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  • Representative Braley Seeks More Information on DOL/ICE Coordination in Postville Raid (7/18/2008)
    In May, Representative Braley (D-IA) sent letters to the DOJ, DOL and DHS requesting information about a possible investigation into labor practices at Agriprocessors facility in Postville, Iowa. On 07/17/08, Braley issued a follow-up letter.
    AILA Doc. No. 08071876.
  • Senator Kennedy’s Comment on the No-Match Rule(1793 KB - 5/28/2008)
    Comment from Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) on the DHS proposed rule “Safe Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter”(73 FR 15944, 3/26/08).
    AILA Doc. No. 08052861.
  • Senator Kennedy Letter to DHS Secretary Chertoff and HHS Secretary Leavitt on ICE Raids(1746 KB - 5/20/2008)
    A 5/16/08 letter from Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) to DHS and HHS Secretaries urging them to adopt an interagency agreement and issue guidelines to reduce impact of ICE enforcement actions on children participating in Head Start and other federally-assisted child development programs.
    AILA Doc. No. 08052062.
  • Letter from CBO on the Cost of Implementing the SAVE Act(46 KB - 4/8/2008)
    A 4/4/08 letter from CBO Director, Peter R. Orszag, to Representative John Conyers Jr. (D-MI), Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary, estimating the cost to the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration if the SAVE Act (H.R. 4088) were implemented.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040861.
  • Lofgren Letter to USCIS Regarding Adjustment of Status Under VAWA(126 KB - 12/13/2007)
    A 11/28/07 letter from Representative Lofgren to USCIS expressing concern about a possible memorandum that would deny adjustment of status to certain domestic violence victims who have approved self petitions under VAWA.
    AILA Doc. No. 07121368.
  • Sign-On Letter from 19 Senators to DHS Secretary Chertoff(2782 KB - 11/9/2007)
    A 11/8/07 sign-on letter from 19 Senators to DHS Secretary applauding his commitment to pursue potential administrative reforms to the H-1B visa program, and urging the DHS to extend the Optional Practical Training (OPT) period permitted to foreign students from 12 to 29 months.
    AILA Doc. No. 07110965.
  • Immigration Principle Statements of Various House Caucuses (11/8/2007)
    A summary of the immigration principle statements of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC).
    AILA Doc. No. 07110871.
  • Representatives Berman and Roybal-Allard Introduce the American Dream Act(17 KB - 3/2/2007)
    On 3/1/07, Representatives Berman (D-CA) and Roybal-Allard (D-CA), along with Representative Diaz-Balart (R-FL), announced the introduction of the American Dream Act, which would provide a path to legal status for undocumented qualified students who have lived much of their lives in the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 07030263.
  • Judiciary Committee Members Express Concern over Naturalization Fee Increase(36 KB - 1/30/2007)
    A 1/22/07 letter from Rep. Conyers (D-MI), Sen. Leahy (D-VT), Rep. Lofgren (D-CA) and Senator Kennedy (D-MA) to the Director of USCIS, questioning a possible fee increase for naturalization and immigration applications.
    AILA Doc. No. 07013060.
 
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