Archive for June, 2006

US-VISIT Program

June 23, 2006

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.

Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Reauthorization Act

June 22, 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.

TPS for El Salvadorans Extended

June 19, 2006

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).

Immigration Not A Wedge Issue for Mexicans

June 15, 2006

According to the Washington Post, the U.S. immigration debate is far from becoming a central issue in the upcoming Mexican elections.

Former Dallas Nightclub Owner Pleads Guilty

June 14, 2006

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.

Fiancee Visas

June 13, 2006

USCIS announced a new policy for fiancee petitions that will require certain applicants to submit additional documentation.


The Meaning of Legalization

June 13, 2006

Professor Mae M. Ngai explains in this op-ed how thousands of undocumented people have "legalized" in the past. 

Pres. Bush Campaigns for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

June 7, 2006

After speaking to the Chamber of Commerce, Pres. Bush continues his campaign for comprehensive immigration reform in New Mexico at border patrol training facilities.  

Immigrants Pay Their Share of Taxes

June 5, 2006

A new study found that immigrants do pay their share of taxes, here is the link to the report.