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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