Archive for January, 2006

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January 29, 2006

Argentine “Playboy” playmate and her family were deported on January 5 after living illegally in the United States. Her attorney is arguing that she should be considered a person of “extraordinary ability,” in part because of her physical beauty. Here’s Tucker Carlson take on it.

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January 27, 2006

A sophisticated tunnel with air conditioning was found at the San Diego – Mexico border which apparently was used for drug trafficking.

Pinochet’s Daughter Seeks Asylum

January 26, 2006

Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s 60-year-old daughter sought asylum in the United States at Dulles airport. She was taken into custody, this happened days after her father was indicted by a Chilean court on tax evasion charges.

H-1B Exemption Cap Reached for FY 06

January 19, 2006

USCIS has received enough H-1B petitions that meet the exemption requirement from the H-1B numerical limitations for foreign workers with a U.S.-earned master’s or higher. The “final receipt date” for the 20,000 cap-exempt H-1B petitions is January 17, 2006.

Catholic Church Worried About Pending Legislation

January 17, 2006

Roman Catholic bishops are worried that anti-immigration legislation passed recently by the House could jeopardize their work in providing aid to immigrants. The proposed law would make it a criminal offense for anyone to knowingly “direct or assist” an undocumented person.

I Have A Dream

January 16, 2006

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.”

Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.

E-Passports Test at SFO Airport

January 15, 2006

Today, the DHS started testing e-Passports, which contain chips with biographic and biometric information, at Terminal G at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The pilot program is being conducted by the governments of the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and will run through April 15, 2006.

Participants include citizens of Australia, New Zealand who have been issued the new e-Passports, Singapore Airlines crew, and U.S. diplomatic and official e-Passport holders.

Feds Say Operation Streamline II Working

January 15, 2006

Operation Streamline II is a government pilot program that is aimed at non-Mexicans immigrants that were “catched and released” at the border due to lack of bed space in detention centers. Under the new program, the government has freed up beds in county jails to make room for the new immigrants. Federal authorities say that the number of people apprehended has decreased since the start of the pilot program.

Non-Immigrant Visa Cap Count

January 12, 2006

Click here for the latest non-immigrant cap count for temporary workers.

Attorney General Issues Memo to Immigration Courts

January 12, 2006

In response to many newspaper articles citing reports of Immigration Judges mistreating immigrants, the Attorney General issued a memoranda on January 9, 2006 stating that he would be conducting comprehensive review of the U.S. Immmigration Courts.

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