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Month: June 2011

DHS Posts Immigration Enforcement Actions for 2010

Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants and foreign nationals in the US are removable or inadmissible under the law and their arrest, detention, and removal is overseen by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS also maintains records about these enforcement actions and each year publishes statistics about the removals and arrests. For …

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USCIS Public Engagement – What Does This Mean for Immigrants?

The USCIS is committed to public engagement, to ensure that immigrants and the general public are kept aware of the immigration process, changes to the US immigration process, and any other issues which can affect US residents and immigrants alike. To this end, the USCIS holds a number of local and national engagements to inform …

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National Initiative to Combat Immigration Services Scams

Immigration services scams are a major problem for immigrants and for US immigration authorities. These US fraud scams target immigrants and many newcomers are scammed into giving up money for useless services or are scammed into becoming targets of identity theft. Now, the USCIS and other US immigration authorities are getting serious about all scams …

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How ICE, DHS and USCIS Work Together

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) all have their unique roles in the US immigration process. The USCIS is responsible for accepting and processing immigration forms and petitions as well as for handling the administrative side of the US immigration process. ICE …

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National Interest Waiver Can Help You Get a Green Card

Many immigrants applying for a green card through the second preference (EB2) category must have labor certification approved and must have a permanent US employment offer in order to apply for a green card. However, the prerequisite approved labor certification and permanent job offer may be waived in some circumstances. In cases where a petitioner …

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