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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that Self Check, a free online service of E-Verify that allows workers to check their own employment eligibility status, is now available in Spanish and accessible to residents in 16 additional states: California, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington. This weeks announcement expands on the initial launch of Self Check in March 2011 for residents who reside in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Mississippi, Virginia and the District of Columbia


August 17, 2011 Posted by | Immigration Law | , | Leave a comment


The decade-old DREAM Act once again failed to break a
filibuster in the Senate on Saturday morning, effectively killing
the bill this year and shutting the door on what perhaps was the
last chance for pro-immigration reform legislation until at least
the 2012 election. After years of Congress failing to deal with the
nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants, Hispanic leaders and
immigration activists expressed frustration at the vote, vowing to
target senators in 2012 and future elections.

December 20, 2010 Posted by | Immigration Law | , , | Leave a comment