Obama Faces Potential Rifts With Democrats In Mounting Immigration Fight

August 18th, 2014 (No Comments)

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies. If Obama takes the broadest action under consideration — removing the threat of deportation for millions of people […]

DACA Renewal

February 20th, 2014 (No Comments)

If your previous period of deferred action expires before you receive a renewal of deferred action under DACA, you will accrue unlawful presence and will not be authorized to work for any time between the periods of deferred action.  For this reason, USCIS encourages you to submit your request for renewal 120 days before your […]

In a crowded immigration court, seven minutes to decide a family’s future

February 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

By Eli Saslow His courtroom rarely came to order, and by now the judge had decided it was a waste of time to try. Interpreters explained legalese in three languages. Adults squeezed into crowded seats while children crouched in the center aisle. A court official stood near the doorway and worried about the building’s fire code. […]

Immigration Reform and the State of the Union

January 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

January 28, 2014 Washington D.C. – Tonight, President Barack Obama pressed the reset button and laid out his priorities for 2014—and, ultimately, the final leg of his presidency. During the State of the Union address, the President discussed the need to create jobs and greater opportunity for all. He also made it clear that immigration reform and […]

Top Republicans to Call for Legal Status for Some Immigrants

January 28th, 2014 (No Comments)

WASHINGTON — The House Republican leadership’s broad framework for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws will call this week for a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to aides who have seen the party’s statement of principles. For […]

Immigrants jailed just to hit a number

January 22nd, 2014 (No Comments)

Nobody likes quotas. When there’s even a whiff of a parking-ticket quota, the public is outraged. When France imposed a quota on imported American movies, it provoked international controversy. But there is one quota — and a pernicious one — that no one denies. While the Congress is to be congratulated for passing an appropriations […]

Immigration Debate: What’s More Important, Border Security Or Protecting Immigrant Workers?

January 17th, 2014 (No Comments)

As billions of dollars of legal goods, as well as shipments of drugs and groups of undocumented immigrants continue to cross the U.S. border, immigration reform and border security have become a major topic of discussion. Photo by N. Parish Flannery @LatAmLENS The immigration debate is under way in the United States. While several prominent […]

Republican Ideas on Immigration Could Legalize Up to 6.5 Million, Study Says

January 16th, 2014 (No Comments)

By JULIA PRESTON Win McNamee/Getty ImagesA Dream Action Coalition demonstration last month. Between 4.4 million and 6.5 million immigrants illegally in the United States could gain an eventual pathway to citizenship under proposals being discussed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, according to an estimate published Tuesday by the National Foundation for American Policy, a nonpartisan research group in […]

House Republicans Preparing Plan for Immigration Overhaul

January 13th, 2014 (No Comments)

ASHLEY PARKER WASHINGTON — The House speaker, John A. Boehner, and his Republican leadership team are preparing to release their principles for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws later this month, the speaker told his members at a closed-door conference on Wednesday. Though the “standards or principles document,” as Mr. Boehner of Ohio referred […]

Eight Immigration Wins In 2013

December 30th, 2013 (No Comments)

Despite a landmark comprehensive immigration reform bill that cleared the Senate in June, a corresponding bill that addresses the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants in the United States has yet to come to a vote in the House. In fact, the only immigration-related bill that House members brought to a floor vote was a measure to […]