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Protecting U.S. Borders and the Limitations on Foreign Nationals’ Rights

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Border Security, Immigration, National Security Law  /  No Comments

By Jamie Salazer Technological advances have facilitated the transfer of goods, services, and people around the world and across country borders. In fact, the United Nations World Trade Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer reported that between January–April 2017 destinations around the world received 369 million international tourists (overnight visitors). However, with the increasingly interconnected world, […]

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Diversity Visa Lottery Draws Record Number of Entries

By   /  November 22, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Diversity Visa Lottery Draws Record Number of Entries

According to the State Department, there were 15 million entries for this year’s diversity visa program. This is the most entries the program has ever had – representing an increase of about 25% – and is consistent with the surge in immigration applications seen in recent years. Some political groups – in addition to many […]

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Immigration Reform Advocates Face Uphill Battle

By   /  November 15, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Immigration Reform Advocates Face Uphill Battle

Although the midterm elections have come and gone, there does not seem to be a consensus as to how the results might affect the prospects of immigration reform. Some immigration reform proponents now fear they will have an even more difficult challenge ahead of them, while others believe that the new Congress will actually improve […]

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U.S. Immigration Officials Improve Security for Green Cards and Naturalization Certificates

By   /  October 25, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

American immigration officials announced this week that they will be implementing additional security measures for naturalization certificates as well as green cards (the identification card for immigrants who are classified as permanent residents). The enhanced security measures for the green cards include laser-engraved fingerprints and individualized holographic photos. Simultaneously, the new computerized naturalization certificates will […]

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Texas Expands Immigration Program

By   /  October 18, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Lawmakers in Texas have expanded the Secure Communities program across the entire state, representing a prelude to the program’s eventual expansion nationwide. Secure Communities is a federal program under which prisoners’ fingerprints are automatically forwarded to the Department of Homeland Security in order to determine whether any of these prisoners are also illegal immigrants. The […]

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