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Author: Jeff MacArthur

  • Temporary Alien Labor to Meet Temporary or Seasonal Needs (H-2A & H-2B)

    U.S. employers may petition for skilled or unskilled alien workers to meet temporary or seasonal needs in positions for which qualified U.S. workers are not available. It is important to note that the employer’s need for such services must be temporary . There is currently an annual cap of 66,000 visas for H-2B workers. There […]
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  • Most illegal immigrants deported last year were criminals

    The U.S. deported nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants last year, and an increasing number of them were convicted criminals, according to figures set for release Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security.   Click here to read the USA Today article. ]]>
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  • Cultivating a new crop of farmhands

    With the fall apple-picking season upon Western New York farmers, finding workers has become a concern for those who need to have crops picked. Buffalo News reporter Maryellen Tighe’s front page story addresses problems farmers face because of tougher immigration laws, local people changing to other work, the lack of an effective guest worker program, […]
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  • Mexican Journalist Wins Asylum in Texas

    Last summer, Alejandro Hernandez Pacheco was almost certain he was going to die before he miraculously fled Mexican drug cartel members that had kidnapped him.  Read his story in the Texas Tribune by clicking here . ]]>
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  • States Introduce Record Number Of Immigration Bills

    Homeland Security Newswire reported that, in trying to find solutions to the nation’s immigration problems, nearly 1,600 immigration bills have been introduced in state legislatures this year. To read the article on the Homeland Security Newswire website, click here . ]]>
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  • Undocumented immigrants face checks on Amtrak, Greyhound

    August 14, 2011 – Miami Herald reporter, Sarah Gonzalez, reports that federal agents appear to have stepped up checks for undocumented immigrants on Amtrak trains, Greyhound buses and other forms of public transportation. Click here to read the entire article from the Miami Herald. ]]>
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  • American Bar Association urges Congress to reject birthright law

    August 9, 2011 – The American Bar Association passed a resolution Tuesday urging the U.S. Congress to reject any changes to the Constitution that would eliminate automatic citizenship for anyone born in the United States.   Click here to read the article in on the ABA website. ]]>
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  • Justice Department sues to block Alabama immigration law

    August 1, 2011 – Brian Lyman from the Montgomery Advertiser reported that the Justice Department went to court to block Alabama‘s pending immigration law from taking effect next month.   Click here  to read the article posted in the Montgomery Advertiser. ]]>
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  • Washington State cancels driver's license after reporter discloses being an illegal immigrant

    Associated Press, July 21. Washington state has canceled the driver’s license of a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who publicly said he is an illegal immigrant. Department of Licensing spokeswoman Christine Anthony says officials opened an investigation after Jose Antonio Vargas’ essay about his background was published in the New York Times Magazine. He wrote that […]
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  • More illegal immigrants from India crossing border

    Napolitano: At some point this year, border-jumpers from subcontinent will account for about 1 in 3 non-Mexicans caught in Texas By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, WILL WEISSERT, The Associated Press  Click here to read the article at USAToday.com. ]]>
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