"The Pew Research Center's recent study concluding that the number of Asian immigrants moving to the United States now exceeds the number of Latinos hardly seems surprising to me or many of my fellow immigration attorneys. My law firm, Wildes & Weinberg P.C., which has focused exclusively on United States immigration matters for more than 50 years, has seen a dramatic uptick in the number...
2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (National Intelligence Reform Act)
"The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act was signed by George W. Bush on December 2004, the Act was passed in order to unify the intelligence and law enforcement agencies of the United States. The motive for this intelligence reorganization was the attack on the United States on September 11, 2001. This law was passed to prevent future attacks on American soil.
Subtitle B was written to reinforce immigration security and the border patrol. It proposed new equipment and air patrol, increased number of border patrol agents by 20%, increased the number of immigration investigators, and built more immigration detention centers. The act declared it a priority to protect the border and prevent undocumented immigrants in addition to drug trafficking.
Subtitle C regards the visa requirements for those who want to enter the U.S. and those in the U.S. at present. Visa applicants must be interviewed by the 'security advisory' to be approved. The interviews require complete and accurate information from the applicant. The government is allowed to under any circumstance revoke the visa or travel documents if they deem it necessary.
Subtitle D intensified immigration policies and restrictions in the U.S. The law declared that anyone who transports undocumented immigrants shall receive at least ten years in prison and more if it was an ongoing task or if any lives were in danger. The law then pledged education both abroad and in the U.S. about the new laws and penalties. The government affirmed that they will deport or detain any immigrant who has received specific military training or has ties to terrorist organization. The law established a committee to study the asylum system in order to prevent exploitation by terrorists and those affiliated with terrorism. This committee will report to Congress with their results until they decide the appropriate changes have been made in the system. Lastly, the act allowed the government to keep all removal or detaining information disclosed-no names, personal information, or plans will be released."
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