Immigration News, Reforms, and Successes

This is a blog written by the attorneys at Noble & Vrapi, P.A. regarding immigration news, needed reforms, and success stories.

It doesn't make common sense, it makes government sense! A rant on bureaucracy and the naturalization test.

Imagine yourself at a cocktail party and a friend approaches you and asks, "Who did the U.S. fight in World War II?"

Your first instinct is probably, Germany, or Italy, or for that matter, a number of other countries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_powers). Read more about It doesn't make common sense, it makes government sense! A rant on bureaucracy and the naturalization test.

I-130/I-601 concurrent filing?

Since the USCIS Ombudsman's recommendation on June 10, 2010 on the concurrent filing of I-130s and I-601s for those who have to process their immigrant visas abroad, there has been a lot of joy, hope, speculation, anxiety and exasperation (in that order) from those of us who handle a substantial amount of those cases. The response from USCIS in late 2010 to that recommendation was "USCIS is considering this recommendation." Read more about I-130/I-601 concurrent filing?

Our firm in the news: ICE wrongfully detains U.S. citizen.

ICE does it again.  They picked up a U.S. citizen.  ICE was informed by client that his parents were U.S. citizens and thus was on notice that he was likely a U.S. citizen, but detained him nonetheless.  Giving credit when credit is due, when our firm contacted ICE with documentation about the derived citizenship, ICE released client in a relatively short period of time.  However this was about 13 days after client was originally detained. Read more about Our firm in the news: ICE wrongfully detains U.S. citizen.

Business as usual. Rant on the new prosecutorial discretion guidelines.

There has been a lot of hoopla about the prosecutorial discretion memos issued by ICE Secretary John Morton and the recent White House announcements on the same issue.  A lot of immigrants, immigration attorneys and activists got riled up and we all started to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

Not for long however.

I soon realized that the timing of this announcement was too perfect.  The election season is barely starting for the president and he is badly hurting for the Hispanic vote. Read more about Business as usual. Rant on the new prosecutorial discretion guidelines.

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