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Thursday, March 28, 2013

CBP Announces Automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record - Drew Law Office, pllc.

CBP Announces Automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record - Drew Law Office, pllc.

CBP Announces Automation of Form I-94 Arrival/Departure RecordEliminates Paper Forms, Streamlines Admission Process
(Thursday, March 21, 2013)

Washington — U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced that it has submitted to the Federal Register a rule that will automate Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to streamline the admissions process for individuals lawfully visiting the United States. Form I-94 provides international visitors evidence they have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. which is necessary to verify alien registration, immigration status, and employment authorization. The automation means that affected visitors will no longer need to fill out a paper form when arriving to the U.S. by air or sea, improving procedures and reducing costs. The change will go into effect 30 days after the rule is published in the Federal Register.
“Automation of the I-94 will increase efficiency and streamline the admission process,” said CBP Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar. “Once fully implemented, the process will facilitate security and travel while saving CBP an estimated $15.5 million a year.”
As part of CBP’s work to bring advances in technology and automation to the passenger processing environment, records of admission will now be generated using traveler information already transmitted through electronic means. This change should decrease paperwork for both the officer and the traveler and will allow CBP to better optimize its resources.
*The www.cbp.gov/i94 website will be live 30 days after the rule is published to the Federal Register. www.cbp.gov/I94 )
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.


I can't see how this could possibly go wrong -- 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2013 Poverty Guidelines (DHHS and USCIS) - Drew Law Office, pllc.

2013 Poverty Guidelines (DHHS and USCIS) - Drew Law Office, pllc.


2013 Poverty Guidelines (DHHS and USCIS)

posted Mar 20, 2013, 7:06 AM by Randall Drew
The Department of Health and Human Services publishes the Poverty Guidelines every year. 
And every year USCIS takes way too long to publish their guidelines based on 125% of the
 Poverty Guidelines. It has now been almost two months since the Federal Register Posting 
and there is still no new form I-864P on the USCIS website. You might  think USCIS would
 get some advance notice of the guidelines from DHHS and have the form ready ahead of time
 -- they don't. So I have posted them here ... make sure you doublecheck my math (I rounded up)!

2013 POVERTY GUIDELINES FOR THE 48 CONTIGUOUS STATES

AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Persons in family/household    Poverty guideline.  (USCIS = 125%)
        1                                    $11,490                    $14,363
        2                                    $15,510                    $19,388
        3                                    $19,530                    $24,413
        4                                    $23,550                    $29,438
        5                                    $27,570                    $34,463
        6                                    $31,590                    $39,488
        7                                    $35,610                    $44,513
        8                                    $39,630                    $49,538
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,020 for each additional person
 then multiply by 1.25

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

How Private Prisons Game the Immigration System | The Nation

How Private Prisons Game the Immigration System | The Nation

Even if Comprehensive Immigration Reform comes to a vote this year -- in the fine print will almost certainly be more corporate welfare for the well-connected private prison industry. Read this article -- I dare you. When you   attach a profit motive to a traditionally government function ... a few get rich ... and the government (and the tax payer) gets poorer.