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Immigration Daily December 30, 2008
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Consular Corner: December 2008
Liam Schwartz presents the latest news from Consuls the world over.

Joe Predicts: Zero Percent Chance Of Amnesty In 2009
Joe Guzzardi writes "If Bush couldn't get it past either a Republican or Democratic controlled Congress, why should we assume either of them will?"

Bloggings On PERM Labor Certification
Joel Stewart shares the latest entries as of December 29, 2008 on his PERM Labor Certification blog.

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USCIS Revises Direct Mail Program For N-400
USCIS announced that effective Jan. 22, 2009, applicants must submit Form N-400 and related supplements to one of two new USCIS Lockbox facilities for initial processing.


EB-5 Investor Program
There is no need to wait for the Regional Center program to be extended before it sunsets on September 30, 2008. This is a 300 acre project in Southern California near San Juan Capistrano. The Project will create at least 300 new full-time jobs through the development of a resort hotel/spa & corporate retreat, an upscale equestrian centre with 1000 stalls, arena, training and boarding facilities and, along with a vineyard, an olive orchard, and 30 estate view lots. The developers and general partners have extensive experience in high profile developments. The Project qualifies under the EB-5 Investor Visa program for an immigrant investor in need of a permanent residence in the US "Green Card". The project is a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) requiring investments at the reduced $500,000 level. Visit for more information or contact a USA Global Development representative by e-mailing or calling (949) 296-3078 or complete contact us section of our website. Not an offer to purchase or sell securities. Only qualified investors can offer to subscribe after reviewing the full program and submitting a signed subscription agreement for consideration.

Credential Evaluation And Translation
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Immigrant Assimilation Critical, Report Finds
As the United States becomes more diverse, a greater effort must be made to integrate immigrants into American society, according to a new report by a federal task force.

Immigration Officials Curtail Sedation Of Deportees After Criticism, Lawsuits
Federal immigration officials, over the past year, have dramatically curtailed the controversial practice of sedating deportees with powerful anti-psychotic medication.

The Year Of The Latino Vote, The Giant That Finally Awoke
While polls and pundits denied that immigration was a priority for Latino voters, it seems clear that the issue did play a role, if not in the embracing of Barack Obama, at least in the rejection of the Republican party.

El Norte - Criterion Collection Review
Intoxicatingly poetic and disturbingly realistic, the film dissects illegal immigration without glorifying or condemning those who choose to gamble their lives with it. Courtesy of the Criterion Collection.


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Immigration Event - Washington, DC
The Migration Policy Institute is pleased to announce the briefing of its newest released report entitled "Immigration and the Current Economic Crisis", 9:00-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2009. 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC. Contact: or (202) 266-1929. RSVP:


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