama on immigration actions  Read More →


Obama administration orders agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press. See the original post here:  Obama administration orders agents to ID which immigrants not to deport  Read More →


Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press. Read more from the original source: Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport  Read More →


Govt tells immigration agents to ID immigrants not to deport

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press. More here: Govt tells immigration agents to ID immigrants not to deport  Read More →


Democrats press McConnell to drop immigration fight on DHS bill

Democrats on Tuesday pressed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly pass a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that omits controversial immigration-related policy provisions included in a House bill that they oppose. View original here: Democrats press McConnell to drop immigration fight on DHS bill  Read More →