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  • Humanitarian Parole

    Humanitarian parole is used sparingly to bring someone who is otherwise inadmissible into the United States for a temporary period of time due to a compelling emergency. USCIS may grant parole temporarily: To anyone applying for admission into the United States based on urgent...

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  • July 15, 2010 USCIS Reaches Milestone: 10,000 U Visas Approved in 2010

    News Release July 15, 2010 USCIS Reaches Milestone: 10,000 U Visas Approved in Fiscal Year 2010 U Visa Protects Victims of Crime and Strengthens Law Enforcement Efforts WASHINGTON U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced it has approved 10,000 peti...

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  • Undocumented Youth Pin DREAMs on Congressional Action presented by Thomas Esparza, Jr. Texas

    Undocumented Youth Pin DREAMs on Congressional ActionByMichele Waslin Congress,DREAM Act,Economics,Family,Immigration Blog,Reform,Undocumented ImmigrationAdd comments Every year, undocumented immigrants come to the U.S. along with their young children. These kids grow up in t...

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  • BIA Significantly Amends the Rules on Mandatory Detention

    Cite as 25 IN Dec. 267 (BIA 2010) Interim Decision #3685 Matter of Luis Felipe GARCIA ARREOLA, Respondent File A038 829 033 - Charlotte, North Carolina Decided June 23, 2010 U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Board of Immigration Appeals Section ...

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  • United Farm Workers Seeks Americans for Farm work

    Jobs for the Picking The United Farm Workers union has issued a call to unemployed American citizens: Job may include using hand tools such as knives, hoes, shovels, etc. Duties may include tilling the soil, transplanting, weeding, thinning, picking, cutting, sorting packing of...

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  • USCIS Publishes First-Ever Proposed Fee Waiver Form presented by Thomas Esparza, Jr.

    July 16, 2010 USCIS Publishes First-Ever Proposed Fee Waiver Form Agency Actively Seeks Public Comment WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has proposed for the first time a standardized fee waiver form in an effort to provide relief for financiall...

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  • Board Of Immigration Appeals significantly changes rules on mandatory detention

    Cite as 25 IN Dec. 267 (BIA 2010) Interim Decision #3685 Matter of Luis Felipe GARCIA ARREOLA, Respondent File A038 829 033 - Charlotte, North Carolina Decided June 23, 2010 U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Board of Immigration Appeals Section ...

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  • USCIS Reminds Hondurans and Nicaraguans to Follow Late Re-Registration for TPS Guidance

    USCIS Reminds Hondurans and Nicaraguans to Follow Late Re-Registration for TPS Guidance WASHINGTONU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reminds Hondurans and Nicaraguans, who are eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) but who have not filed for re-registrati...

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  • USCIS Guide for Military Service Members part 1, edited by Thomas Esparza, Jr. Immigration Specialis

    Immigration Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their Families Background U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers immigration services and resources specifically for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families who are stationed in the...

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  • USCIS Guide for Military Service Members part 2, edited by Thomas Esparza, Jr. Immigration Specialis

    Q. I am a spouse of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, and USCIS has scheduled me and my spouse for an initial interview on my pending Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). My husband is currently on an overseas military assignment. Can the F...

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