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UNITED STATES – U.S. Department of State Issues June 2010 Visa Bulletin

The U.S. Department of State has issued the June 2010 Visa Bulletin. The news is mixed with some categories continuing to move in the direction of less retrogression, some categories remaining stagnant, and other categories actually backsliding. Furthermore, any progress in immigrant visa availability is tempered by very modest gains. Perhaps the most interesting news for the June 2010 Visa Bulletin is the addition of the Dominican Republic category. While all countries receive a specific number of annual immigrant visas, only those countries exceeding their annual allotment, and thus becoming “oversubscribed,” are listed separately from the “All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed” countries. This signifies greater demand from the Dominican Republic.
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UNITED STATES – Arizona Passes New Immigration Enforcement Provision

On Friday April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law. This law is focused on immigration enforcement and appears to give broad authority to state and local law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration provisions. The bill, among other things, requires law enforcement officers and other agents of the state to inquire about a person’s immigration status under certain circumstances.
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