Immigration News Roundup March 12, 2010


Posted on March 12th, 2010, by James Livesay in Immigration Law. Comments Off

Backlog in Immigration Cases Continues to Climb
“Cases awaiting a hearing in the nation’s Immigration Courts reached an all-time high of 228,421 in the first months of FY 2010, according to very timely government enforcement data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). The current number of pending cases is up 23 percent just since the end of FY 2008, and 82 percent higher than it was ten years ago.” TRAC, March 2010.

USCIS Reminds Petitioners to Provide Approved Labor Condition Applications
“As of March 10, 2010, USCIS will reject any H-1B petition filed without an LCA certified by DOL.” USCIS, March 10, 2010.

2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
DOS, March 11, 2010.

Business owners push Obama on immigration reform
“The proponents believe immigration reform will help stimulate the nation’s shaky economy, including the housing market. “The majority of Realtors support immigration reform because immigrants are the source of many first-home sales,” Elgin Realtor Sandro Rodriguez said.” AP, March 12, 2010.

E-Verify Horror Stories
Example: “A U.S. citizen and former captain in the U.S. Navy with 34 years of service and a history of having maintained high security clearance was flagged by E-Verify as not eligible for employment. It took him and his wife, an attorney, two months to resolve the discrepancy.” NILC, March 2010.

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Attorney James Livesay is a Partner at Livesay & Myers. After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, he began his legal career in the Navy JAG Corps, before entering private practice as a Virginia family lawyer in 2001. Along with partner Kevin Myers, Mr. Livesay founded Livesay & Myers in 2003. Today he advises the attorneys in each of the firm’s three offices.



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