January 2013

White House Fact Sheet titled:  Fixing our Broken Immigration System so Everyone Plays by the RulesAmerica’s immigration system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers and there are 11 million people living in the shadows.  Neither is good for the...

USCIS published that starting Friday, Feb. 1, those who receive an immigrant visa package from a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad will be required to pay a new $165 immigrant fee.The fee is necessary to cover the costs of producing and delivering permanent resident cards.Important...

The National Journal reported that concerted immigration reform efforts begin next week, with President Obama unveiling a proposal and a bipartisan group of lawmakers working through the weekend to release principles by Friday.The immigration debate and the fate of any legislation will be so dependent...

Getson & Schatz represented an Uzbeki national who entered the United States on a F-1 Visa. She violated her F-1 status and was placed into removal proceedings. However, she never received a Notice to Appear (NTA) from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since DHS...

The Huffington Post reported that as President Obama begins his second term, one thing is abundantly clear: he will aggressively seek Congress' approval of commonsense immigration reform. The country's economy will benefit from it and so will workers.Those of us pushing for immigration reform are under...

ABC news reported that business leaders want to see broad immigration reform this year, and they pledged on Thursday to put serious money behind that effort.Carlos Gutierrez, a former commerce secretary under President George W. Bush, said that he's continuing to grow a Republican super...

ABC News/Univision reported that the United States needs more high-level scientists and engineers, according to technology experts. That's why they're pushing for immigration reform as a way to educate and retain the most talented workers in the world.But how that reform should happen -- in...