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DV 2011 Visa Lottery procedures

By |July 22nd, 2010|Green Card|

I've been getting calls and emails recently from people who were lucky enough to win the US Department of State (DOS) green card lottery. However, once you win the DV 2011 visa lottery what comes next? What is DV 2011 Visa Lottery? The DV visa lottery, which is officially known as the diversity visa lottery, [...]

Deportation repreve for Harvard student

By |June 19th, 2010|Immigration Enforcement|

Eric Balderas, age 19, was recently arrested by ICE (US Immigration & Customs Enforcement) for being in the US illegally. While the arrest of another undocumented immigrant may not be unusually newsworthy, the fact that Balderas is currently a sophomore at Harvard University makes it so. Balderas, a Mexican citizen, was facing deportation before US [...]

Green Card to become a green card again

By |May 30th, 2010|Green Card|

The US Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS) recently announced that the US permanent resident green card will be redesigned to incorporate new security features. The green card redesign is necessary to deter immigration fraud. Green Card to become state of the art The new green card will use state of the art technology to prevent [...]

Border Security Enforcement Act of 2010

By |May 22nd, 2010|Immigration Reform|

Senator John McCain and Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona have introduced a new immigration reform bill, the Border Security Enforcement Act of 2010. This latest attempt at immigration reform, focused on the Arizona border, includes the following provisions: Immigration Reform for Physical Border Protection in Tuscon, AZ & Yuma, AZ Allows the Governor of Arizona, [...]

Iceland volcanic ash threatens US immigration status

By |April 19th, 2010|Immigration at Airports|

Over the past week millions of travelers have been stranded, both within Europe and abroad, due to a massive volcanic eruption. The glacier-covered Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland has been spewing molten lava and toxic volcanic ash into the air with no end in sight. The volcanic eruption in Iceland has wreaked havoc on international travel, [...]

Iraq Refugee wins Colorado green card suit

By |April 11th, 2010|Immigration by Country|

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been ordered by a US federal court in Colorado to process the green card application of an Iraqi artist. Government prosecutors claim that Sami Alkarim, an Iraqi refugee, is under investigation for possible terrorist ties. Officials refused to grant his green card application because he worked as [...]