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Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Immigration Reform

The New York Times reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws on a bipartisan vote, sending the most significant immigration policy changes in decades to the full Senate, where the debate is expected to begin next
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H-1B Workers and Innovation

The American Immigration Council reported that while widespread research documents a critical need for skilled workers in the United States to maintain and strengthen our innovation industry, myths exist in opposition to programs designed to help alleviate that shortage. In particular
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Groups Call For Deportation Suspensions Pending CIR

The New York Times reported that Labor, Latino and immigrant advocate groups called on President Obama on Monday to suspend deportations of illegal immigrants who could be eligible for a pathway to citizenship under a bipartisan bill to overhaul the immigration system that is under co
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Innovation, Skilled Immigration, and H-1B Visas in U.S. Metropolitan Areas including New York City

The American Immigration Council reported that although immigration policy is debated at the national level, its impact is most often felt in local and regional communities. This is certainly true for the H-1B program, which is routinely studied at the national level, but  cannot be f
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Statistics on New Americans in New York

The American Immigration Council reported that Immigrants, Latinos and Asians account for large and growing shares of the economy and the electorate in New York. Immigrants (the foreign-born) account for more than 1 in 5 New Yorkers—and more than half of them are U.S. citizens eligibl
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Tips for Use of New I-9 Form

Employers must begin using the new Form I-9 on May 7. Despite the issuance of conflicting information by USCIS regarding the effective date of the new I-9, USCIS confirmed that the effective date is May 7 and that it would not grant a grace period until May 8. ICE also confirmed that
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Panel Says Immigration Reform Would Help Economy

The Los Angeles Times reported that providing legal status to the country’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants would boost the U.S. economy and eradicate underground economies in cities such as Los Angeles, a panel of researchers, elected officials and a business tycoon sai
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House Panel Set to Offer Several Immigration Bills

The New York Times reported that the House Judiciary Committee announced Thursday that it would introduce a series of bills beginning this week to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. The move was designed to keep the committee in the middle of the debate over the issue, which is
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CBP to Begin Automated I-94 Program

CBP announced that foreign visitors arriving in the U.S.—only via air or sea—who need to prove their legal-visitorstatus—to employers, schools/universities or government agencies—will be able to access their U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrival/departure record information onlin
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