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Get Your Form I-9 House In Order And Consider Using E-Verify in 2014

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recently enhanced its worksite enforcement activities, under a directive from former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to shift enforcement to employers to...more

Senate Committee Expands Review Of Virtual Currency Policies

On August 12, Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tom Coburn (R-OK), the leaders of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano regarding...more

Implementation of DOMA Decision

Statement from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano: “After last week’s decision by the Supreme Court holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, President Obama directed...more

What Are The Immigration Consequences of the Fall of DOMA?

One of the key policy drivers behind Immigration law is family unification and several aspects of the law provide for preferential immigration treatment for spouses. ...more

Immigration Implications of Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

Court's holding that section 3 of the act is unconstitutional will allow U.S. nationals to sponsor same-sex spouses for immigration benefits. On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that section 3 of the Defense of...more

The White House Immigration Action Newsletter

It has been a busy few weeks here at the White House. Last Friday, the President met with leaders from the faith community to discuss the need to fix the broken immigration system, focusing on the growing consensus building...more

Joint Senate Committee Hearing on Cybersecurity: 3-Point Bulletin

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs held a hearing titled, “The Cybersecurity Partnership Between the Private Sector and...more

A Really Exciting Time for Immigration

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

Cyber-Attack

Imagine the power grid shutdown, transportation at a standstill, and a contaminated water supply all occurring at once. These collective disasters Janet Napolitano, United States Homeland Security Secretary, cautioned, could...more

This Week in Washington - January 18, 2013

In This Issue: - DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - Debt Ceiling, Budget & the Economy. During a press conference on the debt ceiling at the White House on Monday, President Obama warned Republicans in Congress that...more

Top 11 Filing Tips For Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

To ensure that your request is accepted for processing, it is important that you review your entire request package before you file with USCIS. A consultation with an experienced immigration attorney is highly recommended to...more

The Process for Deferred Action

On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain young people who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines may be eligible, on a case-by-case basis, to receive...more

Forms Used for Consideration of Deferred Action

On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet other key guidelines may request, on a case-by-case basis, consideration of deferred...more

Top 11 Filing Tips for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

President Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that certain foreign nationals who were brought to the U.S. before the age of 16, and who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012, can...more

“Deferred Action” Offers Hope to Young Immigrants

Pursuant to executive order signed by President Obama, the Department of Homeland Security has announced this week that it will defer any administrative action or deportation proceedings against certain eligible immigrants...more

Not Quite the DREAM Act for Military DREAMers

On Friday, June 15, 2012, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano issued a Memorandum stating that DHS would shortly grant a temporary immigration status called “deferred action” to certain young people who were...more

DHS Announces DREAM Act Alternative

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced today that certain qualified foreign nationals without immigration status who were brought to the United States as children, and meet other specific...more

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