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The DAPA amnesty provision is dropped by Trump administration.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 2017 The Obama Administration’s Executive Action known as  Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) has been eliminated by the Trump administration.  But recall that the proposed program was halted by a Federal Judge in Texas in 2015, and was never implemented. That leaves the original …

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Federal Judge in Texas halts new DACA / DAPA programs

by Stephen K. Tills We discussed previously here that President Obama’s new Immigration reform programs would face Federal Judicial review. The result was not favorable to the President. Yesterday, a Texas District Court Judge (Judge Andrew Hanen) issued a temporary injunction stopping the implementation of the proposed DACA II and DAPA programs. The Judge found …

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Refugee Roulette

Through the Refugee Act of 1980, the United States offers the prospect of safety to people who flee to America to escape rape, torture, and even death in their native countries. In order to be granted asylum, however, an applicant must prove to an asylum officer or immigration judge that she has a well-founded fear …

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L-Visa Updates

How the L-1B Can Work For You From time to time, the Visa Office transmits policy guidance to U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world. Given the relative lack of statutory clarity or interpretative guidance, we will discuss the L-Visa that is known as “specialized knowledge”– an L1B visa. It often depend on the consular …

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The Homestead Act of 1862 -150th Anniversary

Scandinavian Immigration Immigration to the US from the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland increased dramatically in the late 19th century, due to mounting economic pressures and overpopulation. Massive immigration from Sweden came about due to crop failure and famine during the late 1860’s.High unemployment and a lack of open land for new …

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

It has been three weeks since the official launch of the “two year renewable” immigration staying rights for the undocumented immigrant kids. It is penned as a legal permit to work in the USA. President Obama did not consult congress. But, used existing legal authority to set this plan in motion benefiting 800.000 young people. …

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Republicans adopt tough rules on immigration in platform

Kris Kobach, secretary of state of Kansas ha proposed a mandatory use by employers of a federal electronic system known as E-Verify to confirm the legal immigration status of all new hires. Boston Globe – ‎Aug 23, 2012‎ Keep in mind Arizona’s mostly unconstitutional SB1070 “Show Me Your Papers” statute, was authored by Kris Kobach. …

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Green Card – story

This is a story about a student working towards her masters in Journalism in New York City. When I heard the story I so much wanted to say to her, “Why did you not consult an immigration Lawyer?” Her situation was that she asked a lawyer for advice. It was not revealed in her story …

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Dream ACT: update Aug.15,2012

On Aug. 15, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is scheduled to begin allowing young illegal immigrants to actively apply for legal status and a work permit under the new program. The status would last for two years and be renewable, but applicants will have to prove they entered the country as children, graduated …

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Illegal immigrants dont pay income tax.

If illegal immigrants received visas or green cards, think of the revenue for the United States. And, income tax is ongoing money to the government. You can’t get rid of all the illegal immigrants. You can allow the ones that are here with jobs to give back some of the money through taxation. I don’t …

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