Category Archives: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

CEA Hangout Supporting the March for Innovation–Immigration Reform!

I recently participated in a Consumer Electronics Association sponsored Hangout Supporting the March for Innovation.  Here is the video from the discussion with various immigration reform proponents from around the country:

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H-1B Cap Lottery: What are the odds of being selected?

The H-1B visa system is unsustainable under the present system and is in serious need of reform.  In the first five days of the filing period last week(April 1-5), USICS received approximately 124,000 H-1B petitions during the filing period, including petitions filed for the advanced degree exemption.

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Strategic Immigration Reform: John Manley, Immigration Lawyer

The Innovation Movement is a grassroots organization sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).  We are more than 200,000 Americans who believe innovation & entrepreneurship are key to future U.S. global leadership & economic growth.  Here is my video interview:

Interviewed About Immigration & Unlawful Presence Waivers

I was recently interviewed by Heather Navarro, a graduate student at USC, about immigration trends and unlawful presence waivers.

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Will We Have a Version of the DREAM Act This Year?


Will we have a version of the DREAM Act this year?  I would say yes.  And here is why:

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The American Immgration Council reports that the administration today has taken  an important step toward fixing one of the most notorious problems with our broken immigration system—the 3 and 10 year bars. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it was filing a notice of intent to change a rule which would streamline the application process for many relatives of U.S. citizens currently eligible for permanent resident status, thereby minimizing the amount of time that applicants would have to be away from their families before being admitted into the United States.

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Untangling DHS’ Record High Deportation Numbers


 It was another record breaking year for deportations, with DHS logging 396,906 removals during Fiscal Year 2011. While the raw number is not in doubt, its meaning is far from clear, according to the American Immigration Council. 

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Latinos See Obama ‘Betrayal’ On Immigration: Opportunity for Perry?

President Obama came into office with strong Latino support, having won two-thirds of the Latino vote, according to exit polls.  According to an arcitle in NPR, that support is beginning to erode.

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ICE arrests almost 3,000 convicted criminal aliens; Obama Blames GOP for Lack of Immigration Reform


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced the results of a seven-day national “Cross Check” enforcement operation-which led to the arrest of more than 2,900 convicted criminal aliens.

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Texas Governor Rick Perry is one of the leading candidates to become the Republican nominee for the upcoming Presidential Election. The issue of immigration reform will be an important one in the months leading up to the Presidential Election. Governor Perry has taken some early positions on Immigration and I examine them here.

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