Month: March 2011

Connecticut man brought to US as minor hopes to become citizen

A 22-year-old man who has lived in Connecticut ever since his parents brought him illegally to the US from Mexico when he was a toddler is now facing deportation. Mariano Cardoso is currently enrolled at Capital Community College in Hartford and told WTNH, a local television station, that he is working towards enrolling in a …

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USCIS proposes new rule for H-1B visa petitions

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services recently announced a proposed new rule that affects employers hoping to file H-1B visa petitions for foreign employees in specialty occupations. The federal agency hopes to accomplish this by establishing an advanced registration process for the petitions. It hopes that the move will save American businesses $23 million over …

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Arizona students march on capitol in protest of immigration bill

A number of Phoenix, Arizona high school students walked out of their classes on Friday, March 4, and headed to the capitol building to express their displeasure at Senate Bill 1611, which seeks to crack down on illegal immigration. The Arizona Republic reports that about 50 to 100 students marched to the capitol, with a …

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Report: 2010 saw record amount of immigration legislation

A recent report from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) revealed that a record number of resolutions and laws relating to immigration were passed by states in 2010. Last year, 208 immigration laws and and 138 resolutions were passed by 46 states and the District of Columbia, according to the NCSL. More than 1,400 …

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