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Feds Seek Out More Human Trafficking Victims

"The U.S. government offers roughly 5,000 visas a year to illegal immigrants who agree to testify against the traffickers who brought them to this country and then forced them into prostitution or other servitude. But in the first eight months of this year, only 524 victims applied for the...

Why it’s so hard to obtain legal status, even though marriage and family

"It’s commonly believed that marriage to a U.S. citizen is an immigration cure-all, as is having U.S.-born children. Not so. In fact, for people who entered illegally, current laws make it next to impossible to obtain legal status. Legal expert David Wolfe Leopold , an immigration attorney...

The Sins of the Fathers

"Jiovanna Campbell came to the U.S. illegally when she was 3, and stayed except for one childhood trip back to Mexico. That visit is hindering her shot at legal status." - Paloma Esquivel, L.A. Times, Mar. 24, 2012 .

Excerpts From the April 15, 2012, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: USCIS Proposes Change for Certain Unlawful-Presence Waivers, More

USCIS Proposes Change for Certain Unlawful-Presence Waivers USCIS posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register on March 30 that would reduce the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives who must obtain immigrant visas abroad to become lawful permanent residents...

Exporting Our 'Secret Sauce'

"While we educate the best talent from the four corners of the world, we have forgotten to keep the pick of the litter in the United States to develop economic prosperity and instead have contributed to the purge of technical talent back to where it came from by holding back work visas...

Excerpts From the Sept. 15, 2012 Bender's Immigration Bulletin

CBP Discontinues Stamping I-20s and DS-2019s at POEs As of August 10, Customs and Border Protection no longer provides admission stamps on Forms I-20/DS-2019 for prospective and returning international students and scholars traveling with F, M, or J visas and seeking admission to the United States...

Rethinking Immigration: If America Will Welcome More Entrepreneurs, Why Not More Creatives?

"While we obsess on the need to invite more immigrant entrepreneurs, why is there no comparable fixation on the importance of welcoming entrepreneurship's kissing cousin, creativity? We acknowledge the creativity of knowledge workers, yet we fail to see the urgency of freely inviting members...

News Excerpts From The Jan. 1, 2014, Bender's Immigration Bulletin

EOIR Issues New Guidance Following Settlement of Asylum Clock Suit | On December 2, 2013, the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge issued two memoranda concerning implementation of the employment authorization “clock” for asylum applicants in removal proceedings. The issuance of the memoranda...

News Excerpts From the Dec. 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Administration Takes Executive Action on Immigration | On November 20, 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson issued a series of memoranda as part of a much-anticipated “executive action” to remedy problems in the nation’s immigration system. A memorandum entitled...