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Fact Sheet: Changes to the FY2009 H-1B Program Published: Jul 25, 2008 WASHINGTON ─ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an interim final rule today that prohibits employers from filing more than one petition for an H-1B visa for a single employee in a fiscal year.   The change is intended to promote a fair and systematic process for H-1B petitioners.   This rule ensures that companies filing H-1B
Cap Count for H-1B and H-2B Workers for Fiscal Year 2009 Published: Jul 25, 2008 What is a "Cap" The word "Cap" used in this Update refers to annual numerical limitations set by Congress on certain nonimmigrant visa classifications, e.g., H-1B and H-2B. Caps control the number of workers that can be issued a visa in a given fiscal year to enter the United States pursuant to a particular nonimmigrant classification.
Immigration Judge Reports — Asylum Published: Jul 21, 2008 Immigration Judge Reports — Asylum "New reports on the nation's 200-plus immigration judges are now available. The reports, covering how the judges decided asylum matters in the FY 2002 to FY 2007 period, are based on tens of thousands of very detailed records obtained and analyzed by TRAC under the Freedom of Information Act. The source was the
Dispelling the Myth: “Chain Migration” Published: Jul 9, 2008 Dispelling the Myth: “Chain Migration”
POSITION PAPER: IMMIGRATION REFORM Published: Jul 8, 2008 POSITION PAPER: IMMIGRATION REFORM The Issue: Our current immigration system is badly broken and in dire need of a top-to-bottom overhaul. Immigration laws that are out of sync with 21st century economic realities and demographics have given rise to a vast underground economy characterized by criminal smugglers, fake documents, and millions of
DEPORTATION-ONLY PROPOSALS ARE NOT “REAL” SOLUTIONS Published: Jul 8, 2008 DEPORTATION-ONLY PROPOSALS ARE NOT “REAL” SOLUTIONS For the past twenty years, this country has been steadily increasing immigration enforcement at the border and in the interior, and the effort has not only failed, but backfired. Throwing more money at the border has not ended undocumented immigration but only increased it. • Americans are pragmatic
“Finality” of Removal Orders for Judicial Review Purposes Published: Jun 24, 2008 "This practice advisory addresses whether a removal decision issued by an Immigration Judge or the BIA is a “final” removal order for purposes of federal court review. Federal courts can only review “final” removal orders. This advisory discusses whether a BIA remand, for example, affects the “finality” of the order."
Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 7 Published: Jun 23, 2008 Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 7 (June 20, 2008) "This issue of AILF's Litigation Clearinghouse Newsletter covers the Supreme Court's decision that voluntary departure may be withdrawn, a 9th Circuit ruling that a 2003 no-match letter is not constructive knowledge that an employee is undocumented, a favorable 2d Circuit