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Q&A on Senate Immigration Bill

The New York times reported that on Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on a sweeping bill to overhaul the immigration system. The 844-page bill includes a pathway to citizenship for immigrants here illegally, new border security measures, a mandatory nationwide syst
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Immigration Reform Makes the Nation Safer

The New York Times reported that much of the country was still waking up to the mayhem and confusion outside Boston on Friday morning when Senator Charles Grassley decided to link the hunt for terrorist bombers to immigration reform. “How can individuals evade authorities and plan suc
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Inside the Senate Immigration Bill

The Washington Post reported that a bipartisan Senate group has agreed on a sweeping legislative proposal that would represent the most ambitious overhaul of the U.S. immigration system in three decades. The Washington Post will be examining portions of the bill on Post Politics in a
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Senate Bill has Special Path for DREAMers

The Washington Post Reported that they have become some of the most visible advocates for changes to the immigration system: young adults who were brought to the country illegally as children. Since the DREAM Act — a bill to provide a path to legalization for such young adults — died
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Outline of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

Border Security A. Goal for Border Security We will establish the following goal for border security–to achieve and maintain effective control in high risk border sectors along the Southern border. This will be done in two ways: 1) Persistent surveillance in High Risk Sectors al
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Immigration Bill to Focus on Work Skills

The New York Times reported that the sweeping immigration bill that a bipartisan group of senators is preparing will include a major new merit-based program for foreigners to become permanent legal residents based on their work skills, including both high-skilled and blue-collar worke
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FY-2014 H-1B Cap Update

For the first time since 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the statutory H-1B cap of 65,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2014 within the first week of the filing period. USCIS has also received more than 20,000 H-1B petitions filed on behalf of persons exempt
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Labor and Business Strike Deal on Immigration

The American Immigration Council reported that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO reached an agreement on  a new type of  immigrant worker program that has the potential to reshape the way temporary and permanent immigration visas contribute to American immigration policy. A
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K-1 Adjustment of Status Approved

Getson & Schatz, P.C. immigration lawyers in New York frequently represent US Citizens who wish to have a fiancee come to the United States so they can get married and spend the rest of their lives together in the United States.  We represented a US Citizen who sponsored his Canad
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