Summer Voluntary Humanitarian Repatriation Resumes to the Mexican Interior

A program of voluntary humanitarian repatriation has been continued for the sixth consecutive year. The U.S. and Mexican governments recently announced resumption of a voluntary program to return Mexican nationals, who are unlawfully in the United States and who have been apprehended in the Sonora Arizona desert area, to the Mexican interior as a way …

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DHS Announces Guidance Regarding Computer Searches

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano recently announced new guidance for searches of electronic devices at U.S. ports of entry. The guidance provides additional information regarding how DHS conducts searches and when travelers may expect return of their electronic property. In the past, DHS searched a briefcase or backpack and examined photographs, work …

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The Sad Story of Juana Venada

Texas Civil Rights Projects filed suit against the state’s Department of Public Safety over restrictive requirements to obtain valid driver’s licenses. Among the plaintiffs in the case was Juana Venada, a Mexican national and single mother of three children, who was victimized under punitive Texan rules when she attempted to obtain a driver’s license. Juana …

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Sham Marriages Result in Indictments

Fifty individuals were arrested and named in 27 federal indictments because they entered into sham marriages to gain U.S. residency. Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) started rounding up and arresting 50 people named in 27 federal indictments on August 11, 2009. All were part of a scheme based in Cincinnati, Ohio, to …

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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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Dallas Immigration Attorneys Assist Businesses with Their Immigration Needs

Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. is a full service immigration law firm serving the business and family immigration needs of companies and individuals in North Texas and throughout the United States. Our highly experienced attorneys are dedicated solely to providing United States immigration-related legal services. Our highly focused practice offers comprehensive representation in all phases of …

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