Immigration in August 2009

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  • DHS Social Networking Fosters Dialogue

    American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now offering a social networking website called Our Border that allows for an open dialogue wi ... Read more

  • Persistence and Patience Pays Off

    Persistence and patience paid off recently for a long-time client. I had a client who was in a very sad situation.  Actually she would be better described as a potential client as I had never bee ... Read more

  • H-2A and H-2B Exit Programs Delayed

    A temporary worker visa pilot exit program affecting H-2A and H-2B visa-holders will be delayed according to Customs and Border Protection and AILA InfoNet. The program would require these visa-holder ... Read more

  • Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permenant Residents

    Cancellation of Removal for certain non-permanent residents is sometimes the only means of relief available to some immigrants who find themselves in removal proceedings. The potential ultimate benefi ... Read more

  • RI State Police to Enforce Immigration Law

    In an agreement with the federal government, R.I. state police detectives will be authorized to arrest immigration violators.  Once trained as immigration officers (which typically takes four wee ... Read more

  • Employers Must be Wary of Immigration Raids

    As reported by RI Lawyers Weekly and several other sources, employers must be careful about hiring only people authorized to work in this country.  While under the prior presidential administrati ... Read more

  • H-1B Applications Continue to be Accepted

    USCIS has indicated that it is continuing to accept both cap-exempt and cap-subject H-1B applications for fiscal year 2010.  While the cap-exempt advanced degree applications number has been reac ... Read more

  • New Immigration Director Confirmed

    The U.S. Senate has confirmed a new director U.S. CIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services).  The new immigration chief will be Alejandro Mayorkas.  A hearing on his nomination had bee ... Read more