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Business, Labor Groups Find Little Accord on Immigration Published: Feb 22, 2013 "Leading business and union groups announced agreement Thursday on principles to guide talks on immigration legislation, but they failed to resolve some of their most contentious disputes. The groups had hoped to negotiate a united position on rules governing the future entry into the U.S. of low-skilled workers—one of many issues that lawmakers and
NONIMMIGRANT WAIVER OF INADMISSIBILITY APPROVED Published: Feb 21, 2013 Our client is a native of India and citizen of Canada. He is a well respected businessman. Unfortunately, in the 1990s, two Removal Orders were issued against him finding him to be inadmissible to the United States for fraud and willful misrepresentation of a material fact. The underlying ground is a lifetime bar preventing admission to the United States.
Senators in Immigration Talks Mull Federal IDs for All Workers Published: Feb 21, 2013 "Key senators are exploring an immigration bill that would force every U.S. worker—citizen or not—to carry a high-tech identity card that could use fingerprints or other personal markers to prove a person's legal eligibility to work. The idea, signaled only in vaguely worded language from senators crafting a bipartisan immigration bill, has
McCain gets an earful on immigration in Arizona Published: Feb 20, 2013 "During a heated town hall gathering in the Phoenix suburb of Sun Lakes, McCain said the border near Yuma is largely secure, but he said smugglers are using the border near Tucson to pump drugs into Phoenix. He said immigration reform should be contingent on better border security that must rely largely on technology able to detect border crossings. McCain
Obama’s immigration reform frays nerves, but shows similarities with Marco Rubio’s plan Published: Feb 19, 2013 "President Obama’s administration drafted legislation this month that could give undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship in eight years, require employers to check workers’ immigration status and increase penalties for those who break immigration law. The ideas appear in three separate draft bills, obtained Monday by The Miami Herald,
White House says leaked immigration plan a backup if Congress doesn't act Published: Feb 19, 2013 "President Barack Obama’s draft immigration proposal is nothing more than a backup plan in case Congress fails to produce comprehensive legislation of their own, a White House official said Monday. “The administration will be ready to move forward in the event the bipartisan process gets bogged down and is not able to produce a bill,” the
On Immigration, Obama Draws Bipartisan Praise Published: Feb 14, 2013 "President Obama’s nonconfrontational tone on an immigration overhaul in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night probably did more to advance the issue, lawmakers said, than if had he offered a fierce rallying cry, as he did about gun restrictions." Click here for more of this US immigration news update.
U.S. senators introduce high-skill immigration bill in nod to Silicon Valley Published: Feb 14, 2013 "Arguing that Silicon Valley and the nation are 'losing talent and jobs by the day to countries like Canada, Chile and the United Kingdom,' a bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced a bill to grant up to 75,000 green cards each year to immigrant startup entrepreneurs and 50,000 to students with advanced science and engineering degrees from