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  • Infopass-USCIS easy access to your information

    Your Guide to InfoPass InfoPass is a free service that lets you schedule an appointment with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Immigration Officer by using the Internet at any time of day or night. If you have an immigration issue that is best handled by a trai...

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  • FAIR's Distorted Fiscal Snapshot of Unauthorized Immigrants presented by Thomas Esparza, Jr.

    For Immediate ReleaseFAIR's Distorted Fiscal Snapshot of Unauthorized ImmigrantsNew Report Ignores Economic Contributions of Unauthorized Workers and Consumers;Views the Education of Their U.S. -Citizen Children as Nothing More Than a "Cost" July 6, 2010 Washin...

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  • USA vs. Arizona

    For Immediate Release The United States v. ArizonaDrawing a Clear Line Between Federal and State Immigration Authority July 6, 2010Washington, D.C. - Today, the United States Department of Justice filed alawsuitagainst the state of Arizona in federal court. The lawsuit, pro...

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  • USA vs. Arizona, another take

    For Immediate ReleaseJuly 6, 2010 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST ARIZONA'S RACIAL PROFILING LAWNational Immigration Law Center and Other Groups Also Challenging Law Laud Obama Administration's Action WASHINGTON --The U.S. Departm...

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  • Padilla v. Kentucky impact on an already stressed Criminal Defense and Immigration system

    Will the Supreme Courts recent decision in Padilla v. Kentucky further impact an already stressed Criminal Defense and Immigrationsystem?April 23, 2010 Posted by equaljusticeworks inimmigration,public interest law.Tags:Immigration law,Padilla v. Kentucky,immigrant defensetrackbac...

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  • Tips on Texas Driver's License from an Esteemed AILA colleague.

    On behalf of our colleague Candace Cowen, some great information regarding TX drivers license issuance: To: all members of the Texas Chapter of AILA Re: Solutions to Drivers Licenses Problems, or at least a means to try! BACKGROUND STORY: One of our H-1B clients, who had entere...

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  • Blood at the End of the Rainbow an open letter to the USA by Thomas Esparza, Jr.

    JULY 14, 2010 Re: Blood at the End of the Rainbow To the Editorial Board Austin American Statesman Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton two years ago changed his policy to allow 24/7 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) presence in the Travis County Jail.Since then,ICE has...

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  • Thinking About Applying for Citizenship? Part 1 by Thomas Esparza, Jr. Immigration Specialist

    Thinking About Applying for Naturalization? Use This List to Help You Get Ready! Are you eligible to apply for naturalization? Before you apply for naturalization, you must meet a few requirements. Depending on your situation, there are different requirements that may apply to...

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  • Thinking About Applying for Citizenship? Part 2 by Thomas Esparza, Jr. Immigration Specialist

    Are you a man between the ages of 18 and 26? If you are a man between the ages of 18 and 26, you must register for the Selective Service and provide proof of your registration to USCIS. If you are 26 or older but under the age of 31, you must provide proof that you registered wit...

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  • Green Card Through Family-Presented by Tom Esparza from the USCIS web site

    Many people become permanent residents (get a green card) through family members. The United States promotes family unity and allows U.S. citizens and permanent residents to petition for certain relatives to come and live permanently in the United States. You may be eligible to...

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