Immigration

Petitions by Citizens:

The priority date for the First Preference Category, F-1 (unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, over 21 years of age) moved forward 2 months from June 1, 1994 to August 1, 1994.

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A PETITIONER’S DYING WISH IS GRANTED WHEN HE IS REUNITED WITH HIS DAUGHTER AND GRANDCHILDREN: Leila’s father was in his dying moments and wanted to see his daughter and grandchildren one last time in the U.S.

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“Once we get the border secured, and we can get the border secured, I would look forward to working on comprehensive immigration reform,” said Sen. John McCain during a recent interview on NBC’s "Today Show" (comprehensive immigration reform could provide a pathway for illegal aliens to obtain legalization and eventual citizenship).

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Supporters of the DREAM Act, which would have given some young immigrants a path to citizenship, rally in downtown Los Angeles.  (Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times)

 

WASHINGTON — When Republican lawmakers take over the House and gain strength in the Senate after the new year, a decade-long drive to overhaul the immigration system and legalize some of the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants seems all but certain to come to a halt.

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The holiday season is the merriest and the busiest time for everybody.

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