via AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association)
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Bullet Point Summary of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010
via AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association):
The State Department has confirmed to AILA liaison that the Diversity Visa quota limit and the limits for other quota-limited immigrant categories for this fiscal year have been reached. Thus, only those immigrant visa applications for which a visa number has been requested will be processed to conclusion and a permanent resident visa issued.
This public notice provides information on how to apply for the DV-2012 Program.
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Advance Copy of DOS DV-2012 Notice
Menendez-Leahy Bill Another Step Forward
From the Immigration Policy Center
September 30, 2010
Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced S.B. 3932, The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010. The bill takes a broad approach to solving the wide range of problems that plague our broken immigration system. It offers proposals on border, interior, and worksite enforcement, on legalization, and on future flows of immigration. Now the Senate and House both have a vehicle (Congressman Luis Gutierrez previously introduced a CIR bill in the House last December) for generating a serious discussion on immigration reform in the coming weeks. These bills are a direct response to the overwhelming public demand for solutions to our broken immigration system. Both political parties have acknowledged that this broken system is no longer sustainable, and is disrupting America’s businesses, families, and long-term economic recovery.
“It is hard to turn ideas into legislation and legislation into good law, but Senators Menendez and Leahy have injected new life into the immigration reform debate,” said Mary Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigration Policy Center. “At a time when every social issue we care about bumps up against immigration – healthcare, national security, and the economy – this bill is a step in the right direction. However, attention now turns to the rest of the Senate and House – where there are serious comprehensive proposals which lawmakers can react to and build upon – and the question remains; will they embrace this challenge or kick it down the road once again?”
The Immigration Policy Center has prepared a summary of the The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 which can be accessed at:
The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010: A Summary (September 30, 2010)