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December 2012 Archives

ICE sets new record for business audits this fiscal year

The government hasn't recently just cracked down on individuals who are in the country illegally; many businesses, too, are being investigated for hiring undocumented immigrants. This fiscal year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement audited the highest number of companies on suspicion of employing illegal immigrants, according to its own data.

Report: More than 200,000 parents deported since 2010

Children are often a factor that gets forgotten in discussions over immigration and deportation in this country. In reality, the sad truth is that many of the individuals who are deported from the United States have children that remain in the country, thus tearing the family apart.

Bill trading green card lottery for STEM workers passes House

Green cards are a very coveted item in the United States, which is why there is much anticipation each year before the "diversity visa lottery," which randomly grants 50,000 green cards for permanent residency to immigrants from counties with low immigration rates who have at least a high school degree.

Polls show support for path to citizenship, permanent residency

As immigration laws have toughened in South Carolina and many other states, it can feel like society in general has more hostility toward undocumented immigrants. However, a new national poll has indicated that a majority of Americans are actually in favor of offering undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.

South Carolina plans to appeal immigrant law injunction

Last year, South Carolina lawmakers passed immigration reform that drew harsh opposition. Before the laws were set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2012, they were challenged by the federal government and civil rights groups for being unconstitutional. A federal district court judge ended up blocking much of the law, including the controversial "show me your papers" provision.

Birth rate among United States immigrants plunges

According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, the birth rate in the United States dropped in 2011 to the lowest point ever recorded, partially due to a plunge in births among immigrant women. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the birth rate dropped to 63.2 per 1,000 women in prime child bearing ages in 2011.

Obtaining a green card for a fiancé or spouse

Under United States immigration laws, U.S. citizens are given an avenue to bring their foreign national fiancés or spouses into the country so they can spend their lives together. But the laws surrounding applying for fiancé visas and marriage petitions are complex, and few situations are black and white.

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