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    "Bureau" Dropped From ICE, CBP

    "This Notice informs the public that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has changed the name of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the name of the Bureau of Customs and...

    REAL ID Public Meeting May 1, 2007

    "The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary, will hold a public meeting to receive comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, ??Minimum Standards for Driver?s Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies...

    District Court Orders Naturalization

    "On April 2, 2007, the Court conducted a hearing on an order to show cause why Plaintiff should not be immediately naturalized. Based on the authority vested to the Court by Title 8 U.S.C. § 1447(b), the Court GRANTS Plaintiff's naturalization...

    Jurisdictional Victory: USCIS District Director Committed "Legal Error"

    "The district court had jurisdiction to consider whether the District Director committed legal error in determining that Igwebuike was inadmissible and therefore ineligible for adjustment of status. We have jurisdiction to review the district court's...

    District Court Schedules Natz. Hearing

    "Mr. Lifshaz has been a lawful permanent resident of this country for over seventeen years. He has been waiting for the Government to make a decision on his naturalization application for over three years. The Government has failed to do so in a...

    Second Circuit on Christians in Indonesia

    "[W]e remand on the limited issues of whether, after a complete analysis of the record, it is reasonable to expect Rachmat to relocate within Indonesia, and whether her fear of persecution on account of her religious beliefs is well-founded."...

    Muzaffar Chishti on IRCA

    Testimony of Muzaffar A. Chishti, Director, Migration Policy Institute?s office at New York University School of Law, Oversight Hearing on the Shortfalls of the 1986 Immigration Reform Legislation, Before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship...

    98% are "stayers"

    "It never ceases to surprise me that, in a world of 6.5 billion people, 98 percent are 'stayers,' living in the country of their birth; that the remaining two percent, international migrants of a bewildering variety of origins, migration...

    Hiroshi Motomura on IIRAIRA

    Testimony, 4/20/2007, House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, Oversight Hearing on Shortfalls of 1996 Immigration Reform Legislation. http://judiciary.house.gov/media/pdfs...

    Paul Virtue on IIRAIRA

    Testimony, 4/20/2007, House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, Oversight Hearing on Shortfalls of 1996 Immigration Reform Legislation. http://judiciary.house.gov/media/pdfs...

    Procedures for H?2B Temporary Labor Certification in Non-Agricultural Occupations

    Federal Register, Apr. 20, 2007: "This notice updates procedures for State Workforce Agencies and ETA National Processing Centers to process H?2B labor certification applications in nonagricultural occupations." http://a257.g.akamaitech.net...

    Legomsky on IRCA

    Written Testimony of Stephen H. Legomsky, John S. Lehmann University Professor, Washington University School of Law, Before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees,...

    New IJ in York, Pa.

    "YORK, Pa. - Andrew R. Arthur was sworn in today as an immigration judge for the York Immigration Court." EOIR News Release, Apr. 5, 2007. http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir/press/07/ArthurYorkApril5.htm

    BALCA on PERM, Recruiting, "Landscape Designer"

    On April 9, 2007 the BALCA issued at least seven decisions covering at least three different employers, all coming to the same conclusion: "The job duties, wages offered, and required level of experience for the Landscape Designer position closely...

    USCIS Proposes Revisions for Religious Worker Visa Classifications

    "Proposed Rule Highlights Steps to Eliminate Fraud in the Religious Worker Program." USCIS Press Release, Apr. 19, 2007. http://www.uscis.gov/files/pressrelease/RvisaRelease19Apr07.pdf

    USCIS R Visa Fact Sheet

    "The agency?s Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) found a 33 per cent rate of fraud in the program; their assessment also indicated patterns of potential fraud and weaknesses that created vulnerabilities for fraud to occur."...

    $300/hr. EAJA Fee "Manifestly Reasonable" For Natz. Mandamus

    "The Court is satisfied that Petitioners' counsel's "specialized knowledge of immigration law, and the limited availability of attorneys who would have taken this case at the statutory rate, are 'special factors' which justify...

    Overview of State Legislation Related to Immigration and Immigrants in 2007

    "As of April 13, 2007, state legislators in all of the 50 states had introduced at least 1169 bills and resolutions related to immigration or immigrants and refugees. This is more than twice the total number of introduced bills (570) in 2006."...

    CHANGE IN H-1B PROCEDURES TRIMS WEEKS OFF FINAL SELECTION PROCESS

    "USCIS Clarifies Status of Receipt Notices Dated Before April 12, 2007." USCIS Update, Apr. 19, 2007. http://www.uscis.gov/files/pressrelease/H1Bfy08CapUpdate041907.pdf

    New USCIS Office Enhances Internal Security

    "Created two months ago, the Office of Security and Integrity (OSI) for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is allowing the agency to better focus on management and professional integrity within its own ranks." USCIS News Release...

    Frequency of BIB Daily Email Updates: Informal Poll

    Our software sends subscribers an email at the top of any hour in which the site is updated. If a different schedule would be preferrable - or if the current system works just fine for you - please drop me a line: dan@cenizo.com. Thank you.

    Adjustment of Status of ?Arriving Aliens?

    Adjustment of Status of ?Arriving Aliens? Under the Interim Regulations: Challenging the BIA?s Denial of a Motion to Reopen, Remand, or Continue a Case, By Mary Kenney, AILF Practice Advisory, Apr. 16, 2007. Copyright © 2007, American Immigration Law...

    4th Amendment Victory in Immigration Court

    "Federal immigration authorities decided not to deport an undocumented immigrant who was beaten, then arrested, by two U.S. Border Patrol agents last spring at a school bus stop in Mount Vernon?s Kulshan Creek neighborhood. Manuel Rios, the Seattle...

    Did Brazilian Lawyer Violate INA Sec. 292?

    "Norka Schell, a Brazilian lawyer, has a thriving practice in New Jersey despite the fact that she isn't licensed there. She is credentialed as a foreign legal consultant under Rule 1:21-9, which allows her to represent clients in New Jersey...

    Q & A from CIS Ombudsman's Teleconference

    "These are a compilation of questions callers posed during a recent CIS Ombudsman Community Call-in Teleconference on Temporary Worker Visas (H, L, O, and P), as well as selected follow-up questions received by email. Some questions include USCIS...