Immigration News

Immigration is constantly being reformed and altered in the United States. Whether these changes are for better or for worse, Shabani & Associates stays one step ahead and guarantees to continue representing you and your case effectively. We believe that education enhances performance, and to better educate our clients about what is going on around them, we post the latest immigrstion news on this page for all of our clients to see, as some clients may be affected while others may be unaffected.

Keeping your green card and eligibility for USA citizenship

“How often do I need to come to the United States to keep my green card and apply for US citizenship?” I have heard this …

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New Mexico’s Martinez targets driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants

In what has become something of an annual ritual, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) said Tuesday she will renew a push to force the …

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Labor Department Indefinitely Delays H-2B Wage Methodology Final Rule

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has delayed indefinitely the effective date of its final rule on the wage methodology for the H-2B …

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CBP Expands Global Entry to Republic of Korea, Germany, Qatar, United Kingdom

U.S. Customs and Border Protection published a Federal Register notice on August 9, 2013, expanding eligibility for participation in Global Entry to citizens from the …

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State Department Revises B-2 Nonimmigrant Reciprocity Schedule for Cuba

The Department of State has revised the visa reciprocity schedule for Cuba for B-2 nonimmigrants, changing the validity from 6 months to 60 months.The updates …

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Lessons Learned from Amnesty in 1986

“The Immigration and Naturalization Service, Community-based Organizations, and the Legalization Experience: Lessons for the Self-Help Immigration Phenomenon,” is a law review article written by ILRC’s …

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Press Release: ILRC Urges Congress to Expand Due Process Reforms & Broaden Commitment to Families

The ILRC joins other advocates in applauding this important first step towards modernizing our broken immigration system. However, more work must be done to ensure …

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Principles for Immigration Reform that Promote Fairness for All Immigrants

The ILRC, along with WDA, IDP, and NIP, summarize and discuss some of our immigration system’s most egregious aspects, outline five main principles to advocate …

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Lessons Learned from the Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986

Drawing from our experiences during and after IRCA, we offer a brief analysis of some of the legalization aspects of the recently introduced Senate Bill—the …

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Charts describing the Paths to Citizenship in S.744 – updated August 13, 2013

The charts lay out the path to citizenship for undocumented individuals, DREAMers, and agricultural workers based on the Senate bill “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and …

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2014 Diversity Visa Program Registration

The 2014 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2014) will open at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Tuesday, October 2, 2012, and will close at noon, EDT, …

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Preparing for Possible Immigration Reform

An immigration reform plan has not been approved yet and it could take many months. If Congress approves an immigration reform, start collecting the documents …

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Tres Formas De Prepararse Para La Reforma Migratoria!

Todo el mundo ha escuchado del nuevo proyecto de la ley del Senado de Inmigración, la Seguridad Fronteriza, la Oportunidad de la Economía, el Acto de la Ley de Modernización de Inmigración del2013 (BSEOIMA) propuesta …

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Supreme Court to Consider Reach of Padilla v. Kentucky

In its landmark decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, the Supreme Court confirmed that criminal defense attorneys have a constitutional obligation to advise their clients if pleading …

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Gay Married Couple Receives Green Card Approval

It is “the first time in U.S. history a marriage-based green card petition filed by a gay couple has been approved,” advocacy group says. The move …

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Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants

The H-2B ProgramThe H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs. For more …

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