November 2013

Posted on: November 11th, 2013
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Siskind’s Immigration Bulletin

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1. Openers

2. ABCs of Immigration Law: L-1 Intracompany Transfers

3. Ask Visalaw.com

4. Border and Enforcement News

  • Report: More Central American Migrants Coming to USA
  • How Many Cubans Come To America Each Year Though Mexican Border? Number Has Risen To Over 13,000
  • Leahy: No Internal Border Patrol Checkpoints
  • Border Patrol Hit with Abuse Complaints
  • Shutdown Sends Border Patrol Trainees Home, May Cause Staffing Difficulties

 
5. News from the Courts

  • TRAC Report Finds Immigration Court Backlog Up to 85% from Five Years Ago
  • Much of Alabama’s Far-reaching Immigration Law Permanently Blocked in Final Settlement of Lawsuits

 
6. News Bytes

  • California Lawmakers Move to Shield Illegally Present Immigrants from Deportation
  • Congress’s Illegal-Immigration Detention Quota Costs $2 Billion a Year
  • U.S. SEC Warns of Investment Scams in EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
  • San Francisco Passes Law to Prohibit Immigrant Holds
  • Suicides at CCA-run ICE Detention Center Spark Investigation
  • Chris Christie Comes Out In Support Of Dream Act For New Jersey
  • More Immigrants Asking for Asylum
  • USCIS Interim Policy Memorandum
  • USCIS Message: Workload Transfer from National Benefits Center to Service Centers
  • USCIS Advises on Cases Affected by Shutdown

 
7. Washington Watch

  • Shaheen Successfully Seeks Extension of Immigrant Visa Program for Iraqis Who Served as US Interpreters
  • E-Verify System Affected During Shutdown
  • Reid, Amodei Can’t Wait to Move on to Next Big Issue: Immigration
  • Critics: DHS Nominee Jeh Johnson Lacks Immigration Experience

 
8. Updates From the Visalaw.com Blogs

9. State Department Visa Bulletin: December 2013

 

Disclaimer: This newsletter is provided as a public service and not intended to establish an attorney client relationship. Any reliance on information contained herein is taken at your own risk.