DOS Issues Visa Number Availability for August, 2009

The Department of State has issued its Visa Bulletin for August 2009.  The Bulletin sets forth immigrant visa number availability for August for qualified visa applicants in numerically limited visa classifications. The Bulletin lists cut off dates.  If an applicant has a priority date (generally the date of filing of the petition or an application) …

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Homeland Security Shifts Focus to Unscrupulous Employers in Worksite Enforcement Policy

Earlier this Spring, the Department of Homeland Secretary’s (“DHS”) Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or “ICE,” announced a shift in policy in its enforcement of worksite compliance laws. ICE will now be seeking out employers with egregious immigration law violations. ICE is DHS’ investigative arm and is charged with enforcement of worksite compliance. Its enforcement activities …

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