Senators hope to approve bipartisan immigration reform within months

January 28th, 2013 (No Comments)

By Michael O’Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News A bipartisan group of senators formally unveiled an immigration reform framework that they hope the Senate could pass “in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion” by late spring or early summer. Speaking at a press conference on Monday on Capitol Hill, five of the eight members of a bipartisan working […]

Barack Obama to unveil immigration plan next week: White House

January 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

26 JAN, 2013, 12.17PM IST, Article here US President Barack Obama will unveil his plans for a comprehensive immigration reform next week which is expected to spell out the legalisation procedure for lakhs of illegal immigrants and lay down steps to attract global talents, including from India. WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama will unveil his plans for […]

Next up: Immigration

January 26th, 2013 (No Comments)

By Shawna Thomas, White House producer, NBC News Article here The president is taking his second-term agenda on the road next week. However, the topic of Tuesday’s trip is immigration and not gun control. While event details are still being sorted out, the White House has confirmed that “the president will be traveling to Nevada […]

Path to citizenship best way to reform immigration

January 22nd, 2013 (No Comments)

  Posted on Wed, Jan. 16, 2013 Path to citizenship best way to reform immigration BY THOMAS WENSKI Now that the elections are over, perhaps a new bipartisan consensus can be forged to finally fix our broken immigration system.Both Democrats and Republicans can read the demographic tea leaves — in the last election the […]

Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push

January 19th, 2013 (No Comments)

By JULIA PRESTON Published: January 12, 2013 WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, senior administration officials and lawmakers said last week. Mr. Obama and Senate […]

Obama and Rubio Immigration Plans: What’s the Difference?

January 17th, 2013 (No Comments)

By TED HESSON (@tedhesson) Article Jan. 14, 2013 Broad outlines describing how immigration reform could look in 2013 emerged this weekend. Officials from the White House spoke to The New York Times about possible tenets of reform while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) elaborated on his vision in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. What’s […]

Six Things You Need to Know about Stateside Processing of I-601A Waivers

January 6th, 2013 (No Comments)

Author: Laura Lichter on 01/04/2013   Starting March 4, 2013, certain relatives of American citizens who are in the country illegally and need a waiver of unlawful presence before being eligible for a green card can get a decision on their casebefore leaving the United States. For those who can take advantage of the new rule, this means […]


January 4th, 2013 (1 Comment)

By Ruby L. Powers – Provisional Waiver Attorney – January 4, 2013 Final rule published January 3, 2013 and USCIS will start accepting I-601A waiver (provisional waivers) on March 4, 2013 Only applies if the applicant’s qualifying relative is a US citizen spouse or parent. Only applied if the applicant’s ground of inadmissibility will be […]

Immigration Law: Provisional Waiver Rule Effective March 4, 2013

January 3rd, 2013 (15 Comments)

The Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver has officially been approved and we expect it to be in motion no later than March 4, 2013. The public comment period on the regulation ended on June 1, 2012 and the final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2013. The Provisional Waiver Rule was announced by the […]

Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver announcement – January 3, 2013

January 3rd, 2013 (No Comments)

After a year of waiting all of 2012, we have it folks! The provisional unlawful presence waiver is being published today, January 3, 2013 and will become effective on March 4, 2013 (60 days later). For more info Secretary Napolitano Announces Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process Release Date: January 2, 2013 […]