Immigration News

DOS released the Visa Bulletin for July 2012.  Continued heavy demand for numbers in the EB-2 preference category has required the establishment of a worldwide cut-off date for the month of July. China and India EB-2 are already "unavailable," and will remain so for the remainder...

NPR reported that criticism of the Obama administration's deportation policies continues to pour in as previously supportive groups called the latest government effort a failure. Immigrant advocates on Monday condemned the administration's recent findings that a policy designed to reduce the deportations of otherwise...

The New York Times reported that after seven months of an ambitious review by the Obama administration of all deportations before the nation’s immigration courts, very few of them have been halted, disappointing immigrants President Obama hopes to court for his re-election bid.Under the review of more...

The American Immigration Law Foundation reported that current U.S. immigration law provides few options for foreign graduates of U.S. universities with degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM” degrees) who want to stay here to contribute their skills and knowledge. Not enough American students...

The National Journal Reported that a bipartisan Senate immigration bill introduced on Tuesday would create two new types of visas to attract and keep immigrants skilled in the fields where the United States is weakest: science, technology, engineering, and math. The bill is designed to...

The American Immigration Council reported that after ICE Director John Morton issued a memo last June outlining how and when ICE officials should exercise prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases, many were optimistic that the memo’s implementation would relieve backlogs and help the agency focus on higher priority immigration...