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US senators urge crack down on “sham” universities

A number of prominent US senators recently sent a letter to President Barack Obama’s administration, urging it deal with supposed “sham” universities that exist solely to give US student visas to illegal immigrants. “These so-called schools not only defraud students and violate immigration laws, but they pose a real threat to our country,” the senators …

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Charities, federal agency to hold naturalization information session

A number of charities along with a federal immigration agency will host a free information session in California to inform prospective US citizens about the path the naturalization. Catholic Charities, Santa Rosa and Petaluma Adult School will host the event at the Catholic Charities Immigration Services in Santa Rosa, California, along with the US Citizenship …

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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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Texas proposes immigration law

A proposed bill in Texas could potentially lead to a compromise in the immigration debate. House Bill 12, written by Representative Burt Solomons, would not require law enforcement officials to inquire about suspects’ immigration status but it would bar any agency from implementing a policing prohibiting authorities from doing so, according to The Associated Press. …

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