This has been a busy news week for immigration. Some highlights:
House Subcommitee Hearing on H-1B Visas – Titled, “H-1B Visas: Designing a Program to Meet the Needs of the U.S. Economy and U.S. Workers”, the hearing did not discuss any particular legislative proposal.
U.S Citizen Child Mistakenly Deported – Emily Samantha Ruiz, a 4-year-old girl who was the victim of a mistaken deportation has been returned to her parents in the United States.
Same Sex Green Card Cases Were Put on Hold and Then It Was Lifted – In a demoralizing flip flop for advocates of same sex family immigration rights, immigration officials quickly backtracked on their position on granting permanent residency green cards to immigrants legally married to American citizens who are gay.
WWII Vet Discovers He is Not a Citizen - Ninety-five-year-old Leeland Davidson discovered recently that he’s not considered a U.S. citizen, despite living nearly 100 years in the country and serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Thank you for your service, sir, I hope this situation is cleared up quickly!
H-1B Filing Season Opens – USCIS started accepting H-1B visa applications today.