Comment: Mexican Asylum
The Miami Herald reports "US immigration authorities are approving more and more asylum petitions from Mexican citizens who fear for their lives as the country's drug violence escalates." For the full story, see here.
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Article: Bloggings On Dysfunctional Government
Angelo A. Paparelli writes "With the "not ready for prime time" but "mandatory" DS-160, the DOS, having spread its dissembling spread widely, has been allowed to foist a migraine-inducing burden upon the OMB, the immigration stakeholder community and the bar -- all in the guise of a technology solution."
Article: Bloggings on Deportation And Removal
Matthew Kolken asks "Why does it take being shamed by the New York Times for the Obama Administration to do the right thing?"
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News: DHS Announces Enhanced Aviation Security Procedures
DHS announced that the Transportation Security Administration will begin implementing new enhanced security measures for all air carriers with international flights to the US tailored to reflect the most current information available to the US government.
News: USCIS Announces New Versions Of Form I-600 And I-600A
USCIS announced that it has published new versions of the Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, Form I-600 and the Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, Form I-600A.
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CLE Immigration Event
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Tweet: KansasCityStar: #Immigration reform "Too hot to handle in an election year" http://ow.ly/1u4At
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ComingsNGoings: Appointment - Pro Bono Asylum Attorney
Susan Krysiak Avedissian of North Cape May, N.J. is very pleased to announce she has been approved by Asylum Access for a six-month position as a pro-bono asylum attorney in Quito, Ecuador. Asylum Access is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide. Through legal aid, strategic litigation, policy advocacy and community education, the organization empowers refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin America to assert their human rights - creating effective, lasting solutions for refugees around the world. www.asylumaccess.org.
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