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On Monday, February 16th, a federal judge in Texas ruled in favor of the state of Texas and 25 other states to halt President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which was announced in November 2014. HRLegalist...more
The Obama administration announced on Tuesday, February 17th that it will comply with an injunction temporarily blocking its plan to shield millions of people who are in the United States illegally, suspending applications...more
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On December 3rd, seventeen states sued the U.S. in a Texas federal court over President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration. The states claim the President’s order is an unconstitutional exercise of power and seek...more
Today, the Obama administration is implementing a new Deferred Action Program that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will administer. This program, which operates as a form of prosecutorial discretion, offers young...more
The Obama Administration chose to offer immigration protection to younger undocumented immigrants through the "Deferred Action Process for Young People" program. What could this potentially mean for your company?
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Late last month, a legislative proposal known as the Legal Workforce Act moved out of a House committee and will now be scheduled for House vote.
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Before the Fourteenth Amendment, there was only a citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America. Such a citizen was also a citizen of the United States,...more
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This opinion piece in the Dallas Morning News is by Edward Schumacher-Matos, the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.
Of all the political fights over immigration, the one...more
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