Month: April 2016

US Immigration to visit more L-1 US visa employers

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ fraud unit, the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate, has announced its intention to up the number of visits made to the sites of L-1 US visa employers, i.e. those employers who hire foreign workers on both the L-1B US visas for employees with specialized knowledge and the L-1A …

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Criminal immigrants spark clash between Republicans and immigration chief

Republican lawmakers are furious after the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief admitted yesterday to releasing as many as 19,723 undocumented criminal immigrants back into the community. Sarah Saldana, one of the top immigration officials in the Obama administration, received a grilling during a tense conversation at a Congressional hearing dedicated to looking at the …

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US Citizenship and Immigration Services gets new Buffalo office

On Tuesday, the ribbon was cut to mark the opening of the new Field Office for US Citizenship and Immigration Services in Buffalo. The opening of the new office was also celebrated with a ceremony for those who have just received US citizenship. The new Field Office is situated on Delaware Avenue’s 300 block of …

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Trump wants America to come first on immigration

Donald Trump, the Republican Presidential candidate nominee frontrunner, has pledged to change policies relating to immigration and trade in order to put the United States first in a wide-ranging address that harshly criticized current President Barack Obama in addition to the Democratic Presidential candidate nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump gave a fairly restrained talk that lasted …

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Special immigration status for Cubans to stay

On Tuesday, an official from the US State Department declared that Washington is not planning to change the law that was enacted back in the days of the Cold War that grants Cubans special immigration benefits, despite the move towards normalized US relations with Cuba spurred on by President Barack Obama. A Senate subcommittee hearing …

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ICE wants immigrant kids’ parents fingerprinted

The parents of undocumented immigrant minors who enter the United States may soon be forced to submit their fingerprints before they can reclaim their children. The new measures are being pushed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but critics claim they could result in the unnecessary separation of thousands of families. The branch of government …

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More undocumented immigrants spotted on border in March

After a fall in the recorded number of undocumented immigrants trying to cross the border between the United States and Mexico over the winter months, traffic may once more be on the rise. Border Patrol has released new statistics showing an increase in the amount of immigrants apprehended in March in the southwest in comparison …

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States weigh up costs of immigration reform

As the United States awaits the decision by the Supreme Court as to whether President Barack Obama exceeded his authority by making an executive decision to protect millions of undocumented immigrant parents and grant them work permits, the states are trying to calculate what the costs of the decision will be for them, whatever the …

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Former immigration prosecutor gets month’s jail time for forgery

On Wednesday, a former immigration prosecutor for Immigration and Customs Enforcement was sent to prison for a month after having been caught forging a document in order to make it appear that a Mexican citizen was ineligible to remain in the United States. In January, Jonathan Love pleaded guilty to federal prosecutors on the misdemeanor …

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