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  1. Utah Gets it: New Law to provide Work Authorization for Guest Workers

    by , 03-28-2011 at 06:20 AM (Matthew Kolken on Deportation And Removal)

  2. Hospitality Immigration - Birth Tourism, is it really happening?

    Birth Tourism is a hot topic right now. How do I know? Reporters keep calling me as well as other prominent Immigration Lawyers, asking about this topic with great interest.
    The latest story was covered by the daily. The Daily is new type of media exclusively created for the ipad and provides cutting edge news with amazing content delivery. You have to try it to appreciate.
    The latest story that I was part of is about Mothers coming to America to give birth. Millions of foreign tourists visit the United States every year, and a growing number return home with a brand new U.S. citizen in tow.

    Every year millions of foreign tourists visit the United States, and a growing number return home, after having given birth to a new baby. Eight percent of all babies born in the U.S. in 2008 were to illegal immigrant parents, according to a groundbreaking analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center. All of those children are U.S. citizens while their parents remain undocumented.
    Thousands of legal immigrants, who do not permanently reside in the United States but give birth here, have given their children the gift of citizenship, which the U.S. grants to anyone born on its soil.
    The number of U.S. births to non-resident mothers rose 53 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the most recent data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Total births rose 5 percent in the same period. Among the foreigners who have given birth here, including international travelers passing through and foreign students studying at U.S. universities, are "birth tourists," women who travel to the United States with the explicit purpose of obtaining citizenship for their child.
    Catering to the women is a nascent industry of travel agencies and hotel chains seeking to profit from the business.
    Is this just a trend or a growing reality, share your thoughts with us.
    Read our commentary at the

    by , 03-27-2011 at 05:26 AM (Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy)
    Hat tip to a helpful reader for this very encouraging news being reported by Newsweek. Readers may remember my posting a story last month that the Obama Administration has decided not to defend the reprehensible Defense of Marriage Act in court (though not surprisingly, House Republicans have taken up doing that work). Sooner or later, however, DOMA is going to be struck down. In the mean time, two USCIS offices - Washington, DC and Baltimore, have announced that they are accepting adjustment of status green card petitions and putting them on hold pending the decision by the courts in various cases working their way presumably up to the Supreme Court. Legally married couples - either married in states making same sex marriages (not just civil unions) legal or in the growing number of foreign countries that recognize same sex marriages - can file adjustment petitions and presumably get travel and employment authorization benefits while final adjudication on their cases waits. Also, couples facing the deportation of a spouse will now have a strong argument to get the Immigration Judge to place their cases on hold, something most judges do pending the outcome of a marriage-based petition.
    Now it will be intesting to see what happens next. USCIS spokesman Christopher Bentley told Newsweek: "We have not implemented any change in policy and intend to follow the president's directive to continue enforcing the law." Will headquarters reverse what the two forward-thinking USCIS District Directors have done? Will other USCIS districts follow their lead (particularly if HQ decides not to interfere)?

    by , 03-25-2011 at 08:58 PM (Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy)
    2010 census data is gradually being released and it should worry anti-immigrants, particularly the Republican Party which has tried to appease the Tea Party gods by embracing a xenophobic agenda. Here's the latest, courtesy of CSM:

    White Americans are still the majority in the United States, but they're rapidly being overtaken by Hispanics, according to the latest Census Bureau report, and this could have important political ramifications.

    During the past decade, the Hispanic population in the United States grew 43 times faster than the non-Hispanic white population, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. Put another way, between 2000 and 2010 the US Hispanic population grew 43 percent from 35.3 million to 50.5 million. Its share of the total population rose from 13 to 16 percent. That accounts for more than half the total US population growth since 2000.
    At the same time, Census Bureau officials reported, the non-Hispanic white population grew by barely more than 1 percent, dropping as a portion of the total from 69 percent to 64 percent.

    Delusional Republicans will try and convince themselves that most of these people are illegally present immigrants. But the number of illegal immigrants in the US is dropping. Most of these new people are US citizens. And they vote. We got a taste of this in the 2008 election when Hispanic voters accounted for the difference in several states where President Obama won despite traditional Republican strength.
  5. Mar 25 - Make Your Voice Heard

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    2. Article: Update on INA 212(h) Defense Strategies by Katherine


    3. Article:The Law Is In A Recession, And How To Survive It

    by Larry Bodine,0325-bodine.shtm

    4. Bloggings: Your best friend calls you and tells you he/she's

    really sick? How do you show you care? by Roger Algase,0325-immigrationlawblog.shtm

    5. Bloggings: WWII Vet Fights Over His Citizenship by Greg


    6. Bloggings: 4-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Child Deported by Matthew


    7. Bloggings: Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire -

    100 Years Later by Jason Dzubow,0325-dzubow.shtm

    8. News: USCIS Releases Memo On Fee Waiver Guidelines,0325-feewaiver.pdf

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    10. Headline: RT @heartlandirvine: LEAVE act the polar opposite

    of DREAM act?

    11. Headline: RT @MATTImmigration Immigration Bills Rile Farmers


    12. Headline: RT @MarcACaputo: Immigration weirdness. Immigrant

    CAN'T show passport on Florida House floor.

    13. Headline: States Pass Their Versions Of The Dream Act

    14. Headline: Thousands protest Georgia immigration bills

    15. Headline: Immigration essay sparks anger at Rollins College

    16. Headline: Despite actual violence, Janet Napolitano touts

    safety of border region

    17. Headline: Borderbattle over illegal immigration shifts to


    18. Headline: Group criticizes mock Iowa school "shooting drill"

    19. Headline: Alabama firm probed in immigration case

    20. Headline: Federal Immigration-Enforcement Effort Nets 11 in


    21. Headline: Lawmaker blasts makeshift California maternity ward

    for Asians

    22. Headline: Disturbing! Third graders asked "What is an Illegal

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    24. Headline: The Employer's Immigration Compliance Book will

    help guide employers thru dese turbulent immigration waters.

    25. Headline: RT @32BJ_SEIU NYDreamAct introduced in the State

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    26. Headline: RT @ElMati7 We are all Americans. Todos somos

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