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Visa Bulletin For January 2013 Published: Dec 13, 2012 Number 52Volume IXWashington, D.C. View as Printer Friendly PDF A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1. This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during January. 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
Immigration officials arrest Menendez intern Published: Dec 13, 2012 "Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested an unpaid intern for Sen. Robert Menendez's (D-N.J.) office, who was a registered sex offender and an illegal immigrant. The intern, Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, was arrested in New Jersey last Thursday, as first reported by The Associated Press. Sanchez came to the United States on an expired
Susan Collins: Immigration Reform Should Address Same-Sex Couples Published: Dec 12, 2012 "Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the sole Republican co-sponsor of a bill to give binational same-sex couples equal rights to petition for immigrant visas, said Tuesday that she remains committed to getting the legislation passed, either on its own or as part of comprehensive immigration reform. Collins told HuffPost that her first preference would be to
Rubio, McCain huddle on immigration reform Published: Dec 11, 2012 "Rubio has already talked with McCain to iron out a strategy for next year, but the two lawmakers have yet to sit down together to carefully review policy details. McCain has been focused on the defense authorization bill and could shift his attention to the fiscal-cliff negotiations, as he often plays a central role in major policy debates. The two
Gay and Immigrant Rights Groups Join Forces on Marriage Issue Published: Dec 11, 2012 "In a letter on Monday to the White House, more than 50 gay rights and immigrant advocacy groups asked President Obama to put a hold on immigration cases involving Americans seeking legal residency visas for foreign-born spouses of the same sex, until the Supreme Court issues a significant ruling on gay marriage next year. The gay and immigration
Poll: Majority back path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants Published: Dec 10, 2012 "A new national poll indicates a majority of American voters say they support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. According to the Politico/George Washington University Battleground survey released Monday, 62% of registered voters say they back an immigration reform proposal that would allow illegal or undocumented immigrants to earn
New 'Gang of Eight' on immigration Published: Dec 10, 2012 "An octet of senators has begun to meet to discuss immigration reform, multiple sources told POLITICO. It’s a possible sign of progress on what’s expected to be a top legislative priority on Capitol Hill next year. Sources said the fledgling group’s members include: Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois,
Immigration board hears deportation appeal from former Nazi guard, 88, living in Pa. Published: Dec 10, 2012 "A former Nazi concentration camp guard who has lived quietly in western Pennsylvania for more than 50 years took his fight against deportation to the nation’s highest immigration court Thursday, arguing that he shouldn’t be punished because he served in Hitler’s army against his will. The Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church