Comment: Understanding DHS Statistics
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest including an article about the DHS' 2015 Deportation Numbers; and an article on the threat of banning Muslim immigration. Read a blog about Nativism Deja Vu. Also find a news item about the USCIS Approving 10,000 U Visas for the 7th Straight Fiscal Year.

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Article: Understanding DHS' 2015 Deportation Numbers. By American Immigration Council

Article: Banning Muslims from America? By Bruce A. Coane

Article: What's Standing Between Your Genius Client or Employee and Their Visa? By Sheila Danzig

Blogging: Nativism Deja Vu: First Jews and Italians; Now Muslims and Mexicans. By Roger Algase

Blogging: Some Good News from Asylum-Land. By Jason Dzubow

News: OFLC Releases 2014 Annual Report

News: DOL Emergency Guidance on Implementation of 2016 Appropriations Act

News: USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 7th Straight Fiscal Year

News: Customers Must Mail Form I-290B for Form N-600 or Form N-600K to the Chicago Lockbox

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
February 5, 2016, 2 - 4pm (Eastern), Washington, D.C. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites stakeholders to a quarterly meeting to receive updates from the Asylum Division and ask questions. To submit questions or agenda items, email USCIS-IGAOutreach@uscis.dhs.gov by Monday, January 11 and write "Asylum Quarterly Agenda Item" in the subject line. To register, email USCIS-IGAOutreach@uscis.dhs.gov by Friday, January 29, and write "Asylum Quarterly RSVP" in the subject line and include your full name and the name of organization you represent in the body of the message. For more details see here.


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