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Post-Election Immigration Reform

President Obama mentioned comprehensive immigration reform as a priority in his acceptance speech. The President has pledged to act quickly on the issue of reform, with the expectation that “…we get [an immigration] bill...more

What Could Immigration Reform Look Like? Some Likely Immigration Reform Proposals and The Impact of These Proposals To Employers...

Up until recently many thought that Immigration reform was dead, but the 2012 election changed all of this. Now, for the first time in years, both Democratic and Republican legislators are talking about Immigration reform as...more

Dream Act Might Be a Nightmare for Employers

On August 15, 2012, the Immigration Service began accepting applications for deferred action from certain individuals under 31 years of age who arrived in the United States more than five years ago as children under the age...more

Deferred Action Program Now Implemented by Homeland Security

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

Executive order: Dream Act or nightmare?

My article discusses the ramifications of President Obama's recent Executive Order allowing certain undocumented immigrants, who would have qualified for the Dream Act, which Congress has refused to pass for several years, to...more

IT'S NOT EXACTLY DREAM ACT. THE PROVISIONS ARE CORNERSTONE OF WHAT DREAM ACT WAS - DAVID H. NACHMAN, ESQ.

“About a year ago, John Morton, who is in charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Division of the Department of Homeland Security, passed through what was called the Prosecutorial Discretion Memorandum. It...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

DREAM ACT UPDATE: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION & DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CERTAIN UNDOCUMENTED...

While Congress has yet to pass the DREAM Act benefiting young, undocumented students and young adults who were brought to the United States at an early age, on Friday, June 15th, the Obama Administration and the U.S....more

AMERICAN DREAM ACT

Congressman Howard Berman (for himself, Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Ms. Roybal-Allard, and Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) introduced the “American Dream Act” (Bill H.R.1275) on March 1, 2007 in the House of Representatives to...more

The Illinois DREAM Act

On August 1, 2011, the Governor signed the Illinois DREAM Act into law. This law does not affect the immigration status of students as discussed in the proposed federal DREAM legislation; however, it provides students who...more

Illinois Legislature Passes Its Own DREAM Act

Illinois Passes Its Own DREAM Act The Illinois Senate and House have passed legislation that would establish a volunteer state commission that would generate reliable information about schooling options for undocumented...more

Lights Out for the DREAM Act in 2010

The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (the “DREAM Act”) fell five votes short of the necessary 60 votes for obtaining consideration on the Senate floor on Friday (Dec. 17th) bringing down the curtain on...more

Requirements for Eligibilty for Legal Status under The DREAM Act 12/08/2010

Ms. Chavin introduces the DREAM Act in its fifth version, as presented by the Senate S 3992 and House HR 5281 today, 12/08/2010. This article summarizes the conditions for eligibility for the legal status proposed by the...more

Economic Opportunities of the DREAM Act

According to a recent report by the Immigration Policy Center, there are roughly 2.1 million college-aged, undocumented immigrants in the U.S. who could benefit from the pathways to citizenship offered by the Development,...more

DREAM Act Suspended by Filibuster

The Development, Relief and Education for Minors Act (the “DREAM Act”), which would grant conditional legal status to young, undocumented immigrants who are pursuing college educations or serving in the U.S. military, came up...more

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