Month: October 2015

LOTTERY REGISTRATION FOR 2017 WILL CLOSE NOVEMBER 3, 2015

The Department of State has issued the registration procedures for the diversity visa (DV) lottery for 2017. Registration for the period opened at non eastern dayling time (EDT) on October 1, 2015 and will close at noon EDT on November 3, 2015. As with tge registration for the last several years, only electronic aplicatgions will […]

INCREASE IN NUMBER OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN THE U.S.

In 2014, 70,000 refugees were admitted to the U.S. In 2015, there will be 85,000 at least, according to Secretary of State John Kerry and in 2016, at least 100,000 refugees will be admitted. An amendment was presented to extend the following programs: E-Verify – the program that is based in partnership with the Social […]

TEXAS MAY DENY BIRTH CERTIFICATES TO IMMIGRANTS’ CHILDREN BORN IN THE U.S.

A federal judge in Texas denied an emergency injunction on behalf of immigrant families seeking birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, after the Department of State Health Services refused to recognize as valid identification cards, known as matriculas consulares, issued by Mexican consulates to citizens living and working in the United States. Lawyers representing the […]

HUNGER STRIKE???

In November 2014, almost one year ago, President Obama announced two new immigration programs, one called “new” DACA and one called DAPA. The new DACA was to benefit certain young people who were brought to the U.S. as children (under age 16) and the DAPA program was to benefit certain parents of children born in […]

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