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DV Lottery - Last Day is November 3rd!

The online registration for DV-2012 DV Lottery ends at noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT -5), Wednesday, November 3, 2010. All entries must be submitted electronically before the deadline. Applicants should apply immediately to enter this years Visa lottery. The only place to apply is on the Department of State website  at

 The CIIC and Crosscare Migrant Project issued a warning to applicants to beware of websites that are seeking to charge a fee for this free application.


Read the Press Release here

See the Irish Times article here. 


For assistance with the application and the photos see the attached list of Irish Centers

Immigration Case Backlog Still Growing

The number of cases awaiting resolution before the Immigration Courts reached a new all-time high of 261,083 by the end of September 2010, according to very timely government enforcement data obtained by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). 

 The average time these pending cases have been waiting in the Immigration Courts of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is now 456 days, compared with 459 days at the end of June this year. Newly arriving cases, of course, have just joined the queue, so their wait times as yet are short, and this can bring down the average.

Full details - by state, nationality, Immigration Court and hearing locations - can be viewed in TRAC's backlog application, now updated with data through September 27th, 2010.

CSO Reports highest net outward migration from Ireland since late 1980's

Emigration from Ireland is estimated to have remained constant at 65,300 while the number of immigrants into Ireland fell sharply, from 57,300 to 30,800 over the same period. These combined changes have resulted in an increase in net outward migration from 7,800 in April
2009 to 34,500 in April 2010. This is the highest level of net outward migration since 1989.

While the level of overall emigration remained constant, emigration among Irish
nationals increased significantly in the year, from 18,400 in April 2009 to 27,700 this year; over the same period emigration of non-Irish nationals fell from 46,800 in April 2009 to 37,600 in April 2010. See the Population and Migration Estimates here.

Sheila Gleeson
Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers

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