What is the CARRP?

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Have you ever heard of CARRP?   Most people have not, but you should definitely educate yourself if you are an immigrant to the United States coming from an Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim or South Asian background.  CARRP stands for the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program, and it is meant to delay and deny naturalization, green card, and other applications …

The Economic Impact of Immigrants

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Recently, the National Conference of State Legislatures issued a summary report of the fiscal and economic impact of immigrants utilizing information from ten different states.  This report provides an interesting look into positive impact of immigrants on our nation by showing the income and sales tax contributions as compared to the costs of education, health care, and corrections, among other …

Don’t Forget Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Immigration Reform

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The attributes that motivate an immigrant to leave behind the familiar surroundings of home and pursue a better life in another country, often at considerable risk of personal loss, are akin to the attributes of an entrepreneur who takes the initiative to pursue new business ventures, often at considerable risk of financial loss.  Stated another way–immigration is an entrepreneurial act. …

What Does Immigration Reform Look Like in 2013?

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Now that Republicans have come to the immigration reform table, we have to ask ourselves, what will immigration reform look like five years after it was last addressed.  One thing is certain, the leverage has changed, and there are new players are at the table. Not the least of which are “Dreamers.”  What would pass for immigration reform in 2007 …

USCIS- Moves Forward, Proposing a Change in the Process for Certain Inadmissibility Waivers

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Just few days ago, on March 30, 2012, USCIS posted the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) changing the process for certain inadmissibility waivers in the Federal Register. If you’re interested in reading the entire rule and all the other attachments …here’s the link, enjoy the 60 + pages… So in a nutshell who qualifies and what does the proposed rule …

Newt Gingrich’s Immigration Plan — Rhetoric Is No Plan At All

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Newt Gingrich introduced a unique concept into the Republican primary debate—an attempt at a quasi-rational approach to fixing our broken immigration system.  While Newt has received mostly derisive comments from the Right, focused almost exclusively on calling his idea an “amnesty” plan, the reality of his plan is very different.  It is NOT an amnesty plan.  But more importantly for …

What You Should do to Prepare Yourself if You Are Arrested by ICE or Deported

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If you are in the United States without proper immigration papers, it is important that you prepare for the possibility, particularly in today’s environment, that you will be arrested by ICE and deported from the United States. You SHOULD MAKE A PLAN NOW for what you would like to have happen to your children and your property in case you …

Why A Company Should NOT Self-Audit Their Own Forms I-9

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Much has been made recently of the increased ICE enforcement activity against employers. The majority of this enforcement activity is directed towards the Form I-9 and whether or not employers have either properly completed the Form, or have somehow knowingly hired individuals who are not authorized to work. In support of this enforcement activity, in May 2010, ICE released the …

The Rule of Law and Immigration

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We constantly hear that undocumented immigrants are not obeying the “rule of law” or that because we are “country of laws” undocumented immigrants need to be arrested and deported regardless of their situation and the consequences to either them or the U.S. These phrases are thrown about randomly because they surely sound good. Who does not want to live in …

What is going on in Nevada with Immigration ?

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We are two weeks out from the election, and silly season is in full bloom, from a candidate in Delaware who does not understand the Constitution, to a candidate in Kentucky, who may or may not have worshiped Aqua Buddha, to perhaps the wackiest candidate of all in Nevada, Sharon Angle (the first “Asian” in the Nevada State Legislature). This …