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Immigration News

Blog Making a Comeback

May 19, 2008 As the legislative focus has moved away from the immigration debate, I have taken a break from the blog.  However, immigration is moving back into the national spotlight again, not in the form of comprehensive immigration reform but in the form of...

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Significant Fee Increase Announced by USCIS

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services has announced a significant fee increase for nearly all applications beginning on July 30, 2007.  Applications postmarked July 30, 2007, or later must include the increased fees or they will be rejected.  If you have been...

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Senate Announces Immigration Agreement

May 17, 2007 Key senators have announced an agreement on a comprehensive immigration reform plan that fundamentally restructures the way immigration works in the U.S.  THIS  PLAN HAS NOT BECOME LAW.  It must be passed by the full Senate, reconciled with an immigration...

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STRIVE Act Introduced, Debate Begins Anew

March 23, 2007 H.1645, the Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy (STRIVE) Act of 2007 was introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday by Representatives Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ).  The STRIVE Act is a nearly 700-page...

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Immigration Impact of Adam Walsh Law

February 19, 2007 One of the recently-enacted provisions of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act has had a serious and probably unintended impact on the immigration process.  The intended immigration impact was to prevent U.S. citizens who had been convicted...

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Is 2007 the Year for Immigration Reform?

January 24, 2007 2007 may be the year that comprehensive immigration reform finally succeeds.  President Bush again called for comprehensive changes in his State of the Union address last night and, ironically, he found a more receptive audience among the Democratic...

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