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USCIS Issues Policy Memo on Parole of Non-Citizen Family Members of Military Service Men and Women

Parole in place (PIP) is an immigration procedure that allows qualifying family members who entered the U.S. without inspection and admission to apply for green cards (adjustment of status) while in the U.S., instead of being...more

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

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

The Path to Citizenship in the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill

Just yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a “border surge” amendment to the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act,” paving the way for possible cloture and full senate vote on the bill on or...more

How Will the Immigration Reform Proposals Impact Businesses & Employees?

Much of the debate surrounding immigration reform has centered around providing a pathway to Citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people in the country. While a significant part of the legislation is focused on this...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

The Latest Round in The Push For Immigration Reform – President Obama’s Immigration Reform Proposal

The latest round in the push for Immigration Reform is a recently distributed (or leaked) White House draft immigration bill that would create a new visa for undocumented workers that would allow them to get a green card...more

The Second Obama Term: President Outlines Major Immigration Overhaul

Second term begins with an increased focus on immigration issues; Congress signals bipartisan agreement on similar principles. On January 29, just a few weeks after President Barack Obama reconfirmed his commitment to...more

Senators Reach a Bipartisan Agreement for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

A bipartisan group of eight senators has reached an agreement for legislation that could be the beginning of the comprehensive immigration reform we have all been waiting for. The proposal was announced on Monday and...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

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deferred Action means that the Department of Homeland Security (under which the Citizenship and Immigration Service operates) will put off deportation of some undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as...more

Initial Thoughts on DREAM Deferred Action

From the American Immigration Lawyers Association conference in Nashville: After the initial euphoria, immigration lawyers are starting to consider possible scenarios, risks and concerns. (This is what lawyers do). We...more

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