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July 2012 Archives

Passage of work visa bill could benefit San Diego employers

San Diego readers may be interested in a recent immigration law story concerning the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (Fairness Act). Two U.S. senators recently reached an accord to allow the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (Fairness Act) to proceed. The bill allows for the allocation of 'employment-based green cards' regardless of a person's origin and without limitations on a per country basis. These visas can include L-1B, H-1B, and O-1A visas, all considered high skills visas. Obtaining a work visa under the new law could potentially aid both immigrants and the employers who need them.

Authorities refuse to release names of deported immigrants

San Diego residents may be interested in a story drawing fire from both sides of the political aisle when federal officials recently declined to provide information about and names of numerous people who had been arrested or deported. Citing privacy concerns, officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refused to give out the information and stated that due to privacy and other law enforcement reasons, the information requested is not deemed to be public information. The North County Times requested the names and information of people detained for alleged immigration violations via the Freedom of Information Act.

Playmate's O-visa award raises eyebrows

San Diego readers may have heard of the controversy surrounding the award of an O-1 visa to an unexpected person. That woman is now raising eyebrows around the country after being awarded an O-visa. which is normally reserved for those the U.S. government has deemed to possess "extraordinary ability." However, many people disagree with the decision by the government because the woman in question happens to be a Playboy Playmate.

Family seeks U.S. asylum after multiple members killed

San Diego residents with family members in drug-ridden countries may be interested in a story about a family seeking asylum. The matriarch of the family initially refused to leave her homeland, even after the deliberate murders of several of her children and other family members. After her grandson -- the last of her family left in Mexico -- finally gave, she has requested asylum across the border in our country as well, hoping to escape the drug wars of her own country and rejoin her family already here.

New immigration policy may help young people in San Diego

For many San Diego residents, the fear of being deported once they enter this country as an immigrant is enough to turn many people away from attempting to gain legal citizenship. Now, with a new policy, young immigrants brought to this country as children will be allowed to legally seek work permits and also apply for temporary protection from being deported. Hopefully this new policy will help encourage young people in fear of deportation and removal proceedings to continue to work toward their dream of U.S. citizenship.

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