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Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal July 9, 2014 A judge has denied the state’s motion to dismiss Fernando Bermudez’s claim for unjust conviction for a murder of which he was found innocent after serving 18 years in prison. Court of Claims Judge Alan Marin (See Profile) rejected the state’s contention that Bermudez’s action Read More
The Affordable Care Act and Immigration The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and the Social Security Act (SSA) require that individuals seeking coverage under a qualified health plan offered on a Health Insurance Marketplace or through an insurance affordability program (i.e. Medicaid etc.) provide information regarding their immigration status and certain information about Read More
DHS IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS 2012 ANNUAL REPORT The Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS) has released a report which details key findings involving the apprehension or arrest, detention, return, and removal from the U.S. of foreign nationals. The main findings of the report, which covers the 2012 fiscal year (October 1 to September 30), were as Read More
CAP COUNT FOR H2B NONIMMIGRANTS – On January 3rd, USCIS released its most recent count of available H2B visas. The current H2B Nonimmigrant Visa cap count for the first half of Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) currently stands at 12,564 approved visas, with 4,235 visas pending, for a total allocation of 16,799 visas. The number of Read More
AFTER LPRs NATURALIZE, WHERE DO THEY GO TO LIVE? – A recent Office of Migration Statistics study found that “States that attract individuals as LPRs remain attractive to those individuals when they naturalize; the proportion of individuals living in a different state at the time they naturalized was lower for those who obtained LPR status Read More
INA 212(e) WAIVER STATISTICS – FY 2013 – The following statistics were recently released for INA 212(e) waivers: No Objection Statement: favorable 4269, unfavorable, 119; Exceptional Hardship: favorable 228, unfavorable 50; Persecution: favorable 31, unfavorable 6; Interested Government Agency – Physician: favorable 111, unfavorable 0; Interested Government Agency – Other: favorable 115, unfavorable 6; State Read More
Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security is extending the existing designation of Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, from October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2015, and redesignating Syria for TPS for 18 months, effective October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2015.
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