USCIA Updates Count of FY2010 H-1B Petition Filings

April 9, 2009 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced an updated number of filings for H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2010 program. USCIS has received approximately 42,000 H-1B petitions counting toward the Congressionally-mandated 65,000 cap. The agency continues to accept petitions subject to the general cap. Additionally, the agency has received approximately … Read more

Obama on Immigration

Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s Plan (from Create Secure Borders Obama and Biden want to preserve the integrity of our borders. He supports additional personnel, infrastructure and technology on the border and at our ports of entry. Improve Our Immigration System Obama and Biden believe we must fix the dysfunctional immigration bureaucracy and increase … Read more

Free Attorney for Children in Immigration Court?

Read here for an article from Los Angeles Times regarding how difficult to obtain an inexpensive or free immigration attorney. The newspager reports that “Actress Angelina Jolie, Microsoft Corp. and other businesses are kicking off a nationwide project to ensure free lawyers for children in immigration court.” As a lawyer volunteer representing children in family … Read more

Is John McCain a foreigner?

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 of … Read more