DREAM Deferred Action call delayed

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012

The DHS was scheduled to have a call with stakeholders on July 9th. This was unfortunately delayed today, with no future date given. At this time there is some concern that the agencies will have everything in place in time to process DREAM’ers by the scheduled date. We continue to caution all those interested to not engage with anyone claiming the ability to process deferred action cases. There is still no way to do this and we are all waiting for the rules and regulations to be published.

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H-2B visa cap slowly being reached for 2012

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012

The H-2B visa is a visa that allows employers to bring temporary foreign nationals for non-agricultural jobs. Congress has set the cap to 66,000 H-2B visas per year, or 33,000 for each half of the year. As of 6/29/12, USCIS reports receipt of just over 28,000 H-2B petitions toward the 33,000 H-2B cap amount for the second half of the year (2012).

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DOJ set up two new hotlines to field SB 1070-related complaints

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012

DOJ set up two new hotlines to field SB 1070-related complaints. Call 855-353-1010 or e-mail sb1070@usdoj.gov to report civil rights violations in Arizona. Inquiries regarding the Supreme Court ruling should be directed to 202-514-3465 or oipl@usdoj.gov.

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Conviction for Felony Flight is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012

Conviction for Felony Flight is a Crime Involving Moral Turpitude The Sixth Circuit found that petitioner’s attempt to evade a police officer who signaled him to stop was a “wanton or willful” disregard for the lives or safety of others under the Washington State statute & found that it categorically constituted a crime involving moral turpitude. Ruiz-Lopev v. Holder June 19, 2012.

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