Archive for November, 2011

California ‘Dream Act’ Becomes Law

11/13/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law the second portion of the California “Dream Act,” AB 131, which allows undocumented students to qualify for state-funded scholarships and financial aid for state universities after other legal resident and U.S. citizen students have applied. Gov. Brown said it would enable top students to have “a chance [...]Read More >

ICE Announces Record Removal Numbers for FY 2011

11/13/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced the agency’s fiscal year (FY) 2011 year-end removal numbers. Overall, in FY 2011, ICE’s Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations removed 396,906 individuals, the largest number in the agency’s history. Of these, nearly 55 percent, or 216,698 of the people removed, were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors, [...]Read More >

H-1B Numbers Dwindling for FY 2012, File Now!

11/1/2011 Written by Brian D. Zuccaro

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on October 21, 2011, that it has accepted (approved or pending) 46,200 H-1B petitions subject to the 65,000 numerical limitation (cap) for fiscal year (FY) 2011. Up to 6,800 visas are set aside from the 65,000 cap during each fiscal year for the H-1B1 program under the terms [...]Read More >