Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

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Full Senate Considers Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill; House Approval Uncertain

The full Senate is now considering the comprehensive immigration reform bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 21, 2013. The committee approved an amended 
S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013,” by a bipartisan vote of 13-5. On June 11, 2013, the Senate voted 82-15 to consider… Read More

Justice Dept. Accuses Arizona Sheriff of Civil Rights Violations; Federal Judge Issues Ruling

Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Assistant Attorney General, sent a letter on December 15, 2011, to the Maricopa County Attorney, Bill Montgomery, accusing the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in Arizona of engaging in a “pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing.” Meanwhile, a federal judge ruled on December 23, 2011, that Maricopa County’s deputies may not… Read More

H-1B Numbers Dwindling Fast, File Now!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on November 14, 2011, that it has accepted (approved or pending) 56,300 H-1B petitions subject to the 65,000 numerical limitation (cap) for fiscal year (FY) 2012. Up to 6,800 visas are set aside from the 65,000 cap during each fiscal year for the H-1B1 program under the terms… Read More

Japan Begins Fingerprinting, Photographing Foreign Visitors

Japan has begun fingerprinting and photographing foreign visitors under new anti-terror legislation approved by Japan’s upper house of parliament. Those refusing to comply will be denied admission into Japan and will be returned to their port of origin. The European Business Council in Japan and the Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan… Read More

TV Personalities Spar Over Immigration

Radio talk-show host Bill O’Reilly recently got into a shouting match with Geraldo Rivera about the hot topic of immigration, which ABIL President Angelo Paparelli noted “demonstrates the intensity of feelings on both sides of the debate.” The TV dust-up began with comments about a drunk-driving accident being caused by an undocumented man from Mexico… Read More