UPDATE – Document Legalization Services Resume in Venezuela

On June 11, 2017, SAREN, the government agency in Venezuela that is authorized to issue Apostilles and legalizations on Venezuelan documents, announced that it has resumed document legalization services. Last week SAREN’s offices suffered significant damages during...

VENEZUELA – Document Legalization Services Suspended Indefinitely

On June 8, 2017, SAREN, the government agency in Venezuela that is authorized to issue Apostilles and legalizations on Venezuelan documents, announced a suspension of all document legalization services. According to SAREN’s communication, the service suspension is due to a fire...

Walls Don’t Fix Migration Problems, Merkel Says on Mexico Visit

By REUTERS JUNE 10, 2017 MEXICO CITY — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that putting up walls will not solve problems caused by immigration, challenging one of U.S. President Donald Trump’s core principles, during her visit to Mexico. Trump’s election...

Judge: Reinstate Jessica Colotl’s reprieve from deportation

Jeremy Redmon June 12, 2017 A federal judge in Atlanta has ordered the government to reinstate a temporary reprieve from deportation for Jessica Colotl, a Norcross woman whose 2010 arrest in Georgia reignited the contentious national debate over illegal immigration. In the...

Department of Labor Announces Increased Scrutiny of Employment-Based Immigration Programs

The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently announced a more aggressive enforcement policy directed at employment-based nonimmigrant visa programs, stating that they will more “vigorously” enforce all laws within its jurisdiction and take civil and criminal referral actions...

Face of ‘Dreamers’ takes deportation fight to court

By Catherine E. Shoichet and Tristan Smith Atlanta (CNN) Jessica Colotl became a poster child for immigrant rights activists when a traffic violation on her college campus landed her behind bars. Her battle to fight deportation after her 2010 arrest made her a face of the...

Lawyers convention leaves Texas over state’s new immigration law

By Julian Aguilar June 07, 2017 A 15,000-member association of attorneys and law professors said on Wednesday that it is relocating its 2018 convention out of Texas in response to the state legislature passing Senate Bill 4, a sweeping and controversial immigration enforcement...

House passes bill to allow some border and customs job applicants to skip polygraph test

By Maria Sacchetti June 07, 2017 The House voted 282 to 137 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to waive a mandatory lie-detector test for applicants from law enforcement or the military, raising alarms that the move will weaken...

If We Are Deported, Who Benefits?

By Jessica Colotl June 08, 2017 Until a few weeks ago, I was working as a paralegal at an immigration law firm in a suburb of Atlanta. I was saving money for law school and hoped to practice as an immigration attorney. Then, my world came crashing down: I was told that the U.S....

Visa Shortage Spurs Vacancies, for Jobs, at a Tourist Getaway

By MIRIAM JORDAN JUNE 8, 2017 Mackinac Island has a permanent population of about 500 people and just as many horses, but no cars. From May to October, the picturesque Michigan getaway relies on about 3,000 workers to power its economic engine: summer tourism. Historically, up to...
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