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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

IMMIGRATION DAILY: FBI DELAYS TO END

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Hallelujah. If you haven't seen today's Immigration Daily (also published here at ILW.com), here's the scoop:

FBI Delays To End




Immigration Daily has learned that the FBI name check delays that have
stalled benefit applications may soon be a thing of the past. We
understand that the Executive branch will soon provide name check
clearances within a prescribed amount of time. If the clearance is not
completed within the designated timeframe, the benefit will be approved
by USCIS while the FBI continues to work on the security process in
parallel. The rationale to move to this new process is not just better
customer service for benefits applicants but also because it will
enhance national security (our security demands that the bad guys be
apprehended, not merely be denied immigration benefits). The background
for this change of heart by the Executive branch is the fact that many
federal courts have been coming down hard on excessive name check
delays by the FBI. In fact, not only have some courts ordered expedited
name check completions but in some cases courts have suggested that the
courts have and would use their authority to adjudicate petitions if
the Executive branch could not get its act together. The attorneys and
litigants who have sought federal court relief over these last several
years deserve credit for forcing the Executive branch to adopt a more
effective policy in this area (when it does happen, hopefully very
soon). Stay tuned.


 

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  1. Legal Immi's Avatar
    Good to hear, hopefully it will be in place sooner rather than later.
  2. Sid's Avatar
    Great news!
  3. Sac's Avatar
    Amazing news ... about time
  4. Only Voice's Avatar
    "Great news!"

    "Amazing news ... about time "

    "Good to hear, hopefully it will be in place sooner rather than later. "


    This is not so great news because it does not help majority of the immigrants anyway.
  5. Sid's Avatar
    "This is not so great news because it does not help majority of the immigrants anyway. "

    That's a very short-sighted comment. Eventually even the illegals would have to go through an FBI name check when they are eligible for GC's/citizenships. This would cut down their wait time.
  6. Only Voice's Avatar
    "That's a very short-sighted comment. Eventually even the illegals would have to go through an FBI name check when they are eligible for GC's/citizenships. This would cut down their wait time."

    When undocumented are eligible I dont think law would require them to go thru the Name check process any way . This proposed improvement try to give the people who already have too much. This is similar to bush tax cuts to the wealthiest.
  7. Sid's Avatar
    "When undocumented are eligible I dont think law would require them to go thru the Name check process any way . This proposed improvement try to give the people who already have too much. This is similar to bush tax cuts to the wealthiest."

    Right. When the illegals are legalized without having to wait in line for many years to get GC's, that would really indicate favoritism towards legals.

    The kind of comments that are made by the pro-illegals are enough to turn even the people who are in favor of legalization into antis. You folks are doing a better job than the antis themselves.
  8. Legal_Immigrant's Avatar
    This is great news. But USCIS will lose revenue in terms of reduced need of interim immigration benefit application fee. It is similar to "less people sick means less revenue for doctors".
  9. Legal Immi's Avatar
    "This is great news. But USCIS will lose revenue in terms of reduced need of interim immigration benefit application fee. It is similar to "less people sick means less revenue for doctors"."

    I read somewhere that USCIS has to spend lot of dollars fighting law suits too.


  10. Ankur's Avatar
    Greg , a nice report you may wanna read it :- http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/30/nyregion/30nyc.html?ref=nyregion
  11. Longwait's Avatar
    Thank goodness, hope this happens soon...Have been waiting for more than a year for this check to be complete! And I have been in the US for more than 14 years!!!
  12. tom's Avatar
    This is great news of a potential great action.. Question is when is this going to become effective.. :-)

    Kudos to the legal community for highlighting this through legal action and enabling a relook at the exec branch processes.

    Faster adjudication while following thorough process makes USA more secure.. You want criminals out sooner.. not after inordinate delays..
  13. Another voice's Avatar
    "The kind of comments that are made by the pro-illegals are enough to turn even the people who are in favor of legalization into antis. You folks are doing a better job than the antis themselves."

    Dude this guy is pushing your buttons, ignore him. You are giving himn the reaction that he eants and playing his game.
  14. Another voice's Avatar
    Great news!!!!!
  15. Legal and waiting's Avatar
    Sid, don't listen to him, he is another anti trying to get you/us going.

    It is great news for everyone, period. Everybody has to go through security checks to obtain benefits (regardless whether they are FB, EB, or potentially, legalized), and this insanity with delays has to end.
  16. Only Voice's Avatar
    "Sid, don't listen to him, he is another anti trying to get you/us going.

    It is great news for everyone, period. Everybody has to go through security checks to obtain benefits (regardless whether they are FB, EB, or potentially, legalized), and this insanity with delays has to end.
    "

    Why am I an anti, just because I said this will not help majority of the immigrants that need releif from the stupid system.
  17. b's Avatar
    "Why am I an anti, just because I said this will not help majority of the immigrants that need releif from the stupid system."

    What are you talking about? Right now to get a GC you need to go through FBI name checks. So it helps all current and future immigrants.
  18. Only Voice's Avatar
    "What are you talking about? Right now to get a GC you need to go through FBI name checks. So it helps all current and future immigrants. "

    How does this help millions of undocumented workers now?
  19. Sid's Avatar
    "How does this help millions of undocumented workers now?"

    It doesn't help them now. At present it would only help people who've been stuck in the legal immigration system for many years. Because of the efforts of these people, the path to immigration for future immigrants would become easier. I think you should be grateful to the legal community for making things easier for future immigrants - legal or otherwise. I'm also assuming that you are not familiar with the delays and bureaucratic nightmares that legal immigrants have to go through.

    Irrespective of what notions you have about the legalization of the illegals, I can assure you that they will not become permanent residents or citizens without an FBI name check - not after 9/11.

    Once the current illegals get into the legal route, they will realize that the grass is not that much greener on the legal side. It's harder to obey laws than to break it. Ask any police officer how hard it is to fight criminals who don't have to operate under the same rules.
  20. NothingIsDone_UnlessDone's Avatar
    People are waiting for 4/6 years to get FBI clearance. Have waited so long, do not believe it can happen unless it happens.
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