Director Jim Williams announced that he is resigning his position as program director for the US-VISIT program to accept a position as commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service.
Archive for June, 2006
The House of Representatives passed the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 1285) . The bill would extend for three years the Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999. There is a similar bill in the Senate that has not been voted on yet.
The Department of Homeland Security has issued a regulation extending TPS for El Salvadorans from September 9, 2006 to September 9, 2007. (71 FR 34637, 06/15/06).
According to the Washington Post, the U.S. immigration debate is far from becoming a central issue in the upcoming Mexican elections.
The Dept. of Justice announced that the former owner of a Dallas nightclub pleaded guilty to forced labor charges. The allegations are that he used a human smuggling ring to bring Asian women to the U.S. and then subjected them to force labor. His wife has also plead guilty to a related charge.
USCIS announced a new policy for fiancee petitions that will require certain applicants to submit additional documentation.
Professor Mae M. Ngai explains in this op-ed how thousands of undocumented people have "legalized" in the past.
After speaking to the Chamber of Commerce, Pres. Bush continues his campaign for comprehensive immigration reform in New Mexico at border patrol training facilities.