Monthly Archives: July 2008

USCIS Changes Vaccination Requirements

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today a revised list of vaccines required for applicants seeking to adjust status to become legal permanent residents.

CDC’s revised Technical Instructions to Civil Surgeons for Vaccination Requirements require the following age-appropriate additional vaccinations to adjust status to legal permanent resident:

Rotavirus
Hepatitis A
Meningococcal
Human papillomavirus
Zoster

The requirements for these new vaccines went into effect on July 1, 2008, however CDC approved a 30-day grace period for any medical exam conducted before August 1, 2008. At that time the new vaccinations, if appropriate, must be administered in order for USCIS to approve the applicant for adjustment of status.

For more information, check here.

Know Your Right Card

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Immigration Law Resource Center (http://www.ilrc.org/) designed a Know Your Right Card and I think it is a great idea. You can right click the picture, save it to you computer and print it out. Spanish Version Chinese Version

9-Month Pregnant Immigrant was Jailed and Went Through Labor with Cuff

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“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” — Nelson MandelaRead here a New York Times article. “July 20, 2008Immigrant, Pregnant, Is Jailed Under Pact By JULIA PRESTON It started when Juana Villegas, an illegal immigrant fromContinue Reading

Is John McCain a foreigner?

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Click here to read a New York Time’s article on John McCain’s citizenship and eligibility to be president. Michael I. Meyerson, professor of constitutional law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, reviewed the history of the constitutional requirement that “no person except a natural-born citizen … shall be eligible to the office ofContinue Reading

USCIS Memo on Nautralization Interview Process

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USCIS issued a memo on changes to the naturalization interview process. “The only difference from current practice is the sequence – that the English and civics testscan be administered before the interview following the pre-examination check-in process,as opposed to during the actual interview. “ For a copy of the memo, please seehttp://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=25932

Quotes about immigration to the United States

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I intend to educate myself on the United States immigration history. I found some quotes about immigration to the United States from ImmPolitic, the National Immigration Forum’s Blog. They are obviously well said. The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of allContinue Reading

DEIMMIGRATION.COM IS TO PROMOTE IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS

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After I decided to blog on immigration law, I checked domain names for my blog. To my surprise, www.deimmigration.com was still available and I thought it was a perfect fit for me, a Delaware Immigration Lawyer. I quickly registered the domain and began to research on topics that I intended to blog about. Then IContinue Reading