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How “Sanctuary Cities” can Legally Refuse to Comply with Mandatory Federal Immigrant Reporting Laws

Under Federal law, local and state governments are required to share information about immigrants’ legal status or citizenship with federal authorities. One of these requirements involves reporting any immigrant who has committed a municipal crime with a maximum year-long sentence.

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The CRS Issues Report on Sanctuary Cities

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report on sanctuary cities, addressing the issue of how to define a sanctuary city, specific limitations that states and localities have placed on immigration enforcement activity, and measures that the federal government

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Sanctuary Cities in Texas

Texas Governor Gregg Abbot signed the SB-4 into law via Facebook live on May 7th 2017, and it’s said to take effect on September 01, 2017. The law takes away “sanctuary cities” by allowing Police Officers to ask people’s immigration

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You did not get into the H-1B lottery. Now what?

By now the Citizenship and Immigration Service has stopped giving receipt notices to the lucky few who got into the lottery.  If you have not received a receipt notice by now, chances are that you did not make it to

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What is the Form I-140?

Under U.S. law, there are two general ways that a foreign alien may enter or reside in the United States. One is by non-immigrant visa, in which the foreign alien does not plan to remain in the U.S. and whose

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Make the Green Card Green Again

The current “green card” is pink. And maybe the President was getting confused. So there’s going to be a new redesigned “green card” from May 2017. It will be greener. Green/Yellow to be specific. It will have a hologram, and

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Sound and Fury signifying Nothing

The president came out with an executive order “to Buy American and hire American” It calls for changes to be made in the Department of Labor’s Labor Condition Application system. The Labor Condition Application system ensures that foreign workers are

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Two courts enjoin President Trump’s modified executive order

President Trump issued a new executive order on March 6, 2017 blocking citizens of six predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States. Nine days later on March 15, 2017, a federal court in Hawaii issued an order enjoining the

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H-1B Cap Count

On April 11, 2017 the Citizenship and Immigration Service did the lottery of the 2018 H-1B visa cap. Citizenship and Immigration Service announced today, that it had received 199,000 petitions for the 65k+20k cap quotas. Citizenship and Immigration Service has

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The H-1B solution

Every year the mad dash of H-1B filings in the first week of April sends thousands of petition to the Citizenship and Immigration Service’s doorstep. If the Citizenship and Immigration Service gets more than 65K + 20 K for US

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