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Friday, September 13 2013

According to the ACLU, "millions of aspiring Americans apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) each year. But under a previously unknown national security program known as the “Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program” (CARRP), the government excludes many applicants from Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities from these opportunities by delaying and denying their applications without legal authority."

To view the ACLU's report, use the following link: http://www.aclusocal.org/CARRP/

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Friday, September 13 2013

Foreign-born residents, who now account for one in eight Americans, are boosting job growth, raising home prices and more broadly helping to revive thousands of economically distressed communities, according to a new report by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the Partnership for a New American Economy.

Read more about this and other recent studies on the benefits of immigration here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505143_162-57602552/can-immigration-speed-the-economic-recovery/

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Monday, September 09 2013

Beginning September 9, 2013, USCIS will employ a new verification tool called Customer Identity Verification (CIV) in its field offices. Customers will now submit biometric data, specifically fingerprints and photographs, when appearing at USCIS offices for interviews or to receive evidence of an immigration benefit. 

After a customer arrives at a field office, clears security, and is called to the counter, USCIS will electronically scan two fingerprints and take a picture to verify their identity. The process takes just a few minutes and applies only to customers who have an interview or receive evidence of an immigration benefit. People who come to USCIS's office for InfoPass appointments or to accompany a customer will not undergo this process. After USCIS verify the customer’s identity, they can proceed to their interview or receive their document.

Currently, USCIS requires applicants and petitioners requesting immigration or naturalization benefits to visit one of our Application Support Centers (ASCs) to provide biometric data. USCIS uses this data to help determine eligibility for requested benefits. This requirement, along with providing a government-issued document for examination, will not change. 

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Monday, September 09 2013

As expected, Comprehensive Immigration Reform has been moved to the back of the line on Congress's agenda.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/09/us/politics/immigration-reform-falls-to-the-back-of-the-line.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

How long it will be until there is movement again is anyone's gues...

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Friday, September 06 2013

With congress returning from summer recess, the upcoming debate and vote on the Syrian conflict is being viewed as a major distraction from meaningful debate on improving the US immigration system. 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/04/us-usa-immigration-syria-idUSBRE98317720130904

Based on the GOP House of Representative's current stance it looks like any comprehensive changes in existing law are years away not months away. Whether smaller piecemeal laws, such as mandatory E-Verify, will be passed in the interim remains to be seen.

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