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USCIS to Propose Changing the Process for Certain Waivers Published: Apr 11, 2012 Update: I-601 Provisional Waiver Is Not in Effect. To learn more, read this alert. Introduction On Jan. 6, 2012, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice of intent in the Federal Register outlining its plan to reduce the time that U.S. citizens are separated from their spouses and children under certain circumstances while those
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fl - D) Backs Corrections Corporation of America over Her Constituents Published: Apr 9, 2012 Over the weekend I stumbled upon a blog posted on MyCuentame.org, which I found to be particularly telling. It appears that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fl. - D) has endorsed Correction Corporation of America's (CCA) plan to build the largest immigration detention center in the United States. For those of you who don't know, CCA is a private corporation
When Real Life Meets Art: The Continued Enforcement of DOMA in the Immigration Context Published: Apr 6, 2012 I was just introduced to a new film starting Jamie Lynn Sigler of Sopranos and Entourage fame that tackles the subject of the continued enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the immigration context. Here is a summary of the film: Jack Edwards is a British gay man living in New York. After his brother gets killed in a brutal car crash Jack
Obama’s "Uncle Omar" to meet with Immigration Officials to Discuss Deportation to Kenya Published: Apr 5, 2012 The Boston Globe reports that President Obama's uncle Onyango "Omar" Obama has been "summoned" to a meeting with ICE officials in Burlington, Massachusetts to discuss his deportation to Kenya. Uncle Omar was ordered deported in 1992, but never left the United States. His drunk driving arrest last August brought him to the attention of immigration
Largest Immigration "Sweep" in History Nets 3,168 Immigrants Published: Apr 3, 2012 And the deportation machine rolls on. The Obama administration announced yesterday that they arrested more than 3,100 immigrants over a six day period. It was called operation "Cross Check," and is the largest of its kind in the history of the United States. Another record for President Obama. It has been reported that more than half (1,691) of all of the
Obama Administration "Pleased" to Report that they Deported 46,486 Parents of United States Citizens in the Second-Half of 2011 Published: Apr 2, 2012 Now I have seen it all. The Obama administration just stated that they are "pleased" to report that from January 1, 2011, through June 30, 2011, they deported 46,486 parents of United States citizens. John Morton's congratulatory statement is front and center on page two of the report. To be crass, what the hell is there to be "pleased" about? Did they
Amnesty International Report: Obama Administration Committing Human Rights Violations through Immigration Enforcement Published: Mar 28, 2012 Amnesty International has released an 86-page report entitled: In Hostile Terrain: Human rights violations in immigration enforcement in the US Southwest that examines the human rights violations perpetrated by the Obama administration through immigration enforcement at the southern border and in the interior of the United States. They research conditions
In the Presidential Election the Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil Published: Mar 28, 2012 I had a very spirited exchange in the comment section to my friend and colleague Roger Algase's recent blog. Roger is an excellent attorney, and much smarter than I, so I appreciate the opportunity to voice a response to his always well written blogs. We mostly agree on both the facts and the law, but there appears to be one sticking point where we simply