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    Mexiphobia - The Movie

    "Mexiphobia chronicles the struggle of three rural Mexican villages after the U.S.'s refusal to preserve familial and cultural bonds along the historic Rio Grande border." To arrange for a screening in your area see rfproductions.com. Mexiphobia...

    Deportation reprieve

    "An Albany woman trying to keep her husband from being deported has received a ruling in his favor. Now, however, comes the real challenge, said Amy Ruiz: proving that losing her husband, Fabian, would result in ?extreme hardship? for them and their...

    Kobach Stirs Debate at UMKC Law School

    "It's been more than two years since Kobach grabbed national headlines. In May 2004, he sued the state of Kansas for granting in-state tuition to children of undocumented immigrants. That August, he was allowed 47 seconds to address the Republican...

    Mandamus and EAJA Victory: "Voluntary Cessation"

    Mr. Abou-Elmajd was waiting for adjustment of status when CIS refused to renew his EAD, based on a "secret memo." He sued, and won. Read these documents (and the entire set of pleadings on PACER) for useful tips on the "doctrine of voluntary...

    Fenced Out

    "A post?9/11 boom in immigration legislation hasn?t stemmed the border flow, but it has created a flood of new approaches?most with built-in paradoxes." University of Chicago Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 2007. http://magazine.uchicago.edu/0712/features...

    ICE: Union Buster?

    "As labor unions increasingly provide representation for undocumented workers, [ICE boss Julie Myers] said, we need to look at' unions' violations of the boundary between 'charitable assistance and the unlawful employment of aliens.'...

    OVW Grantee Training

    Best Practices for Serving Immigrant Survivors: OVW Grantee Training Sponsored by the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women Session 1: February 5-7, 2007 (Limited to participants with under 3 years of direct experience working with...

    BIA Accreditation Training

    Representing Immigrant Victims: Non-Lawyer Staff Accreditation and Agency Recognition from the Board of Immigration Appeals. (Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women) Option 1: OVW Grantee Training and BIA: February...

    Caveat Immigration Law Firm Web Surfers

    Fascinating ABA Journal eReport article about a Miami immigration law firm's website, strikingly similar to Greg Siskind's pioneer site. [NOTE: The website for Disney Thompson & Associates claims AILA membership, but a search of the AILA membership...

    Ninth Circuit on Motions to Reopen

    "Petitioner is a Chinese national who was lawfully removed from the United States, re-entered illegally, and then filed an untimely motion to reopen his original deportation proceedings. The immigration judge (?IJ?) denied petitioner?s motion, ...

    AILF EAD Lawsuit FAQ & Questionnaire

    "The American Immigration Law Foundation is considering litigation against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for not providing an interim EAD when an EAD application has been pending for more than 90 days. Please see our FAQ and...

    DHS Issues Credentialing Rule to Secure Access To U.S. Ports

    "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the issuance of the final rule for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program, which enhances port security by checking the backgrounds of workers before they are...

    TWIC Final Rule "Expanded" for Aliens

    See pp. 43-54 and Table 2 of the rule (to be published in the Federal Register soon.) http://www.tsa.gov/assets/pdf/1652-AA41_twic_fr.pdf

    Fifth Circuit on One-Year Filing Deadline

    "When an application 'has not been received by the Service within 1 year,' the mailing date 'shall' be considered the filing date if the applicant provides clear and convincing evidence that it was mailed before the deadline expired...

    CBP on Passenger Name Record Data

    FR, Jan. 4, 2007: "This Notice is intended to update a General Notice published in the Federal Register on July 9, 2004, advising that the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, had issued a document on May 11, 2004 (referred...

    Skilled, Educated Immigrants Contribute Significantly to U.S. Economy

    "Immigrant entrepreneurs founded 25.3 percent of the U.S. engineering and technology companies established in the past decade, according to a new study from Duke University. What's more, foreign nationals - those living in the United States who...

    America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs

    Link to Duke University study, Jan. 4, 2007. http://memp.pratt.duke.edu/downloads/americas_new_immigrant_entrepreneurs.pdf

    Ninth Circuit on "Particularly Serious Crime"

    "We conclude the IJ improperly relied on a recitation of facts in the Washington appellate court?s opinion affirming Morales?s conviction. Relying on those facts, the IJ determined that Morales?s conviction was for a particularly serious crime....

    DHS OIG Reviews USCIS Information Technology Problems

    "This report is the result of our follow-up review of the challenges that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) faces in modernizing information technology (IT) to carry out its immigration benefits processing responsibilities more effectively...

    9th Circuit on Cancellation

    "[T]he BIA has further held that, in contrast to § 212(c), those with criminal histories need not show 'unusual or outstanding equities' to receive cancellation relief under § 240A(a). Matter of Sotelo-Sotelo, 23 I & N Dec. 201, 204...

    Labor certification and hockey: where the puck meets the stick

    "The University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team is in the middle of its best season in years, and head coach Dave Shyiak is a potential candidate for Western Collegiate Hockey Association coach of the year. So why has UAA started a national search...

    Latinos Lean Left: Bringing Down the GOP's Big Tent

    "[I]n this era of narrow victories and contested results, with black support of the GOP mired near the single digits of the post-Southern Strategy era, securing a significant percentage of the vote of Latinos, the country's largest minority group...

    Four Asylum Officer Job Openings in Arlington, VA

    SALARY RANGE: $46,189 - $71,965 per year; THE ACTUAL SALARY MAY BE HIGHER DUE TO AN ADJUSTMENT FOR LOCALITY PAY. http://tinyurl.com/ug4sm

    Yale Students File Immigration FOIA

    "The question hovering over the sting ? one that a group of Yale Law School students are asking ? is, how did the man in the hard hat know that Mr. Barrera and the others were illegal aliens? The students, who work in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services...

    Traveling Outside the United States as an Asylum Applicant, an Asylee, or a Lawful Permanent Resident Who Obtained Such Status Based on Asylum Status

    "Asylum applicants, asylees, and lawful permanent residents who obtained such status based on their asylum status are subject to special rules with regard to traveling outside the United States. This U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS...