In 2009, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) instituted a policy of cancelling people’s vehicle registrations if they could not show a social security number, an Ohio driver’s license, or an Ohio identification number.  Nearly 47,000 people had previously been issued registrations by BMV without providing this information, but in October 2009, the BMV sent every one of them a letter stating that they would lose their registrations if they did not now come forth with one of these forms of ID.  The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) filed suit in state court to try to block

On May 10, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued both the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, in the federal District Court for the District of Arizona.  Coming on the heels of DOJ’s scathing report of MCSO’s discriminatory policing of Latinos and other civil rights violations, this civil suit alleges that MCSO and Sheriff Arpaio engaged in three categories of unlawful conduct:

On Friday, April 27, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) responded to the recommendations made by the U.S.

In May, Alabama enacted a new state immigration law.  This law makes changes to Alabama’s “toughest-in-the-nation” state immigration enforcement regime (HB 56), which passed in 2011. 

Background.  The Office of Intake and Document Production (OIDP) manages USCIS Lockbox operations. The USCIS Lockbox network centralizes and streamlines application receipting and provides secure fee collection and strong financial controls.

Beginning on June 4, 2012, overseas applicants filing Forms I-601 and I-212 began mailing them to USCIS’s Phoenix Lockbox facility. OIDP offers the following tips to help customers avoid common application rejection reasons when filing these forms at a Lockbox facility.