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Immigration Daily December 9, 2010
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Comment: DREAM Is Closer - The DREAM Act is one step closer to becoming a reality. Last night, the House approved its version of the DREAM Act with 216 votes in favor and 198 against. You heard it here first. During the 111th Congress, Immigration Daily continuously argued that the House should move before the Senate to move immigration benefit legislation. We thank the House Democratic leadership for their efforts to provide much-needed relief to immigrant communities across the country. We also commend the eight Republican representatives who voted in favor of the DREAM Act.
Earlier this week, Majority Leader Reid filed for cloture for the Senate-version of the DREAM Act (S. 3992). The cloture vote was expected this morning, but in a last-minute maneuver, Majority Leader Reid made a motion to table, thus buying more time for advocates to convince undecided Republicans and Democrats to vote in favor of the legislation. The motion was successfully approved with 59 votes in favor and 40 against. Once again, this morning's vote showed bi-partisanship with 5 Republican voting in favor.
Our best sources on the Hill indicate that the final vote in the Senate will take place next week. We urge Congress to make the DREAM Act become the legislation where both parties find common ground, and urge Democrats and Republicans to finally provide the relief that immigrant communities have been yearning for.

Article: DREAM Passes House 216-198 by Greg Siskind

Article: Supreme Court Set To Hear Arizona Immigration Law Case by Matthew Kolken

News: CBO Issues Revised Cost Estimate for DREAM Act of 2010 (S. 3992)

News: House Passes DREAM Act of 2010 (H.R. 6497)

Focus: The Consular Posts Book
The Table of Contents for "The Consular Posts Book" is as follows:
A chapter each on - Argentina - Buenos Aires; Armenia - Yerevan; Australia - Sydney; Brazil - Sao Paulo; Canada -Toronto; China - Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai; Colombia - Bogota; France - Paris; Germany - Frankfurt, and Munich; Haiti - Port au Prince; India - Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi; Jamaica - Kingston; Nigeria - Lagos; Philippines - Manila; Taiwan - Taipei; Trinidad and Tobago - Port of Spain; United Kingdom - London; Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: New Attorney Vulnerabilities in International Practice
Chapter 3: Trade and Immigration Tightening? NAFTA, WTO, GATS Soup to Nuts
Chapter 4: Tips for Avoiding B-1/B-2 Visa Denials and Correcting other Refusal Issues with the Consul
Chapter 5: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Not As Simple and Easy As It Looks
Chapter 6: Non-Immigrant Classes and Their U.S. Tax Obligations
Chapter 7: E-1/E-2 Treaty Traders and Treaty Investors
Chapter 8: The Consular Role in L-1 Blanket Petitions
Chapter 9: H-1B "Dependent Employees": From Labeling to Lawbreaking
Chapter 10: Temporary Assignment of H-1B Employees to Client Work Sites
Chapter 11: State Department Name-Checks and Security Advisory Opinions (SAOs)
Chapter 12: ICE Data-Mining and Federal Benefits Fraud Task Forces - Send In the Marines: Best Practices to Survive Audits and Task Forces
Chapter 13: What to do if Your Client's Visa is Denied: Visa Office Advisory Opinions
Chapter 14: A Template for Attorney Risk-Assessment
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Headline: DREAM Act goes to a vote; the Web watches
Headline: BREAKING: Senate to Consider House-Passed DREAM Act Bill
Headline: Immigrants' DREAM too long denied
Headline: House passes DREAM Act. remember to call your senator
Headline: DREAM Act Goes before Senate
Headline: Supporters of undocumented immigrants rally in Lake Worth for DREAM act
Headline: The End of the DREAM Act?
Headline: California to adopt immigration law?
Headline: Immigration execs to deport US Army deserter
Headline: Fight to stop deportation of Carmarthen Pupil
Headline: Teen Faces Deportation After School Fight
Headline: FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR the Dream Act, 208 democrats, 8 republicans voted in favor of the DREAM Act
Headline: House of Representatives narrowly approves Dream Act; Senate must now vote on immigration bill
Headline: DREAM Act's Merits, Drawbacks and Future Debated: Angela Kelley and Mark Krikorian debate on DREAM Act
Headline: Bill to give young immigrants legal status faces Senate roadblock
Headline: Congress: I can DREAM about you...
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Publisher:  Sam Udani    Legal Editor:  Michele Kim                        ISSN:   1930-062X