Lori Chesser

Lori Chesser

Davis Brown Law Firm

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Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Possible Executive Action - How to prepare

The news is abuzz with speculation about executive action by President Obama in the coming days. Despite these “leaks” no one really knows whether action will be taken or what any plan may contain. ...more

11/18/2014 - Barack Obama DACA Executive Orders Highly-Skilled Workers Visa Hiring & Firing Immigration Reform

Is Immigration Reform Over Now That the Government is Shut Down? NO!

While the government shut-down is a big distraction from other issues, the push for immigration reform continues. A new bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives, H.R. 15, "The Border Security, Economic...more

10/7/2013 - Border Security Government Shutdown Immigration Reform

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: September Visa Bulletin Continues Good News

The Visa Bulletin for September advances many categories and does not “retrogress” the gains from August....more

8/14/2013 - Immigration Reform Visas

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: August Recess - Contact Your Member of Congress!

Congress takes a holiday in August. But the members do not go fishing – at least not the whole month! They are conducting town hall meetings, in-person visits with constituents, and in all ways reconnecting with their...more

8/1/2013 - Immigration Reform Proposed Legislation

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: What Does the Senate Vote Monday (June 24, 2013) Mean For You?

The Senate voted to close debate on the bi-partisan immigration reform proposal by a wide margin, 67 voting in favor. While there is no guarantee that a Senator that voted to close debate will vote for the bill (or vice...more

6/25/2013 - Immigration Reform Proposed Legislation

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: How can you push for smart immigration reform without leaving your desk?

A message from our friend Jeremy Robbins Director of the Partnership for a New American Economy is below. The Partnership held one of its first events in Iowa with the Iowa Immigration Education Coalition. It is a bipartisan...more

6/12/2013 - Immigration Reform Social Media

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Immigration Reform Bill Goes to Senate Floor

OK, here we go. After months of “behind the scenes” work, the immigration reform bill hits prime time in the Senate. The American Immigration Lawyers has issued an overview of the process in a “what to expect”...more

6/11/2013 - Immigration Reform

Iowa Immigration Law Blog - May 21, A Historic Day for Immigration Reform - The First of Many?

Last night the Senate Judiciary Committee voted (bipartisan 13-5) to pass Bill 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act for vote on the Senate floor. A vote is expected in early June....more

5/22/2013 - Immigration Reform

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Politics of immigration: A style change or attitude change?

Last week the Associated Press (AP) changed its style manual so that the term “Illegal” is to be used to describe an action or procedure, but not a person. No more “illegal immigrant” in AP stories....more

4/8/2013 - Associated Press Immigration Reform Style Guides Undocumented Immigrants

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Immigration Hearings Follow-up

Following the extensive (several hours!) hearing on immigration the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, four US Senators released a “Dear Colleague” letter regarding smart enforcement and valuing due process, continuing the...more

2/7/2013 - Border Security Deportation Due Process Immigration Reform

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