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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]




Immigration Law: Is Revoking The Citizenship Of Terror Suspects Right Or Wrong?

Recently a lot of attention has been paid to the nationality of ISIS militants. Continued here:  Immigration Law: Is Revoking The Citizenship Of Terror Suspects Right Or Wrong?  Read More →


Fragomen Worldwide Continues Global Expansion, Opens New Office in Kenya

Fragomen Worldwide, the world’s leading immigration service provider exclusively devoted to immigration, has further expanded its global presence with the opening of a new office i Original post:  Fragomen Worldwide Continues Global Expansion, Opens New Office in Kenya  Read More →


Immigration Commissioner denounces 'Fortress Europe' at hearing

The best way to combat illegal migration is to set up a regular immigration framework and not a “Fortress Europe”, according to Dimitris Avramopoulos, the Greek commissioner-designate for migration and home affairs. EurActiv Greece reports View original post here:  Immigration Commissioner denounces 'Fortress Europe' at hearing  Read More →


Poll: Immigration, border security are Texans’ top worries

They supplant education, which was the No. 1 issue last year. View original post here:  Poll: Immigration, border security are Texans’ top worries  Read More →


Georgia congressman, law professors join debate over immigration

A Republican congressman and three law professors from Georgia have joined the fray over revamping the nation’s immigration system. The rest is here:  Georgia congressman, law professors join debate over immigration  Read More →