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Archive for 'Immigration Law'

Editorial: “Attrition” becoming favored tactic of anti-immigration forces

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It seems that the stalling of the DREAM  Act is one more example demonstrating that with mass deportation off the table as an option, and with measures to deputize local law enforcement and put in place regulations intended to […]

Vermont hotel owner nabbed for hiring illegals

The owner of two hotels, the Quality Inn and the Hampton Inn, both located in Brattleboro, Vermont, was arrested today and charged with harboring and employing illegal aliens and with misrepresentation in securing his own legal immigration status. Gurdeep Nagra, a citizen of Canada, and 14 of his workers were also rounded up - […]

Anti-Immigration Extremist Rep. Tancredo calls for raid of Sen. Durbin’s new conference

As a post-script to today’s stalling of the DREAM Act, a bill intended to help young people solve a life-destroying legal predicament they bear no culpability for creating, Rep. Tom Tancredo indulged himself in hysterical antics intended to attract attention to his otherwise limping campaign for the Republican nomination.
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R., CO), a Republican […]

DREAM Act bill blocked in Senate

Today’s vote in the Senate not to proceed with debate on the DREAM Act brings yet another agonizing delay for the millions of young people who were brought to the US by their parents as children, either illegally or else with a visa and then overstayed, and who have remained here ever since, […]

New Soc. Sec. Number “No Match Rule”….dead for now

A federal judge had issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from enforcing its newly promulgated regulation concerning how employers must respond when put on notice by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that the names and/or social security numbers of its employees do not match SSA’s database. DHS planned the new […]

ICE Conducts Largest Ever Immigration Sweep

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has reportedly arrested more than 1,300 people in the largest immigration enforcement operation in US history. The bulk of the arrests have taken place in five counties of southern California. Those targeted include aliens with previous criminal convictions, as well as previously deported individuals who have illegally re-entered the […]

“Global Tastes” to Benefit Nationalities Services Center

Nationalities Services Center (”NSC”), a local nonprofit serving immigrant communities, will host “Global Tastes “, a celebration of ethnic cuisines, on 11/13/2007 at 6pm-8pm at the Penn Museum. I have nothing but praise for NSC, as they have been my main provider of translations for years. Earlier this year they moved to new digs at […]

Immigration Policy and Practice program at Widener University

 Widener University will host a one day program on Immigration Policy and Practice on October 29, 2007.
In addition to a review of the recent failure to pass a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill in Congress, the program will focus on current state legislative activity in Pennsylvania.
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Detroit Immigration Official Indicted in Bribery, Fraud, Corruption Scandal

A nine-count indictment was unsealed today against the former Assistant Director of the (former) INS’s Detroit Field Office, Roy Bailey, who later became chief of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Detention and Removal Operations for the Detroit region. The indictment alleges that Mr. Bailey, 54, of the Dearborn area, accepted tens of thousands […]

Temporary Restraining Order Blocking New SSN No-Match Rule Extended

A federal judge in California has extended the  Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) blocking the implementation of the Department of Homeland Security’s new rule about no-match letters issued by the Social Security Administration.   Under the new rule, employers receiving so called  “no match” letters, which state that an employee’s name and social security number do […]

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