Comment: Top Immigration Stories of 2015
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest including an article about the top 10 immigration stories of 2015; Read a blog about important immigration provisions included in omnibus appropriations bill; Also find a news item about DHS releasing statistics for end of fiscal year 2015.

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Article: Top 10 Immigration Stories of 2015. By Kevin Johnson

Article: Another Temporary Extension for the EB-5 Regional Center Program. By Lauren A. Cohen, Esq et. al.

Blogging: Siskind Summary: Important Immigration Provisions Included in Omnibus Appropriations Bill. By Greg Siskind

Blogging: BALCA Affirms Denial Where the Employer Made a Clerical Error in the Prevailing Wage. By Cadence Moore

News: USCIS, DHS Notice of Re-established Computer Matching Program

News: DHS releases end of fiscal year 2015 statistics

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Headline: Low-Skilled Immigrants Don't Drag Down the U.S. Click here
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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading
The New Deportations Delirium: Interdisciplinary Responses (Citizenship and Migration in the Americas) by Daniel Kanstroom and M. Brinton Lykes - NYU Press (December 25, 2015) - Hardcover: 304 pages, ISBN: 1479868671, $39.20 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1479868671


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