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Announcement of Major Changes in Immigration Law

After one and a half years, President Obama finally decided that “enough is enough” and pulled the trigger on enacting immigration reforms. While the measures taken by President Obama fall short of the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill that unanimously passed the Senate in June, 2013, they are certainly expansive in nature, and provide some […]

Per the NY Times, “Obama Said to Plan Moves to Shield 5 Million Immigrants”

The attached article, published on November 13, 2014 in the New York Times, reveals President Obama’s likely plans for immigration reform via an executive order. We are hopeful that in addition to granting deferred action for the parents of U.S. citizen children, lawful permanent residents, and DACA recipients, the President goes a step further, and […]

Immigration Reform has Stalled…Now What?

With comprehensive immigration reform stalled in the House of Representatives, and President Obama inundated with complaints from the Latino activists, the President recently ordered his Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh C. Johnson, to conduct an evaluation of all deportations of illegal immigrants.

When it is predictably confirmed by DHS Secretary Johnson that the […]

Is Deferred Action Possible if Immigration Reform Continues to Stall in House

This is a well written article that discusses President Obama’s options if immigration reform continues to stall in the House. Deferred Action for those immigrants who would benefit from the Senate’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill would certainly be better than the status quo.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/11/obama-could-legally-stop-immigrant-deportations.html

The Misleading I-601A Waiver

On April 2, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), with great fanfare, published a proposed rule to allow immigrants who have approved Immediate Relative petitions (i.e. U.S. citizen spouse, son or daughter over 21 years of age) to apply for a waiver of the 3/10 year unlawful presence bar “in the U.S.” The […]

When will the House act on Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

All has been quiet on the immigration reform front since Congress went on recess in August, and as of today, September 24, 2013, there seem to be more questions regarding comprehensive immigration reform than answers. The following are three questions on the minds of all parties affected by any pending legislation.

1) Is the House […]

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