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Tattoos Derail Immigration Applications Due To Gang Fears | Posted 07.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Some tattoos can derail a green card application. Dozens of Latin Americans without criminal convictions have been denied green cards or permanent ...

Anti-Legal Immigration Groups Increase Advertising Ahead Of Election

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.10.2012 | Latino Voices

DENVER -- Of the many conflicts on immigration, there is at least one broad agreement: Both President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt...

The U.S. Recognizes Straight Binational Marriages With Transgender Spouses

Erwin de Leon | Posted 06.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services issued a memorandum last week that updates the Adjudicator's Field Manual, a guide binding all agency staff overseeing immigration procedures. USCIS will now issue immigration documents that reflect an individual's gender identity.

My Family, Together: Calling On The President To Stop LGBT Green-Card Denials

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Steve Ralls

While the White House has said it cannot approve green cards for lesbian and gay spouses because of DOMA, what it has failed to tell the LGBT community is that it can hold those applications -- rather than deny them -- as the courts and Congress decide DOMA's ultimate fate.

Imagine a Day Without a Mexican

Charles Garcia | Posted 05.04.2012 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

"A Day Without A Mexican": California -- the ninth largest economy in the world -- grinds to a halt because Latinos have vanished.

Could Our Immigration Laws Prevent the Next Google?

Alex Nowrasteh | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Alex Nowrasteh

Soviet central planners, whom Brin's family sought to escape, tried to predict demand for goods and services with catastrophic consequences. American immigration officials shouldn't harbor the same conceit. It's time to end this charade.

Obama Administration Plans Change In Immigration Rule

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Associated Press, Luis Alonso Lugo and Alicia A. Caldwell WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time undoc...

Bennet Introduces Visa Reform Bill

Posted 12.13.2011 | Denver

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today unveiled a bill to create a new green card category for foreign students pursuing advanced degrees in science, techn...

New Obama Immigration Policy is Neither New, Nor a Solution to America's Immigration Fiasco

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.20.2011 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

Comprehensive immigration reform, enacted by Congress and signed into law by the President, is the only real path to end our national immigration nightmare.

Despite Federal Laws, Gay Couples Apply For Green Cards

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 08.06.2011 | Los Angeles

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. — Faced with losing the life they've built together in the dusty California desert town of Cathedral City, Doug Gentry an...

Elise Foley

Government Promises, Then Voids 22,000 Green Cards | Elise Foley | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Macedonian native Marianno Gorgeski found out he had been selected from 19.6 million applicants to receive a green card to move to the U...

Brooklyn BP Markowitz's Atlantic Yards Falsehood (Video)

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

Brooklyn's not close to "1000 percent behind Atlantic Yards." Did Markowitz really think no one would notice such a claim?

Reuters Nails Promoters of Green Cards for Investments as Liars, Gets Dubious Excuses on Brooklyn Arena

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

A couple of astonishing things happened last week in coverage of the EB-5 immigration visa program -- green cards for investments -- the dubious use of which I've investigated for months regarding Atlantic Yards.

Anatomy of a Green Card Pitch: In China, Atlantic Yards Backers Rely on the Distraction of Basketball

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

The next astounding step for Brooklyn developer Forest City Ratner involves raising a $249 million interest-free loan from 498 Chinese millionaires seeking green cards.

Green Cards for Sale? Atlantic Yards Backers Seek Chinese Investors

Norman Oder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Oder

If a seven-city promotional tour in China is successful, here's what may happen: 498 millionaires will park $500,000 for five years in an investment fund organized for the developer of Atlantic Yards.

Obama Administration Proposing Immigration Fee Hikes

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The cost of the first step toward becoming a U.S. citizen – getting a green card – may be going up, but the price to ap...

How Hard Is It to Get a Black Market Green Card in San Francisco?

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harmon Leon

Everyone's entitled to the American Dream. Some wait years to win the green card lottery. To reap the fruits of prosperity, I'm trying to get a green card by mid-afternoon -- no later.

Greenbacks for Green Cards

Michael Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Burns

I believe selling one million green cards to a group of sponsored illegal immigrants for $10,000 apiece over the next few years is a potentially great idea.

Honda Insight Hybrid Will Sell For Less Than $20,000 Next Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For the first time in the US, a hybrid car is truly being aimed at a mass market--and will be sold for under $20,000. On March 24th, Honda will introd...

DiCaprio Promotes Green HSBC Credit Cards

Ecorazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a rare display of corporate promotion, Leonardo DiCaprio paid his first visit to Hong Kong to help launch HSBC's new line of "green" credit cards. ...