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Bender’s Immigration Bulletin – September 15, 2010

Higher Fees on Certain H and L Visas President Obama signed into law Public Law Number 111-230 on August 13, requiring the submission of an additional $2000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions filed after August 14. The additional fees remain in effect until September...

A Modest (April Fools' Day) Proposal for Immigration Enforcement

April 1, 2012: "Jonathan O. Kelly" (pen name for a long-time observer of immigration law and policy,) the fictional "Director of Policy Evaluation" for the equally fictional "Legal Immigration and Economic Research Institute," offers this sure-fire solution to our immigration...

How Today’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Affect Children, Families, and Communities

"This report is the third in a Center for American Progress series that looks at the daily lives, struggles, and strategies of undocumented immigrants who must live through the assault of harsh laws designed to make their lives unbearable. Throughout 2012 we will release reports that lift the veil...

U.S. Spends More on Immigration Enforcement than on FBI, DEA, Secret Service & All Other Federal Criminal Law Enforcement Agencies Combined

"The U.S. government spends more on federal immigration enforcement than on all other principal federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined, with the nearly $18 billion spent in fiscal 2012 approximately 24 percent higher than collective spending for the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration...

Developments in the Law: Immigrant Rights & Immigration Enforcement

126 Harv. L. Rev. 1565 (Spring 2013) Introduction Chapter One: Plenary Power, DOMA, and Executive Deference Chapter Two: State and Local Regulation of Unauthorized Immigrant Employment Chapter Three: The Role of the Exclusionary Rule in Removal Hearings Chapter Four: Representation...