Immigration Newsletter

Saturday, June 23, 2012

DHS Creates Obstacles for Small Businesses Seeking High-Skilled Immigrants » Immigration Impact

DHS Creates Obstacles for Small Businesses Seeking High-Skilled Immigrants » Immigration Impact
Politicians love small businesses. They also love high-skilled workers. One might assume, then, that entrepreneurs and start-up companies would have a relatively easy time hiring immigrant professionals through the H-1B program. Not so. In fact, a recently released memo confirms that far from receiving preferential treatment, small businesses are singled out for heightened fraud investigations by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

~You an see the rest of the article by following the link. NH Reps. Bass and Guinta, Senators Ayotte and Shaheen -- this should not be US Policy.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mostly Wasted Effort at Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Court -- will the second attempt fare any better?

Talk about disappointing -- TRAC has posted the most recent information about the percentage of low priority cases that qualified for prosecutorial discretion. Take a guess, one in ten, one out of every twenty? Very few jurisdictions hit a rate of 5-10%; most are like Boston (my local area) with a rate of less than 1%.

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Immigration Court Cases Closed Based on Prosecutorial Discretion
as of May 31, 2012
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Immigration Court ▾Hearing LocationCase Backlog (as of September 2011)Cases Closed Based on Prosecutorial DiscretionClosures as a Percent of Backlog
All Immigration Courts 298,1454,5851.5
ArlingtonArlington Detained Location47100.0
ArlingtonArlington, Virginia8,004851.1
ArlingtonVirginia Department of Corrections2200.0
AtlantaAtlanta Detained Location21100.0
AtlantaAtlanta Federal Prison9600.0
AtlantaAtlanta, Georgia6,358611.0
AtlantaGeorgia Department of Corrections- Diagnostic300.0
BaltimoreBaltimore, Maryland5,2563466.6
BaltimoreDelaware Department of Corrections100.0
BaltimoreMaryland Correctional Institute800.0
BloomingtonBloomington - BLM2,721120.4
BloomingtonMinnesota Correctional Facility7300.0
BloomingtonNorth Dakota Department of Corrections100.0
BloomingtonSouth Dakota Department of Corrections400.0
BostonBoston Detained18142.2
BostonBoston, Massachusetts9,046670.7
BostonMassachusetts Department of Corrections1700.0
BostonNew Hampshire Department of Corrections100.0
BostonPlymouth County Corretional Facility100.0
BuffaloBatavia Service Processing Center20400.0
BuffaloBuffalo, New York2,015110.5
ChicagoChicago Detained49700.0
ChicagoChicago, Illinois15,662580.4
ChicagoIllinois DOC- Statesville200.0
ChicagoIndiana Youth Center1700.0
ClevelandButler County Sheriff's Office5500.0
ClevelandCleveland Detained Location5600.0
ClevelandCleveland, Ohio3,677982.7
ClevelandOhio Dept. of Corr., Correctional Reception Center - ORI3200.0
DallasBig Spring Corr. Ctr. (Airpark)4600.0
DallasDallas Detained4100.0
DallasDallas, Texas3,588892.5
DallasEden, Texas2200.0
DallasJohnson County Jail5500.0
DallasOklahoma City Detained8100.0
DallasOklahoma City, Oklahoma1,14490.8
DallasRolling Plains Detention Center13100.0
DallasSouthwest Key Program9500.0
DenverDenver Detention Facility27300.0
DenverDenver, Colorado7,5794015.3
DenverSalt Lake City, Utah100.0
DetroitDetroit Detainees11200.0
DetroitDetroit, Michigan2,8172007.1
DetroitMichigan Dept. of Corr., Prison of So. Michigan2400.0
El PasoEl Paso Service Processing Center33010.3
El PasoEl Paso, Texas4,872250.5
El PasoOtero County Processing Center43600.0
El PasoReeves County Law Enforcement Center2800.0
ElizabethElizabeth Service Processing Center771202.6
ElizabethNewark - Video Hearings400.0
ElizabethNewark Video Hearings2200.0
EloyEloy INS Detention Center1,06900.0
FlorenceArizona State Prison-Central Unit1700.0
FlorenceArizona State Prison-Rynning Unit1000.0
FlorenceArizona State Prison-Special Management Unit 1100.0
FlorenceArizona State Prison-Special Management Unit 2200.0
FlorenceFlorence, Arizona70310.1
GuaynaboSan Juan, Puerto Rico5725910.3
GuaynaboSt. Croix, Virgin Islands5359.4
GuaynaboSt. Thomas, Virgin Islands173169.2
HagatnaAgana, Guam9600.0
HagatnaAgana, Guam - Department of Corrections600.0
HarlingenBrownsville, Texas200.0
HarlingenHarlingen, Texas4,3282004.6
HarlingenWillacy Detention Facility300.0
HartfordFCI Danbury Federal Correctional Institution3700.0
HartfordHartford, Connecticut1,295100.8
HartfordMcdougal-Walker Correctional Institution10500.0
HonoluluHawaii Department of Corrections200.0
HonoluluHonolulu, Hawaii31261.9
HonoluluHonolulu, Prison Detainees - PJKK Federal Bldg.1200.0
HoustonBoken Kamp Children's Center7300.0
HoustonHouston, Texas9,01710.0
Houston - DetainedHouston Service Processing Center42300.0
Houston - DetainedPolk County Detention Facility51900.0
Houston - DetainedTexas DOC- Huntsville13100.0
ImperialCalipatria State Prison1300.0
ImperialEl Centro, California18600.0
ImperialImperial, California73591.2
Kansas CityKansas City Immigration Court - Detained7400.0
Kansas CityKansas City, Missouri3,590732.0
Kansas CitySt. Louis, Missouri100.0
Kansas CitySt. Louis, Missouri Detained3800.0
LancasterLompoc Federal Correctional Institution7300.0
LancasterMira Loma Detention Facility71100.0
LancasterUnited States Penitentiary - Lompoc1000.0
Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada2,587421.6
Las VegasNevada Department of Corrections300.0
Las VegasReno, Nevada27851.8
Los AngelesAdelanto Detention Facility East17300.0
Los AngelesLos Angeles 319310.5
Los AngelesLos Angeles, California48,0155341.1
Los AngelesOrange County Detained23900.0
Los AngelesSan Pedro100.0
Los FresnosPort Isabel Service Processing Center54610.2
LumpkinStewart Detention Center - Lumpkin Georgia - LGD89500.0
MemphisLouisville, Kentucky1,44390.6
MemphisMemphis, Tennessee3,792752.0
MiamiBroward Correctional Institution2200.0
MiamiCentral Florida Reception Center2000.0
MiamiCharlotte Correctional Institution4700.0
MiamiFlorida DOC- Chipley14700.0
MiamiMiami, Florida9,9621411.4
MiamiNorth Florida Reception Center (NFC)13300.0
MiamiSouth Florida Reception Center7000.0
Miami - KromeBroward Transitional Center39600.0
Miami - KromeGlades County Prison11500.0
Miami - KromeKrome North Service Processing Center64110.2
Miami - KromeMonroe County Detention Ctr and Sheriff Office900.0
NapanochBedford Hills Correctional Facility1100.0
NapanochDownstate Correctional Facility17000.0
NapanochUlster Correctional Facility18100.0
New OrleansNew Orleans, Louisiana2,00130.1
New YorkNew York Annex200.0
New YorkNew York City, New York43,1622580.6
New York - DETNew York Service Processing Center (Varick St)77820.3
NewarkNewark, New Jersey9,301310.3
OakdaleDHS-Litigation Unit/Oakdale36030.8
OakdaleFederal Corr. Inst.-Oakdale 1800.0
OakdaleLasalle Detention Facility31000.0
OakdaleLouisiana Department of Corrections100.0
OakdaleOakdale Federal Detention Center30800.0
OmahaIowa Department of Corrections3900.0
OmahaNebraska Department of Corrections3100.0
OmahaOmaha Immigration Court - Detained27410.4
OmahaOmaha, Nebraska4,706621.3
OrlandoImmigration Court3100.0
OrlandoOrlando, Florida5,211641.2
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania4,4951282.8
PhiladelphiaPittsburgh, Pennsylvania31461.9
PhoenixArizona DOC- Perryville1300.0
PhoenixArizona State Prison Complex - Lewis8700.0
PhoenixArizonza State Prison- Phoenix West200.0
PhoenixPhoenix Juvenile20110.5
PhoenixPhoenix, Arizona9,227490.5
PortlandAnchorage, Alaska176105.7
PortlandBoise, Idaho73181.1
PortlandHelena, Montana4400.0
PortlandIdaho Department of Corrections1800.0
PortlandMontana Dept. of Corr., Montana State Prison400.0
PortlandPortland Detention Center1500.0
PortlandPortland, Oregon2,1511366.3
PortlandPortland, Oregon - POO100.0
SaipanNorthern Marianas Detained100.0
SaipanSaipan, Northern Marianas Islands7800.0
Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City, Utah1,173322.7
San AntonioKarnes County Correction Center1500.0
San AntonioLaredo, Texas -  Port of Entry1900.0
San AntonioLaredo, Texas - Detention Facility2400.0
San AntonioPearsall, Texas - Detention Facility52110.2
San AntonioSan Antonio Detained13600.0
San AntonioSan Antonio, Texas7,196440.6
San AntonioT. Don Hutto Residential8700.0
San DiegoCalifornia DOC- San Ysidro700.0
San DiegoCorrections Corporation of America-San Diego,ca27300.0
San DiegoSan Diego, California3,9862446.1
San DiegoSan Diego: Federal Bldg.400.0
San FranciscoPleasanton - Federal Correctional Institution2100.0
San FranciscoSan Francisco Annex751216.0
San FranciscoSan Francisco Detained32700.0
San FranciscoSan Francisco, California16,9923872.3
SeattlePeace Arch Port of Entry2900.0
SeattleSeattle, Washington5,1862434.7
SeattleWashington Corrections Center1600.0
TacomaNorthwest Detention Center60710.2
TucsonArizona DOC- Tucson18500.0
TucsonTucson, Arizona934181.9
YorkAllenwood Correctional Inst.1700.0
YorkCambria County Prison200.0
YorkClinton County Prison2100.0
YorkMoshannon Valley Correctional Facility6000.0
YorkPennsylvania Dept. of Corr., State Corr. Inst.5200.0
YorkPike County Prison7911.3
YorkYork County Prison26000.0