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Comment: Head In The Sand - The HS News Network shows why the Republican party stands to lose its ability to compete at the national level if it continues to ignore immigration demographics. "At the same time the Republican Party has moved to the right on immigration, the demographics of the nation have changed rapidly. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 'the Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010 and accounted for more than half of the total U.S. population increase of 27.3 million. Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or four times the nation's 9.7 percent growth rate.' Even many of the traditionally Republican states which have gained political power and new congressional seats as a result of the 2010 Census have done so because of the growth of the Latino population within their states. Unsurprisingly, these demographic changes are altering the political calculus of what it takes to assemble a winning electoral coalition. Experts and strategists from both sides of the aisle agree: the Republican Party now needs to win at least 40% of the Latino vote in order to have a chance at winning a presidential election." Please let us know your thoughts on the long term impact of anti-immigration stance of those in the Republican party by writing to us at

Article: USCIS Issues Notice Of Intent To Issue Rule To Allow EWI Immediate Relatives Of U.S. Citizens To File And Have I-601 Waiver Applications Adjudicated In U.S. Before They Decide To Interview Overseas For Immigration by Alan Lee

Article: A Recent Successful Request for an Outstanding Professor or Researcher by Joseph P. Whalen

Article: The Current STATE of E-Verify-A brief look at State-Level E-Verify requirements beginning in 2012 by John Fay

Bloggings: Power-Mad Career Immigration Bureaucrats Cry Wolf, Spook DHS Leaders by Angelo Paparelli

News: USCIS Publishes QAs On Proposed Change To Processing Of Waivers For Immediate Relatives Of US Citizens

THE REMOVAL BOOK, edited by Scott Bratton is currently in preparation, the Table of Contents is as follows:
Chapter One: Removal Proceedings
Chapter Two: Grounds of Inadmissibility
Chapter Three: Grounds Of Removal
Chapter Four: Contesting Removability
Chapter One: Adjustment Of Status
Chapter Two: Waivers in Removal Proceedings
Chapter Three: Cancellation Of Removal For LPRs and INA 212(c) Relief
Chapter Four: Cancellation Of Removal For Non-LPRs
Chapter Five: NACARA
Chapter Six: Asylum and Withholding Of Removal
Chapter Seven: Convention Against Torture
Chapter Eight: Voluntary Departure
Chapter Nine: Naturalization As A Defense To Removal
Chapter Ten: Other Relief
Chapter One: Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals
Chapter Two: Motions to Reopen
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Headline: New State Laws: Photo ID, immigration measures take effect
Headline: Cutting immigration won't help youth unemployment
Headline: Texas Teen Deported to Colombia Reunites with Mom
Headline: Video: Jus Sanguinis or Jus Soli: The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: A History
Headline: Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers Thank Returning Military Members By Offering Free Legal Services
Headline: Immigration Daily: Jan 9 - Government Times
Headline: What Would Reagan Do by Greg Siskind
Headline: Easier Route to Green Card to Be Proposed for Some.
Headline: Immigration system gets fixes in small steps
Headline: Obama's immigration proposal gives hope to some in limbo

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ComingsNGoings: New Partner
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