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New Department of Homeland Security Memos Set Immigration Enforcement Priorities

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Two memorandums from the Department of Homeland Security implementing President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States” and “Implementing the President’s Border...more

DHS Releases Memos on Immigration

by Cozen O'Connor on

On February 20, 2017, Secretary John Kelly of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), issued two immigration memos entitled, “Implementing the President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements...more

Cuban Refugees Are Waiting at the Border

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Many Cubans who were making the long and dangerous trek through jungles and other countries to the United States before the inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20 are waiting at the U.S. border for word from the...more

President Trump Signs Two Executive Orders on Immigration

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 25, 2017, President Trump signed two Executive Orders, one focusing on border security and the construction of a physical wall along the southern border and another focusing on improving public...more

Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders

by Cozen O'Connor on

On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump issued two Executive Orders (EO) that will affect immigration. The first EO involves border security and calls for increased immigration enforcement, more deportations, and a...more

US Immigration with President Trump

by Schunk Law Firm on

It is impossible to predict the future, but during the campaign, the President-Elect proposed immigration policies that will be affecting your foreign friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family members....more

Um recado na parede – a crescente maré de imigrantes: Posições dos candidatos à presidência sobre a reforma imigratória

by Gerald Nowotny on

Panorama - Nos últimos meses a imprensa americana tem feito a cobertura da Campanha Presidencial do Partido Republicano com a mesma intensidade que na Copa do Mundo. Uma das questões políticas que está no centro das...more

House Judiciary Committee: Don’t Bank on Immigration Reform

On July 14, 2015, the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss oversight of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Immigration was a major topic alongside border security and global threats of terrorism,...more

Will 2014 Be the Year for Immigration Reform?

by Ronald Shapiro on

At the end of 2013, immigration reform seemed dead in the water, but now that resurgence of support is occurring, many are hopefully wondering: will 2014 be the year we see comprehensive immigration reform?...more

Is 2014 The Year For Immigration Reform?

Last year saw renewed efforts at a comprehensive immigration reform bill with the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744), a bill that...more

Discussion on Immigration Reform Revived

On January 30, 2014, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released a set of broad “standards” for immigration reform. Issued in draft form, the standards would allow many undocumented immigrants to live legally...more

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

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

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

How Immigration Reform Could Help Create Jobs

by Ronald Shapiro on

Immigration reform is a hot button issue these days, though it seems to have been pushed to the back-burner for the time being. Nonetheless, immigration reform is likely to continue to an issue of national debate for the...more

Immigration Reform: What Will Happen to the “Path to Citizenship” Campaign?

by Ronald Shapiro on

Immigration reform seems to be more uncertain than ever. As we recently reported, proposed legislation seeks to amend the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act to allow a large percentage of...more

House Immigration Vote Tentatively Set for October

by Cozen O'Connor on

At a Racine, WI town hall meeting, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) announced the House’s pending plan to vote on important immigration legislation in the fall. Since the June passing of the Senate...more

On the Politics of Immigration Reform

by King & Spalding on

The media loves to attach political labels to often complex issues. Such monikers allow the press to create and define highly charged terms ("pro-life"; "pro-choice"; "pro-gun"; "anti-gun", etc.). The exercise is also useful...more

Border Security: A Key Focus of Debate on Immigration Reform

by Ronald Shapiro on

Even though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has called for an end to debate on the S. 744 immigration reform bill, there is sure to be further debate in the House on the topic of enhanced border security, a legal predicate...more

Immigration Reform 2013—Update

In the February/March 2013 issue of the Immigration eAuthority, we outlined the respective proposals for immigration reform put forward by both the President and a bipartisan group of eight senators. We also noted that...more

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators on Tuesday (April 16, 2013) introduced the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, an 844-page bill that aims to bolster border security and...more

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

by Morgan Lewis on

The first major immigration proposal in several years contains sweeping changes, with the president potentially signing a version by mid-June....more

Immigration Reform in the 113th Congress

In 2007, when a bipartisan group of senators and then President Bush tried to pass major immigration reform legislation, vocal opposition to the effort doomed the bill and any real attempt at reform since. The 2012 election...more

Post-Election Immigration Reform - What’s At Issue?

The prospect of comprehensive immigration reform appears to be gaining momentum. In January, a bipartisan group of eight senators announced a broad proposal for immigration reform (“Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive...more

White House Draft Immigration Bill Leaked

by Cozen O'Connor on

Parts of a draft White House immigration reform bill have been leaked to the press. The sections that were released include legalization, border security, interior enforcement, and worksite enforcement. ...more

Iowa Immigration Law Blog: Immigration Hearings Follow-up

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

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

A Really Exciting Time for Immigration

by Cozen O'Connor on

Friends, This has been an exciting week. Last Tuesday President Obama traveled to Nevada to redouble our Administration’s efforts to work with Congress on commonsense reform to fix our broken immigration system so...more

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