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Immigrant Rights Protesters Block Bus with Detained Immigrants in San Francisco

On October 17, 2013, an estimated 100 immigrant rights protesters blocked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) bus.  The bus held detainees who were being transferred from the San Francisco local ICE office.  The bus was blocked for about 2 hours. Related articles Activists Block Bus In Protest Near San Francisco Immigration Office (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)

San Francisco Immigration Court Will Reopen on October 18, 2013

Due to the government shutdown, the San Francisco non-detained Immigration Court was closed for the first part of October, 2013.  Effective Friday, October 18, 2013, the Immigration Court will reopen and all non-detained case dockets will proceed as scheduled.

Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Open Now Until November 2, 2013

Registration for the Diversity Visa Lottery is open now until November 2, 2013.  Only citizens of certain eligible countries who possess the required employment/educational backgrounds may apply.  For more information about Diversity Visa registration, go to the Department of State’s website.