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September 2016 Archives

Is ICE going to stop using privately run detention centers?

At any given time, there are thousands of undocumented immigrants being held in detention facilities scattered across the country as they fight deportation, seek asylum or simply await removal. While you would naturally think that the majority of these people are housed in federally run facilities, this is far from the case.

What prospective investors should know about the EB-5 visa program - III

In today's post, we'll conclude our ongoing discussion of the EB-5 visa program, the sometimes controversial initiative designed to grant permanent residence to those immigrant entrepreneurs who 1) make a capital investment in a new U.S.-based commercial enterprise, and 2) either preserve or create ten permanent jobs for qualifying U.S. workers within two years of their admission.

Appellate court hands immigrant children major legal defeat

Several years ago, immigration officials began seeing a dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied minors making the harrowing journey to the U.S. from such faraway nations as Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in a bid to escape escalating violence and staggering poverty. Indeed, this number topped 60,000 in fiscal year 2014.

Study: Miami immigration court among the most lenient in nation

In our last post, we spent time debunking some of the more pervasive myths surrounding deportation. Indeed, we discussed how the number of deportations here in the U.S. has actually been steadily declining since 2012 and that this trend was likely to continue through 2016.