Immigration Blog

Monthly Archives from September 2011

AL Upholds Strictest Immigration Law to Date

The 115-page order upheld most of the sections in HB 56, including those that allow the “reasonable suspicion” searches during traffic stops and require public schools to check the status of incoming students.  Sections blocked included those that make it illegal to transport or harbor illegal immigrants and one which prevents illegal immigrants from enrolling in public universities. For more info read the opinion here.

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Jeptha F. Barbour And Gerald W. Weedon Selected As Best Lawyers® In America For 2012

Jeptha “Jep” F. Barbour was recognized in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice – Defendants, Personal Litigation and Products Liability Litigation. Mr. Barbour has been listed in Best Lawyers consecutively since 2006. Gerald “Jerry” Weedon was selected in Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation. This is Mr. Weedon’s second consecutive year being listed in the guide. Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Selection is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey (comprising of […]

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Obama’s focus on high-priority removal cases not amnesty

  The Obama administration announced its plans to focus on the removal of high-priority cases such as convicted felons, known gang members and those with egregious immigration violations. The Administration has noted that while the focus will be on deporting high-risk individuals, the policy does not grant amnesty to others. Specific consideration will be considered for veterans, minors and the elderly, pregnant women, those with serious health conditions, among others. Read the new policy memo […]

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Let’s hope it is as easy as pressing 1, 2, or 3!

 USCIS has simplified their 1-800 automated call system. Now instead of listening to and deciding between 10 main menu options, we will be offered 3 options when calling the National Customer Service Center (NCSC).  This change is aimed at preventing misdirected calls and making customer service tools more friendly to you and me, the costumer! The NCSC main number is 1-800-375-5283. See this link for more information.

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Border Crossing Made Easier and Faster!

  Take a look at my article that was just published by the International Law Quarterly where I discuss traveler programs that can improve your travel experience abroad and address efforts by DHS and TSA to encourage international visitors and workers to the U.S. Read it here, at page 46.

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