Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – February 9, 2011

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In This Bulletin:

1. Openers; 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: P Visas for Athletes and Entertainers; 3. Ask Visalaw.com; 4. Border and Enforcement News: Prison terms handed to green card counterfeiters, ‘Number of cities’ in Texas giving safe haven to illegally present immigrants, Chicago aldermen urge moratorium on ‘cruel deportations’, Feds to use proven technology after failure of $1 billion border fence, Report criticizes immigration enforcement, Contractor investigated over possible illegal hiring at National Guard site, Immigrant who worked undercover fights deportation, Lawmakers want more security on northern border, Government spent about $5 billion to remove 393,000 people in 2010; 5. News from the Courts: Arizona immigration law: Judge dismisses officer’s challenge, Sixth Circuit upholds immigrants’ right to reopen case outside of U.S; 6. News Bytes: Cuba and U.S. meet on immigration, E-Verify use doubles in 2010, Department of Labor issues new H-2B rule, Arizona-style immigration law passes in Mississippi, U.S. H-1B visa reaches mandated cap of 65,000, Arizona legislation targets automatic citizenship, Extension of validity of medical certifications on form I-693, Number of illegally present immigrants in U.S. steady at 11.2M; 7. Washington Watch: Brash Congressman won’t lead immigration panel; Reid: taxes, spending, and immigration top Senate agenda; Republicans want a return to workplace immigration raids, Sens. Paul, Vitter introduce citizenship resolution, President urges passage of contentious immigration bill; 8. Notes from the Visalaw.com Blogs; and 9. HHS Releases New Poverty Guidelines

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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