Dallas immigration | Law Firm Newswire - Part 3

Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 5, 2011 – A new Government Accountability Office report found that U.S. agencies and Canadian agencies are not routinely sharing intelligence nor routinely engaging in other cooperative efforts necessary to protect the northern border between the U.S. and Canada. The border between the U.S. and Canada stretches out for roughly 4,000 miles through farmland, mountains and lakes, leaving large areas unwatched that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security calls a “higher” terrorist threat, according to the report. The report said that due to the limited law enforcement coverage in “vast stretches” of the northern […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 28, 2011 – One of the safest large cities in the United States may go under the spotlight as the governor of a budget-stricken state goes on the offensive against illegal immigration. Texas Gov. Rick Perry stated in early January that he believes immigration enforcement is a duty of both state officials and federal authority, mirroring Arizona’s controversial stance on the issue. Meanwhile, the city of El Paso, Tex. – which sits right on the Texas border with Mexico – ranks as the safest large city in the United States due to the mutual […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2011 – The United States Government Accountability Office recently completed a comprehensive study of the H-1B visa program. Congress asked the GAO to investigate several aspects of the H-1B program to ensure that the program was serving its purpose. The H-1B program allows U.S. employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in specialty occupations. Congress asked the GAO to examine the employer demand for H-1B workers and how the cap of 65,000 H-1B visas per fiscal year affects employers’ bottom lines and their ability to maintain their business in the U.S., rather than shuttering […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 4, 2011 – The U.S. Department of State released the Visa Bulletin for January of 2011, bringing bad news for foreign nationals who are trying to immigrate to the U.S. based on a qualifying family relationship. Priority dates, each immigrant’s “place in line” for a visa with which to immigrate to the U.S., retrogressed, or moved backwards, meaning that immigrants will face a longer wait until they are eligible to join their relatives to the U.S. Priority dates had been moving forward in past months, giving some families hope that they would be reunited […]


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Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 19, 2011 – In a landmark court case for immigrants, the Ninth Circuit recently found that an alien in removal proceedings has the right to review a copy of his A-file from the government as part of preparing for an immigration hearing. “Finally, as a result of this Ninth Circuit’s holding, aliens in removal proceedings in the Ninth Circuit will be able to see a copy of their A-file in advance of a hearing,” said Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz. In Dent v. Holder, Sazar Dent, a Honduran […]


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The National Visa Center released its annual report of immigrant visa applicants in the family-sponsored and employment-based preferences in early November, 2010. Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz breaks down the numbers and advises applicants on what steps to take. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) December 27, 2010 – The majority of immigrant visa applicants are eligible based on either employer or family sponsorship. Most categories receive more applicants than the limit every year, so additional applicants are placed on a waiting list, with priority based on filing date. On the employment side, “Priority Workers […]


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Released data shows the SnICE program to be ineffective in removing dangerous criminal aliens; program remains open to abuse, according to Dallas immigration lawyer, Rabinowitz. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2010 – A 2-year-old Department of Homeland Security program deported 392,000 foreign nationals in the past 12 months. Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz weighs in on the pitfalls of the program. The program, Secure Communities, allows U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) to examine detainee fingerprints sent from local law enforcement agencies. ICE searches for a fingerprint match in the Department of […]


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As the U.S. government turns to social networking sites to track users, immigration attorney Rabinowitz advises discretion. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) November 5, 2010 – Social networking websites are currently seeing extensive popularity, some of them connecting more than 500 million people across the world. Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz advises social network users to only connect to people they already know. People use social networking websites for numerous reasons – to keep in touch with family across long distances, to search for romantic partners and sometimes even to find completely new friends […]


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While recent unauthorized immigration has been undergoing a sharp decline, the mainstream media is paying scant attention. Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz offers some relevant commentary. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) October 7, 2010 – The annual inflow of unauthorized immigrants – sometimes referred to in the mainstream media as “illegal immigrants,” or in an even less favorable light as “illegals” – was nearly two-thirds smaller in the March 2007 to March 2009 period than it had been from March 2000 to March 2005, according to new estimates by the Pew Hispanic Center, a […]


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Dallas immigration attorney Stewart Rabinowitz offers informed commentary about Congressional Report. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 22, 2010 – – The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is charged with preventing the entry of terrorists, securing the borders, and carrying out immigration enforcement functions. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of DHS, has primary responsibility for securing the borders of the United States, preventing terrorists and their weapons from entering the United States, and enforcing hundreds of U.S. trade and immigration laws. Within CBP, the U.S. Border Patrol’s mission is to detect and prevent the […]


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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services seeks public comment on proposal to adjust fees for immigration benefits. Dallas immigration lawyer Stewart Rabinowitz weighs in on what he regards as the opposite of “value-added.” Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2010 – – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is seeking public comment on a proposed federal rule that would adjust fees for immigration benefit applications and petitions. The proposal, posted to the Federal Register on June 9, 2010, for public viewing, would increase overall fees by a weighted average of about 10 percent but would not increase the fee for […]


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According to Rabinowitz, of the firm Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, the report released on April 1, 2010, by Congressional Research Services on U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions implies that U.S. policy faces conflicting and still unresolved issues. Dallas, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2010 – Four major principles underlie current U.S. policy on permanent immigration: the reunification of families, the admission of immigrants with needed skills, the protection of refugees, and the diversity of admissions by country of origin. These principles are embodied in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The INA specifies a complex set of numerical limits […]


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