Comment: Updated DACA Statistics -
Friday, USCIS released the most recent statistics for DACA. As of December 13th, there have been a total of 367,903 submitted applications of which 355,889 were accepted. There have been a total of 336,464 biometrics scheduled and there are 157,151 cases under review. Of the total applications that were submitted, only 102,965 have been approved. This means that only 27.9 cases have been approved thus far. To see the most updated graph, please see here. How many more cases will be reviewed and approved before the end of the year remains unknown. Share your thoughts by writing to

Article: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Defined by Harry DeMell

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News: CRS Report On Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures

Focus: Consular Processing For Experts
Tuesday, December 18 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, December 20 phone session of " Consular Processing For Experts " with Allen Kaye, Ted Chiappari, Jan Pederson, and Others to be Announced. The curriculum is as follows:
FIRST Phone Session on December 20 - All About the Visa Office of US Department of State

  • National Visa Center
  • Kentucky Consular Center
SECOND Phone Session on January 10 - Non-Immigrant Visas
  • Reasons for denial
  • Overcoming reasons for denial
  • What to do and where to go if denied
THIRD Phone Session on February 7 – Curriculum To Be Announced

Tuesday, December 18 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online:
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ComingsNGoings: New Position
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Rosenblum as the agency’s General Counsel, effective December 16, 2012. As General Counsel, Mr. Rosenblum will oversee the Office of General Counsel’s Immigration Unit, the Freedom of Information Act Office, the Employee/Labor Relations Unit, the Attorney Discipline Program, and the Fraud Program. He will also serve as EOIR’s principal liaison to other agencies on all agency-related legal matters.

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