State and Local Immigration Rules

USCIS Publishes Final Rule For Certain Employment-Based Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Programs

WASHINGTON— USCIS has published a final rule to modernize and improve several aspects of certain employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa programs. USCIS has also amended regulations to better enable U.S. employers to hire and retain certain foreign workers who are beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant visa petitions and are waiting to become lawful permanent residents. …

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

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. …

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Rubio, House GOP again warn immigration bill lacks support without border fixes

By Kasie Hunt, Frank Thorp and Carrie Dann, NBC News Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that there will not be enough votes in the House to pass the Senate’s immigration bill as it is currently written even if the legislation can find the 60 votes it will need in the upper chamber. “I can …

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John Boehner begins to sketch immigration plan

By SEUNG MIN KIM and JAKE SHERMAN | 6/9/13 11:12 PM EDT Speaker John Boehner has been stunningly silent about his plans to move immigration reform through the House. But privately, the Ohio Republican is beginning to sketch out a road map to try to pass some version of an overhaul in his chamber — a welcome sign for …

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New Americans in Texas

The Political and Economic Power of Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians in the Lone Star State (Updated May 2013) Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians account for growing shares of the economy and electorate in Texas. Immigrants (the foreign-born) make up roughly 1 in 6 Texans, and one-third of them are naturalized U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote. …

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Houston Attorneys Speak Out On Immigration Reform

THELAW.TV Houston Houston Attorneys Speak Out On Immigration Reform Friday, May 24, 2013 By THELAW.TV Immigration reform has dominated the political landscape in Washington for much of the year. There’s widespread agreement that the immigration system needs a comprehensive overhaul. Yet, there’s little agreement on what the change should look like. Democrats want a path …

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Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push

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 …

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

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 …

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Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver announcement – January 3, 2013

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 …

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Obama Promises Immigration Reform if Re-Elected, According to Iowa Paper

October 24, 2012 Washington –  In an interview with the Des Moines Register, U.S. President Barack Obama said that if he wins the election in two weeks it will largely be thanks to his strong lead among Latino voters. Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2012/10/24/obama-promises-immigration-reform-if-re-elected-according-to-iowa-paper/#ixzz2AK5xFMID

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