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February 2013 Visa Bulletin Published: Jan 10, 2013 Number 53Volume IXWashington, D.C. View as Printer Friendly PDF A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during February. Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the
Report: 287(g) program creates a pattern and practice of constitutional violations, including racial profiling of Latinos Published: Jan 10, 2013 The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), a research and policy arm of the American Immigration Council, has released a report about the 287(g) immigration enforcement program finding that it is "a flawed and obsolete." Here are some of the findings taken from this fact sheet: In Maricopa County, Arizona there is a pattern and practice of constitutional
Deportation Reopened and Remanded: Court Closes Case to permit Client to Apply for Green Card Published: Jan 10, 2013 Our client is a male 36 year old citizen and native of Peru. He was admitted to the United States at Miami, Florida in 1994, as a nonimmigrant in transit without visa (TWOV) with authorization to remain in the United States for a temporary period not to exceed eight hours or until the next available transportation. He remained in the United States beyond
Is immigration reform starting to take shape? Published: Jan 10, 2013 "Carmen Wong Ulrich, president of Alta Wealth Management, added that most of the people whom the U.S. deports do not pose a threat to the American job market because they are doing the less desirable, low-wage labor on which our economy is based. Democratic consultant Jamal Simmons agreed that these “other jobs” are the backbone of the American
Immigration's new rival: gun control Published: Jan 9, 2013 "This month the White House was supposed to begin its push in earnest for immigration reform. Instead, after a gunman killed 20 school children in Newtown, Conn., Obama tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead a group that will release a reform proposal in mid-January — just when immigration activists had hoped all eyes would be on their issue.
House Gears Up For Immigration Battle Published: Jan 9, 2013 "With immigration expected to be a top issue in the new Congress, lawmakers in both parties continue to call for a bipartisan approach — while also preparing for battle. The messaging from many House Democrats and Republicans about the chances of passing an immigration overhaul remains optimistic. And some of them, such as Republican Mario
What to Expect From Immigration Reform, and When to Expect It Published: Jan 8, 2013 "Work began on a bill following the elections among a bipartisan group of senators, dubbed the “gang of eight” by Politico, but which has now shrunk in size according to Washington insiders. The group is expected to take the first public step in the process by releasing a set of principles sometime after the inauguration. Full legislative
What Congress' failure to renew VAWA means for U-Visa Published: Jan 8, 2013 "Mony Ruiz-Velasco, legal director of the National Immigrant Justice Center, explained to us through a spokesperson that the bill’s provisions “will continue to be available as they have been.” Ruiz-Velasco said that as long as Congress continue to appropriate money to VAWA programs, its protections for women — like the U-Visa