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SAVE won't save Alabama, or any other state

"SAVE is an electronic, fee-based system used to verify that a person has the immigration status his documents indicate or that the immigration information he has provided is accurate for government benefits and licensing agencies or other lawful purposes. SAVE is not a magical database...

164 Anti-Immigration Laws Passed Since 2010? A MoJo Analysis

"We crunched the data behind the self-deportation crowd's spate of state laws, the private-prison industry's campaign spending, and more." Mother Jones Magazine, Mar/Apr 2012 . Want more data? Check out our one-of-a-kind database, the most comprehensive roundup of state...

Narrow FOIA Victory Against DOS in D.C.

"Section 1202(f) cannot be extended to cover materials unrelated to a visa issuance or denial simply because those documents are contained in a database among other documents that may pertain to visa issuances and denials. ... Here, the Department concedes that this case does not involve the issuance...

Software Crash Halts U.S. Passport, Visa Operations

"The State Department’s global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday. Unspecified glitches in the department’s Consular Consolidated...

USCIS Claims it Does Not Rely Exclusively on EDGE Database for Educational Opinions; We Disagree

"In a March 13, 2014 letter to Joseph Crowley, Member, US House of Representatives, recently obtained by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, USCIS Chief James W. McCament claims that, “USCIS does not endorse or encourage the use of EDGE over other types of credible resource material...

Big Data, Bad Data: Resolving the Tyranny of the Database (William Stock)

"This term, the Supreme Court is considering a case [ Kerry v. Din ] that implicates the doctrine of “consular non-reviewability”–the legal principle that generally, courts in the United States will not review the discretionary decisions of American consular officers if they deny...

CMS Releases Database Featuring Estimates and Characteristics of US Unauthorized Immigrants

"The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) announces the release of an innovative database that provides detailed information about US unauthorized residents at the national, state, and sub-state levels." - CMS, Mar. 3, 2015 .