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Obama warns Democrats he has immigration bill ready if Congress doesn’t act Published: Feb 14, 2013 "President Barack Obama told a group of Senate Democrats Wednesday that Congress must move forward with comprehensive immigration reform, or else he will propose his own legislation on the hot-button topic. Obama met with Sens. Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Robert Menendez and Michael Bennet, the four Democrats in the bipartisan group of eight senators who
The Key Players Shaping An Immigration Deal In The House Published: Feb 14, 2013 "The Senate and the White House have each had their turn. Now it’s up to the GOP-controlled House, the most volatile of the trio, to figure out an immigration plan. Who are they? What are they working on? Members of both parties are keeping a tight lid on not just the substance of negotiations, but the group’s roster. While its makeup may
Automatic USCIS Case Status Updates (Via Email or Text) Published: Feb 10, 2013 Sign-up for Automatic Immigration Case Updates USCIS Customers (applicants or petitioners) and Representatives (such as lawyers, charitable groups, or corporations) who require regular access to status information about multiple cases can create an account to more conveniently access this information. The services provided to both account types are
Form I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Published: Feb 9, 2013 Download I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (1KB PDF) Download I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Instructions (1KB PDF) Download Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (1KB PDF) Purpose of Form :To request that USCIS consider deferring action, on a case-by-case basis,
Raul Labrador: Immigration Reform With Pathway To Citizenship Won't Get House GOP Support Published: Feb 8, 2013 "Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) warned on Thursday that he won't vote for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and neither will his fellow House Republicans, a bad sign from someone who is considered one of the more pro-reform Republicans in the chamber." Click here for more of this US immigration news update.
E-Request - Online inquiry for certain Immigration Applications and Petitions Published: Feb 8, 2013 An e-Request is a web-based tool that allows you to place an inquiry with USCIS for certain applications and petitions. Currently you may make an inquiry on an N-400 or I-90 that is beyond posted processing times or on an I-90 where you did not receive an Application Support Center (ASC) appointment notice. To place an inquiry, you will need your receipt
ICE union resists immigration reform Published: Feb 7, 2013 "The labor movement at large might be lining up behind the Democrats’ push for immigration reform, but at least one union isn’t happy about it: the National ICE Council 118, which represents agents in the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement wing, is demanding broader latitude to arrest and deport undocumented
Which GOP House Members Might Support Immigration Reform? Published: Feb 7, 2013 "Which Republicans might feel compelled to back an immigration overhaul? One place to look would be the Republican-held districts with the largest Hispanic communities. Again, there is no guarantee that Republicans with a greater share of Hispanic constituents will necessarily favor reform. But three of the four Republicans in the House already negotiating