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Immigration Reform Resurfaces Amid Congressional Breakdown Over Funding and Debt Ceiling

As the country waits for Congress to resolve the government funding and debt ceiling stalemate, immigration reform simmers in the background. This week, a group of Democrats introduced a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, H.R. 15, entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” This is not the much awaited work product of the secret …

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U.S. Government Shutdown Will Disrupt Many Immigration Processes

Programs at the Departments of State and Labor are likely to be affected more than others if partial government shutdown occurs on October 1. The potential U.S. government shutdown on October 1 could have immigration-related consequences, especially for those immigration functions performed by the U.S. Department of State (State) and the U.S. Department of Labor …

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It’s Time to Register for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery!

On October 1, 2013, the U.S. Department of State will begin accepting requests to register for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2015), also known as the Green Card Lottery. The Diversity Lottery Program provides a path for foreign nationals to become permanent residents of the United States regardless of whether they have a family …

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ALERT: Fraud Scheme Targets Foreign Nationals

Foreign nationals are advised to be aware of a reported fraud scheme that is currently being perpetrated in the United States. Individuals purporting to be officers of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are reportedly telephoning foreign nationals to falsely claim a discrepancy or problem in such individuals’ immigration records and pressure victims to pay …

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Prospects for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: The House of Representatives Kicks the Can Down the August Recess Road

The U.S. House of Representatives left town last week for the long August recess without passing one immigration-related bill. House Republicans made it quite clear that the Senate- passed S. 744, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, would never be taken up by the House. To date, the House has five immigration bills …

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