Category Archives: USCIS Updates
USCIS updates the Application for Naturalization
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is implementing an initiative to make their forms easier to use for immigrant applicants. It is releasing an updated version of the Application for Naturalization form, known as Form N-400. The revisions to the … Continue reading

US weighs curbing deportations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don’t have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.

Ukranian president approves strict anti-protest laws
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The Ukrainian parliament, dominated by Yanukovych loyalists, passed a flurry of bills on Thursday that would significantly curb the rights to protest, free speech and the activity of non-governmental organisations. The west has criticised the bills as undemocratic. John Kerry, … Continue reading

USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 5th Straight Fiscal Year
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved the statutory maximum 10,000 petitions for U-1 nonimmigrant status (U visas) for fiscal year 2014. This marks the fifth straight year that USCIS has reached the statutory maximum since it began issuing … Continue reading

Exclusive: Jeh Johnson Tapped to Lead Department of Homeland Security
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The White House has settled on a former high-ranking Pentagon official to replace Janet Napolitano as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, two senior Obama administration officials confirm to The Daily Beast. 

Fearing a lost governor’s race, Virginia Republicans confront party divide
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With just three weeks remaining before the election, Republican leaders in Virginia fear that their nominee, Ken Cuccinelli II, is on his way to losing the governor’s race and that the party will squander command of a state that is … Continue reading

Opinion: 2014 anti-immigrant campaign kick off
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Even if a path to citizenship didn’t make it through, at least it looked like there would be some type of immigration reform.  But now even partial reform seems impossible.

Why I’m rallying for immigration reform
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I am 75 years old. I have nine children, 30 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. I am a legal permanent resident of the United States, living in Wisconsin. And a few weeks ago, I was arrested for the first time in … Continue reading

House Republicans would be foolish not to pass comprehensive immigration reform
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Opponents of immigration reform are once again speculating about the death of comprehensive immigration reform this year. And at first glance, the House of Representatives calendar is too full with other issues – chiefly now the budget battle and government … Continue reading

Furloughs Hit U.S. Immigration Courts
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The nation’s 59 immigration courts, already struggling with years-long backlogs, were operating with skeletal staff Tuesday, according to the National Association of Immigration Judges. About 70% of court employees, including judges, were furloughed across the country. Only judges hearing deportation … Continue reading