The U.S. Citizenship Act – Part 1

The U.S. Citizenship Act – Part 1

The U.S. Citizenship Act has been proposed by President Biden and introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate. The legislation provides for an:
Earned Path to Citizenship- Creates a new designation called Lawful Prospective Immigrant (LPI) status.

Criteria to qualify:

1. Must be physically present in the U.S. on or before January 1, 2021
2. Must pass criminal & security checks
3. Pay the requisite filing fee, and submit application

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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 allows certain immigrants, who have been living in the U.S. for a long period of time, to Parole in Place.  The Parole in Place doctrine will allow those eligible, to receive their Lawful Permanent Residence (green card) in the United States.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/us/obama-immigration.html?_r=1

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 far majority of those immigrants removed from this country are not dangerous criminals, but are rather hard working people trying to make a better life for their family, President Obama will have a few options at his disposal besides sitting back and waiting for the House to act on immigration reform. Continue reading “Immigration Reform has Stalled…Now What?”

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