4 02, 2014

Immigration Reform Update: Boehner Floats a Plan, Senate Republicans Run For Cover

By |2014-02-04T11:09:24-06:00February 4th, 2014|Categories: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S., Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Green Cards, immigration reform, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published:  February 4, 2014 Not since the days of the “I was for it, before I was against it” explanation, have I gotten such a chuckle from our nation’s political theater.  Given the tragic human costs at stake in this conversation though, maybe tears would be the more appropriate response.  Over the zany, decade-plus road our politicians and multiple Presidents have kicked around the immigration football, we have seen oppositional behavior from the major players on both sides of the aisle, with neither side wanting to give the other a victory.  With the perception that such posturing is rewarded in today’s media-on-steroids environment, prominent political players in the current immigration arena have assumed predictable […]

12 11, 2012

Obama Victory = Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

By |2012-11-12T09:09:45-06:00November 12th, 2012|Categories: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S., Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , |

Published: November 12, 2012 According to many of our nation’s leading pundits and political commentators, it was the “Hispanic Vote” that made President Obama’s reelection possible. What exactly is the “Hispanic Vote”? It seems to have a variety of meanings, although the common theme would be that it is the demographic composed of U.S. citizens with origins in Mexico and Central and South America. President Obama won an overwhelming majority of this segment of our electorate, and no doubt that was as much as result of what President Obama made clear he stood for, as it did with what Candidate Romney’s […]

16 08, 2012

Excitement and Confusion Reign as Obama’s Deferred Action Program is Implemented

By |2012-08-16T15:51:19-05:00August 16th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., General, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Uncategorized, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published: August 16, 2012 Excitement and Confusion Reign as Obama’s Deferred Action Program is Implemented Is this complicated? Could I end up in removal proceedings if I apply? Will my family end up in removal proceedings? Will a filing under the new program disqualify me from a green card through my pending family based petition? How long will it take for me to get my work permit? These are but a few of the dozens of questions raised by clients in the weeks immediately following the unveiling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Most recently, on August 14, […]

6 08, 2012

Information Trickling In for Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” Program –

By |2012-08-06T08:24:31-05:00August 6th, 2012|Categories: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , |

Published: August 6, 2012 In the past week, the Obama Administration announced it will implement its “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” or “DACA” program on August 15, 2012. That’s the program that will allow certain undocumented young adults who arrived in the U.S. prior to turning 16 to apply for a 2 year employment authorization, and a grant of temporary “Deferred Action” status. Last week’s news release provides more details on the program requirements and answers the most common questions on the minds of prospective applicants. Below is a review of the program’s basic requirements and a discussion of the most […]

1 06, 2012

Gay Marriage and U.S. Immigration

By |2012-06-01T09:33:04-05:00June 1st, 2012|Categories: Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage, DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Family-Based Immigration Law, General, Green Cards, Immigrant Visas for Spouse / Fiancee / Child Visas, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|Tags: , , , , , , |

Published: June 1, 2012 The momentum is unmistakable. State by state, our country is taking a serious look at the issue of gay marriage, with the volume of the local and national discussion only getting higher. Whether you believe same sex marriage is right or wrong, or should or should not be legalized, the issue certainly raises a multitude of questions on the rights of our gay population and the fairness of our current laws as applied to them. One such question involves the fairness of our immigration laws for individuals involved in same sex relationships. Should a heterosexual in the […]

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