Comment: Various Items
Today's Immigration Daily carries various items of interest, including an article on the possible implications of the Peter Liang Case on Immigration Reform; and an article on how Canada resettled many more Syrian Refugees in 2016 than the United States. Read a blog alerting that the US is running out of Nurses; and a news item on OFLC emergency procedures for backlogged H-2B applications.

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Article: The Peter Liang Case - A Potential Horror for Democrats and Immigration Reform. By Alan Lee, Esq.

Article: Canada to Resettle 2.5 Times More Syrian Refugees in 4 Months than the U.S. in All of 2016. By Matthew La Corte

Article: TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS ARE NOT MATERIAL CHANGES. By Joseph P. Whalen

Blogging: THE US IS RUNNING OUT OF NURSES. By Chris Musillo

Bloggings by Roger Algase:   Does Trump's Ban On Muslim Immigrants Violate The Constitution? Big Win For Anti-Immigrant Extremists In South Carolina's GOP Primary

News: OFLC Releases H-2B Case Processing Information

News: OFLC Announces Emergency Procedures Initiative for Backlogged H-2B Applications

News: USCIS Message: Updated Edition - Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document

News: USCIS Reminder: Draft Policy Memorandum, PM.602-0123 and Request for Evidence (RFE) Template Available for Review Until 02/22/2016

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