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January 2013 Archives

Can an undocumented immigrant become a California attorney?

A young man that apparently has labeled an illegal immigrant since he was 17 months old now hopes that he can become licensed to practice law in the state of California. This young man has achieved a remarkable academic record through high school, college and law school. He also passed the State Bar exam on his very first try.

Entrepreneurs focus on skilled-worker visa reform

Entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley start-ups are having a hard time finding individuals with the right fit, education, and skill level to fill their vacant positions. Software engineers seem to be the biggest problem for these California based companies and they are now taking their concerns to Congress.

Ethics and immigration - when the line is crossed

A three year investigation on the East Coast into immigration fraud was brought to its end recently with the arrest of more than 20 individuals. These individuals were caught in a complex scheme of creating elaborate stories and training to immigrants from China in how to seek asylum in order to stay in the United States. Six lawyers were among those who were charged.

California experimenting on the Dream Act

While numerous laws are taking effect across the nation now that it is 2013, one state is serving as the great experimental 'melting pot' for some controversial legislation. California, with its large and populous immigrant communities is including some immigration policies to these experimental legislative initiatives.

New rule means a new lease on life in the U.S. for some

Beginning this March, many mixed-status families who have undocumented immigrants as spouses, parents, or children, will no longer have to watch their family members leave the country while applying for U.S. residency. The new rule was announced Wednesday, January 2 and allows undocumented immigrants the ability to apply for U.S. residency while still in the United States. However, they must still travel to their home country for the waiver interview.

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