Monthly Archives: July 2010

Federal Judge Blocks Key Provisions of Arizona Immigration Law at Eleventh Hour

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has enjoined the state of Arizona from implementing key provisions of its anti-immigrant law, which is set to take effect at midnight tonight.  Calling it a "substantial likelihood" that the law would lead to "wrongful arrest" of legal resident aliens, Judge Bolton ruled the State may not require police officers … Continue Reading

ICE Trains More State and Local Law Enforcement Officers to Enforce Immigration Laws

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that it has increased the number of state and local law enforcement officers authorized to enforce the nation’s immigration laws under its 287(g) program, bringing the total to 1,200.  Under this program, ICE has the authority to train state and local law enforcement officers on immigration law, intercultural relations, … Continue Reading

DHS Announces Advanced Imaging Technology Deployment to 28 Additional Airports

In an effort to strengthen security at the nation’s airports, and create local jobs, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the deployment of its advanced imaging technology (AIT) at 28 additional airports, bringing the total to 142.  Up to 450 will be in operation in 2010.  AIT technology is designed to bolster airport … Continue Reading

USCIS Extends Deadline for Haitians To Register for Temporary Protected Status

On July 13, 2010, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that Haitians who qualify for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) now have until January 18, 2011, to register.  The previous registration deadline was July 20, 2010.  For additional information on Haiti TPS and related advocacy efforts, see "Coalition of US Charities Launches Efforts To Support Long-Term Haiti … Continue Reading

USCIS Provides “Hire Date” Guidance for E-Verify Users

The USCIS has issued guidance to users of its eVerify system with regard to the "hire date" for new employees.  If the E-Verify record was created before the employee began working for pay, the E-Verify hire date is the date the case was created in E-Verify; if the E-Verify record was created on or after … Continue Reading