Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – December 23, 2009


In This Issue:

1. Openers

2. The ABC's Of Immigration: NAFTA Non-Immigrant Categories for Canadians and Mexicans

3. Ask

4. Border and Enforcement News

- Arizona Renews Push to Criminalize Immigrants

- Dallas police ticketed 39 drivers in 3 years for not speaking English

- U.S. readies plan to ID departing visitors

- Border Arrests Decline Again

- S.F. Sanctuary Policy: Feds Not Going to Look the Other Way

- Authorities arrest man as part of crackdown on passport application fraud

- Criminal deportations spike in Pacific Northwest

5. News from the Courts

- Fourth Circuit on motions to reopen: Nken

- Supreme Court query puts Janet Napolitano on the spot

6. News Bytes

- Abused Wife Wins Political Asylum in US

- Federal complaint: Filipino teachers held in 'servitude'

- Asylum seeker realized her dream but now is missing

- Settlement opens door for hundreds of legal immigrants to become U.S. citizens

- Immigration officials target 14 US cities in campaign against human trafficking

- Balloon boy parents to plead guilty; Mother faced deportation to Japan

- U.S. Identifies 111,000 Immigrants with Criminal Records

- Immigrant girls and women seeking green cards will no longer be required to get HPV vaccine

- Record Foreign Student Attendance Highlights DHS “Open Doors” Policy

- Secretary Napolitano Announces Rule Proposing Permanent Global Entry Program

7. Washington Watch

- Durbin vows to pursue DREAM Act

- Citizenship question will not be added to 2010 census

- Vitter amendment on census falls in Senate vote

- White House to Begin Push on Immigration Overhaul in 2010

- U.S. Attorney Nominee Criticized Over Raids

8. Notes from the Blogs

Please see full bulletin below for more information.


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