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Pence on Immigration

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Supported bill that required hospitals to report undocumented patients.

Takes harsh, enforcement-centric approach to immigration.

Has a 100% rating by the anti-immigrant Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Wants to eliminate birthright citizenship.

Ordered state agencies not to assist in the resettlement of Syrian refugees.

Signed Indiana to lawsuit that stopped DAPA and the expansion of DACA.

Immigrant Visa Priority Dates for August 2016 Released

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsThe US Department of State has issued the priority dates to be used by itself and USCIS for immigrant visas during the month of August.

In the family based categories, none of the categories for Mexico moved. The F2A for all countries also did not move. The F3 category for all countries, except the Philippines, did not move. The F4 category for China, India and Mexico, also did not move. All other categories advanced.

UK, What. Have. You. Done‽

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsXenophobia reared its ugly head in the UK and won 51.9% to 48.1%. The UK vote could have implications for the US elections in November, as the arguments that won the day mirror those being made by the Republican candidate.

The primary argument for Brexit was immigration and its perceived impact on the UK. Prior to the EU, the UK had a net immigration rate of around 100,000 per year, 25% of which came from other EU countries. After the EU, immigration to the UK increased and 50% of it came from EU countries, with Poland being the major EU contributor. This caused 77% of Brits to call for reduced immigration levels.

The UK now faces the serious consequences of its xenophobic vote. It is now more likely than not, that the UK itself will break up. Scotland is calling for a second referendum to leave the UK. Northern Ireland also sees its future in the EU.

USCIS Completes H-1B Lotteries

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsOn Tuesday, April 12th, USCIS announced that it had completed the H-1B lotteries. It further stated that it will begin premium processing of those applications that made it through the lotteries and that requested premium processing no later than May 16th.

USCIS did not announce how many H-1B applications it actually received.

H-1B Caps Reached

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsUSCIS has announced that both the US advanced degree H-1B cap and the regular H-1B cap have been reached.

USCIS will now finalize the intake of all the petitions received through close of business April 7th, and will then select the applications it will process through a random selection process.

Clinton on Immigration

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clients“We need comprehensive immigration reform with a path to full and equal citizenship. If Congress won’t act, I’ll defend President Obama’s executive actions—and I’ll go even further to keep families together. I’ll end family detention, close private immigrant detention centers, and help more eligible people become naturalized.” …

Trump on Immigration

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clients“I am opposed to new people coming in.”

“We are going to have to send people out.”

“Dwight Eisenhower, a great president, moved 1.5 million illegal immigrant out of this country, moved them just beyond the border. They came back. Moved them again beyond the border, they came back. Didn’t like it. Moved them way south. They never came back. They moved 1.5 million out. We have no choice.” …

Bernie on Immigration

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clients“As president, I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform that provides a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans lining in this country. But I will not wait for Congress to act. I will take executive action to accomplish what Congress has failed to do and build upon President Obama’s executive orders to unite families.” …

Cruz on Immigration

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clients“I will … build a wall that works, triple border security…. We need to stop Obama’s amnesty.”

“Yes, we should deport them … federal law requires that anyone living here illegally that’s apprehended should be deported.”

“Both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio would allow those 12 million people to become US citizens. Donald says once he deports them he’d let them back in as citizens. I …

USCIS May or May Not Honor the Early File Dates In the Visa Bulletin

USCIS has announced that it may or may not honor the early file dates in the Visa Bulletin. USCIS states that “beginning with the November 2015 Department of State Visa Bulletin, if USCIS determines that there are more immigrant visas available for a fiscal year than there are known applicants for such visas, we will state on www.uscis.gov/visabulletininfo that applicants may use the Dates for Filing Visa Applications chart. Unless otherwise stated on our website, …

Republicans File Brief Against DACA

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsRepublicans in both houses of Congress have filed an amicus brief with the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit strongly opposing DACA. Among those filing the brief are Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, both of whom are running for President. It is therefore almost certain that, if elected, they will do away with DACA.

Those signing the brief are: …

Republicans Sue Obama

Los Angeles immigration attorneys provide information to clientsRepublicans sue President Obama to try to stop the Deferred Action plans Obama announced on November 20, 2014.

The Republican lawsuits, including one filed by Sheriff Arpaio, have a very low probability of success on the merits, but could derail Obama’s actions.

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