Why immigration opponents don’t get it

By Jennifer Rubin January 28
The Post’s Fact Checker handily debunks some hoary falsehoods we hear again and again from anti-immigration zealots, namely that “6 million net new jobs went to immigrants” and “there are fewer native-born Americans working today than in 2000″ and, further, that this is caused by illegal immigration. None of this is true since we know: 1.) “there has been job growth in the native-worker population; from 2010, that population has seen more growth than the immigrant population. So using the net new jobs figure is misleading”; 2.) “using the more comprehensive age range of workers ’16 and older,’ there are 2.6 million more native workers in 2014 than in 2000″; and 3.) there is no basis for attributing this to illegal immigration since “the BLS [Bureau of Labor Statistics] data includes legally-accepted immigrants, undocumented immigrants, refugees and temporary workers.”  For the full article see

12 states, DC file court brief in support of immigration actions

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

A dozen states that back President Obama’s immigration actions are now upping the ante with their support, filing arguments with the courts that the legal challenges to the looming measures don’t hold water. In a “friend of the court” brief filed Monday, attorneys general from 12 states and the District of Columbia threw their backing behind the president’s executive actions, which could help nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants who currently live in the U.S., allowing them to seek work without fear of deportation. See entire...

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New Deferred Action Data is available

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Business Law | 0 comments

Today, USCIS has posted updated data on requests for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals at  The data include: the cumulative number of requests received and accepted for processing, biometrics appointments scheduled, and requests under review. The data also shows the number of accepted requests from the top countries of origin and states of residence.   For further information regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, please visit...

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Apply For A Hardship Waiver In The USA Before Traveling To Your Country For Your Visa Appointment.

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

New Stateside Waiver Rule: Apply For A Waiver In The USA Before Traveling To Your Country For Your Visa Appointment. Under the new rule, you can apply for a waiver right here in the USA and know whether or not such waiver will be approved before you leave the country to attend your visa appointment in your country of origin. This new process decreases significantly the amount of time that immigrants have to spend away from their families.  You qualify for this new process if you are: 1. The spouse or child over the age of 17 but under 21 of a...

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TPS for Syrian Nationals: Deadline is Today

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Business Law | 0 comments

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Syrian nationals (and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Syria) that the registration deadline for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is Sept. 25, 2012. Syrian nationals who have continuously resided in the United States since March 29, 2012, and who meet other TPS eligibility requirements, must file their applications for TPS with a postmark date no later than Sept. 25, 2012. The TPS designation for Syria will remain in effect through Sept. 30, 2013. USCIS advises...

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Do You Qualify for Deferred Action for Dreamers?

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

Many dreamers wonder whether they qualify for Deferred Action under the new Obama policy. You qualify for Deferred Action if you meet the following criteria: You were under the age of 31 as of June15, 2012; You came to U.S. before your 16th birthday; You have continuously resided in the U.S. since June15, 2007; You have been physically present in the U.S. on June15, 2012, and at the time of filling for DACA; You entered the country without inspection before June15, 2012 or your lawful immigration status expired as of June15, 2012; You are in...

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Marriage Fraudsters Arrested by ICE in Operation Knot so Fast

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

ORLANDO, Fla. — Multiple indictments charging 21 individuals with conspiracy and/or immigration benefit fraud (marriage fraud) were unsealed Wednesday. The indictments resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force, the FBI and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). According to court documents, Bethania Deschamps, 49, of Bronx, N.Y., conspired to recruit U.S. citizens to marry aliens so the aliens...

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Michael Jackson Copyright Dispute Settled

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Intellectual Property Law | 0 comments

CNN reported that Michael Jackson’s estate agreed to a $2.5 million settlement payout to end a bitter legal dispute with Michael’s mother’s business partner. A federal judge had already ruled that Howard Mann and several associated companies violated Jackson’s copyrights, which are controlled by his estate executors, and the only question for a jury was how much should be paid in damages. “In light of the court’s rulings for the estate on summary judgment, this settlement seems appropriate for all...

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Tips for Deferred Action Filing

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Immigration Law | 0 comments

Filing your request for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals involves several steps. You need to submit multiple forms, evidence and fees. Small mistakes in preparing your request could lead to it being rejected. Please read these tips to avoid having your request rejected or delayed because of common filing errors. We recommend always consulting an attorney before filing to make sure you qualify. For the steps necessary for filing your request for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, call Sokpoh Law...

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Alabama cannot force public schools to check immigration status of new students

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Business Law | 0 comments

Part of Alabama’s immigration law that ordered public schools to check the citizenship status of new students was ruled unconstitutional Monday by a federal appeals court that also said police in that state and Georgia can demand papers from criminal suspects they have detained. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Alabama schools provision wrongly singles out children who are in the country illegally. Alabama was the only state that passed such a requirement and the 11th Circuit previously had blocked that part of the law from...

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