Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Statement from ICE about sequestration and detention

"As fiscal uncertainty remains over the continuing resolution and possible , ICE has reviewed its detained population to ensure detention levels stay within ICE’s current budget. Over the last week, ICE has reviewed several hundred cases and placed these individuals on methods of supervision less costly than detention. All of these individuals remain in removal proceedings. Priority for detention remains on serious criminal offenders and other individuals who pose a significant threat to public safety."

Monday, February 25, 2013

Tumblr creator, AOL co-founder, and others back 'virtual march' for immigration reform

Tumblr creator, AOL co-founder, and others back 'virtual march' for immigration reform As some of the most visibly successful American companies, startups and larger tech outfits enjoy favored status in political discourse. Finding "the next Steve Jobs" is a common talking point (it's showed up in, among other places, the 2012 State of the Union Address), and Obama has consistently called for better STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education to allow the US to maintain its technological prowess. At the same time, internet companies are pushing their own causes: Google has become a major player in Washington over the past year, and the SOPA protests of 2012 set a model for online company-backed activism. Now, as a new immigration plan is being workshopped in the Senate, parts of the tech community are putting their weight behind reform. Beng it here for entire article from Adi Robertson of The Verge http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/25/4027928/tech-sector-members-back-virtual-march-for-immigration-reform

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Weather closes National Benefits Center and other USCIS office

Various USCIS offices including will be closed due to inclement weather including NBC, National Records Center, Kansas City and Wichita Field Offices will be closed today due to inclement weather as well as St. Louis office

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bad News from US Supreme Court. Padilla is NOT retroactive

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Chaidez v. U.S. today. Unfortunately, the Court held that Padilla does not apply retroactively. Click here for the decision.. More commentary to come http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-820_j426.pdf

Monday, February 18, 2013

ICE has a quota and target numbers for arrests of all aliens

Unbelievable ICE emails about arresting aliens to make sure quotas are met. http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/603861-ice-documents.html

Thursday, February 14, 2013

More atheltes with visa problems

Rafael Soriano has not yet reported to Nationals camp in Viera, Florida because of a work visa issue. That's the word from Soriano's agent, Scott Boras, via FOX Sports' Jon Morosi. Soriano should be able to get the problem resolved within the next couple of days. The 33-year-old right-hander inked a two-year, $28 million free agent contract with the Nationals this offseason and will serve as the team's ninth-inning man in 2013.