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Senator McCain upbeat on immigration reform outlook Published: Feb 27, 2013 "Senator John McCain on Tuesday predicted that efforts to craft a wide-ranging, bipartisan immigration reform bill would come together promptly in the Senate, which could eliminate the need for President Barack Obama to propose his own measure. The Arizona Republican lawmaker, who is one of the negotiators on a bipartisan measure, emerged from a meeting
NONIMMIGRANT WAIVER OF INADMISSIBILITY GRANTED FOR 5 YEARS UPON FIRST APPLICATION Published: Feb 27, 2013 Our client is a Canadian citizen and a well respected and successful businessman. Years ago when he was a teenager, he was convicted of two minor offenses which the United States Government claims barred him for life from entering the United States. Because he had business and personal interests in the United States, he retained us to assist him. We
Mass Release of Immigrants Is Tied to Impending Cuts Published: Feb 27, 2013 "Federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from detention centers around the country in recent days in a highly unusual effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said Tuesday. The government has not dropped the deportation cases against the immigrants, however. The detainees have been freed on
Immigrant detainees being freed from jails and detention centers around the nation, say immigration enforcement officials Published: Feb 26, 2013 In a move to save money, the feds Monday released immigrant detainees from jails and detention centers across the U.S. As automatic federal budget cuts loom on March 1, "ICE has directed field offices to review the detained population to ensure it is in line with available funding,” said Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson Gillian
McCain, Graham to meet with Obama on immigration Published: Feb 26, 2013 "Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) will meet with President Obama on Tuesday to discuss ongoing efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, a White House official said Monday. The one-time Republican presidential nominee first mentioned the possibility of a meeting with his 2008 rival while traveling in Mexico on
Congress facing signs of immigration roadblocks Published: Feb 25, 2013 "The push for immigration reform on Captiol Hill has been in overdrive thus far in 2013, but last week’s recess serves as a reminder — if one was needed — that the issue is far from settled. On the face of things, there’s plenty of momentum in Congress: The Senate Gang of Eight hopes to have a bill by mid-March; labor and business
Same-Sex Couples Seek Equal Immigration Rights, with Powerful Support Published: Feb 22, 2013 "Most Americans married to citizens of other countries have the right to seek legal immigration status for their spouses. But same-sex couples like Morgan and Verdugo, although they now may legally wed in nine states, have no such right, because of a 1996 federal law - the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - which defines marriage as solely between a man and a
Big business, labor find common ground on immigration Published: Feb 22, 2013 "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO announced Thursday they have agreed on a set of recommendations to deliver to Congress on how to revamp the nation's visa programs that bring in low-skilled workers. The pro-business group and labor union have often been at odds on the issue of expanding the numbers of foreigners permitted to work temporarily