Comment: Happy and Prosperous 2013 - Given the results of the 2012 elections, it appears that many in the Republican party are doing some soul-searching about their party's anti-immigrationist stance, and President Obama has said in a recent interview that he will make comprehensive immigration reform a priority in 2013. The prospects for at least some part of comprehensive immigration reform being enacted in 2013 seem higher than they have been in recent years. We look forward to continue bringing you the latest developments in immigration. The ILW.COM team wishes you a joyous and prosperous 2013.









Article: "Entrepreneur" H1B Petitions: A New Option for Start-Up Companies? by Sheela Murthy et al.

Bloggings: Asylee Info Line Bites the Dust by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings: Same Sex Marriage-Supreme Court Update by Danielle Beach-Oswald

Bloggings: While Waiting For The Supreme Court To Rule On DOMA, Thousands Of Valid Same Sex Marriages May Be At Risk Of Being Broken Up By Deportation by Roger Algase





News: USCIS Releases Guidance Memo On EB-5 Cases Involving Tenant-Occupancy

News: USCIS Publishes Notice On Extension Of Re-registration Period For Haitian TPS

News: USCIS Asylum Division Releases Fact Sheet On Federal Regulation Protecting Confidentiality Of Asylum Applicants







Focus: Green Cards and Legislative Developments


Wednesday, January 2 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, January 3 phone session of "Physician Immigration For Experts " with Greg Siskind, Robert Aronson, Ingrid Brey, Kristen Harris, Elahe Najfabadi, Elissa Taub, Robert Whitehill, and Charles Wintersteen. The curriculum is as follows:


  • PERM versus NIW - choosing the best strategy for your client
  • Green card backlog strategies
  • STEM legislation
  • Budget cutting and IMGs - GME training slot cuts, federal J-1 waiver program eliminations
  • IMG reforms - S. 1979 and the new Congress

Wednesday, January 2 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201213.shtm.



Fax form: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/201213.pdf.










Headline: California farmers need immigration reform Click Here

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Headline: Mexico weighs in on Arizona immigration policies Click Here

Headline: 4 Ways to Increase Immigration, Cultivate Highly Skilled U.S. Workforce Click Here

Headline: Greatness, one immigration deal away Click Here

Headline: New Immigration Battle: Driver's Licenses Click Here

Headline: President Obama To Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill In 2013 Click Here

Headline: NPR: A Look Forward: Immigration Reform In 2013 Click Here

Headline: A bit of history: a story on the U.S.' first immigration law - "The door-opener to AmericaClick Here

Headline: Steve Sailer on immigration, economics and human intelligence Click Here

Headline: 4 Ways to Increase Immigration, Cultivate Highly Skilled U.S. Workforce Click Here

Headline: ICE announces new record number of deportations--and a better detainer policy Click Here







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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Reading

Aftermath: Deportation Law and the New American Diaspora - Daniel Kanstroom - Oxford University Press, USA, 264 pp - Hardcover, ISBN: 0199742723, $29.95 -
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0199742723/









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