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USCIS Deletes “Nation Of Immigrants” Language From Mission Statement

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Recently, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) changed the language in the agency’s Mission Statement. Previous language recognized that the United States is a “nation of immigrants”. USCIS Director...more

Immigration Issues on Capitol Hill – Will Anything Get Done?

It appears that the Republican controlled Congress and the Trump Administration cannot get anything done on the contentious issues of immigration. Right now, a slight bi-partisan majority in the Senate wants to provide a...more

The Weekly Round-Up: Immigration Legislation Stalls, ICE Raids in Los Angeles, and Bangladeshi Professor Granted Temporary Stay of...

Senate Immigration Bill Fails - Despite a long build-up to a debate on an immigration bill in the United States Senate this week, negotiations for comprehensive legislation, as well as a law to help protect DACA recipients,...more

Second Federal Court Injunction Issued To Keep DACA In Place, Fate Remains Uncertain

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Following January’s ruling by Judge William Alsup in San Francisco, a second federal court has issued a nationwide injunction ordering the government to keep DACA in place. Judge Nicolas G. Garaufis of the US District Court...more

New York Court Blocks DACA Demise

On February 13, 2018, a U.S. district court in New York issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Donald...more

IBIC Pushes for Solutions As the Clock Continues to Tick

by Ronald Shapiro on

The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) and other business leaders are currently working against President Trump’s difficult immigration policies, and are asking for Congress’s assistance. The IBIC consistent with...more

Immigration Debate Begins: Prospects for EB-5 Reform & Reauthorization

Congress nearly averted a shutdown last week, but just missed the mark when Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) temporarily blocked Senate passage of the fifth – and supposedly final — continuing resolution (CR) of this fiscal year...more

Window on Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 6

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - FY18 Appropriations Work Already Underway. Since the passage of the bipartisan budget deal this past Friday, House and Senate Appropriations Committees have already begun...more

Beltway Buzz - February, 2018 #2

Déjà Vu All Over Again? It is perhaps fitting that last Friday was Groundhog Day, as this week we relived the same government funding battle that we went through just a few weeks ago. Thankfully, because the shutdown card has...more

Streamlined, Bipartisan Immigration Bill Offered To Resolve DACA Dilemma

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

With the February 8th deadline for debate on DACA imminent and the March 5th DACA termination deadline approaching, legislators have been introducing bills to resolve the long-standing “Dreamer” issue. Senators John McCain...more

President Trump’s Four Pillars for Immigration Reform

In his first State of the Union address on Tuesday January 30, 2018, President Donald Trump highlighted his plan for immigration reform, which consists of four pillars: (1) creating a path to citizenship for DREAMers, (2)...more

Broken Dreams – Part III

by Gerald Nowotny on

Tax Benefits for Undocumented Immigrants and their U.S. Citizen Children - Overview - On the immigration front it has been mostly bad news since the Trump Administration assumed power. Many undocumented...more

The Weekly Round-Up: ICE Clarifies Policy on Detention, State of the Union Highlights Immigration, and Twins are Born, but Only...

ICE Agents Directed to Detain Undocumented Immigrants Attending Court - On Wednesday, January 31, ICE announced a new set of guidelines pertaining to how they will conduct arrests of undocumented immigrants at federal and...more

How Do These DACA Replacement Bills Measure Up?

by Ronald Shapiro on

Congress is currently considering several bills that would affect the nearly 700,000 individuals currently residing in the US under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) implemented under President Obama...more

‘I-Squared’ Bill Would Change H-1B And Other Immigration Programs

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

While the Administration and Congress work to reconcile the needs of DACA recipients with concerns over border security and illegal immigration, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) have introduced a bill to...more

State of the Union Address Reaffirms Newly Released Framework for Immigration Reform and Border Security

by Littler on

During his January 30, 2018 State of the Union address, President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to the administration’s immigration reform and border security framework....more

The Four Pillars

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In his first State of the Union address, President Trump described four “pillars” to his immigration plan, with mixed reception. The pillars reinforce his campaign slogan to “Buy American, Hire American” and track with the...more

State Of The Union Address – Immigration Point Summary

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Last evening, President Trump delivered his State of the Union Address, which touched on many aspects of immigration. The President’s plan consists of four pillars, summarized below: 1.) Path to Citizenship for 1.8...more

White House Proposes Immigration Reform Package: What You Need to Know

On Thursday, the White House released a one-page Immigration Reform Package, amid mounting pressure from congressional leaders for some indication about what kind of immigration bill President Trump would support....more

Howard’s Weekly Roundup - January 27 - Part 1.

by Fisher Phillips on

Thanks for the input on topics you’d like to see and on your own observations to reference in the weekly Update. In order to keep this report short, we’re shifting most book, movie and certain other categories to the full...more

Trump Administration Releases Framework For Immigration Deal

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Trump Administration has released a new framework containing components of proposed immigration reform. Not surprisingly, border security is at the top of the list and includes the following components:-...more

2018 Brings New Changes to Various Business Immigration Programs

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has issued a series of immigration-related executive orders and proclamations that have become the general framework for the future management of U.S. immigration policy and...more

Beltway Buzz - January, 2018 #4

Crisis (Largely) Averted. On the evening of January 22, President Trump signed a continuing resolution that ended the brief weekend government shutdown and that will keep the lights on and trains running until February 8. It...more

Government Shutdown Ends – Is Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

Three days into the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor Monday afternoon to announce an agreement to end the impasse and reopen the...more

Government Shutdown Ends – Is Immigration Reform on the Horizon?

Three days into the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor Monday afternoon to announce an agreement to end the impasse and reopen the...more

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