Immigration Hot Topics in the News
Not a day passes without immigration issues in the news. It’s a hot topic, making headlines, acting as the focus of television and radio commentary, and creating media sound bites. In fact, just this morning (June 20, 2011), CNN has reported that Arizona Senator John McCain has blamed the recent tragic Arizona wildfires on illegal immigrants.
Other hot topics:
Three states (New York, Massachusetts, and Illinois) have refused to participate in fingerprint-sharing system that is an integral part of the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement strategy. Although the fingerprint-sharing system has caused uproar across the country, these three
states, which have large immigrant populations, are the only states, thus far, who have stepped forth to refuse participation.
“Under the program, everyone who is booked into jail, immigrants and citizens, would have their fingerprints checked against F.B.I. criminal databases, as is routine, and also against Department of Homeland Security databases of immigration violations.” New York Times, June 7, 2011.
As of June 1, 2011, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have received 13,600 out of 65,000 available cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY-2012 and 9,300 out of 20,000 available petitions under the H-1B Master’s Cap Exemption.
U.S. employers may help highly qualified workers enter, live, and work in the United States. To avoid U.S. workers being adversely affected by the importation of labor, the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) held that the higher of the two wages must be used to support
the permanent labor certification (PERM) application where there are two or more prevailing wage determinations (PWDs),. (Matter of Take
Solutions, Inc., 2010-PER-00907, 4/28/2011).
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) permit investors who will create jobs and invest significant sums of money in the United States, to enter, live, and work in the U.S. May 19, 2011, the USCIS proposed significant enhancements to the administration of the USCIS Immigrant Investor Program, commonly referred to as the EB-5 Program to make it faster and easier to obtain an EB-5 visa.
Whereto get help with your immigration issues
If you have questions about how any of these immigration hot topics affect you, you are not alone. At Geygan and Geygan, Ltd., focus our practice on immigration matters and we help people just like you every day. We understand the both the legal system and immigration law issues. We will gently walk you through your personal immigration issues, represent you in your immigration interview, and aggressively fight for your legal rights. You can reach us at
513-793-6555 or Thomasjr@geygan.com.