Comment: Unconstitutional and Unworthy of America
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article about why Trump's immigration policy is unconstitutional. Also read an article on the proposed versions of the EB-5 bill. See a blog about the H1-B amendments required by January 15th. Also find the USCIS Director's testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee.

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Article: Trump's Muslim Immigration Policy, Unconstitutional and Unworthy of America. By Wendy Feliz

Article: How do the Proposed EB-5 Bills Stack Up? By Shani Muschel

Article: Common Problems for Smaller Employers in I-140 Adjudications. By Robert G. Nadalin

Blogging: H-1B AMENDMENTS REQUIRED BY JAN 15, 2016. By Anshu Anand

Blogging: Would Excluding All Muslim Immigrants Violate The Constitution? Roger Algase

News: DOL Posts 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule Job Order Content Checklist

News: DOL Posts 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule FAQs Round 11

NEWS: SEC Vs. Feng

News: USCIS Director Testimony Before the House Judiciary Subcommittee

News: USCIS Affirmative Asylum Scheduling Bulletin (updated 12/8/15)

Focus: ILW.COM is pleased to announce The PERM Book 2015-16 edition.

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Headline: For Immigrants, America Is Still More Welcoming Than Europe Click here
Headline: A Bird's-Eye View of the Pending EB-5 Legislation Click here
Headline: Trump Taps Into Americans' Wariness About Immigration: AP Poll Click here
Headline: Trump Statements On Muslim Immigration Recall Past Episodes Of U.S. Exclusion Click here

Help Wanted: Immigration Paralegal
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Letters of the Week: Roger Algase, Nolan Rappaport, Marko Milakovich, M. J.

ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
December 14, 2015, 2 - 3pm (Eastern). U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold a national webinar regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The webinar will address questions from customers and stakeholders regarding the ACA and immigrant eligibility. During this webinar, representatives from HHS will provide an overview of the ACA, clarify ACA eligibility based on immigration status, indicate where to find local resources, and address common immigration-related questions regarding ACA eligibility. For more information and registration instructions see here.


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