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7500 Comments Received for H-4 Work Authorization Regulation

The comment period for a USCIS regulation which would allow certain H-4 status holders to receive work authorization ended on July 11, 2014. 7,500 comments were received. These will be reviewed and considered by DHS to determine whether the proposal … Continue reading

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New Policy provides Pathway to Green Card for Families of Service Members

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a policy memorandum addressing the parole of spouses, children and parents of active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces, members of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve (including the … Continue reading

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Are you really too old for DACA? by Patrick Taurel of American Immigration Council

In a great blog post from October 24, 2013, Patrick Taurel of the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Impact blog writes, “It is past time to clear up an oft-repeated misconception about President Obama’s deportation deferral program called Deferred Action for … Continue reading

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S.744 Set for Full Senate Debate Starting June 10: What to Expect from the American Immigration Lawyers Association

The American Immigration Lawyers Association has prepared a helpful outline of what to expect as S.744 is debated on the Senate floor.

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CBP Issues Sequestration FAQs and Plans

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) The Department of Homeland Security agency resposible for the movement of people and goods across international boundaries has published several statements on how sequestration will affect its operations: Travel and Trade: In a FAQ issued on Saturday, … Continue reading

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President Obama Lays Out White House Vision for Immigration Reform

The White House’s FACT SHEET  lays out a very similar plan to the one proposed yesterday by the bipartisan Gang of 8 in the Senate. (See the Immigrationist’s Post on the Senate Proposal).  The President’s plan includes the following themes: Strengthening Border … Continue reading

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Senate Gang of 8 Offers Bipartisan- Comprehensive Immigration Reform Framework

Democratic Senators Schumer (D-NY), Durbin (D-IL), Menendez(D-NJ), Bennet (D-CO) and Republican Senators Graham (R-SC), Rubio (R-FL), Flake (R-AZ) and McCain (R-AZ), also known as the “Gang of 8” have released a bi-partisan framework for immigration reform.   The 5 page … Continue reading

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