10,000 Crime Victims Who Assisted Law Enforcement Granted Visas

According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), 10 000 people have received the U visa for Fiscal Year 2012. The visa is available for those who have been the victims of crime and who assist law enforcement authorities with the investigation and solution of the crime. The visa was first introduced in 2008 and …

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Obama Sued by Immigration Agents Over Deferred Action

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has filed a lawsuit on behalf of ten immigration agents which challenges President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. DACA defers deportation action against qualified young undocumented immigrants for two years. Qualified undocumented immigrants will need to meet a number of qualifications to be eligible for …

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National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and Their Demands for Immigration Reform

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda is a coalition of thirty groups. The organization has released a platform and a list of demands for immigration reform, outlining what political parties should do to attract Hispanic voters. The demands made for immigration reform are raising some eyebrows and creating some ire, since some critics feel that the …

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Differences on Immigration Solutions – Brown and Warren

Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren may agree that the immigration system needs changes, but the two have widely different ideas as to how immigration issues should be handled. While both agree that more should be done to keep skilled immigrants in the country to help the economy, they disagree strongly when …

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President Obama, Deferrals Not Enough

President Obama has received much support and praise for his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative. DACA permits qualified undocumented immigrants to apply for deferral of deportation. Those who successfully apply will be free from the risk of deportation for two years and may get work authorization to work in the US as well. …

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Hazelton’s Immigration Law

A court battle over a 2006 law in Hazleton City continues. In 2006, the Illegal Immigration Relief Act was passed but now the law – as well as the city’s rental registration ordinance — are under fire and attorneys are considering related legal battles from Farmers Branch, Texas and from Arizona as they consider the …

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More Gujarati Tourists Wanted in US

The US commercial service and the Visit USA Committee (VUSACOM) want to see more tourists from India to the US. As a result, the two groups have created an interactive session for professionals in the tourism industry. Similar sessions have been held in Mumbai and other cities in a bid to increase tourist traffic. According …

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After Deferrals, What Next?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative will free qualified undocumented immigrants from the fear of deportation and will even grant them work authorization for two years, but for undocumented immigrants the initiative will not solve problems in the long-term, according to experts. DACA will not grant immigrants the same privileges as visas and …

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Health Reform and Immigration Status – What’s the Link?

Health reform and undocumented immigration are two key issues in the upcoming election – but the two subjects may be more closely linked than many realize. President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform, according to some immigrants and health care experts, may inadvertently expose some undocumented immigrants to the risk of deportation. The reform requires all permanent …

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States to Re-visit Rules Regarding Driver’s Licenses and Tuition

A new Obama administration program will allow undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children to avoid deportation for two years and even get work authorization in the US. The move has some wondering whether other benefits will be conferred to undocumented immigrants now. Some states, however, are tightening rules to prevent undocumented immigrants from …

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US E-3 Visas for Australian Citizens

The E-3 visa is a visa category designed for nationals of Australia. The visa category was created after the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) by Congress. In many ways, the E-3 visa is similar to the H-1B visa. However, the E-3 visa allows workers to remain employed in the US with fewer restrictions than …

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