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Immigration News – 2008

2 Jan

The links to the PDFs below represent immigration news and updates that occurred during 2012 and are provided as resources.

DateNews Stories

12/10/2008Magali Suarez Candler KENS Interview on Immigration and Domestic Violence (en Español)
9/11/2008Southern California’s Dual Citizens See Little Conflict
9/11/2008Court Allows Chinese Woman New Deportation Hearing
9/11/200851 Illegal Immigrants, 2 Others Arrested in Raid at Palm Springs Bakery
9/11/2008Immigration Attorney Sentenced to 366 Days in Prison
9/11/2008Illegal Alien Poses as Border Patrol Agent
9/11/2008ICE Executes Federal Search Warrant at Palm Springs Bakery in Ongoing Probe
9/10/2008RI Judge to Rule Soon on Immigration Order
7/22/2008Immigration law means a borderline existence for U.S. wife of Mexican
7/22/2008Chief of BP’s Russian Venture Faces Visa Snag
7/21/2008In Immigration Cases, Employers Feel the Pressure
7/21/2008Pushing Back on Immigration
7/20/2008Immigrant, Pregnant, Is Jailed Under Pact
7/18/200822 kidnap victims freed in San Marcos
7/18/20084 charged after immigrant smuggling bust
7/17/2008Alberta, Canada Welcomes H-1B Visa Holders and Their Families While the U.S. Rejects them
7/17/2008Border Arrests Cram Courts, Fill Cells in Neighbor States
7/17/2008German Migrant Rules Change
7/17/2008AIDS bill gains Senate renewal
7/17/2008U.S. Fines McDonald’s Franchisee in Immigration Case
7/16/2008Spanish welcome for migrants wears thin
7/16/2008Dozens arrested in raids at courthouses
7/16/2008US ban on visitors with HIV could end soon
7/15/2008Criminal Charges Filed Against Immigrants at Unprecedented Rate
7/14/2008Immigration enforcement brings unintended results
7/14/2008Losing workers? Blame Canada!
7/11/2008Employers the key to immigration reform
7/11/2008EU Ruling Extends Discrimination Law
7/11/2008An Interpreter Speaking Up for Migrants
7/10/2008AGMukaseyHintsAtRevisionOfMcNultyMemo, Spars With Senators at Hearing
7/10/2008Deportations on the rise in Florida
7/9/2008Myth vs. Fact: Worksite Enforcement
7/9/2008The Immigration Equation
7/9/20086 killed in ‘terrorist attack’ at U.S. consulate
7/9/2008Turkey consulate attack ‘terrorism’, says U.S. envoy
7/8/2008U.S. Department of Labor initiates supervised recruitment of permanent labor certification applications filed by immigration law firm
7/8/2008Use of false IDs not necessarily illegal in Pilgrim’s Pride case
7/8/2008Hearing shows informants profited in Action Rags raid
7/8/2008Obama, McCain target Latino vote, differ on immigration reform
7/8/2008U.S. Department of Labor announces debarment of immigration software company
7/7/2008New Missouri law goes after illegal immigrants
7/7/2008A green card, and a wife overseas
7/7/2008EU Immigration Pact: Key Points
7/6/2008Most immigrants arrested for traffic offenses
7/6/2008Employers Fight Tough Measures on Immigration
7/6/2008Feds want employers to voluntarily check Social Security numbers; Some employers say databases can’t be trusted
7/6/2008Amid employer objections, policing immigration targets the workplace
7/4/2008Federal immigration raids: ‘These are shameful’ Cathedral hosts hearing on national commission’s investigation of alleged abuse by ICE agents at worksites
7/4/20082 Supervisors Are Arrested After Sweep at Meat Plant
7/3/2008Comprehensive immigration reform a must
7/2/2008Farmers get help with workers’ visas
7/2/2008Owners arrested after ICE raid at Houston company
7/1/2008Singapore to Implement New Regulations for Hiring Foreign Workers
7/1/2008Iraqis who helped American soldiers are being slaughtered. A small band of U.S. lawyers is fighting to save their lives
6/30/2008CBP Laptop Searches CBP
6/30/2008McCain’s Delicate Immigration Dance
6/30/2008Immigration raids often spare employers
6/28/2008Where You Stand on E-Verify Depends on Where You Sit
6/27/2008Labor Audit Frustrates Companies
6/26/2008ICE Arrest 32 at Aircraft Plant
6/26/2008Building a Wall Against Talent
6/26/2008Raw Nerves Remain After New ICE Arrest in Iowa
6/26/2008Immigration Detention System Greatly Expanded
6/26/2008Employer arrests could follow Houston immigration
6/25/2008East Houston workers detained in ICE raid
6/25/2008ICE’s Deporting Valedictorians
6/25/2008U.S. deporting Christian pastors
6/25/2008Children Paying a Heavy Price for ICE’s Immigration Raids
6/24/2008U.S., United Kingdom Border Agencies Agree to Expedite Travel Between Nations
6/24/2008Major immigration law firm under scrutiny
6/24/2008Those doing business with the government must use E-Verify to determine eligibility
6/24/2008Time to refocus on immigration
6/24/2008Labor probing work of major immigration law firm
6/23/2008Texas farms are suffering from a labor crisis
6/23/2008Harvard report finds immigration, other demographic trends will fuel housing demand over the next decade
6/20/2008 West Coast mayors decry immigration raids
6/20/2008Chavez threatens to halt oil exports to EU over immigration rules
6/19/2008Immigration Raids Lead U.S. to a Moral, Legal Crisis
6/19/2008The DREAM Act Might Be Dead, But These Kids’ Hopes Are Not
6/18/2008Study: Immigration cases crowd U.S. courts
6/18/2008Raids Traumatizing Immigrant Children
6/18/2008New ICE family detention centers a step in wrong direction
6/18/2008European Parliament approves new rules on illegal immigrants
6/17/2008Dems Raise Stakes on Immigration
6/16/2008The absence of comprehensive immigration reform from Congress is resulting in a crackdown — a repudiation of who we are as a nation
6/16/2008Top court eases rules for foreigners to try to stay in US
6/13/2008Senator tries to keep valedictorian from deportation
6/13/2008Flag Day celebrates the gift of immigrants
6/12/2008In Congress, H-1B issue pits tech workers against farm groups
6/11/2008Innovation and Immigration
6/11/2008Local government can’t fix federal failings on immigration
6/11/2008Fun-park raids may test state hiring law
6/11/2008Immigration bill for Fashion Models?
6/10/2008Spain, Like U.S., Grapples With Immigration
6/9/2008Immigration, economics: a symbiotic relationship
6/9/2008Woman, 97, Battles Voter ID Law
6/9/2008States Take New Tack on Illegal Immigration
6/9/2008Report: FBI’s immigration checks too slow
6/9/2008Executive Order Requires Federal Contractors To Use E-Verify System
6/9/2008Bush orders contractors to check legal status of employees
6/8/2008ICE involved in Texas crackdown on gangs which snares 149 suspects
6/6/2008Study cites immigrants’ economic impact
6/6/2008Factories Turn to Refugee Workers
6/5/2008USCIS Centralizes Initial Naturalization Application Processing Change to Increase Efficiency and Improve Customer Service
6/5/2008Two foremen charged criminally; 32 farm workers arrested on immigration violations
6/5/2008EU ministers discuss immigration, travel
6/5/2008SC’s Sanford signs illegal immigration bill
6/4/2008Court Delays Enforcement of Oklahoma Immigration Law Judge says “substantially likely” immigration law is unconstitutional
6/3/2008Fact Sheet: Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
6/3/2008Frequently Asked Questions: Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
6/3/2008Delays in visas for foreign workers keep shore businesses waiting
6/3/2008Battle over illegal immigration snags solution to shortage of seasonal visas
6/3/2008The Great Immigration Panic
6/2/2008State needs well-reasoned immigration policy
6/2/2008U.S. Department of Labor auditing all permanent labor certification filed by Fragommen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP
5/31/2008H-1B opponents challenge Bush administration in court
5/30/2008CBP to Issue New Frequent Traveler Cards
5/30/2008Illegal immigration is emerging as a top issue in this year’s U.S. Senate race in North Carolina
5/30/2008The government’s immigration enforcers run amok
5/29/2008Federal judge strikes down Farmers Branch immigrant rental ban
5/29/2008Farms facing raids as Congress ignores immigration issue
5/29/2008Hispanic Caucus Blocks Piecemeal Immigration Reform
5/28/2008A corrupt and broken immigration policy
5/28/2008A risky trip? Officials say fewer Central Americans immigrating
5/28/2008Judge: Farmers Branch Illegal Immigrant Rule Unconstitutional
5/27/2008New Visa Curbs Hit Seasonal Employees
5/27/2008More than 300 L.A.-area arrests made in crackdown on immigration violations
5/22/2008Missouri to curb illegal immigration
5/22/2008McCain Says Immigration Reform Should Be Top Priority
5/22/2008EU states endorse controversial deal on return of illegal migrants
5/20/200885 Sentenced For Criminal Offenses In one Day Following ICE Operation in Iowa
5/20/2008Economic impact:They may be illegal but we still need them
5/19/2008U.S. would lose $1.8 trillion if undocumented immigrants vanished
5/18/2008Immigration’s Human Rights Shame is Now A Moral Crisis
5/16/2008Federal class-action lawsuit filed in immigration raid
5/15/2008305 Arrested in Iowa Immigration Raid
5/15/2008Senate panel adds immigration measure to Iraq supplemental
5/15/2008Tough New British Laws To Combat Visa Fraud And Immigration Abuse
5/14/2008Italian’s Detention Illustrates Dangers Foreign Visitors Face
5/14/2008With H-1B in limbo, congressional backers push green card fix
5/14/2008Immigration: Denying entry
5/13/2008Immigration raid: Workers take care, take cover
5/13/2008Hundreds Are Arrested in U.S. Sweep of Meat Plant
5/13/2008Blunt Federal Letters Tell Students They’re Security Threats
5/12/2008CBP Now Accepting Applications for Global Entry Pilot Program
5/12/2008Illegal immigrant raid strikes heartland
5/12/2008What Social Security Isn’t Meant to Do
5/11/2008Business of reform: America’s employers finally speak out for sound immigration policy
5/8/2008Illegal immigrant in North Carolina jailed on identity theft charges
5/8/2008Stop Making Employers the Immigration Enemy
5/8/2008Islamic Divorce Ruled Not Valid in Maryland
5/7/2008S.C. farmers warn state can’t fix problem
5/7/2008ICE raids on homes panic schools, politicians
5/7/2008Applicants for Citizenship Take To the Courts to Force Action
5/7/2008Federal agents arrest illegal immigrants leaving U.S.
5/7/2008EU Discord Stalls Action on Illegal Immigration
5/6/2008Employment verification days are numbered
5/6/2008U.S. lease of Waterloo fairgrounds raises ICE raid and detention questions
5/6/2008U.S. immigration raids are about to get ugly
5/6/2008Britain Tightens Visa Regulations
5/6/2008Mexico bill to decriminalize migrants
5/5/2008Fake documents swamp Houston
5/5/2008Story on deaths of detainees
5/5/2008E-Verify Enhanced to Include Naturalization and Arrival /Departure Data
5/4/2008Border Patrol Checks Bus Boarders
5/4/2008As Federal Presence at County Jail Grows, So Do Numbers of Immigrant Detainees
5/3/2008Immigration raids at 11 El Balazo restaurants – 63 seized
5/1/2008Business joins May Day reform cry in L.A.
4/28/2008Work is Criminal for Mississippi Undocumented
4/28/2008Commentary: 10 ugly things about the immigration debate
4/27/2008Temporary worker standoff irks business owners
4/25/2008Study: Illegal worker crackdown would cost employers $1B
4/25/2008$20M Virtual Fence to be scrapped
4/25/2008Cost of illegal worker crackdown questioned
4/24/2008Bracing for Games, China Sets Rules That Complicate Life for Foreigners
4/22/2008Conservative Texas legislators take new aim at illegal immigration
4/22/2008USCIS RELEASES PROJECTED NATURALIZATION PROCESSING TIMES FOR LOCAL OFFICES
4/22/2008Illegal Immigrants Who Were Arrested at Poultry Plant in Arkansas to Be Found Guilty of False Documentation and Deported
4/21/2008U.S. immigration laws sapping trade, businesses say
4/21/2008Houston Shipley raid first in broad crackdown
4/17/2008Immigration, Off the Books
4/17/2008Immigration Sweep Ends in 280 Arrests at 5 Plants
4/16/2008Lawmakers plead for more foreign workers
4/16/2008Immigration agents arrest nearly 300 at Pilgrim’s Pride plants
4/16/2008Immigration crackdowns reported in 6 states
4/16/2008Immigration raid nets 20 arrests at Houston Shipley Do-Nut plant
4/14/2008Commentary: The ugly Mexican-American immigration debate
4/14/2008USCIS RUNS RANDOM SELECTION PROCESS FOR H-1B PETITIONS
4/10/2008Man charged in visa fraud scheme
4/10/2008Visa Violators Swept Up In Widening Dragnet
4/9/2008Houston immigrant groups set to march on May 1
4/9/2008Judge rules UK immigration policy ‘unfair and unlawful’
4/9/2008Immigration, Outsourced
4/8/2008USCIS Reaches FY 2009 H-1B Cap
4/6/2008Immigration points system ‘will cause chaos’
4/6/2008San Francisco Reaches Out to Immigrants
4/4/2008DHS Promulgates OPT Extension for those Employers Who Are Participants in E-Verify
4/3/2008New Bill May Speed U.S. Visas for Artists
4/2/2008CIS Announces Increase in Citizenship Adjudication Rate
4/2/2008USCIS And FBI Release Joint Plan To Eliminate Backlog Of FBI Name Checks
4/1/2008The Immigrant Gap
4/1/2008Visa Application Period Opens for Highly Skilled Workers
3/31/2008Skilled-Worker Visa Applicants Expected to Soar
3/31/2008Another Wave of H-1Bs on the Way
3/28/2008Office of Special Counsel’s Antidiscrimination Guidance for Employers Following the DHS Safe-Harbor Procedures
3/28/2008New Labor Rules Make Some Fear Decline in Work Force
3/28/2008Companies prepare for H-1B scramble: Cap on applicants forces employers to act fast
3/28/2008DHS/State Department Publish FAQs On Upcoming Western Hemisphere Passport/Secure Travel Document Requirements
3/27/2008Letter to Democratic Colleagues from the Ways and Means Committee Identifying Defects In ICE Policy
3/27/2008A Foolish Immigration Purge
3/26/200810 Prints Are Better Than 2, Homeland Security Says
3/24/2008Burden shift to employers ensure legal workers
3/24/2008Businesses Say New York’s Clout Is Emigrating, With Visa Policies to Blame
3/22/2008Feds to re-try Social Security job matching program
3/19/2008CIS Announces Rule on H-1b Filings
3/19/2008More Visas, More Jobs
3/19/2008Boston Financier Steps In to Bail Out Illegal Immigrants
3/17/2008Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification: Franz Kafka’s Solution To Illegal Immigration
3/15/2008Goal Set for Reducing Backlog on Citizenship Applications
3/14/2008Workers in raid get right to legal counsel
3/14/2008CIS Director Announces 3-4 month Improvement in Backlog Projections
3/14/2008Businesses Face Cut in Immigrant Work Force
3/14/2008Immigration Chief Resigns, Will Return to Miami
3/13/2008Gates Tells Congress What Is Needed for Better Work Force
3/12/2008DHS Releases Q&A on TPS for Somalians
3/11/2008California takes small step away from Real ID
3/11/2008Workers Sue Gulf Coast Company That Imported Them
3/10/2008Study: H-1Bs prompt more, not fewer, American hires
3/10/2008TPS extended for Somalis by 18 months
3/7/2008U.S. worried that high H-1B demand may tempt some to ‘game’ visa lottery
3/7/2008Latinos Seek Citizenship in Time for Voting
3/7/2008Britain to Issue Identity Cards for Foreigners in November
3/5/2008The Role of Local Police in Immigration
3/5/2008GOP senators to introduce toughest-yet immigration package
3/4/2008Immigration Tax Scam Convictions
2/29/2008McCain Says Citizenship Issue Put to Rest Long Ago
2/28/2008Immigration Attorney and Legal Assistant Indicted in Fraudulent Asylum Scheme
2/28/2008CIS Updated Q&A on Changes to Background Check Procedures
2/27/2008McCain Retools Immigration Stance
2/25/2008Immigration Has Little To Do With California Crime
2/22/2008DHS/Justice Department Press Release On Increase in Immigration Enforcement
2/22/2008Crime study disputes immigration claims
2/22/2008Colorado may hire Mexican farm workers
2/22/2008DOJ Announces Higher Civil Fines Against Employers for Immigration Violations
2/22/2008Protesters Attack U.S. Embassy in Belgrade
2/21/2008GOP lobbyist had no work permit
2/20/2008Court: Immigrants Suffer Bad Lawyers
2/20/2008CIS Q&A on New FBI Background Check Policy
2/19/2008U.S. set to avert mass Cuban migration
2/16/2008Fowl Lawsuit
2/16/2008Phoenix Police to Check Arrestees’ Immigrant Status
2/15/2008AJC Appeals to Cable TV Executives to End Airing of Anti-Immigrant Hate
2/15/2008Michigan: Licenses for Some Immigrants
2/14/2008Immigration: A Reality Check
2/14/2008House panel questions U.S. immigration raids
2/13/2008EU unveils plans to further fortify Europe’s borders and follow up on overstays
2/13/2008U.S. Program to Verify Worker Status Is Growing
2/13/2008Federal Court Ends County Official’s Policy Of Denying Marriage Licenses Based On Immigration Status
2/12/2008European Union to Tighten Border Entry Rules
2/12/2008Rules Eased to Expedite Green Card Applications
2/11/2008U.S. to give green cards, then check backgrounds
2/11/2008Proportion of Immigrants in U.S. Rises
2/10/2008Where have the illegal immigrants gone?
2/10/2008In Reversal, Courts Uphold Local Immigration Laws
2/10/2008U.S. Universities Rush to Set Up Outposts Abroad
2/8/2008RAIDS: ICE executes federal search warrant at Van Nuys, California
2/8/2008Arizona Law Banning the Hiring of Illegal Immigrants Is Upheld
2/7/2008Amy Winehouse’s Request for Visa Denied
2/7/2008ICE Worksite Advisory for February 2007
2/7/2008White House Moves to Ease Guest Worker Program
2/6/2008Connecticut City Plans to Team Its Police With Federal Immigration Agents
2/6/2008Immigration training for jails draws praise
2/5/2008Immigration Misfire
2/4/2008White House Announces 2009 Immigration Budget Proposal
2/1/2008DHS to Begin Collecting Fingerprints of Both Hands at Airports in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago etc.
2/1/2008Arizona Seizes Spotlight In U.S. Immigration Debate
2/1/2008Lawmaker on Long Island Wants Worker Status Verified
1/31/2008Apartments going empty as hiring law hits migrants
1/31/2008CIS Announces Important Changes to Documentation Requirements at the Land and Sea Borders
1/30/2008Country Music Artist Sets Travel Document Message to Song
1/30/2008Immigration Issue Not Shaping Up to be the Republican Electoral Wedge Some Predicted
1/25/2008EU Plans To Fingerprint, Record Entry Of All Visitors
1/24/2008Immigration officials detaining, deporting American citizens
1/23/2008Justices Broaden Immunity for Officers
1/23/2008Dallas suburb bans rentals by illegal immigrants
1/23/2008CIS Vermont Service Center Employees Consider Unionizing
1/21/2008Immigration Attorney Charles Foster Honored with Institute of Human Relations Award
1/18/2008Legal Immigrants Facing a Longer Wait
1/15/2008U.S. to Speed Deportation of Criminals in Jail
1/14/2008Five myths of anti-immigration talk
1/12/2008Agency Acts to Cut Delay in Gaining Citizenship
1/11/2008DHS Real ID Q & A
1/10/2008Strict immigration law rattles Oklahoma businesses
1/3/2008CIS Reaches H-2b Cap for Second Half of Fiscal Year