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Seyfarth Shaw | Immigration Inbox: News You Can Use May 2013Despite Early Success, Immigration Bill Faces Uncertain Path ForwardWhy Immigration Is an Asian American Issue1986 Immigration Reform Push Had Profound Impact On FarmworkersRand Paul: Obama in danger of losing his 'moral authority' to lead the nationImmigrant Who Met Obama: 'You're Dealing With Human Lives'Immigrant Who Met Obama: 'You're Dealing With Human Lives'Immigration guide: A parent's naturalization in US could destroy child's ...Ceremony welcomes 35 new US?citizensProtesters demand LGBT equality in immigration reform'Do' becomes an American citizenImmigration NewsLGBT Activists Stand Behind Immigration Reform, Even After LossSenate Immigration Bill Passes Out Of Judiciary Committee - Huffington PostImmigration Bill Approved By Senate Judiciary Committee

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Immigration Bill Faces Hundreds Of Amendments, Including On LGBT Rights
Huffington PostMay 7, 2013

The 18-member committee will begin discussion Thursday on those amendments to the so-called gang of eight's "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act." As they do, some tough votes will come up for both opponents and ...more »

Seyfarth Shaw | Immigration Inbox: News You Can Use May 2013
Linex Legal (registration) (press release)May 31, 2013

SSA has eliminated the 10-day hold policy for all DHS evidence except DHS Forms N-550/N-570 (Certificate of Naturalization) and N-560/N-561 (Certificate of Citizenship). The updated information on ... Michael Bennet (D-Colo.); and Richard Durbin (D-Ill ...more »

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Seyfarth Shaw | Immigration Inbox: News You Can Use May 2013
Linex Legal (registration) (press release)May 31, 2013

SSA has eliminated the 10-day hold policy for all DHS evidence except DHS Forms N-550/N-570 (Certificate of Naturalization) and N-560/N-561 (Certificate of Citizenship). The updated information on ... Michael Bennet (D-Colo.); and Richard Durbin (D-Ill ...more »

Despite Early Success, Immigration Bill Faces Uncertain Path Forward
TIME (blog)May 31, 2013

Is this going to be another fraudulent game played by lawyers for their corporate benefactors, or middlemen bending the rules to produce another cheap labor pool? I just see any ... WE CAN ALL BE VICTIMS OF IDENTITY THEFT, BUT A FEDERAL ID CARD CAN ...more »

Why Immigration Is an Asian American Issue
Center For American ProgressMay 28, 2013

... immigrants—immigration is an important and personal issue to this community. In addition, Asian immigrants are drivers of naturalization: In 2012, 4 out of 10 of the top countries providing new American citizens were in Asia, contributing 34 ...more »

1986 Immigration Reform Push Had Profound Impact On Farmworkers
Huffington PostMay 27, 2013

Mejia then stopped living in fear. He left agriculture to join a construction company that hired only legal workers, sent his two daughters to college and bought a house in Madera, near Fresno, instead of wiring money to Mexico. "Immigration reform ...more »

Rand Paul: Obama in danger of losing his 'moral authority' to lead the nation
Daily CallerMay 26, 2013

On Sunday's edition of ABC's “This Week,” Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul warned that if President Barack Obama fails to decisively address the scandals plaguing his administration, he could soon lose the moral authority to lead the country. “I don ...more »

Immigrant Who Met Obama: 'You're Dealing With Human Lives'
Huffington PostMay 26, 2013

McGuire-Maniau set out to learn as much about immigration as she possibly could, because she knew that going about things the wrong way could lead to him being denied a green card or, worse, detained and deported. It almost happened anyway. After ...more »

Immigrant Who Met Obama: 'You're Dealing With Human Lives'
Huffington PostMay 26, 2013

After studying the laws and hiring an attorney, the couple filed papers for a spousal visa in January 2008. A month later, Immigration and .... The bill also protects employees who report construction sites that hire illegal workers. To ensure that ...more »

Immigration guide: A parent's naturalization in US could destroy child's ...
GMA NewsMay 25, 2013

While the child was in the midst of being processed for an immigrant visa, the parent became eligible for citizenship (because perhaps the parent received his or her green card more than five years ago), and the parent goes ahead and naturalizes after ...more »

Ceremony welcomes 35 new US?citizens
Marquette Mining JournalMay 25, 2013

MARQUETTE - The United States of America welcomed 35 new citizens Friday afternoon upon completion of a Naturalization Ceremony held in U.S. District Court in Marquette. "I wish you well in your new status," said Judge R. Allen Edgar, who presided over ...more »

Protesters demand LGBT equality in immigration reform
Examiner.comMay 24, 2013

But even then, it would only be after a 10 year-period and thousands of dollars in fees and taxes that the aliens would be awarded a green card, unless family members petition for unity earlier. The Democrats involved in the writing of the bill, such ...more »

'Do' becomes an American citizen
Franklin News PostMay 23, 2013

That's the day I made my second trip to the Poff Federal Building to attend the naturalization ceremony for my friend Abe Abrahim's youngest brother, Mamdouh, whom we all call simply "Do." Abe had been a part of a similar ceremony ... She had on a dark ...more »

Immigration News
IrishCentralMay 22, 2013

Some immigrants had their cards over twenty years. One lady had her card forty years. After some conversations, callers decided to pursue US citizenship instead of renewing the green cards. One family calling from New Hampshire will be able to go ...more »

LGBT Activists Stand Behind Immigration Reform, Even After Loss
Huffington PostMay 22, 2013

Bogliolo is from the United Kingdom and is in the country legally, but Rickard has been unable to petition for a spousal green card. If they can't stay in the U.S. together, Rickard may decide to leave her country. She said Wednesday she was "still ...more »

Senate Immigration Bill Passes Out Of Judiciary Committee - Huffington Post
Huffington PostMay 22, 2013

Schumer and Durbin told her they had to reluctantly oppose her attempt on Tuesday to add a change that would expand family visas so that people in extreme hardship could petition for green cards for their adult children or siblings. It failed with 7 ...more »

Immigration Bill Approved By Senate Judiciary Committee
Huffington PostMay 22, 2013

This law also limited some government benefits to people who could prove their legal status. ... This bill, which was approved in 2010, bans contractors and subcontractors employ undocumented workers from having state construction contracts. The bill ...more »

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