U.S. companies start petitioning Monday for H-1B visas to bring in temporary workers with specialized skills during the next federal fiscal year. There’s a good chance petitions will exceed the federal limit within the week, but questions remain whether immigration policy is leaving smaller companies in limbo.
A new Cook County ordinance that touches the hot-button issue of immigration is allowing inmates out of the county’s jail and making waves in other parts of the country.The ordinance, approved Wednesday by the County Board, halts compliance with Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests that cert
Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez is coming out in support of President Barack Obama over a new deportation policy. Under the plan, immigration officials would have more discretion on who to prosecute for immigration violations.Two weeks ago, President Obama announced the U.S.
Illinois may be losing a Congressional seat, but new census figures could be good news for the state’s Latinos. A U.S. Census Bureau estimate for 2009 suggests the number of Latinos in the state had grown by almost 440,000 since 2000.