One Day, Sanity Will Return to California

In an earlier post I said that California politicians are really good at passing stupid laws. They wasted no time to present a perfect example: CA Co-Ed Bathroom Law. AB 1266, signed into law by Governor Brown two months ago, allows K-12 students to use either boys’ or girls’ bathroom at school, simply based on Read more about One Day, Sanity Will Return to California[…]

Impact of Government Shutdown on USCIS and Other Immigration Agencies

It is official: The United States government is shutting down. Last-minute negotiation, or the lack of it, wasn’t able to bring the two parties together and as a result, about 800,000 government workers will be sent home without pay tomorrow. Although it sounds ridiculous to a lot of people around the world, a government shutdown Read more about Impact of Government Shutdown on USCIS and Other Immigration Agencies[…]

Top Colleges Limiting the Number of Asian Admissions

I received an email today from S.B. Woo, President of the 80-20 National Asian Am. Educational Foundation, with an open invitation to comment on a NY Times debate with regard to top colleges intentionally limiting the number of Asian students. Ivy League schools strongly deny it, which means that even they think the policy is Read more about Top Colleges Limiting the Number of Asian Admissions[…]

Startup Visa Bill to Help Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Senators John Kerry and Richard Lugar introduced legislation today that is going to reward immigrant entrepreneurs who can create jobs with green cards.

Titled “Startup Visa Act of 2010,” the bill will grant a two-year conditional visa to an entrepreneur who can secure $250,000 or more for his/her start-up venture from a qualified U.S. investor. After two years, if the company has generated at least five full-time jobs in the U.S., attracted additional $1 million, or achieved at least $1 million in revenue, the immigrant founder will be able to remove the conditions and become permanent resident (green card). […]

USCIS I-485 Tracker for Green Card Applicants

Update 11/11/2009: USCIS did release pending I-485 data, but in a pdf document. We have turned it into an immigration tracker. Check it out! USCIS is getting ready to launch its immigration tracker, maybe as soon as late September! Aneesh Chopra, the first U.S. chief technology officer, mentioned it during a speech in Silicon Valley Read more about USCIS I-485 Tracker for Green Card Applicants[…]

California Apologizes to Chinese Immigrants

The State of California quietly passed a bill (ACR 42) last week to officially apologize to Chinese-Americans for discriminatory laws and provisions which resulted in the persecution of Chinese immigrants living in California in the 19th and 20th centuries. The racist laws, enacted as far back as the Gold Rush, barred Chinese from voting, owning Read more about California Apologizes to Chinese Immigrants[…]