Immigration Law

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Former ICE Assistant Secretary Julie Myers Wood Discusses Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law
Posted on 7 May 2010 by Julie Myers Wood

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Julie Myers Wood, former Assistant Secretary running U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), examines the new Arizona immigration law (S.B. 1070, amended by H.B. 2162). She analyzes some key relevant provisions... Read More

Bender's Immigration Bulletin - May 15, 2011 - EOIR Disciplines 15 Attorneys
Posted on 13 May 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

The Executive Office for Immigration Review recently took disciplinary action against fifteen attorneys for violations of the rules of professional conduct for immigration practitioners. Two attorneys were reinstated. The following four attorneys... Read More

Duane Morris Alert: EB-2 Visas For China and India Move 5 Months and Other Immigration Law Updates
Posted on 30 Jun 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

July Visa Bulletin; EB-2 for China and India Move Five Months After months without significant movement in the employment-based immigrant visa preference categories, the July 2011 Visa Bulletin announced a five-month jump for the EB-2 category for Indian... Read More

July 15, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: EOIR Disciplines 41 Attorneys
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

EOIR recently took disciplinary action against forty-one attorneys for violations of the rules of professional conduct for immigration practitioners. The following twenty-one attorneys were issued orders of immediate suspension: Bradford J. Barneys... Read More

June 15, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: USCIS Centralizes Form I-130 Filings
Posted on 8 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

USCIS announced that effective August 15, 2011, petitioners living in countries without USCIS offices will be able to file Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative, with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox facility. Previous regulations permitted these petitioners... Read More

Pregúntele a Lambda Legal: Sus derechos como inmigrante con VIH
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by Scott Schoettes

Por Scott Schoettes , director del Proyecto VIH de Lambda Legal P: Si tengo una prueba de VIH y resulta ser positiva, ¿seré deportado? R: En enero de 2010, gracias a los esfuer¬zos de los grupos que abogan por otros, incluyendo Lambda... Read More

July 1, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin -- National Initiative to Combat Immigration-Services Scams
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

The Departments of Homeland Security and Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are leading a nationwide, multi-agency initiative to combat immigration services scams. The initiative targets immigration scams involving the unauthorized practice... Read More

Corrected July 1 Bender's Immigration Bulletin Pages Available To Download
Posted on 7 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

LexisNexis regrets that there is a printing error in the issue of Bender's Immigration Bulletin dated July 1, 2011. A version of the affected pages that is easier to read is available here. Please click here to download and read the pages . Read More

Bender's Immigration Bulletin - June 1, 2011 - Enhancements to EB-5 Visa Processing Proposed
Posted on 24 May 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

In a May 19, 2011 news release, USCIS proposed significant enhancements to the EB-5 visa program. According to the USCIS, the proposal makes three fundamental changes to the processing of EB-5 filings. First, processing would be accelerated for job-creating... Read More

Aug. 1, 2011, Bender's Immigration Bulletin: USCIS Performance Metrics Available, Lautenberg Amendment Sunsets, More
Posted on 26 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

On July 18, 2011, USCIS announced the availability of new data reports covering agency performance in a broad range of data and operational areas. The reports were prepared at the request of agency stakeholders. USCIS' Office of Performance... Read More

Another Try at Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Posted on 29 Jun 2011 by Molly J. Liskow

On June 22, U.S. Senators Menendez (D-New Jersey), Reid (D-Nevada) Durbin (D-Illinois), Leahy (D-Vermont), Kerry (D-Massachusetts), and Schumer and Gillibrand (Ds- New York) introduced the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011." Senator... Read More