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Category: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S.

The Winding Down of DACA

Sep 6, 2017
Published September 6, 2017   In 2012 President Obama implemented an Executive Order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which led to the issuance of 2 year work...

The Controversy Surrounding Sanctuary Cities

May 23, 2017
Published May 23, 2017   Since the election of President Trump, the term “sanctuary city” has had a conspicuous presence in our national conversation on immigration.  President Trump’s executive orders...

The Many Dimensions of Trump’s Immigration Orbit

Mar 7, 2017
Published March 7, 2017   Since arriving on the national political scene, Donald Trump has mastered the art of the catch phrase and buzzword.   Truthful or not, the labels he...

The New Immigration Executive Order – Do Not Panic, Part II

Feb 22, 2017
Published February 22, 2017   The grandiosity with which the Trump Administration has released Executive Orders in the past month is undeniable.  If their effectiveness is to be judged by...

U.S. Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect DACA Applicants

Jan 15, 2017
Published January 15, 2017   4 ½ years ago President Obama implemented an executive order to allow undocumented young adults who were brought to the U.S. as children to obtain...

Post Election Immigration Update

Dec 12, 2016
Published December 12, 2016   So far, there is no news of any substance as far as major changes in policy or law in the immigration arena.    Further, there is...

Do Not Panic

Nov 9, 2016
Published November 9, 2016 Panic is rarely a useful response to a stressful situation.   In the U.S. immigration arena in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency,...

No Comprendo Mr. Trump

Oct 22, 2016
Published October 22, 2016   The final debate, held on October 19, 2016, was an opportunity for Donald Trump to clarify, elaborate on and otherwise detail his vision for how...

True or False: Donald Trump Means What He Says

Aug 24, 2016
Published August 24, 2016   Over the past year I have watched the Donald Trump for President phenomenon with keen interest.   My attraction mostly had to do with Trump’s focus...

U.S. v. Texas: The Supreme Court Addresses President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration

Jul 7, 2016
Published July 7, 2016   In recent weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court announced in a one line order that it will let stand a lower court decision blocking implementation of...