Friday, August 7, 2009

This Week's Current Immigration News

Moira Herbst – July 26, 2009 (Business Week)
A long wait for a green card, coupled with the soft U.S. economy, is prompting an exodus of some of the best and brightest.
August 4, 2009 (North County Gazette)
QUEENS—A Queens man has pleaded guilty to defrauding five members of the Trinidad community in the South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill sections of Queens by promising to expedite and produce legitimate green cards and other U.S. documents after collecting a total of nearly $100,000 from them.
Obama Aims to Overhaul Immigration Jail System
Anna Gorman - August 5, 2009 (Los Angeles Times)
The Obama administration announced an ambitious plan on Thursday to overhaul the much-criticized way the nation detains immigration violators, trying to transform it from a patchwork of jail and prison cells to what its new chief called a “truly civil detention system.”

August 5, 2009 (NPR)
President Obama is taking heat from a growing number of critics on several issues. Among them are Latino leaders who say Obama has not only continued, but expanded many Bush-era immigration policies and tactics — such as home raids — which some see as discriminatory.
By ANABELLE GARAY– August 6, 2009 (AP)
DALLAS — The number of petitions from employers trying to bring foreigners to work permanently in the U.S. has declined dramatically over the last two years, an Associated Press review of government data has found.

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