Immigration News

18-Month Designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that she will be designating Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months. Next week, USCIS will post a Federal Register notice designating Syria for TPS...

We represent one of the largest U.S. companies that manufactures generic pharmaceutical products for chains, wholesalers, distributors, hospitals, managed care entities and government agencies. Our client wanted to hire a foreign national working in H-1B status for another pharmaceutical company who had a pending I-485...

The Washington Post reported that foreign-born workers represent an exceptionally high share of the labor force in roughly half of the count B )s fastest-growing and largest-growing sectors, according to new analysis of government data, suggesting that immigrants have a critical role to play in...

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that declaring themselves "undocumented, unapologetic, and unafraid," two college students, both illegal immigrants, were arrested by Philadelphia police Wednesday after a boisterous immigrant-rights protest that snarled traffic for more than an hour. Tania Chairez, 19, a University of Pennsylvania sophomore, and...

Fox News reported that the Department of Homeland Security is finalizing its plan for a biometric data system to track when immigrants leave the United States and will present it to Congress within "weeks," a top department official told a House Homeland Security subcommittee Tuesday....

The New American reported that President Obama’s efforts to tighten the leash on U.S. immigration enforcement have caused a sharp drop in the number of deportations, according to a report by the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. In the last three months of 2011,...

The USA Today reported that President Obama predicted re-election in an interview this week with Univision Radio, telling a largely Hispanic audience he will use a second term to push comprehensive immigration overhaul. "My presidency is not over," Obama said when asked about the failure...

Forbes.com reported that analysis of new data obtained from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reveals the agency has dramatically increased denials of L-1 and H-1B petitions over the past four years, harming the competitiveness of U.S. employers and encouraging companies to keep more jobs...