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February Fest Advocacy

by pari on February 24th, 2012

I hope you enjoyed the festivities of this month with Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Mardi Gras et al. Valentine’s Day is a day for the people who love; this love is for all your dear ones which include spouse, children, parents, sisters, brothers, close friends, etc. We celebrated this day enjoying the company of our loved ones.

A reminder that free legal consultations are being provided at the Hindu Temple of Saint Louis & the North West Islamic Center, St. Louis

Sincerely,
Pari Sheth
Law Offices of Pari Sheth LLC

Missouri SB3 – Establishes photo identification requirements

Advance voting is established in presidential, senatorial, and statewide elections. SB3 establishes identification requirements for voting. Voters shall produce a nonexpired Missouri driver’s license; a nonexpired or nonexpiring Missouri nondriver’s license; any identification containing a photograph issued by the Missouri National Guard, the United States armed forces, or the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; or a document issued by the United States or the state of Missouri containing the name of the voter which substantially conforms to the most recent signature in the individual’s voter registration records, a photograph, and an expiration date or if expired, the expiration is after the date of the most recent general election.

Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Bill, Irish Immigration Update & EB movement

The Irish immigration bill will qualify Ireland for the E-3 visa program which currently applies exclusively to Australian nationals. The bill would increase the number of work visas allocated to the Irish by 10,500 per year. This measure has been added to the H.R. 3012 bill. Anti-immigration groups of NumbersUSA and FAIR have been pumping up their campaign to kill these bills in the media. Read more at HR 3012 and the Irish Immigration Bill

EB visa cut-off date have progressed substantially during the past three months; EB professionals have either moved into I-485 processing queue or moving out of I-485 processing queue with the approval of the green cards; this progress is expected to continue. EB2 is still expected to advance significantly in the next month.

Missouri and the Texting-while-driving Law

The Senate Transportation Committee in Missouri heard testimony on a bill by Senators that would prohibit all drivers – not just those 21 and younger – from texting while driving. Because similar bills have failed in the past, Democratic Sen. Robin Wright-Jones of St. Louis proposed making texting a secondary offense – meaning police would have to pull motorists over for something else before they could write a ticket for texting. But the Missouri State Highway Patrol said it prefers to make texting a primary offense. The proposed compromise has not worked out yet.

Immigration Law and Arizona – Supreme Court battle begins!

Attorneys representing Arizona Governor Jan Brewer filed their opening briefs with the clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court. In the filing, the Governor asks the court to overturn an injunction handed down by the district court blocking the enforcement of several key provisions of the Grand Canyon State’s controversial anti-illegal immigration statute passed in 2010. The question before the Court is this: At what point does the federal government have such a compelling interest in the establishing of laws and policies in a certain area that any legislation in that area passed by another entity would interfere with the enforcement of the federal statutes? Read more at Federal Immigration Laws and Arizona.

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