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3 of world’s richest men unite for US immigration reform

WASHINGTON: Three of the world’s richest men – Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Sheldon Adelson – put aside their political differences to unite in scathing condemnation of US lawmakers’ failure… Read more »

NY to provide ID card for all, including illegals

NY to provide ID card for all, including illegals

NEW YORK: New York City will offer a municipal identity card for all residents, including illegal immigrants, amid a federal-level deadlock over immigration reforms that seeks to provide citizenship to… Read more »

UK court clears stringent new visa rules

UK court clears stringent new visa rules

LONDON: The UK Court of Appeal has cleared the way for a minimum income threshold of 18,600 pounds for British citizens bringing foreign spouses to live with them in the… Read more »


Immigrant children could be housed in Westminster

WESTMINSTER, Md.: The federal government is exploring the possibility of housing immigrant children in a vacant Army Reserve building in Westminster, and some local leaders aren’t pleased with the idea…. Read more »


5 things to know about immigration courts

An overlooked element in the immigration debate is the U.S. Immigration Court system, where many of the newly arrived migrants will have their cases resolved. Here are key facts about the court… Read more »


Obama: US has always been a nation of immigrants

WASHINGTON: Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born military members who became U.S. citizens at the White House on the Fourth of… Read more »

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Afghanistan hails India for easing visa policy

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan has welcomed easing of visa regime by India for Afghan travelers and thanked the Narendra Modi government for acting upon its repeated requests to further facilitate people-to-people… Read more »

Cyrus D. Mehta

White House announces Immigration Reform plan

President Barack Obama announced on June 30 that because House Speaker John Boehner has told him that Republicans in the House of Representatives will not pursue immigration reform legislation this year,… Read more »


California migrant kids shelter could soon fill

PORT HUENEME, Calif.: The converted warehouse on a Southern California military base that once housed sailors preparing to deploy overseas is now plastered with posters of X-Men and Green Lantern… Read more »


Immigration a political quandary for Republicans’ future

DENVER: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s startling primary loss to a tea party-backed opponent illustrates how the GOP finds itself paralyzed by immigration reform. The policy most party leaders agree… Read more »


Obama delaying on immigration despite Cantor loss

WASHINGTON: To the frustration of many of his supporters, President Barack Obama is backing away from immigration changes he could make on his own. He is kicking the issue to… Read more »


USCIS limits validity period medical record

As of June 1, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now limiting the validity period for Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to one year from… Read more »


Mental competency issues in immigration practice-II

Contd from last week Lawyers must also consult ABA Model Rule 1.14, and its analog in a state bar ethics rule, which relates to representing a client with diminished mental capacity. Rule… Read more »


Mental competency issues in immigration practice

It is already hard enough for an immigration lawyer to represent a foreign national client in an immigration proceeding, given the language and other cultural barriers, along with the fact that… Read more »

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting of law enforcement leaders from across the country to discuss immigration reform

Immigrant youth activists turn up heat on Democrats

WASHINGTON: Immigrant youth activists have called on leading Senate Democrats to demand that President Barack Obama order a halt to most deportations of people living in the U.S. illegally. Obama,… Read more »


Liberating H-4 spouses from tyranny of priority dates-II

Continued from last week The proposed rule also resolves another uncertainty. H-4 spouses who were able to file an I-485 adjustment of status application for permanent residency could always apply… Read more »

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson

Homeland chief hints at review of Immigration program

WASHINGTON: Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who’s conducting a politically charged review of the nation’s deportation policy, says he’s looking at making changes to a much-criticized program that runs people… Read more »

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Indian Embassy outsources visa, passport services to new firm

WASHINGTON: The Indian Embassy in the US has announced to outsource its passport and visa related services to a new company for all its diplomatic missions in America following complaints… Read more »

Cyrus D. Mehta

Liberating H-4 spouses from tyranny of priority dates

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.-Victor Hugo Sometimes it takes a while for a sound idea to gain acceptance. Granting employment authorization… Read more »


Town cancels immigration event over prayer flap

NEWARK, N.J.: A New Jersey town has canceled a naturalization ceremony at its borough hall, because federal immigration officials refused to let the event begin with a prayer. Carteret Mayor… Read more »