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Britain’s immigration rises by 21%

LONDON, August 25, 2011 (AFP) – Net migration to Britain rose by 21 percent last year, with 239,000 more people arriving in the country than leaving, according to official statistics published on Thursday. In 2009, the figure for net migration […]

Poland grants amnesty to illegal migrants

WARSAW, August 26, 2011 (AFP) – European Union member Poland which is also part of the 25-state Schengen free travel zone on Friday granted amnesty to some of the estimated 50-70,000 illegal migrants believed to be living on its territory. […]

Judge blocks tough Alabama immigration law

MIAMI, August 29, 2011 (AFP) – A judge blocked a new immigration law in the southern US state of Alabama Monday after the measure, attacked as draconian and intrusive, was challenged by President Barack Obama’s administration. “US District Judge Sharon […]

Australian immigration center set on fire

SYDNEY, August 31, 2011 (AFP) – Detainees set fire to an Australian immigration detention center Wednesday in apparent frustration that they were unable to fully celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid, refugee activists said. The Immigration Department said tactical police...

DHS publishes business transformation regulation

First in series of regulations designed to facilitate electronic filing and handling of uscis benefit requests WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today published the first in a series of regulations intended to promote the migration of U.S. Citizenship and...

New relief for thousands in deportation

By Attorney Robert L. Reeves and Joseph I. Elias THE White House announced today that the Department of Homeland Security will launch a case-by-case review of the 300,000 deportation cases across the nation to focus its efforts on serious criminals. […]

Dream policy – Work permits for the undocumented

THE following article is offered in order to dispel rampant rumor and misinformation regarding the Obama Administration’s recent policy statement regarding “prosecutorial discretion” and work permission for immigrants in removal proceedings.  No, the DREAM ACT has not...

The new guidelines on deportation

(Paul Choi is an immigration attorney and professor of law located at 16000 Ventura Blvd. Ste 1201, Encino, CA. 91436.  Atty  Choi will answer all questions regarding immigration and naturalization for free. Address questions to pchoi@pchoilaw.com or telephone 818 714-2226. ...

When can I become a U.S. citizen?

THERE is no doubt that U.S. citizenship has many benefits and privileges. Some of these include the right to vote, and even run for public office. If you are a citizen, you can bring your family members into the country, […]

Deadline for certain widows quickly approaching

THE death of a spouse is a traumatic and agonizing experience.  When the surviving spouse is seeking an immigrant visa based on the marriage, however, the death of the U.S. citizen spouse can be even more traumatic as it affects […]