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Illinois at Odds With Feds on Immigration Enforcement

Last month, Gov. Pat Quinn´s General Counsel, John Morton, said that the “Secure Communities” program of the federal Immigration and […]

Update: Foreign Worker Slots Remaining for FY 2012

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) still has slots available in fiscal year 2012 for foreign workers in specialty occupations […]

Diversity Lottery for Green Cards Re-Opens

The U.S. State Department announced earlier this month that the registration period for the annual Diversity Visa lottery is open. […]

Congressional Push to Mandate Use of E-Verify

Late last month, a legislative proposal known as the Legal Workforce Act moved out of a House committee and will […]

States and Feds Crack Down on Immigration “Consultants”

This year, the U.S. government has made good on its promise to crack down on immigration “consultants” who are just […]

USCIS Looking to Expand Jobs

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is following up on its summer announcement that it would undertake policy, operational […]

Visa Overstay Dashes Green Card Hopes

A recently published story about the dashed hopes of a U.S. military veteran illustrates the complexity and Draconian nature of […]

Prevailing Wage Requests Backlogged

In July of this year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Prevailing Wage Center temporarily suspended processing of prevailing wage […]

ICE Holds to Promise of More I-9 Audits

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has issued audit notices to more than 1,000 companies per quarter this […]