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Immigration Daily April 30, 2012
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Comment: DHS Deportation Policy Shift? - A federal task force looked into DHS' deportation policies and concluded that holding undocumented immigrants suspected only of traffic violations for deportation is not an appropriate policy or a wise use of the government's resources. Last week, DHS released its response to the task force's findings and noted that some policies would be refined. Under the refinement, when immigrants are arrested solely for minor driving-related offenses and do not have prior criminal records, the government will begin seeking detainers only after they are convicted; "ICE agrees that enforcement action based solely on a charge for a minor traffic offense is generally not an efficient use of government resources," said the DHS response. Is this a meaningful change or not? Share your thoughts with us at For more information, continue reading a New York Times recap of DHS' statements here.

Article: Financial Issues and Naturalization by Sheela Murthy et al.

Article: Consular Corner: April 2012 by Liam Schwartz

Bloggings: Immigration-Agency Lawbreaking Revealed: USCIS's EB-5 "Tenant-Occupancy" Scandal by Angelo Paparelli

Bloggings: Is It Still A Federal Case? An Unintended Consequence of Arizona v. USA by Gary Endelman

Bloggings: Many states are waiting for a green light from the Supreme Court to enact their own intolerant immigration laws. But do the anti-immigrant bigots of America need to brush up on their Plutarch? By Roger Algase

News: USCIS Publishes Notice on Extension Of Somalia for TPS

News: ICE Releases Statistics On Prosecutorial Discretion

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Headline: NY-based attorney pleads guilty to role in extensive immigration fraud mill
Headline: Discretion program a mixed bag for immigrants...
Headline: For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter
Headline: Nevada governor backs away from strict immigration reform
Headline: Jacksonville explores EB-5 visa investment center
Headline: Is Saying 'Illegal Immigrants' a Hate Crime? Ridiculous 'Drop the I-Word' Campaign Backfires
Headline: Tucson Police Chief On Ariz. Immigration Law
Headline: Americans put to shame by immigrants on sample civics test
Headline: Obama Indicates Immigrants are Welcome but Government Actions Show Otherwise Says Miami Immigration Lawyer
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Headline: Apr 27 - Reagan-style Amnesty
Headline: Immigration irritation persists

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Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
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