Monthly Archives: October 2016

Study Shows Legal Representation Essential to Avoiding Deportation

(ESPAÑOL) It seems obvious that foreign nationals with legal representation will be able to prove their case and avoid deportation easier than those without. But the first formal study on legal representation of foreign nationals in immigration proceedings proves the … Continue reading

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Immigration Fees to be Increased for First Time in Six Years

(ESPAÑOL) Effective Dec. 23, for the first time in six years, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has increased immigration fees for many applications and petitions. “We have been preparing our clients for this increase in fees for quite some time,” … Continue reading

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First Immigration Office In Southwest Florida Opens

(ESPAÑOL) The first immigration office in Southwest Florida formally marked its opening Friday in Fort Myers, with a ceremony that swore 20 residents in as US citizens. After dedicating the new office to Medal of Honor recipient and Canadian immigrant … Continue reading

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Immigration and Water Management

(ESPAÑOL) In this election year, immigration is one of the most hotly debated issues, including, surprisingly, water management. Although much of the debate revolves around the implications of immigration to national security and the cost of associated social programs, the … Continue reading

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Officials Searching for Prison Beds to Cope with Immigration Surge

(ESPAÑOL) Homeland Security officials are quietly scrambling to find 5,000 more prison and jail beds to handle a record immigration surge. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met Tuesday with senior leaders at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and the … Continue reading

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Louisiana Law Preventing Immigrant Marriages

(ESPAÑOL) In Louisiana, a little-noticed new state law has effectively made immigrant marriages illegal. Undocumented workers and even terrorists had newly discovered they could exploit Louisiana’s marriage laws to gain citizenship, legislators claimed, leading to a supposed epidemic of “marriage … Continue reading

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Naturalization Backlog Threatens Thousands of Potential Voters

(ESPAÑOL) Due to a naturalization backlog, over half a million immigrants, whose naturalization applications were filed months ago, are starting to make peace with the fact that they may not be able to cast their first vote as American citizens … Continue reading

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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Criminal Charges over Immigration Patrols

(ESPAÑOL) Prosecutors said Tuesday they will charge Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio with criminal contempt of court over immigration patrols. The announcement was made the day before early voting starts in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s bid for a seventh term as metro … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Forbids ICE Detainers on Immigrant Prisoners

(ESPAÑOL) A federal judge has ordered U.S. immigration officials to stop requesting ICE detainers placed on certain people without a warrant in order to determine their immigration status by that local law enforcement. The ruling adds fuel to an already … Continue reading

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Pledges to Help Overhaul Country’s Immigration Laws if Trump Elected

(ESPAÑOL) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has been a sharp critic of Donald Trump’s economic policies, plans to “turn up the heat” to overhaul the country’s immigration laws if he is elected president, a top official said Friday. Rob … Continue reading

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